Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science: Reflecting Science on the Ground of Art and Life / Edition 1

Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science: Reflecting Science on the Ground of Art and Life / Edition 1

by Babette E. Babich

ISBN-10: 0791418669

ISBN-13: 9780791418666

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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State University of New York Press
Publication date:
SUNY Series, The Margins of Literature
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Problem of the Philosophy of Science and Nietzsche's Question of Ground1
The Plan of the Text3
Ch. 1Nietzsche's Musical Stylistics: Writing a Philosophy of Science15
The Hermeneutic Challenge of Nietzsche's Elitism: Style and Interpretive Affinity15
Philosophic Concinnity: The Spirit of Music and Nietzschean Style19
The Project of Communication: Self-Deconstruction and Nietzschean Selectivity22
Nietzsche's Style: A Mechanical Model26
Ch. 2Science as Interpretation: The Light of Philology35
The Question of a Nietzsche-Styled Philosophy of Science35
Towards a Nietzschean Critique of Science37
Nietzsche's Perspectivalism: The Spectre of Relativism and the Spirit of Difference46
Truth, Pragmatism, and Relativism: Realism and the Real49
The Meaning of Critique: Nietzschean Possibilities for Philosophy57
Nietzsche and Science: The Question of Validity61
Ch. 3On the Ecophysiological Ground of Knowledge: Nietzsche's Epistemology77
The Question of Nietzsche's Epistemology: Critique and Ground77
The Knower and the Known83
The Problem of Knowledge in its Ecophysiological Ground87
The Empirical Basis of Transcendent Knowledge94
Perspectivalism as Epistemology100
Multiplicity as Interpretational Truth: The Metaphysical Fiction of an Absolute107
A Note on the Typology of Science and Philosophy: The Will to Power109
Beyond Truth and Lie112
Ch. 4Under the Optics of Art and Life: Nietzsche and Science135
Resume: The Ecophysiological Ground of Knowledge135
Science and Nihilism136
Reality and Truth: The Domination of Truth140
Science: Reality and Illusion146
The Meaning of Nature and Chaos: A Note on Nietzsche's "Chaos sive natura"152
Reality and Illusion: The Interpretive Dynamic158
Ch. 5Nietzsche's Genealogy of Science: Morality and the Values of Modernity175
The Genealogy of Morals and the Value of Science175
The Ascetic Ideal: The Cost of Perpetuation179
Ressentiment: Science and Culture187
Without Price: The Will to Truth as the Will to Life194
Science and Inadequacy196
Duplicity: Science and the Ascetic Ideal200
The Ascetic Ideal: The Cost of Perpetuation203
Science as an Aesthetic Achievement: Meconnaissance206
Vesuvius: "Gefahrdete Menschen, fruchtbarer Menschen"209
Ch. 6Toward a Perspectival Aesthetics of Truth227
A Perspectivalist Philosophy of Science227
A Perspectival Aesthetics of Truth230
Truth as Illusion235
The Illusion of Truth and the Question of the Eternal Feminine238
Contra-Morality - Again243
The Aesthetics of Illusion245
Creation and Affirmation251
Ch. 7A Dionysian Philosophy: Art in the Light of Life261
The Eternal Return of the Same: Interpretation and Will261
Ressentiment and Amor Fati266
The Perspectival Dominance of Decadence271
Dionysian Aesthetic Pessimism276
The Troping of the Eternal Return: An Aposematic Aposiopesis284
Name Index335
Subject Index339

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