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L'individuo e il tribunale del mondo. Antropologia e filosofia della storia in Karl Lowith
Author/s: Enrico Donaggio 
Year:  2000 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  9 FullText PDF:  34 KB

In a skeptical attitude Karl Löwith raises a doubt on one of the founding myths of modernity, according to which man is and makes his own history. This idea has in Hegel’s philosophy of history - and in Schiller’s saying that captures well its meaning: "Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht" - its exemplary formulation. In his early works Löwith criticizes the anthropological assumptions, the idea of man which lies behind the modern understanding of history. Against this conception he proposes an ethics of limit being well aware of the ambiguous character of human freedom.

Enrico Donaggio, in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 8/2000, pp. , DOI:


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