- 東京女子大学紀要論集 (ISSN:04934350)
- vol.45, no.2, pp.19-40, 1995-03-08
Since Heidegger made his unique interpretation of Nietzsche public, the image of Nietzsche as "the last metaphysician in the Occident" has spread widely. Indeed, this was Heidegger's great contribution. However, Nietzsche has many puzzling masks and is much greater than Heidegger explained. Indeed, Heidegger was, as one of the post-Nietzsche generation, deeply influenced by Nietzsche. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the remarkable motives inherited from Nietzsche which appear in Heidegger's main work, Being and Time. Above all, Nietzsche's radical 'anti-humanism,' concentrated in his idea of the "superman," is the hidden background of Heidegger's existential analytics of "Dasein." We can recognize this clearly in the fact that both philosophers call into question the specifically modern concept of 'death' as the worst anti-human evil.