David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
University of Illinois Press (2000)
In "Nietzsche's Perspectivism", Steven Hales and Rex Welshon offer an analytic approach to Nietzsche's important idea that truth is perspectival. Drawing on Nietzsche's entire published corpus, along with manuscripts he never saw to press, they assess the different perspectivisms at work in Nietzsche's views with regard to truth, logic, causality, knowledge, consciousness, and the self. They also examine Nietzsche's perspectivist ontology of power and the attendant claims that substances and subjects are illusory while forces and alliances of power constitute the only reality. Hales and Welshon present Nietzsche's treatment of perspectivism as both more complex and more fruitful than the common view of it as a doctrine that truth is not objective. Neither a metaphor nor a methodology, perspectivism emerges as a protean concept akin to a unifying theme; an alternative to the absolutism that recurs in science, philosophy, and religion; and a technique for revealing the unimagined possibilities open to every individual.
|Keywords||Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm Perspective|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$19.50 used (31% off) $21.16 new (25% off) $26.03 direct from Amazon (8% off) Amazon page|
|ISBN(s)||0252068661 9780252068669 0252025350 (cloth : alk. paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Tim Connolly (2011). Perspectivism as a Way of Knowing in the Zhuangzi. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (4):487-505.
Béatrice Han-Pile (2009). Transcendental Aspects, Ontological Commitments and Naturalistic Elements in Nietzsche's Thought. Inquiry 52 (2):179 – 214.
Jacob V. Pearce (2012). The Potential of Perspectivism for Science Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 45 (5):531-545.
Similar books and articles
Steven D. Hales & Rex Welshon (1994). Truth, Paradox, and Nietzschean Perspectivism. History of Philosophy Quarterly 11 (1):101-119.
Steven D. Hales & Rex Welshon (1999). Nietzsche, Perspectivism, and Mental Health. Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology 6 (3):173-177.
Nick Trakakis (2006). Nietzsche's Perspectivism and Problems of Self-Refutation. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (1):91-110.
Rex Welshon (2009). Saying Yes to Reality: Skepticism, Antirealism, and Perspectivism in Nietzsche's Epistemology. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 37 (1):23-43.
R. Lanier Anderson (1998). Truth and Objectivity in Perspectivism. Synthese 115 (1):1-32.
Justin Marquis (2012). Contra Leiter's Anti-Skeptical Interpretation of Nietzsche's Perspectivism. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):69-75.
Brian Lightbody (2010). Nietzsche, Perspectivism, Anti-Realism: An Inconsistent Triad. The European Legacy 15 (4):425-438.
Kenneth R. Westphal (1984). Nietzsche's Sting and the Possibility of Good Philology. International Studies in Philosophy 16 (2):71-90.
Steven D. Hales (2000). Recent Work on Nietzsche. American Philosophical Quarterly 37 (4):313-333.
Mark E. Jonas & Yoshiaki M. Nakazawa (2008). Finding Truth in 'Lies': Nietzsche's Perspectivism and its Relation to Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (2):269-285.
Mark E. Jonas (2009). A (R)Evaluation of Nietzsche's Anti-Democratic Pedagogy: The Overman, Perspectivism, and Self-Overcoming. Studies in Philosophy and Education 28 (2):153-169.
James Conant (2006). The Dialectic of Perspectivism, II. SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy 7 (1):6-57.
David Simpson (2012). Truth, Perspectivism, and Philosophy. eLogos 2012 (2):1-17.
Jessica Berry (2011). Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition. Oxford University Press.
Lynne Tirrell (1994). Sexual Dualism and Women's Self-Creation: On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Reading Nietzsche for Feminists,". In Peter Burgard (ed.), Nietzsche and the Feminine. University of Virginia Press.
Added to index2011-01-07
Total downloads45 ( #46,268 of 1,693,218 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #62,190 of 1,693,218 )
How can I increase my downloads?