Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Affirmation (My New Book)
It takes a week or so for Amazon to connect the paperback and the Kindle versions of the book to the same page. In the meantime, can access the paperback version by following this link. My new book on the…
Nietzsche against Metaphysics: The Ironic Naturalism of the Gay Science
Martin Heidegger and Richard Rorty argue that Nietzsche commits himself to biological naturalism. But I explore Nietzsche as a pure anti-metaphysician.
Nietzsche on Joy: N.B. Requires Anguish
Nietzsche on Joy: he writes in the Preface to The Gay Science that authentic joy and depth only arise from an encounter with prolonged anguish.
Nietzsche and the Ancients: Against Fear as a Way of Life
Nietzsche and the Ancients. Confront life on life’s terms. Even when those terms seem perverse and brutal. Sallust, Horace, Thucydides.
Horace, Ode 1.4. Springtime.
Horace alone makes the study of Latin important. Ode 1.4 about the coming of spring confronts a common theme in Horace: the brevity of life. Glow; be you; not tomorrow; here and now.
Aristotle: The Four Causes and Nietzsche’s Rejoinder – Aoriston
Aristotle lays out his theory of the four causes in Physics II.3 and Metaphysics V.2. This post offers a rich view of the fourfold Aristotelian causality (and how Nietzsche responds).
Four Great Errors: Nietzsche’s Critique of Causation
Nietzsche names ‘four great errors’ in Twilight. The title plays on Aristotle’s four causes of being and marks a loose critique of Aristotelian metaphysics.