N.1/2020 Traduzione

Nietzsche e Kierkegaard filosofi dell’esistenza

Erminio Maglione  

(Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano / Université François Rabelais de Tours)


Published in June, 2020

Nietzsche and Kierkegaard philosophers of existence


The aim of this contribution is, starting from an interpretative intuition of Karl Jaspers, to make a comparison between Kierkegaard and Nietzsche as philosophers of existence. They are close on the level of the criticism to historicist rationality and to the foundational intent of positivistic and idealistic systems. The most important theoretical meeting point between the two authors, however, is represented by their existential meditation focused on the categories of event and singularity. From this perspective, life and knowledge meet in a renewed notion of truth seen not as disembodied knowledge but as a concrete experience and practice of life.


Nietzsche, Philosophy of existence, Truth, Kierkegaard, Singularity, Event.

Critical Journal of History of Ideas
International Philosophy Journal

Andrea Tagliapietra and Sebastiano Ghisu

Giovanni Campus

Authorized by Tribunale di Sassari n.455 del 14/7/2008 - ISSN 2035-732X - ISSN (Paper edition) 2035-732X