The Reception of Nietzsche In Turkish Thought: Trends and Figures

Eroler S., GÜNAY M. , TEMİZ S., Varolun O.

BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, cilt.10, ss.271-330, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18491/beytulhikme.1515
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.271-330


The world of thought, which was under the thumb of Platonism until the 19th century, has suffered from a turning point and deflected itself into a new searching, exclusively towards the 20th century. One of the main characters of this searching is undoubtedly Nietzsche. The name of Nietzsche has taken place in history as an important figure who affected almost every corner of that world in the adventure of passage from the 19th to 20th century. It is not surprising that this powerful figure has taken place in our intelligentsia approximately during the last period of the Ottoman Empire. This name has a respected value in the heritage assigned from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. In this process, Nietzsche's thought has been handled and evaluated in various contexts or movements. The most significant outcome of these evaluations is that there is not just a single aspect of Nietzsche. While figures who enriched Nietzsche's thought have submitted divergent appropriation, they also take him in the center stage of current philosophical concern. In this text, concordantly, by following a certain method carefully, we aim to enframe the appropriation manners of thought of Nietzsche who is one of the most significant domains of our philosophical adventure in the historical process.