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Il sigillo spezzato. Moderno e antimoderno nell’interpretazione habermasiana di Nietzsche


Starting from the analysis of the concept of modernity, this contribution focuses on Habermas' critique of Nietzsche. In particular on the idea that Nietzsche is a break point with modernity and the basis of the post-modern. On the line of defense of modernity and its universalistic normative contents, Habermas re-proposes the transcendental in an anti-relativistic sense. The explosive power of "philosophy with the hammer" and the "total critique of reason" undermine the emancipatory demands of modernity with conservative effects. According to Habermas, the radical critique of truth demolishes itself and the claim to validity. The modern, on the other hand, can be reformed through a model of antisolipsistic and communicative rationality.