Fernando Pessoa e il finzionalismo psicologico

Translated title of the contribution: Fernando Pessoa's Psychological Fictionalism

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In a note to G.R.S. Mead's "Quests Old and New", where he found a section devoted to Hans Vaihinger's ideas, Fernando Pessoa reflects on the consequences of the fictionalist approach to both our perception of the I and the value of consciousness. These questions correspond to some statements that we find in Nietzsche's writings, which Vaihinger refers to in his "Die Philosophie des Als-ob". The paper aims to compare Nietzsche's and Pessoa's view of the I and consciousness, and to deal with their view of subjectivity by referring to Vaihinger's fictionalism.
Translated title of the contributionFernando Pessoa's Psychological Fictionalism
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)219-257
Number of pages38
JournalOdradek. Studies in Philosophy of Literature, Aesthetics and New Media Theories
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Fernando Pessoa
  • Nietzsche
  • Hans vaihinger
  • fictionalism
  • subjectivity
  • Poetry


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