Nietzsche on conscious and unconscious thought

  title={Nietzsche on conscious and unconscious thought},
  author={Christopher Fowles},
  pages={1 - 22}
  • C. Fowles
  • Published 27 September 2018
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Inquiry
ABSTRACT While much recent attention has been directed towards Nietzsche’s reflections on the mind, and on consciousness in particular, his often-suggestive comments about thinking have thus far avoided comparable scrutiny. Starting from Nietzsche’s claims that we ‘think constantly, but [do] not know it’, and that only our conscious thinking ‘takes place in words,’ I draw out the distinct strands that underpin such remarks. The opening half of the paper focuses upon Nietzsche’s understanding of… 
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