Nietzsche and the good European spirituality

Pietro Gori About the author


Aim of this paper is to reflect on the anthropological ideal Nietzsche outlines in his late period. The way Nietzsche deals with concepts such as “German”, “(good) European”, and “free spirit” in the sections of Twilight of the Idols which deal with Goethe will be especially considered. Furthermore, I shall argue that Renaissance plays an important role in Nietzsche’s anthropological project, for it helps to define the spiritual strength which characterizes the health type of man to which Nietzsche destined his late philosophical wisdom and gay science.

Free Spirits; Goethe; good europeans; philosophical anthropology; the Renaissance

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