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An research and overview of Nietzsche's metapsychology. Nietzsche is neither a dualist nor a actual reductionist concerning the brain. as a substitute, he's top interpreted as pondering that the brain is embodied and embedded in a bigger typical and social surroundings with which it's dynamically engaged.

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Not even observation sentences confront the tribunal of experience individually – they do so only in big bunches, and the meanings of observation sentences are not isolable independently of a whole host of other sentences and their meanings. As a consequence, semantic meaning, even at the level of basic observation, is holistic, and given that holism, the foundationalist’s attempt to determine the meaning of individual observation sentences must fail. Meaning holism and Quine’s celebrated rejection of the analytic/synthetic distinction together entail rejecting foundationalist epistemology and admitting that the traditional epistemological ideals of objectivity and objective knowledge are bankrupt.

In their absence, the need for absolute truth and absolute knowledge disappear, and both are replaced with relativistic truth and knowledge. If this grand philosophical history were to exhaust Comtean positivism, Nietzsche would be an adherent, for he too conceives of humanity as engaged in a prolonged disillusionment with the transcendental, the Naturalism, Science, Positivism 23 supernatural, and the absolute. , KSA 12 9[44]). But his diagnosis of our disenchantment with the theological and metaphysical and his prescription that we re-engage ourselves as natural beings directly parallel Comte’s three stages.

But causa sui are fundamentally absurd. Hence, it is not the case that our sensory organs are their own causes and phenomenalism is false. Nietzsche thinks this argument is not only valid but sound. What implications, then, does his opposition to phenomenalism have on the highly condensed argument contained in the first three sentences of the passage? And, then, what implications does his opposition to phenomenalism have on his adherence to or divergence from positivism? To begin, 32 Nietzsche’s Dynamic Metapsychology the argument of the first three sentences must be presented as clearly as it can be, for, as stated, it is enthymematic (no mention of sensualism, used in the conclusion, makes any appearance in the premises).

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