Three senses of umwerthung : developing an interpretation of Nietzsche’s revaluation proposal

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    Abstract: A promising suggestion regarding how to understand the question of the significance of philosophy in terms of its ability to provide a critical diagnosis and transformation of our understanding of our contemporary present could be claimed to be found in Friedrich Nietzsche’s proposal of a revaluation of all values (Umwerthung aller Werthe). Yet, despite recently receiving increasing attention in the secondary literature, the meaning and importance of this seductive expression in his thinking remains disputed. In this paper, my focus is upon developing an interpretation of his Umwerthung – proposal by means of a critical consideration of Thomas Brobjer’s influential suggestions regarding interpreting the proposal...