Nietzsche on the Nature of the Unconscious

@article{Katsafanas2015NietzscheOT,
  title={Nietzsche on the Nature of the Unconscious},
  author={Paul Katsafanas},
  journal={Inquiry},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={327 - 352}
}
Abstract This paper argues that Nietzsche develops a novel and compelling account of the distinction between conscious and unconscious mental states: he argues that conscious mental states are those with conceptual content, whereas unconscious mental states are those with nonconceptual content. I show that Nietzsche’s puzzling claim that consciousness is ‘superficial’ and ‘falsifying’ can be given a straightforward explanation if we accept this understanding of the conscious/unconscious… 
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