Le radici schopenhaueriane del pensiero di Giuseppe Rensi

The cultural trajectory of Giuseppe Rensi takes place between the skepticism, developed in the early 1920s and culminates with the Filosofia dell’Assurdo, and the adherence to a nihilistic and mystical worldview, characterizing the last phase of his philosophical thought.This paper aims to show the Schopenhauerian roots (weakness of reason, world’s irrationality, a-historicism, doctrine of genius, nihilism) of Rensi’s thought, with the intention of demonstrating that the continuity of Rensi’s research lies in his Schopenhauerism.