N.1/2022 Libertinismo: Filosofia e Scrittura
Una «filosofia del mare».
Riflessioni intorno a “marino” e “terrestre”
Published in June, 2022
Introduction to a Philosophy of the Sea. Some considerations on “marine”
and “terrestrial” features.
This short contribution aims to showcase some of the most salient
features of Roberto Casati’s latest work. Oceano, which aspires to stand as the
manifesto of a genuine ‘philosophy of the sea’, seems, in the end, to be unable to
entirely prescind from the terrestrial element, from our so-called ‘land-making’
behaviour, which most intimately defines us, according to a given philosophical
tradition. So, the result of this investigation cannot be said to be entirely satisfactory since the anthropology that sustains Casati’s conceptual apparatus still
posits man as adverse to the nature that sustains him. It is therefore hard to see
how the latter can peacefully inhabit the sea and do it justice while paying it all
Sea, Earth, Navigation, Transformation, Abuse.