Single Idea 20942

[catalogued under 16. Persons / E. Rejecting the Self / 2. Self as Social Construct]

Full Idea

The Nazi idea is that the self is predetermined primarily by its race.

Gist of Idea

Nazis think race predetermines the self


Andrew Bowie (Introduction to German Philosophy [2003], Intro)

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'Introduction to German Philosophy' [Polity 2003], p.8

A Reaction

I suspect that I occasionally encounter this view, in very patriotic people. But then you meet people who feeling that their self is mainly determined by support of a football team. Note, though, 'pre-'determined. Hegel makes this idea possible?