Philosophie im Blut? / Philosophy in someone's veins?

The article is a critical investigation into the narrative and argumentative structure of Max Pohlenz' famous history of stoicism (first published in 1948 and reprinted ever since) and into the arguments of his critics. It aims at highlighting the difference between racism and culturalism, tries to show how complex racist thought can serve to structure a whole academic book on the history of philosophy and to show that, although intelligent, the author's defence against the charge of racism is unconvincing.

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