Crisi del soggetto e malinconia tecnologica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Crisis of the subject and technological melancholy

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Despite being in crisis, the subject has not disappeared and in bioethics it emerges with an inescapably laden veritative. All the projects which substantiate reflection arise, in fact, from a sort of dissatisfaction with what human being is, his actual condition, his present. Therefore, the crisis of the subject ends up being hidden in some respects, and amplified in others by technology. Insofar as it searches for ‘another’ human condition, the latter has a melancholic course and the human being who places trust on it instead of overcoming his crisis, ultimately uncovers its real nature. Placing this bioethical reflection in relation to the fascinating meditation that Michel Foucault proposed of the path of the Cynics and individual sovereignty, the present contribution aims to outline a response to the crisis of contemporary subjectivity worthy of human imperfection.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Crisis of the subject and technological melancholy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)465-472
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Michel Foucault
  • bioetica
  • biotecnologie
  • crisi del soggetto
  • malinconia
  • sovranità


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