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How is Self-Fashioning Possible? Nietzsche on Agency and Freedom

In: Filozofia, vol. 79, no. 5
Filip Čukljević Číslo ORCID
Rok, strany: 2024, 538 - 552
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Friedrich Nietzsche – self-fashioning – self – agency – freedom – responsibility
Typ článku: State / Original articles
Typ dokumentu: časopis / journal
O článku:
In this paper I shall explore how self-fashioning, as conceived by Friedrich Nietzsche, is possible. My goal is to show that self-fashioning is not jeopardized by Nietzsche’s determinism and his rejection of traditional ideas of selfhood, agency, and freedom. First, I shall clarify why the abandonment of this traditional conception of human beings is seen by some as deleterious to the project of self-fashioning. Afterwards, I shall argue that Nietzsche is a determinist: he maintains that one could not have acted otherwise. If thought of in this way, freedom is impossible. However, Nietzsche also has a more positive conception of freedom. Following John Richardson’s reading of Nietzsche, I shall examine the three main stages through which freedom evolves. I shall expand Richardson‘s account with a corresponding analysis of Nietzsche’s notion of responsibility. Finally, we shall see how a discussion of such issues allows us to understand how self-fashioning is possible.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
Čukljević, F. 2024. How is Self-Fashioning Possible? Nietzsche on Agency and Freedom. In Filozofia, vol. 79, no.5, pp. 538-552. 0046-385X. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/filozofia.2024.79.5.6

Čukljević, F. (2024). How is Self-Fashioning Possible? Nietzsche on Agency and Freedom. Filozofia, 79(5), 538-552. 0046-385X. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/filozofia.2024.79.5.6
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Filozofický ústav SAV, v. v. i. / Institute of Philosophy SAS, v. v. i.
Publikované: 15. 5. 2024
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