Abstract

Nietzsche’s most insightful contribution to the naturalistic project in philosophical psychology is not methodological but substantive: he discovered an important truth about the dynamics of psychological states, which I here dub the tenacity of the intentional. According to the tenacity thesis, when an intentional state loses its object, a new object replaces the original; the state does not disappear entirely. This interpretation is supported by and helps to tie together the three essays of the Genealogy. The article concludes by contextualizing the tenacity thesis within Nietzsche’s doctrine of the will to power.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4594
Print ISSN
0968-8005
Pages
pp. 461-468
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-09
Open Access
No
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