Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science

Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science : Reflecting Science on the Ground of Art and Life

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 154 x 226 x 24mm | 557.92g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791418669
  • 9780791418666
  • 1,306,611

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"The author succeeds in penetrating the cloud of suspicion, incomprehension, and distrust that for contemporary readers surrounds Nietzsche's writing and shows how the most audacious provocateur or nineteenth-century German wissenschaftliche circles, can speak with real insight to our times about our own very contemporary philosophical crises." -- New Nietzsche Studies "One could argue that the philosophy of science is one of the most important issues in contemporary culture. Babich, looking at the problem through the lens of Nietzsche, argues persuasively that it will not do to try to theorize science on the basis of its own value system, since the result will always be one form or another of self-validation. With Nietzsche's help, she proposes to frame science from the point of view of aesthetics--"science in the light of art"--in order to provide a different, possibly more enlightening perspective on the claims and aspirations of science. I like Babich's tough, at times even racy, rhetoric. " -- Clayton Koelb, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "One of the more important issues raised is the assertion that Nietzsche's perspectivism, far from dooming the scientific enterprise, energizes it. Another important claim is that Nietzsche is a proper philosopher because he, like other philosophers, is driven by the desire for knowledge. But the most important claim, the most contentious, and the one that most deserves a hearing and discussion, is the assertion that Nietzsche is a serious philosopher of science." -- Debra Bergoffen, George Mason University "The author makes a genuinely significant contribution to the dialogue between "science" and "philosophy." The nuances of her text make it very rich, and the bite of her wit keeps the reader awake throughout. I really enjoyed and appreciated this effort--one of the finest works on Nietzsche that I have read." -- Susan Schoenbohm, University of the South
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About Babette E. Babich

Babette E. Babich is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, The College at Lincoln Center.
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