1900-luvun saksalainen elämänfilosofia

Early 20th century German philosophy of life

Today the term philosophy of life is usually used to refer to personal attitude to life, not to a movement of philosophy. However, in the beginning of the 20th century and especially during the Weimar republic philosophy of life, Lebensphilosophie, was the most influential philosophical trend in German-speaking world. This article draws an outline of Le­bens­philosophie and explores its ba­sic themes of anti-scienticism, intuition and lived experience, Erlebnis. It is also discussed how these themes were intertwined in the Wei­mar culture.

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