N.2/2019 Pratiche di immanenza

Della presenza di spirito

Giulia Guadagni

(Università della Calabria)

Published in December, 2019

About Presence of Mind

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to describe and discuss a specific human ability: the presence of mind. I will present it through the philosophical “portraits” of Benjamin (Geistesgegenwart), Montaigne (promptitude) and Aristotle (eustochia). Then, I will suggest and argue that the presence of mind is a good example of what we may call “practice of immanence”, contextualizing such a concept in the contemporary Italian philosophical debate.

Keywords

Presence of mind, Benjamin, Aristotle, Montaigne, Immanence, Practice