Abstract

Abstract:

In this reply, I defend my views on Nietzsche’s “falsification thesis” and his perspectivism against Maudemarie Clark’s recent criticisms, which appeared in The Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49.1. I begin by amplifying my interpretation of Gay Science 110 and 111, which, I argue, show that the falsification thesis is absent from The Gay Science. I then turn to perspectivism and argue that, contrary to Clark’s claims, perspectivism never involves the falsification of the views to which it applies. It is therefore unnecessary to apply perspectivism, as Clark does, only to value-imbued viewpoints and not to empirical knowledge or the natural sciences. Perspectivism, as Nietzsche, I believe, makes clear, applies to every aspect of human knowledge.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4594
Print ISSN
0968-8005
Pages
pp. 214-220
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-05
Open Access
No
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