Nietzsche and James on the Value of Constructing Objects

Open Philosophy 1 (1):392-400 (2018)
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Abstract

In this paper, I first suggest that Nietzsche and James, two otherwise very different thinkers, both endorse the controversial constructivist view that human representational practices bring all material objects into existence. I then explore their views concerning why and how constructivism can play a vital role in helping us find reality and our lives valuable.

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