Projektet hvoraf bemærkelsesværdigt nok intet fremgår

Nikolaj Eibye, Christian Erenskjold, Cilia Espeland, Anna Kyhn & Julius Lyk

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of this report is to determine how different philosophies, mainly Nietzsche's existential philosophy, have influenced austrian author Robert Musil's magnum opus The Man Without Qualities. Furthermore how these philosophies imprint on the characters, its repercussions on their interactions and the how it sways their world view. The Man Without Qualities was composed during the years 1921-1942, it is nonetheless incomplete due to the authors early demise. However early drafts, preliminary sketches and false starts were published posthumously. We’ve read the danish editions of the novel which encompasses the 3 original parts, A Sort of Introduction, Pseudoreality Prevails and Into the Millennium (The Criminals), along with some of the so called nachlassen. Additionally we’ve gone through several works about Nietzsche’s philosophy and his outlook on reality. Even though the events of The Man Without Qualities takes place during a turbulent time of european history, with namely WW1 lurking in the distance, we’ve chosen not to center our report around it. Instead the core of our work relies on the main characters and above all discussing how Ulrich supposedly is a man without qualities. By doing so we’ve endeavoured into the essence of what is means to have qualities and how anyone could be without them. We also lock on to Ulrichs sense of opportunity and how that illuminates Robert Musils own point of view.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 jun. 2014
VejledereMette Blok


  • WW1
  • Ulrich
  • Nietzsche
  • Robert
  • Manden uden egenskaber
  • Musil