Präsentation eines am Kolleg verfassten Buches über „Nietzsches Gespenster“ von und mit Maurizio Ferraris (Turin) und mit "Leseeindrücken eines Berufsphilosophen" (Andreas Kemmerling/Heidelberg)


‘On the whole, your old thing is now a hugely famous animal,’wrote Nietzsche to his mother from Turin in 1888. He was lying, to her and to himself: it wasn’t true, nobody knew him, and he had to pay to publish his own books. And yet in 1900 - when he died, oblivious to everything after the meltdown that had led him to dementia - he really was the star he had dreamed of being. Above all, by a strange spell, the will to power since then has come out of the pages of his books to become history, from the steel storms of the First World War to the catastrophe of Hitler in Berlin. ‘I’m Marlow, the secondary witness. He’s Kurtz’ writes Maurizio Ferraris, sailing through Nietzsche’s life as if it were a river - the Congo of Heart of Darkness or the Mekong of Apocalypse Now - retracing his wanderings, between Engadine and the Riviera, from the fatal Turin to the Saxony of his origins. So for each station there is a thought content - from the Dionysian to the Eternal Return, from nihilism to the death of God - as well as a section of the intellectual history of the twentieth century.