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Nietzsche's Critiques$
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R. Kevin Hill

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199285525

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285525.001.0001

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Early Nietzsche and the Critique of Judgement

Early Nietzsche and the Critique of Judgement

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(p.73) 3 Early Nietzsche and the Critique of Judgement
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Nietzsche's Critiques
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R. Kevin Hill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285525.003.0003

This chapter discusses Nietzche's reading of the third Critique. It also demonstrates that the standard interpretation of early Nietzsche's development and debt to Schopenhauer generates difficulties that a more Kantian reading avoids. It then talks about Nietzsche's own edifying myth — that this world is the product of something he called the ‘Dionysian world-artist’. It explains that his myth owes more to Kant's idea of a divine transcendent understanding which projects an empirical world than to Schopenhauer's atheistic cosmology of a mindless ‘will’ that ‘objectifies’ itself in phenomena.

Keywords:   Schopenhauer, Critique, myth, Dionysian world-artist, empirical world, atheistic cosmology

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