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Nietzsche and Contemporary Ethics$
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Simon Robertson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198722212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198722212.001.0001

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Conclusions

Conclusions

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Nietzsche and Contemporary Ethics
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Simon Robertson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198722212.003.0013

The concluding chapter does three main things. First it recapitulates the book’s main interpretive claims and the progress made on our interpretive puzzles, summarizing how this work adds something new to our understanding of Nietzsche. Next it outlines various ways Nietzsche has something important to contribute, both critically and positively, to ongoing issues and debates in contemporary philosophical ethics. Finally, it suggests that his significance may be wider: although there are certainly overlaps between his concerns and those of many contemporary philosophers, Nietzsche also challenges our usual views of what ethics itself is—and what it, and we, should be doing.

Keywords:   Authority Problem, ethics, morality, perfectionism, Scope Problem, significance

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