David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (4):563 - 591 (2011)
The focal objection of Nietzsche's critique of morality is that morality is disvaluable because antagonistic to the highest forms of human excellence. Recent advances in Nietzsche commentary have done much to unpack this objection - an objection which, at first blush, shares certain affinities with worries developed by a number of more recent morality critics. Some, though, have sought to disassociate Nietzsche from these more recent critics, claiming that his critique is directed mainly against moralized culture and that it cannot be successfully reapplied to moral theory. The aim of this paper is to show that there is a viable Nietzschean objection to obligation-centred moral theory - and, in particular, to those undermanding versions that resist the more recent morality critics' worries. The paper develops two sets of arguments, according to which (respectively) complying with an undemanding moral theory is both inimical to and incompatible with realizing Nietzschean excellence. Thus, even undemanding moral theories generate the effects to which Nietzsche objects
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this 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
David O. Brink (1986). Utilitarian Morality and the Personal Point of View. Journal of Philosophy 83 (8):417-438.
Stephen L. Darwall (1987). Abolishing Morality. Synthese 72 (1):71 - 89.
Peter Railton (1984). Alienation, Consequentialism, and the Demands of Morality. Philosophy and Public Affairs 13 (2):134-171.
Simon Robertson (2009). Nietzsche's Ethical Revaluation. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 37 (37):66-90.
Citations of this work BETA
Simon Robertson (2011). Normativity for Nietzschean Free Spirits. Inquiry 54 (6):591 - 613.
Similar books and articles
B. Korkut (2012). MacIntyre's Nietzsche or Nietzschean MacIntyre? Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (2):199-214.
P. Taylor Webb (2010). Nietzsche, Culture, and Education (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 40:91-93.
Charles R. Pigden (2007). Nihilism, Nietzsche and the Doppelganger Problem. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (5):441 - 456.
Thomas Hurka (2007). Nietzsche : Perfectionist. In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press 9--31.
Patricia Sheridan (2007). The Metaphysical Morality of Francis Hutcheson: A Consideration of Hutcheson's Critique of Moral Fitness Theory. Sophia 46 (3):263-275.
Paolo A. Bolaños, On Affirmation and Becoming : A Deleuzian Reading of Nietzsche's Critique of Nihilism.
Keith Ansell-Pearson (2011). Beyond Compassion: On Nietzsche's Moral Therapy in Dawn. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 44 (2):179-204.
Ernest Wallwork (1985). Sentiment and Structure: A Durkheimian Critique of Kohlberg's Moral Theory. Journal of Moral Education 14 (2):87-101.
Robert B. Louden (1992). Morality and Moral Theory: A Reappraisal and Reaffirmation. Oxford University Press.
John P. Reeder Jr (1975). A Critique of Graber's Divine Command Theory of Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics 3 (1):157 - 163.
Alex Rajczi (2002). When Can One Requirement Override Another? Philosophical Studies 108 (3):309 - 326.
John Bricke (1996). Mind and Morality: An Examination of Hume's Moral Psychology. Oxford University Press.
J. Keeping (2012). The Thousand Goals and the One Goal: Morality and Will to Power in Nietzsche's Zarathustra. European Journal of Philosophy 20 (S1):e73-e85.
Added to index2011-10-20
Total downloads38 ( #71,355 of 1,700,306 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #161,079 of 1,700,306 )
How can I increase my downloads?