Emden on Nietzsche's Naturalism: A Critical Assessment

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015

12 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2015

Date Written: July 22, 2015

Abstract

I review and evaluate the intellectual historian Christian Emden's recent book Nietzsche's Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Topics addressed include: the meaning of naturalism; the relationship between substantive and methodological versions of naturalism and physicalism and other reductionisms; the role of Kant and NeoKantians like Lange and Helmholtz in Nietzsche's philosophy; the actual role of the life sciences in Nietzsche's naturalism; and what is involved in a naturalistic account of normativity.

Keywords: Nietzsche, Kant, Lange, naturalism, physicalism

Suggested Citation

Leiter, Brian, Emden on Nietzsche's Naturalism: A Critical Assessment (July 22, 2015). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2634681

Brian Leiter (Contact Author)

University of Chicago ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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