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Zeitgeist

(German) the spirit of a particular age. This is a term particularly employed in the study of 19th-century romanticism, and denotes the essential beliefs and feelings of a particular epoch. See also DILTHEY.
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793), que no es mas que el Volksgeist espanol que habita en el interior de cada individuo.
El segundo supone la anticipacion reflexiva de la muerte y el conocimiento de la idiosincrasia del pueblo como criterios de moralidad, dado que solo la muerte y el Volksgeist pueden constituirse como criterios axiologicos a partir de los cuales puede establecerse la moralidad o inmoralidad de la "accion moral" del "sujeto etico".
Y transita--deciamos--, porque la asuncion de una determinada ideologia o confesion por parte del Estado no consustancial al Volksgeist nacional tendria consecuencias desastrosas para el pais si toda la educacion dependiese del propio Estado.
What made Buber's celebration of the Jewish Volksgeist so deeply inspiring to its audiences and at the same time so ideologically problematic was its recourse to a mystical and racialized language of roots.
10) Ira Jacknis, "The Ethnographic Object and the Object of Ethnography in the Early Career of Franz Boas", in Volksgeist as Method, and Ethic: Essays on Boasian Ethnography and the German Anthropological Tradition, ed.
En el intento de BAUER por explicar la nacion (34) se diferencia tajantemente de la concepcion del Volksgeist, del espiritu del pueblo, elemento fundamental en la definicion de la nacion del Romanticismo aleman; pensar que "las acciones y los destinos de una nacion" pudieran ser entendidos como manifestacion de este "espiritu del pueblo" era, segun BAUER, espiritualismo nacional basado en una falsa manera de pensar: "National spirit cannot explain the community of national character, since itself is nothing but national character transformed into a metaphysical being, into a spectre" (BAUER, citado en Balakrishnan, 2012, p.
They did so in the way each assigned tasks to reason: Hegel charged reason with extracting from the actual law and legal institutions of the time the idea and concept of law (in Hegelian vocabulary, the idea results from the tangible realization of a concept in its empirical determination); Savigny charged reason as legal science responsible for discovering, revealing, and systematizing the legal dimension of a living Volksgeist.
These schools possess a style that parallels the dynamics of each cultural ethos and vice-versa: these schools reveal the essence of the identity of a people through a collective sentiment, one which stems from the romantic notion of Volksgeist, from Herder, which is associated with the concept of 'nationality.
In 1941, he wrote that the volksziel (a word similar to the German Volksgeist, but meaning, in this context, man in the street or even villager, as opposed to city dweller), should remain "true to himself"--otherwise, the "creative cultural powers" would not be able to develop (p.
The judge's intuition is not "freely" conceived by the judge himself, but is derived from administrative orders, via the concepts of Volksgeist (people's spirit) and of the Fuhrerprinzip (leadership principle): from the top of the increasingly intertwining state and Nazi Party.
In addition to the later associations that this term will come to have, the problem with Volksgeist as an explanatory principle is that it proves unverifiable, though Savigny does not believe this to be an insurmountable problem (249).
El derecho nace del Volksgeist, del "espiritu del pueblo", de usos y creencias populares, que posteriormente habrian sido reelaboradas por los juristas, entendidos aquellos, en su conjunto, como Wissenschaft, "ciencia" segun los principios metodologicos de las ciencias naturales, como ya el iluminismo juridico habia ampliamente auspiciado.