The Nietzschean Self: Moral Psychology, Agency, and the Unconscious

2016.08.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Katsafanas, The Nietzschean Self: Moral Psychology, Agency, and the Unconscious, Oxford University Press, 2016, 272pp.,
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2016.08.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Katsafanas, The Nietzschean Self: Moral Psychology, Agency, and the Unconscious, Oxford University Press, 2016, 272pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198737100. Reviewed by Brian Leiter, University of Chicago Paul Katsafanas's latest book complements his 2013 volume Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism (also published by Oxford) which offered illuminating exposition and criticism of constitutivist views in ethics developed by Christine Korsgaard and David Velleman, while defending the constitutivist project against trenchant critics like David Enoch and articulating a doctrine he called "Nietzschean constitutivism" centered around the rather incredible claim that the constitutive aim of all human action is overcoming resistances, which he suggested was what Nietzsche meant by "will to power." This new volume turns to questions of Nietzsche interpretation, leaving debates with. . .

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