Book ID: CBB014242234

Nietzsche's Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Nineteenth Century (2014)


Emden, Christian J. (Author)

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: 263
Language: English

This book explores Nietzsche's philosophical naturalism in its historical context, showing that his position is best understood against the background of encounters between neo-Kantianism and the life sciences in the nineteenth century. Analyzing most of Nietzsche's writings from the late 1860s onwards, Christian J. Emden reconstructs Nietzsche's naturalism and argues for a new understanding of his account of nature and normativity. Emden proposes historical reasons why Nietzsche came to adopt the position he did; his genealogy of values and his account of a will to power are as much influenced by Kantian thought as they are by nineteenth-century debates on teleology, biological functions, and theories of evolution. This rich and wide-ranging study will be of interest to scholars and students of Nietzsche, the history of modern philosophy, intellectual history, and history of science.

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Authors & Contributors
Moore, Gregory H.
Walsh, D. M.
Wolfe, Charles T.
Bylica, P.
Duarte, Regina Horta
Müller, Jörn
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch fur Antike und Mittelalter
Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Cambridge University Press
College Publications
Princeton University Press
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Chicago Press
Life sciences
Philosophy of biology
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Darwin, Charles Robert
Kant, Immanuel
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de
Vanini, Giulio Cesare
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
20th century, early

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