Sublimation and Affirmation in Nietzsche's Psychology

Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (2):196-209 (2014)
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Nietzsche informs his readers frequently and seemingly with great confidence that his most original contributions to philosophy are best understood in the context of his development of a radically new kind of psychology. In his most enthusiastic moments, he even suggests that the originality of his thinking reveals not just a very, very good psychologist at work in his writing but also something more like the invention or inauguration of the field of psychology itself. It is this inaugural sense of his own originality, for example, that leads Nietzsche to ask the question, “What philosopher before me was a psychologist instead of its opposite, a ‘higher fraud?’” and then offer the bold response, “Psychology did ..
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