In this paper, I first suggest that Nietzsche and James, two otherwise very different thinkers, both endorse the controversial constructivist view that human representational practices bring all material objects into existence. I then explore their views concerning why and how constructivism can play a vital role in helping us find reality and our lives valuable.
Original Publication Citation
Remhof, J. (2018). Nietzsche and James on the value of constructing objects, Open Philosophy, 1(1), 392-400. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/opphil-2018-0028
Remhof, Justin, "Nietzsche and James on the Value of Constructing Objects" (2018). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 65.