Da Nietzsche a Heidegger: Mondo classico e civiltà europea by Andrea Orsucci (review)

Da Nietzsche a Heidegger: Mondo classico e civiltà europea by Andrea Orsucci (review) had not quite learned the lessons Hegel had offered in the introduction to his lectures on the philosophy of history. In contrast, Nietzsche's emphasis on the question of value for historical knowledge, as much as his recognition of the importance of psychology, leads him to conceive of the task of historiography along the lines of a history of mentalities that, not unlike Burckhardt's approach, would focus on "typological traits" (114). Whatever historical facts there might be, they are relevant only because they are always already of a normative kind. Nietzsche's awareness of the complexity of historical knowledge and representation distances his account clearly from a merely antimodern cultural criticism, but it also undercuts the liberal hopes that were part of some aspects of Berlin Geschichtswissenschaft. His demand for a "historical philosophizing"--which was central to Human, All Too Human and that still shaped his later works like Beyond Good and Evil--not only emphasized the inherently perspectival character of historical knowledge, but also showed that the value and meaning of historical knowledge could not be found in a simplistic realism that aimed to show how the past really was. While he accepts causal models of historical explanation, his interest in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Da Nietzsche a Heidegger: Mondo classico e civiltà europea by Andrea Orsucci (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Volume 45 (3) – Nov 26, 2014

Loading next page...
 
/lp/penn-state-university-press/da-nietzsche-a-heidegger-mondo-classico-e-civilt-europea-by-andrea-pcth9up9AM
Publisher
Penn State University Press
Copyright
Copyright © The Pennsylvania State University.
ISSN
1538-4594
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

had not quite learned the lessons Hegel had offered in the introduction to his lectures on the philosophy of history. In contrast, Nietzsche's emphasis on the question of value for historical knowledge, as much as his recognition of the importance of psychology, leads him to conceive of the task of historiography along the lines of a history of mentalities that, not unlike Burckhardt's approach, would focus on "typological traits" (114). Whatever historical facts there might be, they are relevant only because they are always already of a normative kind. Nietzsche's awareness of the complexity of historical knowledge and representation distances his account clearly from a merely antimodern cultural criticism, but it also undercuts the liberal hopes that were part of some aspects of Berlin Geschichtswissenschaft. His demand for a "historical philosophizing"--which was central to Human, All Too Human and that still shaped his later works like Beyond Good and Evil--not only emphasized the inherently perspectival character of historical knowledge, but also showed that the value and meaning of historical knowledge could not be found in a simplistic realism that aimed to show how the past really was. While he accepts causal models of historical explanation, his interest in

Journal

The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Nov 26, 2014

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off