Nietzsche on Monism About Objects
The Southern Journal of Philosophy
This article concerns whether Nietzsche is sympathetic to monism about concrete objects, the heterodox metaphysical view that there is exactly one concrete object. I first dispel prominent reasons for thinking that Nietzsche rejects monism. I then develop the most compelling arguments for monism in Nietzsche’s writings and check for soundness. The arguments seem to be supported by the texts, but they have not been developed in the literature. Despite such arguments, I suggest that Nietzsche is actually not sympathetic to monism about objects—but his reasons for siding against monism are not at all obvious. The result should be a new understanding of some of Nietzsche’s fundamental ontological commitments.
Original Publication Citation
Remhof, J. (2018). Nietzsche on monism about objects. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 56(4), 469-487. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjp.12310
Remhof, Justin, "Nietzsche on Monism About Objects" (2018). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 71.