Nietzsche's Ethical Theory Paperback

Mind, Self and Responsibility

by Craig M. Dove;

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Nietzsche's Ethical Theory

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This important new book explores the ethical theory of Friedrich Nietzsche in light of recent work done in the philosophy of mind.

Craig Dove examines issues of free will, communication, the way in which we construct the self, and the implications of all these for ethics. After dismissing what he calls the 'soul hypothesis', Nietzsche is left with a problem: how do we explain the sense of unity and continuity most of us experience as our identity? Drawing on recent work in cognitive science and philosophy of mind, this study shows that Nietzsche's tentative suggestions in the late nineteenth century have been supported by late twentieth century research. Arguing that work done in the philosophy of mind by Paul Churchland and Daniel Dennett helps to illuminate Nietzsche's positive ethical doctrine, Dove goes on to show that recent work has not adequately thought through the implications for ethics, while Nietzsche has already accomplished precisely that. This is an important and original contribution to an ongoing debate.

1. Nietzsche, Ethics, Theory
2. Eternal Return: Determinism and/or Affirmation
3. Amor fati: Self as Narrative
4. Conferring Meaning on the Whole: Nietzsche, Churchland and Holism
5. Connectionism, Ethics and Narrative: Body and Mind
6. Freedom and Responsibility

Nietzsche's Ethical Theory by Craig M. Dove was published by Continuum in June 2008. The ISBN for Nietzsche's Ethical Theory is 9780826498748.

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Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (June 2008)
Number of Pages160
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1225371
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