impressive and important... a comprehensive examination of constitutivism in ethics, including a lucid exposition and critical discussion of previous constitutivist theories, as well as a novel version of constitutivism that draws on developments in previously untapped areas... The writing is consistently clear, the argumentation reliably rigorous... The book is a valuable read not only for those interested in constitutivism, but also for anyone with a serious interest in ethical theory, philosophy of action, moral psychology, and Nietzsche studies more broadly. Alex Silk, Notre Dame Philosophical Studies Katsafanas's thesis is novel and imaginative, both in itself and as a reading of Nietzsche. David Owens, The TLS
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is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He works in ethics, action theory, and nineteenth-century philosophy.