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Nietzsche's Constructivism: A Metaphysics of Material Objects

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2018.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Justin Remhof, Nietzsche's Constructivism: A Metaphysics of Material Objects, Routledge, 2018, 175 pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138221567. Reviewed by Matthew Meyer, University of Scranton Do ordinary tables and chairs really exist? This will seem like a silly question to many, but a number of contemporary philosophers are taking this question quite seriously. Arguments against the existence of ordinary objects have ranged "from naturalist inclinations to accept only the ontology yielded by our best physical theories to pure a priori arguments based on apparent contradictions in our ordinary concepts."[1] In response to these arguments, philosophers such as Amie Thomasson and Daniel Korman have taken on the task of making reflective sense of "our unreflective common sense worldview"[2] to assure us that "things are more or less the way they seem" with... Read More

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