Storia e vita. Nietzsche in Essere e tempo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] History and life. Nietzsche in Being and time

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[Autom. eng. transl.] "Bringing life to the bloodless shadows of the past", who returns to live in the present becoming "flesh and blood" again. The quotations of the two friends and scholars Wilhelm Dilthey and Paul Yorck von Wartenburg delimit the field in which, for the Heidegger of Sein und Zeit, the decisive game of the historicity of Dasein is played. Two tracks on which Heideggerian reflections on the sense of time and history run parallel. To sink the blow, Heidegger needs something more pungent and incisive. He finds the winning stab in the irreverent blows that Nietzsche throws against historicism in the second of the outdated Considerations. A few pages, those of Heidegger, which actually conceal a deep debt to Nietzsche, in which he sees an authoritative ally to think of an authentic relationship with history. For both, it will no longer be confined to a museum past, as graceful as to be seen as unproductive for human life. Getting out of the paralysis of tradition means shaking off the overwhelming weight of the past and unlocking the other two dimensions of temporality, the present and the future. Only in this way will man be able to feel truly free and historicity will be able to recover his highest meaning, at the service of life. Beyond the differences of intent and hermeneutic-stylistic register, the reconstruction of a hypothetical remote dialogue between the intense steps of Sein und Zeit and the provocative Nietzschean considerations offers interesting ideas for thinking about history and its relationship, always in poised between the vital and the pathological, with human existence.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] History and life. Nietzsche in Being and time
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)281-299
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Essere e tempo
  • Heidegger
  • Nietzsche
  • storia.


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