Nietzsche promises to “translate man back into nature,” but it remains unclear what he meant by this and to what extent he succeeded at it. To help come to grips with Nietzsche’s conceptions of drive (Trieb), instinct (Instinkt) and virtue (Tugend), I develop novel Digital Humanities methods to systematically track his use of these terms, constructing a catalogue of what he takes these dispositions to be and how he thinks they are related. I then argue that, for Nietzsche, a virtue is a well-calibrated drive. Such calibration relates both to the rest of the agent’s psychic economy (her other drives) and to her social context (what’s considered praiseworthy and blameworthy in her community).
|Title of host publication||Research methods for the digital humanities|
|Editors||lewis levenberg, Tai Neilson, David Rheams|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|