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Nietzsche, religion, naturalism

Nietzsche, religion, naturalism

Urpeth, Jim (2003) Nietzsche, religion, naturalism. In: Department of Philosophy Seminar, 5 Dec 2003, Department of Philosophy, University of Essex, UK. (Unpublished)

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This paper attempts to show how two seemingly conflictual aspects of Nietzsche's thought, its naturalism and religiosity, can be interpreted as the coherent expression of a religious form of naturalism. A wide range of texts across Nietzsche's corpus are considered and the perspective developed related to contemporary debates within the philosophy of religion. In particular, Nietzsche's thought is shown to provide rich resources for overcoming the 'reductionism/anti-reductionism' dilemma.

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Additional Information: [1] A version of a paper given at the Research Seminar Series of the Philosophy Depts at the Universities of Essex, Warwick and Dundee during the 2003/04 academic year. [2] It was presented at the University of Dundee in May 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nietzsche, religion, naturalism, philosophy of religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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