Individuale, impersonale, interpersonale. Problemi della singolarità

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Individual, impersonal, interpersonal. Singularity problems

Francesco Botturi

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Individualism is a theory of individuality that undermines the predicamental idea of it, as a singularity that shares a shared nature. According to A. Renaut the modern theory of separate individuality has its speculative source and model in Leibniz's monadology, tempered by the systematic context of theodicy, that is, of the pre-established harmony of the monadic universe and its internal relations. The individualist principle manifests its logic of separation in empiricism, in which the metaphysical framework of compensation fails. The Nietzschean problem of individuality, which takes on a new meaning in the context of the criticism of nihilism, is influenced by the metaphysical emptying of the empiricist "I without subject". In the contemporary it is G. Deleuze who, in direct connection with the Nietzschean project of complete nihilism, re-reads the ontology of individuality in the light of the "antiplatonic" subversion of the primacy of identity: a radical criticism of analogy (and of its universe of similitude and participation), a decomposition of the univocism of repetition and equivocism of difference, a schizo-analytical approach to an anthropology of impersonal. This outcome can be answered by rethinking individuality in an anthropological key that regains the genetic relationality of individuality and which highlights the generative energy of the relationship, thus giving phenomenological reasons to the ontological model of difference and similarity.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Individual, impersonal, interpersonal. Singularity problems
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationOltre l'individualismo. Relazioni e relazionalità per ripensare l'identità
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Individuale
  • impersonale
  • interpersonal
  • interpersonale
  • singolare


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