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Nietzsche's Metaphilosophy: The Nature, Method, and Aims of Philosophy

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2020.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul S. Loeb and Matthew Meyer (eds.), Nietzsche's Metaphilosophy: The Nature, Method, and Aims of Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 284pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781108422253. Reviewed by Guy Elgat, School of the Art Institute of Chicago The editors of this volume, Paul S. Loeb and Matthew Meyer, have gathered a number of exciting essays on the general topic of Nietzsche's metaphilosophy -- a topic which has not enjoyed such detailed and close treatment in Anglo-American scholarship as is provided here. The editors and the contributors are therefore to be thanked for their hard work. The volume is divided into four parts. The first, "Evolving Metaphilosophies", puts special emphasis on Nietzsche's "free spirit" works and on how his views about philosophy changed across time. Meyer's excellent paper argues for the striking thesis (based on his book) that Nietzsche "constructs these [middle period, free spirit] texts to tell a story" (24) of the Aufhebung of traditional truth-seeking philosophy into... Read More

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