Nietzsche’s and Pessoa’s Psychological Fictionalism

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Abstract

In a note to G.R.S. Mead’s Quests Old and New, where he found a section devoted to Hans Vaihinger’s main 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 in particular Vaihinger refers to in his Die Philosophie des Als-ob. Our aim is thus to compare Nietzsche’s and Pessoa’s view of the I and consciousness, and to deal with their psychology by making reference to Vaihinger’s fictionalism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-605
Number of pages27
JournalPessoa Plural
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Nietzsche
  • Pessoa
  • Vaihinger
  • Mead
  • Fictionalism
  • Subjectivity
  • Neo-Kantianism

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