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  1. Neo-Kantianism and the Roots of Anti-Psychologism.R. Lanier Anderson - 2005 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (2):287-323.
  2. The Wolffian Paradigm and its Discontent: Kant’s Containment Definition of Analyticity in Historical Context.R. Lanier Anderson - 2005 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 87 (1):22-74.
    I defend Kant’s definition of analyticity in terms of concept “containment”, which has engendered widespread scepticism. Kant deployed a clear, technical notion of containment based on ideas standard within traditional logic, notably genus/species hierarchies formed via logical division. Kant’s analytic/synthetic distinction thereby undermines the logico-metaphysical system of Christian Wolff, showing that the Wolffian paradigm lacks the expressive power even to represent essential knowledge, including elementary mathematics, and so cannot provide an adequate system of philosophy. The results clarify the extent to (...)
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  3. Nietzsche on Truth, Illusion, and Redemption.R. Lanier Anderson - 2005 - European Journal of Philosophy 13 (2):185–225.
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    Transcendental Idealism as Formal Idealism.R. Lanier Anderson - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
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  5. Truth and Objectivity in Perspectivism.R. Lanier Anderson - 1998 - Synthese 115 (1):1-32.
    I investigate the consequences of Nietzsche's perspectivism for notions of truth and objectivity, and show how the metaphor of visual perspective motivates an epistemology that avoids self-referential difficulties. Perspectivism's claim that every view is only one view, applied to itself, is often supposed to preclude the perspectivist's ability to offer reasons for her epistemology. Nietzsche's arguments for perspectivism depend on “internal reasons”, which have force not only in their own perspective, but also within the standards of alternative perspectives. Internal reasons (...)
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  6. It Adds Up After All: Kant’s Philosophy of Arithmetic in Light of the Traditional Logic.R. Lanier Anderson - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (3):501–540.
    Officially, for Kant, judgments are analytic iff the predicate is "contained in" the subject. I defend the containment definition against the common charge of obscurity, and argue that arithmetic cannot be analytic, in the resulting sense. My account deploys two traditional logical notions: logical division and concept hierarchies. Division separates a genus concept into exclusive, exhaustive species. Repeated divisions generate a hierarchy, in which lower species are derived from their genus, by adding differentia(e). Hierarchies afford a straightforward sense of containment: (...)
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  7. Synthesis, Cognitive Normativity, and the Meaning of Kant’s Question, ‘How Are Synthetic Cognitions a Priori Possible?’.R. Lanier Anderson - 2001 - European Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):275–305.
  8. Overcoming Charity: The Case of Maudemarie Clark's: Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy.R. Lanier Anderson - 1996 - Nietzsche Studien 25:307-341.
     
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    Sensualism and Unconscious Representations in Nietzsche’s Account of Knowledge.R. Lanier Anderson - 2002 - International Studies in Philosophy 34 (3):95-117.
  10. Nietzsche on Strength and Achieving Individuality.R. Lanier Anderson - 2006 - International Studies in Philosophy 38 (3):89-115.
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    The Psychology of Perspectivism: A Question for Nietzsche Studies Now.R. Lanier Anderson - 2018 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2):221-228.
    This essay is one of ten contributions to a special editorial feature in The Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49.2, in which authors were invited to address the following questions: What is the future of Nietzsche studies? What are the most pressing questions its scholars should address? What texts and issues demand our urgent attention? And as we turn to these issues, what methodological and interpretive principles should guide us? The editorship hopes this collection will provide a starting point for discussions (...)
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    Transcendental Idealism as Formal Idealism.R. Lanier Anderson - forthcoming - Wiley: European Journal of Philosophy.
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  13. The Will to Power in Science and Philosophy.R. Lanier Anderson - 2012 - In Helmut Heit, Günter Abel & Marco Brusotti (eds.), Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie. de Gruyter.
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  14. The Introduction to the Critique: Framing the Question.R. Lanier Anderson - 2010 - In Paul Guyer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Cambridge University Press.
  15. Philosophy as Self-Fashioning: Alexander Nehamas's Art of Living. [REVIEW]R. Lanier Anderson & Joshua Landy - 2001 - Diacritics 31 (1):25-54.
    Review of Alexander Nehamas, "The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault".
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    Nietzsche's Will To Power As A Doctrine Of The Unity Of Science.R. Lanier Anderson - 1993 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (5):729-750.
  17. The Influence of Perspective: An Interpretation and Defense of Nietzsche's Epistemology.R. Lanier Anderson - 1993 - Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
    Nietzsche's perspectivism claims that every view is only one view. This claim raises serious self-referential difficulties: if Nietzsche's view is not to refute itself, then any argument offered on its behalf must be merely perspectival, but no such reasons would be convincing to Nietzsche's dogmatic opponents. This dissertation takes a historical approach, arguing that Nietzsche's perspectivism is a development and transformation of Kant's transcendental idealism. Our perspectival notions, like the Kantian categories, are conceptual resources that we bring to experience to (...)
     
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  18. Nietzsche's Will to Power as a Doctrine of the Unity of Science.R. Lanier Anderson - 2005 - Angelaki 10 (1):77 – 93.
    (2005). Nietzsche's will to Power as a Doctrine of the Unity of Science. Angelaki: Vol. 10, continental philosophy and the sciences the german traditionissue editor: damian veal, pp. 77-93.
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    Love and the Moral Psychology of the Hegelian Nietzsche: Comments on Robert Pippin's Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy.R. Lanier Anderson - 2013 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44 (2):158-180.
    ABSTRACT Pippin treats Nietzsche's moral psychology as the key to his philosophy. Three aspects of the psychology are meant to bear this weight: a critical and deflationary, but irreducibly hermeneutic, conception of the nature of moral psychology itself; a thesis that eros is central to Nietzsche's theory of valuing; and an expressivist theory of action, which replaces the causal role of intention with an interpretive notion of expression in explaining action. Pippin's handling of all three, but especially the third, places (...)
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    Nietzschean Autonomy and the Meaning of the “Sovereign Individual”.R. Lanier Anderson - forthcoming - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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  21. Containment Analyticity and Kant’s Problem of Synthetic Judgment.R. Lanier Anderson - 2004 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 25 (2):161-204.
    One of the central and most distinctive theses of Kant’s philosophy of mathematics is that mathematical knowledge is synthetic. In this context, synthetic judgments are defined in opposition to analytic ones, whose predicate concept is “contained in” the subject. Kant’s thesis has often been attacked as indefensible, but just as frequently critics have complained that the thesis itself, and even the analytic/synthetic distinction on which it rests, are simply unintelligible. Thus, even prior to questions of its correctness, the Kantian doctrine (...)
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  22. Review: Martin, Wayne, Theories of Judgment[REVIEW]R. Lanier Anderson - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 137 (1):91-108.
    Martin offers an intriguing account of nineteenth century challenges to the traditional theory of judgment as a synthesis of subject and predicate (the synthesis theory)--criticisms motivated largely by the problem posed by existential judgments, which need not have two terms at all. Such judgments led to a theory of "thetic" judgments, whose essential feature is to "posit" something, rather than to combine terms (as in synthetic judgment). I argue, however, that Kant's official definition of judgment already implicitly recognizes the importance (...)
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    Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and His Realism.R. Lanier Anderson - 2017 - Philosophical Review 126 (2):277-281.
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    Is Clarissa Dalloway Special?R. Lanier Anderson - 2017 - Philosophy and Literature 41 (1A):233-271.
    My title question has something of the feel of a book club discussion starter, but it has further-reaching implications for understanding Mrs. Dalloway than might first appear. Consider two more mainstream interpretive questions. First, Virginia Woolf's novel places extensive cognitive and aesthetic demands on its readers and thereby participates in the famous "difficulty" of much high-modernist literature. Any interpretation should explain why Woolf thought such a challenge to the capacities and expectations of the reader was necessary or conducive to her (...)
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    10. Nietzsche Was No Lamarckian Nietzsche Was No Lamarckian (Pp. 282-296).Jessica N. Berry, Christa Davis Acampora, R. Lanier Anderson, Robert Pippin, Anthony K. Jensen, Henrik Rydenfelt, Paul Franks, Stephen Mulhall & Richard Schacht - 2013 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44 (2):213.
    ABSTRACT Nietzsche's texts invite perplexing questions about the justification and objectivity of his ethical views. According to the interpretation suggested here, Nietzsche does not advance a substantive normative ethics, but proposes, based on his ontological idea of will to power, an instrumentalist theory of value. He is not a realist about value—according to him, nothing is intrinsically valuable. However, things, actions, beliefs, and values can be evaluated with reference to their capacities in serving our fundamental quest for power. The central (...)
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  26. History of Philosophy of Science: New Trends and Perspectives.Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara, Roberto Giuntini, Marina Frasca-Spada, Lothar Schäfer, Kenneth Simonsen & R. Lanier Anderson - 2002 - Springer Verlag.
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    On Marjorie Grene’s “Authenticity: An Existential Virtue”.R. Lanier Anderson - 2015 - Ethics 125 (3):815-819,.
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    Nietzschean Autonomy and the Meaning of the “Sovereign Individual”.R. Lanier Anderson - forthcoming - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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    On the Meaning of Kant's Question: "How Are Synthetic Cognitions a Priori Possible?".R. Lanier Anderson - 2001 - In Ralph Schumacher, Rolf-Peter Horstmann & Volker Gerhardt (eds.), Kant Und Die Berliner Aufklärung: Akten des Ix. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Bd. I: Hauptvorträge. Bd. Ii: Sektionen I-V. Bd. Iii: Sektionen Vi-X: Bd. Iv: Sektionen Xi-Xiv. Bd. V: Sektionen Xv-Xviii. De Gruyter. pp. 217-225.
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    The Will to Power in Science and in Philosophy1.R. Lanier Anderson - 2011 - In Marco Brusotti, Günter Abel & Helmut Heit (eds.), Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie. Degruyter. pp. 59--55.
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    Nietzschean Autonomy and the Meaning of the “Sovereign Individual”.R. Lanier Anderson - forthcoming - Wiley: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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    Author-Meets-Critics: Theories of Judgment by Wayne Martin.R. Lanier Anderson, Hans Sluga & Günter ZÖLLER - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 137 (1):121-134.
    The paper assesses Martin’s recent logico-phenomenological account of judgment that is cast in the form of an eclectic history of judging, from Hume and Kant through the 19th century to Frege and Heidegger as well as current neuroscience. After a preliminary discussion of the complex unity and temporal modalities of judgment that draws on a reading of Titian’s “Allegory of Prudence”, the remainder of the paper focuses on Martin’s views on Kant’s logic in general and his theory of singular existential (...)
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