Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47 (2):256-274 (2016)

Donovan Miyasaki
Wright State University
Despite his rejection of the metaphysical conception of freedom of the will, Nietzsche frequently makes positive use of the language of freedom, autonomy, self-mastery, self-overcoming, and creativity when describing his normative project of enhancing humanity through the promotion of its highest types. A number of interpreters have been misled by such language to conclude that Nietzsche accepts some version of compatibilism, holding a theory of natural causality that excludes metaphysical or “libertarian” freedom of the will, while endorsing morally substantial alternative conceptions of freedom, autonomy, and responsibility. I argue to the contrary that although Nietzsche’s rejection of...
Keywords Nietzsche  Freedom  Autonomy  Agency  Free Will  Compatibilism  Action
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DOI 10.5325/jnietstud.47.2.0256
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