Nietzsche on Mind and Nature by Manuel DriesNietzsche on Mind and Nature by Manuel Dries

Nietzsche on Mind and Nature

EditorManuel Dries, P. J. E. Kail

Hardcover | August 19, 2015

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This volume presents new essays exploring important aspects of Nietzsche's philosophy in connection with two major themes: mind and nature. A team of leading experts address questions including: What is Nietzsche's conception of mind? How does mind relate with the (rest of) nature? And what isNietzsche's conception of nature? They all express the thought that Nietzsche's views on these matters are of great philosophical value, either because those views are consonant with contemporary thinking to a greater or lesser extent or because they represent a rich alternative to contemporaryattitudes. The essays engage with Nietzsche's metaphysics; his philosophy of mind in light of contemporary views; the question of panpsychism in Beyond Good and Evil 36; the rejection of dualism in favour of monism (in particular a monism of value); Nietzsche's positions on consciousness and embodied cognitionin light of recent cognitive science; a conception of freedom and agency based on an intrinsically motivating; embodied sense of self-efficacy; a Nietzschean account of valuing understood as drive-induced affective orientations of which an agent approves; the idea of ressentiment conceived as aprocess of intentional, not reflectively strategic, self-deception about one's own conscious mental states; and a defence of a Nietzschean naturalism.
Manuel Dries was educated at Wurzburg University, the University of Exeter, and the University of Cambridge, and has held positions at the University of Oxford and The Open University. His main interests are in nineteenth and twentieth-century post-Kantian philosophy, contemporary philosophy of mind, and aesthetics. P. J. E. Kail was e...
Title:Nietzsche on Mind and NatureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:August 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Manuel Dries and P. J. E. Kail: IntroductionGalen Strawson: Nietzsche's Metaphysics?Gunter Abel: Consciousness, Language, and Nature: Nietzsche's Philosophy of Mind and NaturePaul S. Loeb: Will to Power and Panpsychism: A New Exegesis of Beyond Good and Evil 36John Richardson: Nietzsche's Value Monism: Saying Yes to EverythingRex Welshon: Nietzsche, Consciousness, and Dynamic Cognitive NeuroscienceManuel Dries: Freedom, Resistance, AgencyPaul Katsafanas: Value, Affect, DrivePeter Poellner: Ressentiment and the Possibility of Intentional Self-DeceptionP. J. E. Kail: Nietzsche and Naturalism