When One Biographer 'Borrows' From Another, the Dispute Gets Philosophical

Josh Anderson for The Chronicle

Mark Anderson, a philosophy professor at Belmont U., found glaring similarities in two recent biographies of Nietzsche. The author of the second work, published five years after the first, has responded both apologetically and aggressively.
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If you're ever tempted to get a little loose with your sources and footnotes, imagine that a reader like Mark Anderson will be perusing your work after it's published. That'll keep you on your toes.

A little over a year ago, Mr. Anderson, at the time...

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