The twilight of the subject (the crisis of modern identy: Kleist, Nietzsche, Musil)

This paper defends three theses that could be formulated as follows: (1) Much more than the death of God, the utmost feature of late modernity, of this "end of journey" we are living, is the crisis of man, of the human. (2) Although this crisis of man (or of the subject) saw its roots collapse during German Romanticism, it revived in Nietzsche's philosophy to reach its apogee in the early XXth century Viena. (3) One cannot think education without any idea of what a subject is, nor think this subject on the fringes of the crisis of modernity, of its modern twilight.

Subjectivity; Crisis; Modernity


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