“Nietzsche: Naturalism, Perspectivism, Ascetism.” -- Brian Leiter’s second talk was as polished and stimulating as was the first (on Marx yesterday). In the lecture itself Brian presented Nietzsche’s perspectivism in a way that reminded me of Philip Kitcher’s recent pluralist realism: our scientific theories are like different maps that are based on different interests and conventions. Although they may not all add up to one super-map, our knowledge increases as we have more and more of them. Truth be told, I felt slightly disappointed that Nietzsche came out so plausible, so sensible, so reasonable by today’s philosophical standards. Fortunately though, in the discussion Brian at least left open the possibility that for Nietzsche our epistemic standards might not be neatly separable from our interests and goals. -- Maybe there is reason after all for me to dig up my old copy of *Zarathustra*.