While the philosophy of Emanuele Severino inscribes all forms of agency into the domain of nihilism, denying that ethics may be part of the structure of truth, Carmelo Vigna’s theory provides a solution by reshaping ethics around the notion of «unconditional mutual recognition», seen as the very condition of possibility for transcendental consciousness to exist. Severino’s rejection of ethics may be criticized as it stems from a univocal consideration of truth, while Vigna’s notion of “pluralistic transcendentalism” rejuvenates the classical notion of a double meaning (theoretical and practical) of the transcendental. Indeed, Severino’s criticism of ethics as intrinsically nihilistic looks like a pre-comprehension and a miscomprehension of ethics’ language, methodology, and semantics. On the contrary, ethics (and Vigna’s theorization just provides a good example of that) originally excludes every manipulation of beings by recognizing them as they are.

In difesa dell’etica. Il senso della relazione tra Severino e Vigna

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2022-01-01

Abstract

While the philosophy of Emanuele Severino inscribes all forms of agency into the domain of nihilism, denying that ethics may be part of the structure of truth, Carmelo Vigna’s theory provides a solution by reshaping ethics around the notion of «unconditional mutual recognition», seen as the very condition of possibility for transcendental consciousness to exist. Severino’s rejection of ethics may be criticized as it stems from a univocal consideration of truth, while Vigna’s notion of “pluralistic transcendentalism” rejuvenates the classical notion of a double meaning (theoretical and practical) of the transcendental. Indeed, Severino’s criticism of ethics as intrinsically nihilistic looks like a pre-comprehension and a miscomprehension of ethics’ language, methodology, and semantics. On the contrary, ethics (and Vigna’s theorization just provides a good example of that) originally excludes every manipulation of beings by recognizing them as they are.
978-88-9314-371-4
Severino, Vigna, ethics, nihilism, alienation, recognition
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