This essay examines a particular rhetorical strategy Nietzsche uses to supply prima facie epistemic justification: appeals to intuition. I first investigate what Nietzsche thinks intuitions are, given that he never uses the term ‘intuition’ as we do in contemporary philosophy. I then examine how Nietzsche can simultaneously endorse naturalism and intuitive appeals. I finish by looking at why and how Nietzsche uses appeals to intuition to further his philosophical agenda. Answering these questions should provide a new and deeper understanding of how Nietzsche does philosophy.
Original Publication Citation
Remhof, J. (2021). Nietzsche's intuitions. Inquiry, 64(7), 732-753. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2019.1667867
Remhof, Justin, "Nietzsche's Intuitions" (2021). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 70.