Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Tsarina Doyle's new book is required reading for those interested in Nietzsche's metaphysics, ethics, and metaethics. Doyle argues that for Nietzsche nihilism arises upon the recognition that our values are not objectively valid because they are not instantiated by a mind-independent world. Nietzsche responds to the threat of nihilism, according to Doyle, by developing will to power as a metaphysical view of reality. On this view, the world is constituted by mind-independent causal powers. For Doyle, Nietzsche believes values are metaphysically continuous with will to power because they are causal-dispositional properties of human drives. Will to power provides a mind-independent, objective constraint on our values, which moves us beyond nihilism.
Original Publication Citation
Remhof, J. (2018). Review of Tsarnia Doyle, Nietzsche's Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 5, 1-6.
Remhof, Justin, "Review of Tsarnia Doyle, Nietzsche's Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value" (2018). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 60.