The challenge that the universal faces at the present time does not escape the partiality which is inevitably present in every single historical period. Three levels of universality are outlined here, more or less flawed: a historically outdated strong universality, a modern one that separates justice from truth and a weak one, in which nihilism falteringly aspires to universality. In the contemporary context the weakening and the crisis of the universal are not to be ascribed to the difficult relationship between the universal and the particular and not even to the denial of the theological instance by the self-determined modern conscience, but rather to the all-post-modern and globalized encounter of an “other” coming from different cultures. On the positive side, a universality in progress is proposed, requested in a sense generated by an event. The sense-fields remain empty until a datum appears. What is there, the fact, is for us always relative to an instance of meaning, or rather to a complex range of instances of meaning. This relational structure is neither neutral nor invariable: rather it is each time understood and interpreted thanks to different attestations of meaning.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] On the universality of meaning|
|Numero di pagine||22|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2019|