Overcoming the Conflict of Evolutionary and Naturalized Epistemology in Nietzsche
History of Philosophy Quarterly
There is a difficulty in understanding Nietzsche's epistemology. It is generally accepted that he endorses the naturalized epistemological view that knowledge should be closely connected to the sciences. He also holds the evolutionary epistemological position that knowledge has developed exclusively to benefit human survival. Nietzsche's evolutionary epistemology, however, appears to imply a debunking argument about the truth of our beliefs that seems to undermine his commitment to a naturalized epistemology. This paper argues that Nietzsche's evolutionary epistemology does not, in fact, undermine his naturalized epistemology.
Original Publication Citation
Remhof, J. (2015). Overcoming the conflict of evolutionary and naturalized epistemology in Nietzsche. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 32(2), 181-194. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43488932
Remhof, Justin, "Overcoming the Conflict of Evolutionary and Naturalized Epistemology in Nietzsche" (2015). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 74.