Though dwelling on the motives behind knowing is interesting, this will not be of immediate concern. My objective is to point out certain things regarding the nature of knowing and then use them to clarify certain issues. When we encounter…
This paper brings together a number of threads in Nietzsche’s thought to present a genealogy and critique of the ontological category of “things”. Some of these threads are: Nietzsche’s “naturalisation” of Kant via Darwin and his evolutionary epistemology, his insights on language, consciousness and the self, his reflections on atomism and his contributions on how to overcome it via ideas of force and process metaphysics, and finally, his rejection of the Kantian thing-in-itself.
This paper is an effort to retrieve, connect and enhance certain ideas found throughout Nietzsche’s works that pertain to causality, in order to make a persuasive case of how our idea of causality came to be and what errors and naiveties were and may still be contained in it.