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Mephistopheles (1900); Philosophia militans (1900, 1901); Parteipolitik u.
MEPHISTOPHELES,' in the Faust legend, the name of the evil spirit in return for whose assistance Faust signs away his soul.
The origin of the conception and name of Mephistopheles has been the subject of much learned debate.
The origin of the idea of Mephistopheles in Faust's mind is thus clear.