Abstract

Nietzschean pragmatism is the view that one should believe whatever best promotes life, even things that are untrue because they fail to correspond to reality. Nietzsche expresses this view in early sections of Beyond Good and Evil. While he rejects all objective value including that of truth, his view that passions can give their objects subjective value suggests valuing beliefs that promote life. The second essay of the Untimely Meditations applies Nietzschean pragmatism to the study of history.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4594
Print ISSN
0968-8005
Pages
pp. 56-70
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-14
Open Access
No
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