Nietzsche: An Immanentist?

Andreas Urs Sommer

Abstract


My paper consists of three chapters. The first chapter deals with the concept of Nietzsche’s usage of “immanence;” I will be tracing his usage of this term. My second point is a more general one. I would like to focus on the question as to whether it is possible for Nietzsche to have a strong concept of immanence, particularly when we recall that Nietzsche clearly formulates his strong opposition to all ideas of transcendence. Might any immanence at all be retained here? The third chapter contains an in-depth examination of two sections of Beyond Good and Evil, Sections 3 and 6. I think we are able to note some important aspects in these passages as we seek to understand whether Nietzsche has any kind of idea or concept of immanence.


Keywords


darwinism; homo-mensura sentence; immanence; Nietzsche, Friedrich; Platon; Protagoras of Abdera; Spinoza, Baruch de; will

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2017.33185

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