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PostSubject: The word "Spirit" in Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche   Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:24 am

is an at best misleading, often downright erroneous translation of Geist, which most notably means mind.

In a religious context it would make sense to interpret it a ' the spirit ' but in philosophy, it makes sense only as thought, mind, the place where consciousness resides.

 

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PostSubject: Re: The word "Spirit" in Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche   Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:52 am

In my little pocket dictionary the first translated word is spirit. The third is mind. (Second is ghost.)

English "mind" to German first is gamut, second is geist.

But yes, for Nietzsche, I think it would be indicating mind.

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