THE HERMENEUTICS OF NIETZSCHEANISM: AN ANALYSIS OF THE DIVERSITY OF INTERPRETATIONS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE'S PHILOSOPHY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE EVOLUTION OF ERNST JÜNGER'S IDEAS

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Authors

  • Bohdan PEREDRII

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2022.02.178

Keywords:

Nietzsche, Jünger, Übermensch, Will to Power, Total Mobilisation, The Worker, Nietzscheanism, Hermeneutics, Interpretation

Abstract

The essence of Nietzscheanism as a philosophical doctrine has never been characterized by a definite consistency or certainty. Instead "indirect followers" and interpreters of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy (since this thinker did not have direct followers or a particular school) resorted to a variety of interpretations of his concepts. Considering that, the hermeneutic aspect of the study not only of Nietzsche's texts, but also of his interpreters allows us to look at the hidden potential of the concepts of the German philosopher from a new point of view.

In this research, we seek to focus on looking for Nietzschean roots in Ernst Jünger's creative legacy, tracing the transformation of his ideas along the author's intellectual path and showing how those ideas correlate with those of Friedrich Nietzsche himself and how they differ.

As a reference point for any study of interpretations of Nietzsche's philosophy, the author singles out many German philosopher concepts at the edge of various interpretations. Such central concepts in the article include the idea of   "Apollonian" and "Dionysian" principles (the first), the anthropological idea of   " Overhuman" and the interrelated metaphysical triad of "will to power," "reevaluation of all values," and "eternal return."

In addition, one of the leading motives of the 20th century, which can be traced to an attempt to read Nietzschean ideas, postulates their location at the junction of philosophical and political-ideological concepts. Analyzing the peculiar hermeneutic conflict of Nietzschean philosophy based on this phenomenon, the author turns to early attempts to understand and implement the ideas of the German thinker, which were carried out directly in Germany. This context is connected in the article with the formation of the foundations of the conservative revolution and the figure of Ernst Jünger since the interpretation of this thinker, to some extent, can be considered one of the first and, undoubtedly, the most resonant.

In the course of the research, the author turns to Nietzsche's original texts, forming a kind of hermeneutic circle of the author and interpreters, interpreters and the interpreted, ultimately obtaining in this system the opportunity for a thorough and as independent as possible analysis of the original ideas, counting on the probability of reducing the error of one's interpretation due to paying attention to the entire interpretive field texts The considered ideas of Ernst Jünger demonstrate this thesis, expanding the contextual field of the Nietzschean Overman and the metaphysics of the Will to Power and giving these concepts in an interpreted form a particular social dimension along with the philosophical one, which provides a new context for the interpretation of the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Author Biography

Bohdan PEREDRII

Master of Philosophy, Lviv Ivan Franko National University, 79000, Lviv, str. University, 1

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Published

2022-08-17

How to Cite

PEREDRII, B. (2022). THE HERMENEUTICS OF NIETZSCHEANISM: AN ANALYSIS OF THE DIVERSITY OF INTERPRETATIONS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE’S PHILOSOPHY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE EVOLUTION OF ERNST JÜNGER’S IDEAS: YOUNG SCIENTIST’s PAGE. Filosofska Dumka, (2), 178–189. https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2022.02.178

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