The radicality of Nietzsche's critique of causality has been overlooked by Nietzschean naturalists, who carry on with their appeals to causal-scientific forms of explanation as if there were no such critique. But the force of his critique is far broader, for he sees causality as the nexus or foundation of metaphysics in general. In the absence of causality, it is as if we are “wandering as through an infinite nothing,” deprived of conceptual description and explanation. However, I would argue that in the will to power and eternal recurrence, Nietzsche provides a worked-out, nonnaturalist, nonmetaphysical replacement for the causal-metaphysical narrative.

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