Volume 5, Issue 1, 2008
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.