Heidegger e la questione: che significa 'esistere' per il soggetto umano?

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Heidegger e la questione: che significa 'esistere' per il soggetto umano?

Riflettendo con Hidegger, Levinas, Michel Henry

In the context of the PRAGMATEIA philosophical workshop, and more specifically of the history of modern and contemporary philosophical thought, the Faculty of Philosophy is continuing - on the basis of last year's comparison with Kant, Hegel and Husserl - a cycle of three lectures focusing on the decisive theme of "subjectivity" as the principle from which every relationship with reality arises and in which it returns; in which is rooted the possibility or impossibility of the knowledge of truth and free action; inquiring consciousness that with a "critical attitude" welcomes multiple views of the world, on condition that they are subjected to the analytical method of evidence, so that the knowledge can be founded as science.


Through three specialists, respectively from the thought of Heidegger, Levinas and Michel Henry, subjectivity is problematised in itself and shown in its structural 'criticality' following the unravelling of three different phenomenological orientations.


The third lecture (16 May), held by Prof. Costantino Esposito (University of Bari 'Aldo Moro'), is entitled Heidegger e la questione: che significa ‘esistere’ per il soggetto umano?.

All entities in the world are 'what they are'. Only the entity that we ourselves always are is never a substance or the set of properties inherent to it, but 'is' what 'can' be, without however ever realising this possibility in 'reality'. Dasein manifests itself as the space of entity-being difference or transcendence as being-in-the-world. Then existence for the human being (but this name would already be a problem for Heidegger) is profoundly marked more by a radical, constitutive impossibility than by 'possibility' (as it would be in all 'existentialisms'). This impossible is the way Heidegger makes his own, metabolises and in some way also compromises the inquietudo cordis of Augustine of Hippo, his youthful travelling partner.

Date: May 16, 2024
Hours: From 15:00 To 16:45
Organizer: Faculty of Philosophy
Category: Conference
Room: L210

Pontificia Università Gregoriana
Piazza della Pilotta, 4
I-00187 Roma

Registration of participants is required. Deadline is 12 noon on the previous day for each conference.
Live streaming of the event is provided.

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