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Nietzsche, Europe and the German question

Glendinning, Simon (2015) Nietzsche, Europe and the German question. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (01 Oct 2015). Website.

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The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is best known for his critical texts on religion and morality, but how did he view Europe? Simon Glendinning notes that Nietzsche’s thought consistently exhibited a distinctively European orientation, with a conception of his own work as belonging to a European context, and not simply a German one or a more universal and global one. He writes that Nietzsche’s reflections on Europe provide insights into the nature of Germany – the so called ‘German question’ – as well as raising questions about what it means to be ‘European’.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:53

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