This idea of different cultures, separate from or supplement to a unified human nature, is the forerunner of Savigny and his Volksgeist
793), que no es mas que el Volksgeist
espanol que habita en el interior de cada individuo.
Franz Boas and the Humboldtian Tradition: From Volksgeist
and Nationalcharakter to an Anthropological Concept of Culture.
No espirito do romantismo, o historicismo reagia ao universalismo abstrato das teorias racionalistas do direito procurando enfatizar, com a ideia de Volksgeist
(espirito do povo), as idiossincrasias nacionais na construcao de institutos juridicos.
(35) One merely needs to contrast Susman's sober account of Hasidic mysticism as a product of Judaism's fusion with foreign cultures to Buber's ecstatic celebration of Hasidism, which he saw as a manifestation of an authentic Jewish Volksgeist
, in order to grasp Susman's ideological quarrel with cultural Zionism.
This approach has two sides to it: on the one hand, Rohde insists that the novel is free of foreign cultural elements, notably, of the Near East, but rather represents 'the disposition of the Greek national spirit' (die Disposition des griechischen Volksgeist
) (32)--in other words, a purely Hellenic invention born out of its Greek literary antecedents and composed in strong resistance to both Oriental and Roman influences.
In contrast, traditional music, 'folk music' as people would have called it at the time (what according to the Romantics would express the Volksgeist
, that is, the quintessential ethnic and spiritual character of a people aspiring to be recognized as a nation) was in Italy uniquely unsuitable for that purpose.
Like the clergy who helped spawn the French Revolution, Strehle says that the liberal theology and biblical criticism that swept over Germany in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ultimately helped pave the way for Nazism by undermining the Judeo-Christian basis of Western civilization and stimulating the spirit of German Volksgeist
(that is, exultation of an extreme, twisted nationalism and sense of ethno-national supremacy).