Defending Nietzsche's Constructivism about Objects

European Journal of Philosophy 25 (2):1132-1158 (2017)
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Abstract

Nietzsche appears to adopt a radical Kantian view of objects called constructivism, which holds that the existence of all objects depends essentially on our practices. This essay provides a new reconstruction of Nietzsche's argument for constructivism and responds to five pressing objections to reading Nietzsche as a constructivist that have not been addressed by commentators defending constructivist interpretations of Nietzsche.

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Justin Remhof
Old Dominion University

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