Contrahistoria de la filosofía VII
The nineteenth century was that of the masses, individuals and great men. Social eudemonism (volume 5 of this" Counter-history of philosophy "), and Existential radicalities (volume 6), respectively represent the philosophical history of the masses and individuals.This third part, entitled The Construction of the Superman, explains the role of the Great Man and his aspiration, during this century, to the sublime life.
Tubercular and sedated with stoicism, Jean-Marie Guyau (1854-1888) develops a vitalist philosophy as a war machine against Kantian morality. This patient defends the gift, the generosity, the risk, the expense, the action in a work that could turn him into a French Nietzsche. A thinker of republicanism, he formulates a hygienism, a racism, a natalism, dangerously managing concepts of the Vichy ideology. Finally he defends a stellar pantheistic immortality based on...read more