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Timothy Stoll
Birkbeck, University of London
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    Nietzsche and Schiller on Aesthetic Semblance.Timothy Stoll - 2019 - The Monist 102 (3):331-348.
    Nietzsche consistently valorizes artistic falsehoods. On standard interpretations, this is because art provides deceptive yet salutary fictions that help us affirm life. This reading conflicts, however, with Nietzsche’s insistence that life-affirmation requires untrammeled honesty. I present an alternative interpretation which navigates the interpretive impasse. With special attention to the influence of Friedrich Schiller, the paper argues for three claims: (1) Nietzsche does not hold that art is false because it “beautifies,” but because it produces mere semblances of, its objects; (2) (...)
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    Hans Vaihinger.Timothy Stoll - 2020 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2020.
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    Science and Two Kinds of Knowledge: Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the Ignorabimus-Streit.Timothy Stoll - 2018 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 56 (3):519-549.
    This paper offers a new interpretation of Nietzsche’s conception of scientific explanation that promises to resolve the apparent tension between his insistence on the veracity of such explanations, and his frequent attempts to impugn their cognitive reach. Nietzsche follows earlier nineteenth-century critiques of science in claiming that science yields only factual or “descriptive” knowledge, not understanding. The paper concludes that the conception of descriptive knowledge is robust and compatible with Nietzsche’s commitment to the truth and rigor of scientific theories. The (...)
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    Review of Jennifer Herdt's Forming Humanity Redeeming the German Bildung Tradition. [REVIEW]Timothy Stoll - 2020 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 202001.
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  5. Tragedy as a Symbol of Autonomy in Schiller's Aesthetics.Timothy Stoll - forthcoming - British Journal of Aesthetics.