From time to time over the past few years I've mentioned that Yolanda Estes and I have been working on a book about the German philosopher J.G. Fichte. It's been a long haul, but it now looks as if J. G. Fichte and the Atheism Dispute (1798-1800) will be published in March 2010. Our book is a collection of translations and commentary devoted (as the title plainly indicates) to Fichte and the atheism dispute, a pivotal event not only in Fichte's philosophical career but also in the history of German idealism as a whole.
The complete manuscript is at the press, and so right now Yolanda and I are working through the production process. This page on the Ashgate website will give you more information about the book and its contents.
In an earlier post to my blog I published a review of Simon Blackburn's Truth: A Guide. I mentioned that I had written the review for a journal, but that I had withdrawn my manuscript after it was butchered by an amateurish editor. Instead of letting my work go to waste, I posted the review to my blog. I figured that someone out there might be interested in what I had to say about Blackburn's book.
Since I'd like to get even more mileage out of my review, I'm writing this post in order to lead people to my review from another angle. In chapter 4 Blackburn takes on the issue of Nietzsche's alleged relativism. I was rather unhappy with this portion of the book because I consider it unlikely that Nietzsche was a relativist. It's not just blatantly obvious that he wasn't a relativist, but a bit of reflection leads, in my considered opinion, to the conclusion that he didn't subscribe to relativism. My review briefly explains my reasoning.
If you're reading Nietzsche and would like to learn more about this topic, go to my review and scroll down to my discussion of chapter 4.