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The Metaphysical Nietzsche?

(Original title: The Metaphysical Nietzsche?)
Filozofia, 78 (2023), 5, 321 - 337.
Type of work: Original Articles
Publication language: English
In his influential series of lectures on Nietzsche in the 1930s and 1940s, Heidegger claimed that Nietzsche had failed to escape metaphysical thinking and had remained a metaphysician despite his own self-understanding. At the center of Heidegger’s charge is his interpretation of Nietzsche’s doctrine of “the will to power.” The argument in this paper is that Heidegger has misinterpreted what Nietzsche means by a “philosophy of the future,” and that Nietzsche’s revolution in philosophy is, somewhat ironically, much closer to Heidegger’s own attempt to recover the question of the meaning of being.

Metaphysics, Being, Will to power, Meaning, Significance

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