Open Philosophy 1 (1):392-400 (2018)

Justin Remhof
Old Dominion University
In this paper, I first suggest that Nietzsche and James, two otherwise very different thinkers, both endorse the controversial constructivist view that human representational practices bring all material objects into existence. I then explore their views concerning why and how constructivism can play a vital role in helping us find reality and our lives valuable.
Keywords Nietzsche  James  constructivism  pragmatism  metaphysics  objects  value theory  nihilism
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DOI 10.1515/opphil-2018-0028
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