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  1. Nietzsche on Morality.Brian Leiter - 2002/2014 - Routledge.
    Both an introduction to Nietzsche’s moral philosophy, and a sustained commentary on his most famous work, On the Genealogy of Morality, this book has become the most widely used and debated secondary source on these topics over the past dozen years. Many of Nietzsche’s most famous ideas - the "slave revolt" in morals, the attack on free will, perspectivism, "will to power" and the "ascetic ideal" - are clearly analyzed and explained. The first edition established the centrality of naturalism to (...)
     
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  2. Nietzsche on Morality.Brian Leiter - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):729-740.
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  3. Nietzsche.John Richardson & Brian Leiter (eds.) - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    The latest volume in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy series, this work brings together some of the best and most influential recent philosophical scholarship on Nietzsche. Opening with a substantial introduction by John Richardson, it covers: Nietzsche's views on truth and knowledge, his 'doctrines' of the eternal recurrence and will to power, his distinction between Apollinian and Dionysian art, his critique of morality, his conceptions of agency and self-creation, and his genealogical method. For each of these issues, the papers show (...)
     
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  4. Moral Psychology with Nietzsche.Brian Leiter - 2019 - Oxford University Press.
    Brian Leiter draws on empirical psychology to defend a set of radical ideas from Nietzsche: there is no objectively true morality, there is no free will, no one is ever morally responsible, and our conscious thoughts play almost no significant role in our actions. Nietzsche emerges as not just a great philosopher but a prescient psychologist.
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    The Truth Is Terrible.Brian Leiter - 2018 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2):151.
    Nietzsche famously says, in his unusual autobiography EH and elsewhere in his corpus,1 that “the truth is terrible,” and I would like to begin by canvassing the various considerations in support of that conclusion, both ones that Nietzsche explicitly acknowledged, and also others, offered in a Nietzschean spirit, that support his verdict.First, for Nietzsche, as for Schopenhauer before him, there are the terrible existential truths about the human situation. The fact that all of us are destined for oblivion only scratches (...)
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  6. Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche.Brian Leiter - 2014 - Oxford Studies in Metaethics 9.
    This chapter offers a new interpretation of Nietzsche’s argument for moral skepticism, an argument that should be of independent philosophical interest as well. On this account, Nietzsche offers a version of the argument from moral disagreement, but, unlike familiar varieties, it does not purport to exploit anthropological reports about the moral views of exotic cultures, or even garden-variety conflicting moral intuitions about concrete cases. Nietzsche, instead, calls attention to the single most important and embarrassing fact about the history of moral (...)
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  7. Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy.Brian Leiter - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    Introduction: From legal realism to naturalized jurisprudence -- A note on legal indeterminacy -- Part I. American legal realism and its critics -- Rethinking legal realism: toward a naturalized jurisprudence (1997) -- Legal realism and legal positivism reconsidered (2001) -- Is there an "American" jurisprudence? (1997) -- Postscript to Part I: Interpreting legal realism -- Part II. Ways of naturalizing jurisprudence -- Legal realism, hard positivism, and the limits of conceptual analysis (1998, 2001) -- Why Quine is not a postmodernist (...)
     
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  8. The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology.Joshua Knobe & Brian Leiter - 2006 - In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press.
    Contemporary moral psychology has been dominated by two broad traditions, one usually associated with Aristotle, the other with Kant. The broadly Aristotelian approach emphasizes the role of childhood upbringing in the development of good moral character, and the role of such character in ethical behavior. The broadly Kantian approach emphasizes the role of freely chosen conscious moral principles in ethical behavior. We review a growing body of experimental evidence that suggests that both of these approaches are predicated on an implausible (...)
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  9. The Future for Philosophy.Brian Leiter (ed.) - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Where does philosophy, the oldest academic subject, stand at the beginning of the new millennium? This remarkable volume brings together leading figures from most major branches of the discipline to offer answers. What remains of the "linguistic turn" in twentieth-century philosophy? How should moral philosophy respond to and incorporate developments in empirical psychology? Where might Continental and Anglophone feminist theory profitably interact? How has our understanding of ancient philosophy been affected by the emergence of analytic philosophy? Where does the mind-body (...)
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    Explaining Theoretical Disagreement.Brian Leiter - manuscript
    Shapiro has recently argued that Dworkin posed a new objection to legal positivism in Law's Empire, to which positivists, he says, have not adequately responded. Positivists, the objection goes, have no satisfactory account of what Dworkin calls “theoretical disagreement” about law, that is, disagreement about “the grounds of law” or what positivists would call the criteria of legal validity. I agree with Shapiro that the critique is new, and disagree that it has not been met. Positivism can not offer an (...)
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  11. The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Recovering Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.Brian Leiter - 2004 - In The Future for Philosophy. Clarendon Press.
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  12. Nietzsche's Theory of the Will.Brian Leiter - 2007 - Philosophers' Imprint 7:1-15.
    The essay offers a philosophical reconstruction of Nietzsche’s theory of the will, focusing on (1) Nietzsche’s account of the phenomenology of “willing” an action, the experience we have which leads us (causally) to conceive of ourselves as exercising our will; (2) Nietzsche’s arguments that the experiences picked out by the phenomenology are not causally connected to the resulting action (at least not in a way sufficient to underwrite ascriptions of moral responsibility); and (3) Nietzsche’s account of the actual causal genesis (...)
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    Why Tolerate Religion?Brian Leiter - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    "--Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton University "This is a provocative and bracing essay, one that is bound to stimulate much discussion.
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  14. Moral Facts and Best Explanations.Brian Leiter - 2001 - Social Philosophy and Policy 18 (2):79.
    Do moral properties figure in the best explanatory account of the world? According to a popular realist argument, if they do, then they earn their ontological rights, for only properties that figure in the best explanation of experience are real properties. Although this realist strategy has been widely influential—not just in metaethics, but also in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science—no one has actually made the case that moral realism requires: namely, that moral facts really will figure in the (...)
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    Why Marxism Still Does Not Need Normative Theory.Brian Leiter - 2015 - Analyse & Kritik 37 (1-2).
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    The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence: A New Case for Scepticism.Brian Leiter - 2011 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 31 (4):663-677.
    Legal philosophers have been preoccupied with specifying the differences between two systems of normative guidance that are omnipresent in all modern human societies: law and morality. Positivists propose a solution to this ‘Demarcation Problem’ according to which the legal validity of a norm cannot depend on its being morally valid, either in all or at least some possible legal systems. The proposed analysis purports to specify the essential and necessary features of law in virtue of which this is true. Yet, (...)
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  17. Introduction.Brian Leiter - 2004 - In The Future for Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 1--23.
     
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  18. The Paradox of Fatalism and Self-Creation in Nietzsche.Brian Leiter - 1998 - In John Richardson & Brian Leiter (eds.), Nietzsche. Oxford University Press.
     
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  19. Nietzsche and Morality.Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.) - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume capitalizes on a growth of interest in Nietzsche's work on morality from two sides -- from scholars of the history of philosophy and from ...
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  20. American Legal Realism.Brian Leiter - 2005 - In Martin P. Golding & William A. Edmundson (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. Blackwell.
     
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    Moralities Are a Sign-Language of the Affects.Brian Leiter - 2013 - Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (1-2):237-258.
    This essay offers an interpretation and partial defense of Nietzsche's idea that moralities and moral judgments are or of our affects, that is, of our emotions or feelings. According to Nietzsche, as I reconstruct his view, moral judgments result from the interaction of two kinds of affective responses: first, a of inclination toward or aversion from certain acts, and then a further affective response (the ) to that basic affect (that is, sometimes we can be either inclined towards or averted (...)
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  22. Nietzsche's Metaethics: Against the Privilege Readings.Brian Leiter - 2000 - European Journal of Philosophy 8 (3):277–297.
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    Normativity For Naturalists.Brian Leiter - 2015 - Philosophical Issues 25 (1):64-79.
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    The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Nietzsche on Morality.Brian Leiter - 2002 - Routledge.
    Nietzsche is one of the most important and controversial thinkers in the history of philosophy. His writings on moral philosophy are amongst the most widely read works, both by philosophers and non-philosophers. Many of the ideas raised are both startling and disturbing, and have been the source of great contention. On the Genealogy of Morality is Nietzsche's most sustained and important contribution to moral philosophy, featuring many of the ideas for which he is best known, including the slave revolt in (...)
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    Naturalizing Jurisprudence.Brian Leiter - 2009 - In John R. Shook & Paul Kurtz (eds.), The Future of Naturalism. Humanity Books.
    General jurisprudence-that branch of legal philosophy concerned with the nature of law and adjudication-has been relatively unaffected by the "naturalistic" strains so evident, for example, in the epistemology, philosophy of mind and moral philosophy of the past forty years. This paper sketches three ways in which naturalism might affect jurisprudential inquiry. The paper serves as a kind of precis of the main themes in my book NATURALIZING JURISPRUDENCE: ESSAYS ON AMERICAN LEGAL REALISM AND NATURALISM IN LEGAL PHILOSOPHY (Oxford University Press, (...)
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    The Innocence of Becoming: Nietzsche Against Guilt.Brian Leiter - 2019 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 62 (1):70-92.
    ABSTRACTI offer an interpretation of Nietzsche's striking idea of ‘the innocence of becoming’, and a partial defense of its import, namely, that no one is ever morally responsible or guilty for what they do and that many of the so-called reactive attitudes are misplaced. I focus primarily, though not exclusively, on the arguments as set out in Twilight of the Idols. First, there is Nietzsche's hypothesis, partly psychological and partly historical or anthropological, that the ideas of ‘free’ action or free (...)
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  27. Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered.Brian Leiter - 2001 - Ethics 111 (2):278-301.
  28. Nietzsche’s Naturalism Reconsidered.Brian Leiter - 2013 - In Ken Gemes & John Richardson (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche. Oxford University Press.
    This article revisits the author’s influential account of Nietzche as a philosophical naturalist. It identifies the sources of Nietzsche’s position in the German naturalism of the mid-nineteenth century, in particular the work of Friedrich Lange. His naturalism is, however, “speculative” in that he postulates causal mechanisms not confirmed by science. Nietzsche’s ambition to explain morality naturalistically coexists with a “therapeutic” ambition to induce some readers to escape from morality. The article also addresses doubts that might arise against reading Nietzsche as (...)
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  29. Legal Positivism.Jules L. Coleman & Brian Leiter - 1996 - In Dennis M. Patterson (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. Blackwell.
     
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  30. Nietzsche and the Morality Critics.Brian Leiter - 1997 - Ethics 107 (2):250-285.
  31. Nietzsche and Moral Psychology.Daniel Telech & Brian Leiter - 2016 - In Justin Sytsma & Wesley Buckwalter (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 103-115.
  32. Why Evolutionary Biology is (so Far) Irrelevant to Legal Regulation.Brian Leiter & Michael Weisberg - 2010 - Law and Philosophy 29 (1):31-74.
    Evolutionary biology – or, more precisely, two (purported) applications of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, namely, evolutionary psychology and what has been called human behavioral biology – is on the cusp of becoming the new rage among legal scholars looking for interdisciplinary insights into the law. We argue that as the actual science stands today, evolutionary biology offers nothing to help with questions about legal regulation of behavior. Only systematic misrepresentations or lack of understanding of the relevant biology, (...)
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    Nietzsche's Moral and Political Philosophy.Brian Leiter - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  34. Introduction.Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu - 2007 - In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press.
     
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  35. Naturalism and Naturalized Jurisprudence.Brian Leiter - 1998 - In Brian Bix (ed.), Analyzing Law: New Essays in Legal Theory. Oxford University Press. pp. 79.
     
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    Naturalism in Legal Philosophy.Brian Leiter - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The “naturalistic turn” that has swept so many areas of philosophy over the past three decades has also had an impact in the last decade in legal philosophy. Methodological naturalists (M-naturalists) view philosophy as continuous with empirical inquiry in the sciences. Some M-naturalists want to replace conceptual and justificatory theories with empirical and descriptive theories; they take their inspiration from more-or-less Quinean arguments against conceptual analysis and foundationalist programs. Other M-naturalists retain the normative and regulative ambitions of traditional philosophy, but (...)
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    Nietzsche's Metaethics: Against the Privilege Readings.Brian Leiter - 2000 - European Journal of Philosophy 8 (3):277-297.
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  38. Morality in the Pejorative Sense: On the Logic of Nietzsche's Critique of Morality.Brian Leiter - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 3 (1):113 – 145.
    (1995). Morality in the pejorative sense: On the logic of Nietzsche's critique of morality. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 113-145.
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    Rorty’s Rejection of Philosophy.Brian Leiter - 2019 - Analyse & Kritik 41 (1):23-30.
    I argue that the real puzzle about Richard Rorty’s intellectual development is not why he gave up on ‘analytic’ philosophy-he had never been much committed to that research agenda, even before it became moribund-but why, beginning with Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, he gave up on the central concerns of philosophy going back to antiquity. In addition to Rorty’s published works, I draw on biographical information about Rorty’s undergraduate and graduate education to support this assessment, and contrast his rejection (...)
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    Legal Formalism and Legal Realism: What is the Issue?: Brian Leiter.Brian Leiter - 2010 - Legal Theory 16 (2):111-133.
    In teaching jurisprudence, I typically distinguish between two different families of theories of adjudication—theories of how judges do or should decide cases. “Formalist” theories claim that the law is “rationally” determinate, that is, the class of legitimate legal reasons available for a judge to offer in support of his or her decision justifies one and only one outcome either in all cases or in some significant and contested range of cases ; and adjudication is thus “autonomous” from other kinds of (...)
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  41. Nietzsche's Postmoralism: Essays on Nietzsche's Prelude to Philosophy's Future.Brian Leiter - 2003 - Mind 112 (445):175-178.
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    The Death of God and the Death of Morality.Brian Leiter - 2019 - The Monist 102 (3):386-402.
    Nietzsche famously proclaimed the “death of God,” but in so doing it was not God’s death that was really notable—Nietzsche assumes that most reflective, modern readers realize that “the belief in the Christian god has become unbelievable” —but the implications of that belief becoming unbelievable, namely, “how much must collapse now that this faith has been undermined,” in particular, “the whole of our European morality”. What is the connection between the death of God and the death of morality? I argue (...)
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    A teoria nietzschiana da vontade.Brian Leiter - 2017 - Cadernos Nietzsche 38 (3):17-49.
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    Nietzsche’s Theory of the Will.Brian Leiter - 2005 - Philosophical Topics 33 (2):119-137.
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    Legal Indeterminacy.Brian Leiter - 1995 - Legal Theory 1 (4):481-492.
    To say that the law is indeterminate is to say that the class of legal reasons is indeterminate. The Class, in turn, consists of four components: 1. Legitimate sources of law ; 2. Legitimate interpretive operations that can be performed on the sources in order to generate rules of law ; 3. Legitimate interpretive operations that can be performed on the facts of record in order to generate facts of legal significance ; and 4. Legitimate rational operations that can be (...)
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    Nietzsche and Aestheticism.Brian Leiter - 1992 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (2):275-290.
  47. Nietzsche and the Morality Critics.Brian Leiter - 2001 - In John Richardson & Brian Leiter (eds.), Nietzsche. Oxford University Press.
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    Mind Doesn't Matter Yet.Brian Leiter & Alexander Miller - 1994 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (2):220-28.
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    Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect?Brian Leiter - unknown
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  50. Morality Critics.Brian Leiter - 2007 - In Brian Leiter & Michael Rosen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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