Friedrich Nietzsche. Genealogia della responsabilità

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Friedrich Nietzsche. Genealogy of responsibility

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[Autom. eng. transl.] From a bibliographic research on Nietzsche it emerges that the titles of scientific contributions bearing the word "responsibility" are so few that they can be counted on the fingers of one hand. This trend seems to confirm the reticence of both the Nietzsche dictionaries and its most famous interpreters, who in their monographs overlook the specific theme of responsibility. Almost as if responsibility was not present in Nietzschean philosophy, or was always found one step lower and was nothing more than the aftermath of more important questions, remaining in the cone of shadow provoked by them. This shortage of secondary literature clashes with Nietzsche's innumerable direct references to responsibility. Throughout the Nietzschean lexicon the term appears at least a hundred times. In almost all the works from the youth period until 1889 responsibility always makes its appearance. Often as a simple hint, the conciseness of which allows Nietzsche to "say in ten propositions what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else doesn't say in a book". The fact is that the aphorisms conceal an underground world that needs to be investigated and brought to light, to find its right critical location. Without entering into close dialogue with the first-hand texts, it will not be possible to make, or at least sketch, a monographic reconstruction of responsibility in Nietzsche. Almost like fleeting brush strokes that try to explain the complexity of the material and, at the same time, the relevance of the theme.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Friedrich Nietzsche. Genealogy of responsibility
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationEtica e responsabilità
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Nietzsche
  • responsabilità


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