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Poellner the following deals a entire interpretation of Nietzsche's later principles on epistemology and metaphysics, drawing broadly not just on his released works but in addition his voluminous notebooks, principally unpublished in English. He examines Nietzsche's a number of precise strains of notion at the ordinarily crucial components of philosophy and exhibits in what particular feel Nietzsche, as he himself claimed, will be acknowledged to have moved past those questions. He can pay enormous consciousness all through either to the historic context of Nietzsche's writings and to next advancements in philosophy--English-language in addition to Continental

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Nietzsche and metaphysics

Poellner the following deals a complete interpretation of Nietzsche's later rules on epistemology and metaphysics, drawing largely not just on his released works but in addition his voluminous notebooks, principally unpublished in English. He examines Nietzsche's quite a few detailed strains of inspiration at the generally valuable parts of philosophy and indicates in what particular feel Nietzsche, as he himself claimed, should be stated to have moved past those questions.

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Also Ch. 1 below, " This is of course a highly simplified schema. The consequents in causal sequences often have several possible antecedent conditions or sets of conditions, not all of which may be known to us. 40 Scepticism of the 'quality* in the cause which 'compels' (cf. 21 The first of these involves the claim that there are necessitating powers in objects and that, pace Hume, we can gain cognitive access to these. According to another approach, we can legitimately understand causal sequences in objects as analogous to our own intentional activity.

It is evident that this anti-metaphysical line of thought in Nietzsche is considerably more radical—and also more original—than the sceptical arguments mentioned earlier. Let us, however, turn our attention to the latter group first. It will occupy the remainder of this chapter. Questions concerning the relation between these two major strands in Nietzsche's thought will be addressed at various later stages (esp. 3). i. SUBSTANCE AND CAUSE Due to the 'aphoristic' nature of much of Nietzsche's later philosophy and to the fact that many of his epistemologkal reflections in particular are to be found only in fragments in his notebooks, there Substance and Cause 31 is neither an immediately evident structure connecting his various sceptical remarks, nor a textually obvious single origin or place of departure for his criticisms.

An event or set of events which is the cause of another is a sufficient condition for the latter to occur. But, moreover, the ordinary understanding of 'cause' involves the notion of an 'effective thing' (WM fjz) whose effective forces or powers are released in certain conditions, thus bringing about, that is, necessitating or compelling, certain changes in other objects. The common pre-refleetive understanding of a cause is of a thing which, by virtue of its nature, manifests under given circumstances a force or power which necessitates certain events in the environment of the cause.

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