In Nietzsche’s Naturalist Deconstruction of Truth, Bornedal (American Univ., Beirut) extends the scope of his other recent contributions to Nietzsche scholarship by offering a reappraisal of Nietzsche’s "positivist period." Bornedal argues that this positivist period completes Nietzsche's philosophical odyssey, rounding off all of his longstanding concerns, for example the transvaluation of values. The author contends that Nietzsche's writings during this phase amount to a thoroughgoing revision of modernist epistemology, such that it encompasses the philosophy of science, ethics, and aesthetics. In this way, Nietzsche’s "affirmative nihilism" becomes worthy of the tasks of "first philosophy" (but free of the shadowy transcendental ego). . . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty.