Nietzsche and Voltaire: About the dedication of Human All Too Human

Authors

  • Jelson Roberto de Oliveira Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4013/fsu.2012.131.05

Abstract

 In this article we intend to demonstrate how Voltaire’s name is associated with the nerve center of the Nietzschean proposal in Human All Too Human: the search for a way of philosophizing characterized by freedom of spirit and, more specifically, the concept of “free spirit”, which features a cross-cutting interest of Nietzsche by the author of the Essays. Nietzsche appropriates Voltaire as a symbol of the Enlightenment, in search of a reinterpretation that makes possible the resumption of the project Alfklärung’s on other levels.

Key words: free spirit, Nietzsche, Voltaire, Enlightenment.

Published

2012-04-30