Sic volo sic iubeo. Kant and Nietzsche in Dialogue

Ondřej Sikora

The investigation of the possibility of a dialogue between the philosophy
of Kant and Nietzsche is based on the concept of autonomy. Both authors
are presented as radical and consistent thinkers of autonomy. The study
follows the way they step out of the isolation of the own “I will”. For
both thinkers, autonomy cannot be seen as an arrogant self-realization of
lonely subjectivity, on the contrary, its appropriate treatment leads both
to the substantial meaning of the relationship to the other. According
to Kant, autonomous subject who realizes his autonomy in relations to
others gets to understand himself as someone who belongs to the highest
good. In the case of Nietzsche, autonomous will is the one that takes
deep interest in the relation to others and at the same time that expects
her fulfilment in the act of transcendent desire.