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Objects (materal things): Material things are objects that exist in the physical world. They are made up of matter and have spatial and temporal properties. Material things are often contrasted with immaterial things, such as minds and spirits. See also Space, Space time, Matter, Individuation, Identification, Reference, Singular terms, General terms.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Friedrich Nietzsche on Objects (Material Things) - Dictionary of Arguments

Danto III 93
Object/Nietzsche/Danto: for Nietzsche, no difference determined by us - not even the simplest distinction between two objects - has even the slightest basis in reality, because the concept of representationalism is in itself a fiction.
, >World/Thinking/Nietzsche, >Consciousness/Nietzsche.
Nietzsche always gives his answer in terms of psychology; and indeed, for him, every problem was reduced to a psychological problem.
Danto III 264
Object/thing/Nietzsche/Danto: Nietzsche does not think in terms of things, but of dynamic quanta. In his bequest(1) Nietzsche makes the argument that an object is merely the sum of 'his' effects, so that as soon as we exclude the effects, in order to separate the thing from what it 'really' is, we have nothing left.
Danto: There is therefore no thing, there are only a number of effects, and therefore the 'thing in itself' is an empty word.
>Effect/Nietzsche, >Cause/Nietzsche, >Experience/Nietzsche.

1. F. Nietzsche, Nachlass, Berlin 1999, S. 502

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Danto I
A. C. Danto
Connections to the World - The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, New York 1989
German Edition:
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Danto III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche as Philosopher: An Original Study, New York 1965
German Edition:
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Danto VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005

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