Journal of Nietzsche Studies 43 (1):44-56 (2012)

Tsarina Doyle
National University of Ireland, Galway
This article addresses the Kantian background to Nietzsche's metaphysics. Focusing on the issues of causality and force, I argue that Nietzsche's will to power thesis emerges in response to Kant's approach to the question of causality. I contend that Nietzsche sides with Kant, contrary to Schopenhauer, in his identification of force with efficient causality, indicating his approval of Kant's restriction of the objective applicability of the concept of causality to the phenomenal sphere. However, Nietzsche contends that Kant fails to fully execute his project due to his retention of the thing-in-itself as the realm in which the inner determinations of things reside. I argue that Nietzsche makes it his task to complete the Kantian project by reconciling force with its disinherited inner determinations at the level of phenomena rather than things-in-themselves.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5325/jnietstud.43.1.0044
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,959
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Nietzsche, Consciousness, and Human Agency.Tsarina Doyle - 2011 - Idealistic Studies 41 (1-2):11-30.
Was Nietzsche a Cognitivist?Kenneth R. Westphal - 1984 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (3):343-363.
Nietzsche's Perspectivism.Steven D. Hales & Rex Welshon - 2000 - University of Illinois Press.
Nietzsche's Positivism.Nadeem J. Z. Hussain - 2004 - European Journal of Philosophy 12 (3):326–368.
Nietzsche’s Appropriation of Kant.Tsarina Doyle - 2004 - Nietzsche Studien 33 (1):180-204.
Nietzsche, the Kantian Self, and Eternal Recurrence.Philip J. Kain - 2004 - Idealistic Studies 34 (3):225-238.
Kantian Value Realism.Alison Hills - 2008 - Ratio 21 (2):182–200.
Nietzsche's Will to Power as Naturalist Critical Ontology.Donovan Miyasaki - 2013 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 30 (3):251-69.
Historical Undecidability: The Kantian Background to Derrida’s Politics.Alison Ross - 2004 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (4):375 – 393.


Added to PP index

Total views
25 ( #455,346 of 2,504,828 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #417,030 of 2,504,828 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes