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Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento: Genesis of the Philosophy of the Free Spirit

Paolo D'Iorio


Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento situates the turning point in Nietzsche's philosophy at the moment of his 1876 sabbatical in Sorrento. Nietzsche traveled to Southern Italy, accompanied by his friends Malwida von Meysenbug and Paul Rée, to recover his health, which was declining in the Northern climate of Basel, where he was a professor of philology. In Sorrento, he underwent a transformative experience that would lead him to renounce his earlier work, highly influenced by the metaphysics of Schopenhauer, and to abandon his professorship at the University of Basel so as to become a true philoso ... More

Keywords: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Free Spirit, Italy, metaphysics, Schopenhauer, human, natural science, pre-Platonic philosophers, Things Human All Too Human

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226164564
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226288659.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paolo D'Iorio, author
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique