Experimentation, Curiosity, and Forgetting

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I examine how curiosity is grounded in Nietzsche's critique of customary morality. I argue that Nietzsche's positive account of active forgetting is compatible with his treatment of curiosity as a key virtue, and that it can be shown to actively support curiosity. To support the latter claim, I suggest that Nietzschean memorial courtesy can be defined as the application of politeness about memory toward ourselves, toward others, or with regard to specific matters of inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-32
JournalJournal of Nietzsche Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes


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