Nietzsche's Naturalism

  title={Nietzsche's Naturalism},
  author={Richard Schacht},
  journal={The Journal of Nietzsche Studies},
  pages={185 - 212}
  • R. Schacht
  • Published 10 December 2012
  • Philosophy, Psychology, Art
  • The Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Nietzsche, I contend, and many agree, was a fundamentally "naturalistic" thinker. But there are many ways of thinking that can be called "naturalistic"; and it would be a mistake to suppose that any particular one of them is what he advocated and pursued—especially since there are some kinds of naturalism of which he himself is disdainful. So we need to consider what kind of naturalism Nietzsche's is—particularly as it relates to the natural sciences. I argue that it is one that respects and… 
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