Comments on Nietzsche’s Constructivism by Justin Remhof [Book Review]

Philosophia 49 (2):565-570 (2020)
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Abstract

Justin Remhof defends a constructivist interpretation of Nietzsche’s view regarding the metaphysics of material objects. First, I describe an attractive feature of Remhof’s interpretation. Since Nietzsche seems to be a constructivist about whatever sort of value he accepts, a constructivist account of objects would fit into a nicely unified overall metaphysical theory. Second, I explore various options for developing the constructivist view of objects. Depending on how Nietzsche understood concepts, and whose concepts he saw as giving rise to objects, he could’ve had a variety of different constructivist accounts.

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Neil Sinhababu
National University of Singapore

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