Nietzsche's Positivism

European Journal of Philosophy 12 (3):326–368 (2004)
Abstract
Nietzsche’s favourable comments about science and the senses have recently been taken as evidence of naturalism. Others focus on his falsification thesis: our beliefs are falsifying interpretations of reality. Clark argues that Nietzsche eventually rejects this thesis. This article utilizes the multiple ways of being science friendly in Nietzsche’s context by focussing on Mach’s neutral monism. Mach’s positivism is a natural development of neo-Kantian positions Nietzsche was reacting to. Section 15 of Beyond Good and Evil is crucial to Clark’s interpretation. The presented interpretation makes better sense of this passage and shows that Nietzsche can accept both falsification and empiricism.
Keywords Nietzsche  positivism  neo-Kantian  Maudemarie Clark  Ernst Mach  naturalism  empiricism  fictionalism  instrumentalism  Vaihinger
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