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Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Christopher Janaway and Simon Robertson


This book comprises a collection of original chapters on Nietzsche's ethics. The chapters examine Nietzsche's naturalism, his critique of morality, and his entitlement to a normative-evaluative ideal in light of that critique. Topics addressed include: the concept of selflessness that characterizes one of Nietzsche's critical targets; the ‘morality of compassion’; the aesthetic or quasi-aesthetic nature of Nietzsche's own normative commitments; the question of what meta-ethical position can be attributed to him; how Nietzsche construes the self; and what constitutes the greatness which he tend ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, naturalism, normativity, aesthetic, meta-normativity, fictionalism, morality, self, selflessness, greatness, Railton, Poellner, Robertson, Hussain, Thomas, Reginster, Janaway, Anderson, Schacht

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199583676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Janaway, editor
University of Southampton

Simon Robertson, editor
Cardiff University