Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Perhaps the most fundamental disagreement concerning Nietzsche’s view of metaphysics is that some commentators believe Nietzsche has a positive, systematic metaphysical project, and others deny this. Those who deny it hold that Nietzsche believes metaphysics has a special problem, that is, a distinctively problematic feature which distinguishes metaphysics from other areas of philosophy. In this paper, I investigate important features of Nietzsche’s metametaphysics in order to argue that Nietzsche does not, in fact, think metaphysics has a special problem. The result is that, against a longstanding view held in the literature, we should be reading Nietzsche as a metaphysician.
Original Publication Citation
Remhof, J. (2021). Nietzsche: Metaphysician. Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 7(1), 117-132. https://doi.org/10.1017/apa.2019.42
Remhof, Justin, "Nietzsche: Metaphysician" (2021). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 66.