Nietzschean Constructivism: Ethics and Metaethics for All and None

@article{Silk2015NietzscheanCE,
  title={Nietzschean Constructivism: Ethics and Metaethics for All and None},
  author={A. Silk},
  journal={Inquiry},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={244 - 280}
}
  • A. Silk
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Inquiry
Abstract This paper develops an interpretation of Nietzsche’s ethics and metaethics that reconciles his apparent antirealism with his engagement in normative discourse. Interpreting Nietzsche as a metaethical constructivist—as holding, to a first approximation, that evaluative facts are grounded purely in facts about the evaluative attitudes of the creatures to whom they apply—reconciles his vehement declarations that nothing is valuable in itself with his passionate expressions of a particular… Expand
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