Nietzsche's Theory of Mind: Consciousness and Conceptualization

@article{Katsafanas2005NietzschesTO,
  title={Nietzsche's Theory of Mind: Consciousness and Conceptualization},
  author={Paul Katsafanas},
  journal={European Journal of Philosophy},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={1-31}
}
Judging from what has been made of it so far, Nietzsche’s theory of consciousness consists of a number of theses which fit together uncomfortably. According to commentators as diverse as Gilles Deleuze and Brian Leiter, Nietzsche argues that consciousness is epiphenomenal. Yet, in a variety of ways and a range of places, Nietzsche seems to commit himself to the claim that conscious states are causally efficacious. Consciousness is dangerous, he writes, which is an odd thing to say of an… Expand
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