Nietzsche’s Metaethical Stance

In Ken Gemes & John Richardson (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche. Oxford University Press (2013)
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This article discusses how a wide range of apparently conflicting metaethical theories have been ascribed to Nietzsche. It reviews the major kinds of contemporary metaethical theories and the initial textual evidence for ascribing some version of each kind to Nietzsche. It then considers the objections to such ascriptions as well as arguments in favor of claims of the relative plausibility of ascribing one metaethical interpretation to Nietzsche over another. The article concludes with a serious consideration of the view that perhaps Nietzsche simply does not have a considered metaethical stance.
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