Miguel Angel de Barrechenea, Charles Feitosa, Paulo Pinheiro, and Rosana Suarez, eds., Nietzsche e as ciências. Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras / UNIRIO, 2011. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-85-7577764-0. Paper, R$44. Nietzsche e as ciências (Nietzsche and the Sciences) is a product of the Sixth International Philosophy Symposium, "Thus Spoke Nietzsche," which took place at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) in 2009. Divided into two parts and composed of twenty-seven chapters, the book has the main virtue of conferring scientific credibility on Nietzsche, reinforcing the current campaign in Nietzsche-Forschung against the caricature of him as a dilettante and inconsequential thinker. In this respect, Nietzsche e as ciências is comparable to another collection with a similar objective, the renowned Nietzsche and Science, edited by Thomas Brobjer and Gregory Moore (Ashgate, 2004). However, unlike its English counterpart, Nietzsche e as ciências portrays Nietzsche as a philosopher related more to Geisteswissenschaften than to Naturwissenschaften, and this is both the book's strength and its weakness. For it fills a gap left by Brobjer and Moore's volume, which in giving priority to the relationship between Nietzsche and the natural sciences neglected his involvement with the humanities. Unfortunately, however,
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