Contra Leiter’s Anti-Skeptical Interpretation of Nietzsche’s Perspectivism

Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):69-75 (2012)
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Nietzsche, in his work On the Genealogy of Morals, argues that human cognition is analogous in certain significant respects to the perspectival nature of optical vision. Because of this analogy, his account of human cognition is often referred to as perspectivism. Brian Leiter argues that Nietzsche’s use of this optical perspective metaphor undermines interpretations that take perspectivism to have radically skeptical implications. In this paper, I examine Leiter’s argument and show that the considerations he raises based on the optical perspective metaphor are insufficient to undermine the claim that perspectivism entails radical skepticism.
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