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Filosofie del “più Europa”: sovranismo di coscienza e sovranismo scientifico

Domenico Cortese

Università di Dundee

Published in May, 2017

Philosophies of “more Europe”: sovereignty of consciousness and scientific sovereignty

Abstract

In this study I will present two approaches to the issue of sovereignty. The first one is the “Bataillian” approach. This “non-do-ut-des” logic should avoid the utilization of the energy in excess in destructive initiatives such as wars and it can paradoxically facilitate a long term recovery to ordinary economic logic – as the Marshall plan did. Among the federalists’ proposals, similarly, there are transfer of “energy” from better-off countries to worse-off ones by means of fiscal transfers and the centralized sharing of credit risk. However, the problem with this type of general economy is that the factors quoted to jus- tify the unsustainability of traditional economic reciprocity are not inherent to human nature but produced by historical and contingent asymmetries, due to political decisions. This means that Bataille’s “general economy” would simply be the expression of the awareness of contingent needs, distorted by historically determined relations of force which is not necessarily able to aim at a maximization of well-being within an exchange economy.

Keywords

sovereignty, Bataille, general economy, exchange economy, excess

G.C.S.I. - Giornale Critico di Storia delle Idee
Rivista internazionale di filosofia

Direzione Editoriale:
Andrea Tagliapietra e Sebastiano Ghisu

Direttore Responsabile:
Giovanni Campus

Autorizzazione del Tribunale di Sassari n.455 del 14/7/2008 - ISSN 2240-7995

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