Ivan Soll

Ivan Soll
University of Wisconsin–Madison | UW · Department of Philosophy

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In this article I confront and criticize the widespread tendency to ignore, marginalize, or dismiss without serious consideration Nietzsche's psychological hypothesis that a "will to power" is the major motivator of human behavior. I begin by separating Nietzsche's spsychological hypothesis from both his occasional cosmological extension of it into...
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A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche: Life and Works is a collection of essays by various scholars, each on an individual work or group of works by Nietzsche, tracing the full arc of Nietzsche’s work in its historical sequence. The essays are interspersed with shorter texts by the editor, Paul Bishop, which link the main essays by supplying informati...
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While agreeing with Bernard Reginster that Nietzsche's advocacy of the will to power as a psychological thesis is much more fundamental than his extension of it as a cosmological or metaphysical thesis, I criticize him for failing to support this interpretation, and I attempt to supply an analysis that does support it. Then, I take issue with the c...
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While agreeing with Bernard Reginster that Nietzsche's advocacy of the will to power as a psychological thesis is much more fundamental than his extension of it as a cosmological or metaphysical thesis, I criticize him for failing to support this interpretation, and I attempt to supply an analysis that does support it. Then, I take issue with the c...
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Schopenhauer on the Inevitability of SufferingCriticisms of Schopenhauer's Thesis that to Desire Is to SufferThe Unattainability of True SatisfactionThe Inevitability of BoredomThe Negative Nature of Pleasure and SatisfactionHappiness and Well-BeingDegrees of Unhappiness: The Possibility of AmeliorationThe Paradox of the Suspension or Negation of t...
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The title of Bernard Reginster's book reflects his central thesis that the core of Nietzsche's entire philosophical enterprise consists in the attempt to foster the affirmation of life despite its inherent difficulties. He claims that Nietzsche's seemingly scattershot writings can be seen to hang together as a whole, inasmuch as they contribute to...
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Reconnaissant en Nietzsche l'un des predecesseur de l'existentialisme, l'A. montre que le projet nieztscheen concerne la nature problematique de l'existence humaine. Substituant au jugement philosophique une attitude singuliere face a l'existence, l'A. montre que Nietzsche developpe une approche non-propositionelle du probleme de la negation ou de...
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Ein wichtiges Ziel von Nietzsches gesamtem philosophischem Projekt ist die Erstellung einer Theorie über die tiefsten Beweggründe und letzten Endzwecke alles menschlichen Tuns oder, näher gesagt, über seinen tiefsten Beweggrund und letzten Endzweck. Denn Nietzsche war bestrebt, alle solchen Beweggründe und Endzwecke auf einen einzigen zu reduzieren...
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Um die Mitte dieses Jahrhunderts spaltete sich eine alte, aus Europa kommende philosophische Tradition in zwei Richtungen auf, in eine philosophische Kultur des europäischen Kontinents und eine solche, die ihr Zentrum in der englischsprachigen Welt hatte. Dieser Aufsatz untersucht die Gründe, die zu dieser Aufspaltung führten und die Rolle, die Wal...
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Pour l'A., l'influence de Schopenhauer sur Nietzsche est preponderante, malgre les denegations de ce dernier. La doctrine de la volonte de puissance est profondement ancree dans la theorie de la Volonte| Schopenhauer ne parvient pas pour sa part a depasser l'omnipresence de la souffrance, il vise a l'eviter, alors que Nietzsche la redime par l'affi...
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Kosok’s interpretation as well as philosophic endorsement of Hegelian logic and dialectic does not even pretend to rest on a painstaking examination of Hegel’s logic in its entirety, but rather upon what Kosok considers to be “a few fundamental statements appearing in the beginning of Hegel’s Science of Logic..., which clearly and unambiguously set...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Princeton University.