David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (2004)
Nietzsche wrote in a scientific culture transformed by Darwin. He read extensively in German and British Darwinists, and his own works dealt often with such obvious Darwinian themes as struggle and evolution. Yet most of what Nietzsche said about Darwin was hostile: he sharply attacked many of his ideas, and often slurred Darwin himself as mediocre. So most readers of Nietzsche have inferred that he must have cast Darwin quite aside. But in fact, John Richardson argues, Nietzsche was deeply and pervasively influenced by Darwin. He stressed his disagreements, but was silent about several core points he took over from Darwin. Moreover, Richardson claims, these Darwinian borrowings were to Nietzsche's credit: when we bring them to the surface we discover his positions to be much stronger than we had thought. Even Nietzsche's radical innovations are more plausible when we expose their Darwinian ground; we see that they amount to a new Darwinism.
|Keywords||Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm Darwin, Charles|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$17.00 used (42% off) $22.57 new (23% off) $27.44 direct from Amazon (6% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B3317.R458 2004|
|ISBN(s)||0195171039 0195380290 9780195171037 9780195380293 0195171039 (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
Paul Katsafanas (2011). Deriving Ethics From Action: A Nietzschean Version of Constitutivism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (3):620-660.
Mattia Riccardi (2013). Nietzsche's Sensualism. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):219-257.
Alessandra Tanesini (2012). Nietzsche on the Diachronic Will and the Problem of Morality. European Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):652-675.
Mark Alfano (2013). The Most Agreeable of All Vices: Nietzsche as Virtue Epistemologist. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (4):767-790.
Similar books and articles
Werner Stegmaier & Lisa Marie Anderson (2009). After Montinari: On Nietzsche Philology. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 38 (1):5-19.
John Richardson (2002). Nietzsche Contra Darwin. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (3):537-575.
Gregory Moore (2002). Nietzsche, Biology, and Metaphor. Cambridge University Press.
Patrick Forber (2007). Nietzsche Was No Darwinian. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2):369–382.
Charles H. Pence (2011). Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Critique of Darwin. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 33 (2):165-190.
Marc Sautet, Patrick Roussignac & Rupert Griffin (1995/2007). Nietzsche for Beginners. Sophia 34 (2):105-106.
John Richardson (1996). Nietzsche's System. Oxford University Press.
John Richardson & Brian Leiter (eds.) (2001). Nietzsche. Oxford University Press.
Joe Ward (2011). Nietzsche's Value Conflict: Culture, Individual, Synthesis. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 41 (1):4-25.
Dirk Robert Johnson (2010). Nietzsche's Anti-Darwinism. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads21 ( #170,426 of 1,790,307 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #322,106 of 1,790,307 )
How can I increase my downloads?