My current research centers on the history of the “philosophy of life” (Lebensphilosophie): from its first systematic formulations in Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, through its main forms at the turn of the twentieth century (Dilthey, Simmel, and Bergson) and in the Weimar Republic, all the way to its entanglement with National Socialism. I focus on the contribution of philosophy of life to the emergence of the problem of relativism. I explore historical, systematic, and political aspects of this neglected chapter of the history of modern philosophy. It is my goal to show that both the history of the concept of life and the historical debates on…

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