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Mattia Riccardi
University of Porto
  1. Nietzsche on the Superficiality of Consciousness.Mattia Riccardi - 2018 - In Manuel Dries (ed.), Nietzsche on consciousness and the embodied mind. De Gruyter. pp. 93-112.
    Abstract: Nietzsche’s famously wrote that “consciousness is a surface” (EH, Why I am so clever, 9: 97). The aim of this paper is to make sense of this quite puzzling contention—Superficiality, for short. In doing this, I shall focus on two further claims—both to be found in Gay Science 354—which I take to substantiate Nietzsche’s endorsement of Superficiality. The first claim is that consciousness is superfluous—which I call the “superfluousness claim” (SC). The second claim is that consciousness is the source (...)
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  2. Inner Opacity. Nietzsche on Introspection and Agency.Mattia Riccardi - 2015 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 58 (3):221-243.
    Nietzsche believes that we do not know our own actions, nor their real motives. This belief, however, is but a consequence of his assuming a quite general skepticism about introspection. The main aim of this paper is to offer a reading of this last view, which I shall call the Inner Opacity (IO) view. In the first part of the paper I show that a strong motivation behind IO lies in Nietzsche’s claim that self-knowledge exploits the same set of cognitive (...)
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  3. Nietzsche's Sensualism.Mattia Riccardi - 2013 - European Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):219-257.
    The late Nietzsche defended a position which he sometimes to refers as ‘sensualism’ and which consists of two main theses: senses ‘do not lie’ (T1) and sense organs are ‘causes’ (T2). Two influential interpretations of this position have been proposed by Clark and Hussain, who also address the question whether Nietzsche's late sensualism is (Hussain) or not (Clark) compatible with the epistemological view which he held in his previous work and which has been dubbed the ‘falsification thesis’ (FT). In my (...)
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  4. Perceptual Presence: An Attentional Account.Mattia Riccardi - 2019 - Synthese 196 (7):2907-2926.
    It is a distinctive mark of normal conscious perception that perceived objects are experienced as actually present in one’s surroundings. The aim of this paper is to offer a phenomenologically accurate and empirically plausible account of the cognitive underpinning of this feature of conscious perception, which I shall call perceptual presence. The paper begins with a preliminary characterization of. I then consider and criticize the seminal account of proposed by Mohan Matthen. In the remainder of the paper I put forward (...)
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    “Der faule Fleck des Kantischen Kriticismus”. Erscheinung und Ding an sich bei Nietzsche.Mattia Riccardi - 2009 - Schwabe.
    Nietzsche vs. Kant? Der siebzehnte Aphorismus aus dem ersten Teil von Menschliches, Allzumenschliches schliesst mit der korrosiven Bemerkung, das Ding an sich [sei] eines homerischen Gelachters werth. Aufgrund dieser Passage nun aber zu vermuten, Nietzsche habe diesen von Kant stammenden Terminus einfach so ad acta gelegt, ware jedoch ubereilt, denn die Auseinandersetzung mit der Unterscheidung zwischen Erscheinung und Ding an sich lasst sich als Konstante durch Nietzsches gesamtes Werk verfolgen. Mattia Riccardi widmet sich in seiner Studie den verschiedenen Positionen, die (...)
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  6. Nietzsche’s Critique of Kant’s Thing in Itself.Mattia Riccardi - 2010 - Nietzsche-Studien 39 (1):333-351.
    This paper investigates the argument that substantiates Nietzsche's refusal of teh Kantian concept of thing in itself. As Maudmarie Clark points out, Nietzsche dismisses this notion because he views it as self-contradictory. The main concern of the paper will be to account for this position. In particular, the two main theses defended here are that the argument underlying Nietzsche's claim is that the concept of thing in itself amounts to the inconsistent idea of a propertyless thing and that this argument (...)
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  7. Nietzsche's Pluralism About Consciousness.Mattia Riccardi - 2016 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (1):132-154.
    In this paper I argue that Nietzsche's view on consciousness is best captured by distinguishing different notions of consciousness. In other words, I propose that Nietzsche should be read as endorsing pluralism about consciousness. First, I consider the notion that is preeminent in his work and argue that the only kind of consciousness which may fit the characterization Nietzsche provides of this dominant notion is self-consciousness. Second, I argue that in light of Nietzsche's treatment of perceptions and sensations we should (...)
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  8. Virtuous Homunculi: Nietzsche on the Order of Drives.Mattia Riccardi - 2018 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 61 (1):21-41.
    The primary explanatory items of Nietzsche’s philosophical psychology are the drives. Such drives, he holds, are arranged hierarchically in virtue of their entering dominance-obedience relations analogous to those obtaining in human societies. This view is puzzling for two reasons. First, Nietzsche’s idea of a hierarchical order among the drives is far from clear. Second, as it postulates relations among subpersonal items that mimic those among persons, Nietzsche’s view seems to trade on the homunculus fallacy. In this paper, I argue that (...)
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  9. Nietzsche on the Embodiment of Mind and Self.Mattia Riccardi - 2015 - In Bartholomew Ryan, Maria Joao Mayer Branco & João Constancio (eds.), Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity. De Gruyter. pp. 533-549.
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  10. Max Scheler, Cousin of Disjunctivism.Mattia Riccardi - 2016 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 15 (3):443-454.
    Disjunctivism has triggered an intense discussion about the nature of perceptual experience. A question in its own right concerns possible historical antecedents of the position. So far, Frege and Husserl are the most prominent names that have been mentioned in this regard. In my paper I shall argue that Max Scheler deserves a particularly relevant place in the genealogy of disjunctivism for three main reasons. First, Scheler’s view of perceptual experience is distinctively disjunctivist, as he explicitly argues that perceptions and (...)
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    Nachweise aus Gustav Teichmüller, Die wirkliche und die scheinbare Welt.Mattia Riccardi - 2009 - Nietzsche-Studien 38 (1):331-332.
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    Materialien zur Entstehung der Morgenröthe. Nietzsches Lektüre Von Alfons bilharz, Der Heliocentrische Standpunct der Weltbetrachtung.Mattia Riccardi - 2007 - Nietzsche Studien 36:380-394.
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    Materialien zur Entstehung der Morgenröthe: Nietzsches Lektüre von Alfons Bilharz, Der heliocentrische Standpunct der Weltbetrachtung.Mattia Riccardi - 2007 - Nietzsche-Studien 36 (1):380-394.
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  14. Review: Heiner Schwenke. Zurück zur Wirklichkeit. Bewusstsein und Erkenntnis bei Gustav Teichmüller. Basel: Schwabe 2006. [REVIEW]Mattia Riccardi - 2008 - Giornale Critico Della Filosofia Italiana 28 (1):188.
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    Nachweis aus Eugen Dühring Der Werth des Lebens.Mattia Riccardi - 2006 - Nietzsche-Studien 35:299.
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    Nachweis Aus Eugen Dühring Der Werth des Lebens.Mattia Riccardi - 2006 - Nietzsche Studien 35:299-300.
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    Nachweis aus Friedrich Überweg, Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie von Thales bis auf die Gegenwart. Dritter Theil. Die Neuzeit.Mattia Riccardi - 2009 - Nietzsche-Studien 38 (1):323.
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  18. Nachweise aus Gustav Teichmuller, Neue Studien zur Geschichte der Begriffe (1879).Mattia Riccardi - 2007 - Nietzsche-Studien 36:389.
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  19. Nachweise aus Otto Liebmann, Gedanken und Thatsachen (1882).Mattia Riccardi - 2007 - Nietzsche-Studien 36:397.
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  20. Nietzsche and Plato on Unity and Disunity of the Soul.Mattia Riccardi - manuscript
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    Nietzschean Monism? A Pandispositionalist Proposal.Mattia Riccardi - 2021 - The Monist 104 (1):108-124.
    I argue that Nietzsche puts forward a pandispositionalist view that can be seen as the conjunction of two basic claims: that powers are the basic constituents of reality, on the one hand, and that the only properties things possess are relational qua dispositional, on the other hand. As I believe that such a view is, at least in part, motivated by his rejection of Kant’s notion of things in themselves, I start by sketching the metaphysics of Kant’s transcendental idealism and (...)
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  22. Nietzsche's Moral Psychology, by Mark Alfano. [REVIEW]Mattia Riccardi - 2020 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2.
     
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  23. Nietzsche on Free Will.Mattia Riccardi - 2016 - In Griffith, N. Levy & K. Timpe (eds.), Routledge Companion to Free Will. Routledge.
  24. Nietzsche's Philosophical Psychology.Mattia Riccardi - 2021 - Oxford University Press.
     
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    O Nietzsche tardio e a tese da falsificação.Mattia Riccardi - 2014 - Cadernos Nietzsche 34:131-150.
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    Psychological Nihilism, Passions, and Neglected Works: Three Topics for Nietzsche Studies.Mattia Riccardi - 2018 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2):266.
    In the last two decades or so, Anglophone Nietzsche studies have discussed extensively Nietzsche’s views on metaethics, naturalism, free will, art, and morality, among other topics. More recently, substantial work has been produced on his philosophical psychology, which had long been a neglected area. What should come next?A topic that I think is in need of philosophical reappraisal is Nietzsche’s diagnosis of nihilism. “Nihilism” is one of those terms that, though it appears only a few times in his published works, (...)
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    Kommentar Zu Nietzsches Zur Genealogie der Moral. (Historischer Und Kritischer Kommentar Zu Friedrich Nietzsches Werken. Band 5/2), by Andreas Urs Sommer. [REVIEW]Mattia Riccardi - 2021 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 103 (2):369-372.
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    The Nietzschean Self: Moral Psychology, Agency, and the Unconscious, by Paul Katsafanas. [REVIEW]Mattia Riccardi - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (3):449-457.
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  29. The Soul of Nietsche's Beyond Good and Evil, by M. Clark & D. Dudrick. [REVIEW]Mattia Riccardi - 2012 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
     
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