Nietzsche and evolutionary theory

Show simple item record South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities Botha, Catherine Frances 2009-10-19T06:55:32Z 2009-10-19T06:55:32Z 2001
dc.description Appears in Phronomon, Volume 3 Number 1(2001) en
dc.description.abstract Poststructuralist thinkers tend to emphasise Nietzsche's critical relationship to science, as a result of their scepticism towards scientific discourse in general. Their interpretation of Nietzsche in this regard is justified, in that much of Nietzsche's work is aimed at exposing scientific objectivity as an illusion. In addition to this, Nietzsche takes a consistently derogatory view of Darwin throughout his work. Yet, some thinkers maintain that Nietzsche 's relation to science in general, and to Darwin in particular is far more complex than this. In this paper, I examine Nietzsche's relationship to evolutionary theory in detail. I also analyse the plausibility of Dennett's views regarding this relationship, and whether Dennett's claim that evolutionarily oriented philosophers and psychologists have much to learn from Nietzsche is warranted. en
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dc.format.extent 21 Pages en
dc.identifier.citation Botha, C 2001, 'Nietzsche and evolutionary theory', Phronimon, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-21. en
dc.identifier.issn 1561-4018
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dc.publisher South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities en
dc.rights South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities en
dc.subject.lcsh Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject.lcsh Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy en
dc.subject.lcsh Theory (Philosophy) en
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophy and science en
dc.title Nietzsche and evolutionary theory en
dc.type Article en

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