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Novo livro | Nietzsche's Philosophical Psychology (Mattia Riccardi)

Published at 13/10/2021

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  • Thematic Line

    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
  • Research Group

    Mind, Language & Action
  • Nietzsche's Philosophical Psychology

    Foi publicado recentemente pela Oxford University Press o livro Nietzsche's Philosophical Psychologyde Mattia Riccardi, investigador integrado do Instituto de Filosofia e Professor Auxiliar do Departamento de Filosofia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.


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    In Nietzsche's Philosophical Psychology, Mattia Riccardi offers a systematic account of Nietzsche's thought on the human mind. A central theme is the nature of and relation between the unconscious and conscious mind. Whereas Nietzsche takes consciousness to be a mere "surface"—as he writes in Ecce Homo—that evolved in the course of human socialisation, he sees the bedrock of human psychology as constituted by unconscious drives and affects. But how does he conceive of such basic psychological items and what does he mean exactly when he talks about consciousness and says it is a "surface"? And how does such a conception of human psychology inform his views about self, self-knowledge and will? Riccardi addresses these and related questions by combining historical accuracy with conceptual analysis: Nietzsche's claims are carefully reconstructed by taking into account the intellectual context in which they emerged; in order to work out their philosophical significance, Riccardi discusses them in the light of contemporary debates such as those about higher-order theories of consciousness and mind-reading.


    Table of Contents


    Part I - Beneath the Surface
    4:The Soul's Order

    Part II - Mapping the Surface
    5:The Surface Revealed
    6:More (Kinds of) Consciousness
    7:Nietzsche's Epiphenomenalism about RConsciousness

    Part III - The Upshot
    8:The Self
    10:The Will
    11:The Ideal Type



    Mind, Language and Action Group (MLAG)
    Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto – FIL/00502

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