Nietzsche: An Immanentist?

Authors

  • Andreas Urs Sommer University of Freiburg

DOI:

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

Keywords:

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

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.

Author Biography

Andreas Urs Sommer, University of Freiburg

Andreas Urs Sommer is Professor of Philosophy with an emphasis in cultural philosophy and holds an academic professorship in cooperation with the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Born in 1972, Sommer studied philosophy, the history of the church and dogma as well as German literary studies in Basle, Göttingen and Freiburg im Breisgau, becoming licentiate in 1995. He was promoted to the University of Basel in 1998 and was visiting research fellow at Princeton University in 1998-1999. Sommer served as assistant lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Greifswald between 2000 and 2006 and as a visiting fellow at the School for Advanced Study at the University of London in 2001; he completed his postdoctoral studies in 2004 at the University of Greifswald. In 2007, he served as interim professor at the University of Mannheim, undertaking scholarly commentary on the works of Nietzsche between 2008 and 2014 as director of the Friedrich Nietzsche Foundation and serving as guest professor at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design between 2013 and 2014. Sommer has been serving as director of the “Nietzsche Commentary” research center at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2014 and as Professor of Philosophy with an emphasis in cultural philosophy at the University of Freiburg since 2011, holding an adjunct professorship between 2011-2016 before accepting a full professorship in 2016.

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Published

21-12-2017

How to Cite

Sommer, A. U. (2017). Nietzsche: An Immanentist?. Performance Philosophy, 3(3), 616–630. https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2017.33185