Phenomenological Reviews

Series | Book


Nietzsche, theories of knowledge, and critical theory I

Nietzsche and the sciences

edited byBabette Babich


Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge, and Critical Theory, the first volume of a two-volume book collection on Nietzsche and the Sciences, ranges from reviews of Nietzsche and the wide variety of epistemic traditions - not only pre-Socratic, but Cartesian, Leibnizian, Kantian, and post-Kantian -through essays on Nietzsche's critique of knowledge via his critique of grammar and modern culture, and culminates in an extended section on the dynamic of Nietzsche's critical philosophy seen from the perspective of Habermas and critical theory. This volume features a first-time English translation of Habermas's afterword to his own German-language collection of Nietzsche's Epistemological Writings.

Details | Table of Contents

The politics of knowledge

Nietzsche within Heidegger's history of truth

Charles Bambach

Grammar and truth

on Nietzsche's relationship to the speculative sentential grammar of the metaphysical tradition

Josef Simon

On judging in a world of becoming

a reflection on the "great change" in Nietzsche's philosophy

Wolfgang Müller-Lauter

Truth and interest

on Habermas's postscript to Nietzsche's theory of knowledge

Max Pensky


Publication details

Publisher: Springer

Place: Dordrecht

Year: 1999

Pages: 348

Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science

Series volume: 203

ISBN (hardback): 978-90-481-5233-9

ISBN (digital): 978-94-017-2430-2

Full citation:

Babich Babette (1999) Nietzsche, theories of knowledge, and critical theory I: Nietzsche and the sciences. Dordrecht, Springer.