LO SPIRITO DI FRONTE AL MALE. L’ultima filosofia di Giovanni Gentile

Francesco Cerrato


The Spirit faces evil. Giovanni Gentile’s last philosophy

The essay retraces Giovanni Gentile’s philosophical production
from 1943 until his death in 1944, 15 April. Focusing
on Genesi e struttura della società, the author investigates the
most signifi cant theoretical differences between this last book
(published in 1946, after Gentile’s death) and the philosophical
works written twenty years before, Fondamenti di Filosofi a
del diritto and Teoria generale dello spirito come atto puro. The
author points out concepts such as evil and death in these
books and studies their different elaboration in Gentile’s last
book, considering a possible link between these changes and
the anxiety or moral suffering that the philosopher might have
felt facing the Nazi Fascist crimes.


Gentile; Fascism; Second World War; Dialectics; Society.


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ISSN: 2465-0315

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