Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2008

Nicolae RambuOrcid-ID
Pages 86-106

Genio e Weltanschauung da Kant a Hitler

During the Nazi regime, Immanuel Kant was the most studied German philosopher. The most important in this context is the theory of the genius and of the creation of the genius that is developed especially in the Critique of Judgement. Kant defines the genius as the natural capacity of the personality to impose its own rules to the art. The Nazi ideologists had invoked this fact to justify philosophically the right of the Führer to impose its own rules to the art of politics. This is the reason of the attempt of the Nazi propaganda to project in the public conscience the image of one genius leader who, like the genius artist, imposes his own rules to the politics.