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Tsarina Doyle

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748628070

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.001.0001

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Nietzsche's Appropriation of Kant

Nietzsche's Appropriation of Kant

(p.22) (p.23) Chapter 1 Nietzsche's Appropriation of Kant
Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics

Tsarina Doyle

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the Kantian background to Friedrich Nietzsche's epistemology. It argues that Nietzsche's project of reconciling self and world is intertwined with both his appraisal and reconfiguration of Immanuel Kant's distinction between constitutive knowledge and regulative belief. It discusses Nietzsche's view that Kant failed to demonstrate the objectivity of our beliefs due to his reduction of rational justification to a description of our psychology and that the Kantian object of knowledge is narrowly anthropocentric and dangerously sceptical.

Keywords:   Friedrich Nietzsche, epistemology, Immanuel Kant, self and world, constitutive knowledge, regulative belief, objectivity, anthropocentric

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