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Nietzsche’s Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value by Tsarina Doyle (review)

Nietzsche’s Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value by Tsarina Doyle (review) Book Reviews Tsarina Doyle. Nietzsche’s Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 248 pp. isbn: 978-1-108-41728-0. Cloth, £75.00. Reviewed by Thomas Lambert, Princeton University Tsarina Doyle’s bold new effort to interpret Nietzsche as a metaphysician will be of interest to readers concerned with his views on metaphysics, metaethics, and the philosophy of mind. Doyle argues that Nietzsche pro- poses the metaphysics of the will to power in response to the problem of nihilism, which emerges via the recognition of the unjustifiability of a tra- ditional presupposition about our values—namely, that they are objective and meaningful in virtue of “corresponding to value properties instantiated in a mind-independent and non-empirical world” (3). According to Doyle, Nietzsche’s will to power thesis combats the problem of nihilism by under - writing values that are objective and mind-independent insofar as they cooperate with what Doyle calls the “dispositional-causal fabric of reality” (91). Here I oer a ff summary of each of the book’s v fi e chapters and provide some critical assessment of the arguments Doyle presents in favor of her interpretation. In chapter 1, Doyle oer ff s a negative argument in support of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Nietzsche’s Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value by Tsarina Doyle (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 49 (2) – Dec 5, 2018

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Book Reviews Tsarina Doyle. Nietzsche’s Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 248 pp. isbn: 978-1-108-41728-0. Cloth, £75.00. Reviewed by Thomas Lambert, Princeton University Tsarina Doyle’s bold new effort to interpret Nietzsche as a metaphysician will be of interest to readers concerned with his views on metaphysics, metaethics, and the philosophy of mind. Doyle argues that Nietzsche pro- poses the metaphysics of the will to power in response to the problem of nihilism, which emerges via the recognition of the unjustifiability of a tra- ditional presupposition about our values—namely, that they are objective and meaningful in virtue of “corresponding to value properties instantiated in a mind-independent and non-empirical world” (3). According to Doyle, Nietzsche’s will to power thesis combats the problem of nihilism by under - writing values that are objective and mind-independent insofar as they cooperate with what Doyle calls the “dispositional-causal fabric of reality” (91). Here I oer a ff summary of each of the book’s v fi e chapters and provide some critical assessment of the arguments Doyle presents in favor of her interpretation. In chapter 1, Doyle oer ff s a negative argument in support of the

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The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Dec 5, 2018

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