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Towards adualism: becoming and nihilism in Nietzsche's philosophy

Abstract: This chapter argues that Nietzsche held two doctrines of becoming: one more radical, which he requires to fend off nihilism, and one much more moderate—the ontology of relations he develops under the label ‘will to power’. Based on the latter he develops what the author call his ‘adualistic’—neither monistic nor dualistic—practice of thought, a ‘simultaneity-thinking’ (Zugleich-Denken) that is no longer subject to nihilism. For Nietzsche’s belief in the reality of the threat of nihilism to be intelligible, the author attributes to Nietzsche at least three assumptions that underpin his entire project: (1) ‘what there is, is becoming (and not being)’, (2) ‘most (if not all) strongly believe in being’, and (3) nihilism is a function of the belief in being.

Peer Review status:Peer reviewedPublication status:PublishedVersion:Publisher's versionConference Details: Nietzsche on time and historyNotes:Published in Dries, M ed. (2008). Nietzsche on time and history. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 113–145.


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Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: Friedrich Nietzsche Metaphysics Becoming NihilismSubjects: Philosophy Metaphysics Modern Western philosophy Tiny URL: pubs:252098


Author: Dries, M - institutionUniversity of Oxford oxfordCollegeSt Hilda's College Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty - - - - C



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