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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 5. Metaphysics as Conceptual]

Full Idea

Nietzsche's thought includes both a metaphysics and a perspectivism, once these are more complexly grasped. But I argue that the metaphysics is basic: it's an ontology of perspectives.

Gist of Idea

Nietzsche has a metaphysics, as well as perspectives - the ontology is the perspectives

Source

report of Friedrich Nietzsche (Works (refs to 8 vol Colli and Montinari) [1885]) by John Richardson - Nietzsche's System Intro

A Reaction

Very good. If it was just gormless relativism, which is what many people hope for in Nietzsche, why is it many perspectives? If they are just relative, having lots of them is no help. The point is they sum, and increase verisimilitude.

Book Reference

Richardson,John: 'Nietzsche's System' [OUP 2002], p.11