Il viaggio come sorgente di pensiero: la filosofia e il viaggio

Elena Soppelsa
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The present essay shows us a philosophical and anthropological analysis of the journey, through the reading of different thinkers: two ancient ones, Homer and Plato, and two contemporaries, Nietzsche and Lévi-Strauss. The analysis conducted leads us to elaborate - and at the same time to confirm - some anthropological assumptions regarding the theme of travel. Journey represents a fundamental moment in the life of man as it satisfies the need - to his nature - to go beyond the limit of the known world, and to explore new lands. For this reason tourism is essential to allow the individual to respond to the need to travel, and it allows also to do it in a safe way.