Miguel Benasayag, "Fonctionner ou exister?"

  • Stefano Marsiglia
Parole chiave: fragilità, coraggio, vita


With this book Benasayag does not claim to establish an ‘ontological’ separation between existence and function, but would rather return to that complex unity between the two dimensions of life.

Today, we see an indistinctness between function and existence and this is seen in the elderly who are considered ‘old’. To be elderly means, according to Benasayag, determining non-possibilities, that is to say limits that protect, while technology makes us believe that everything is possible. So that every limit must be banished arriving even to, as the merchants of transhumanism do, “considerare la morte come un funzionamento fisiologico che si potrebbe cambiare” (p. 42 [to consider death as a physiological function that could be changed]).

We also look almost with horror at our fragilities with the aim of adhering as much as possible to the fluidity and flexibility required. Everything is reduced to the linear time marked by the clock and we are obsessed with gaining time.

This book wants to be an invitation to participate in a life that fully manifests itself in every situation, without hiding behind some labels that tell us nothing about who we really are. And to do that you need courage. Because it is only in this way that we can dare to exist and fell fully alive.


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Biografia autore

Stefano Marsiglia

Mi chiamo Stefano Marsiglia e ho 33 anni. Nel 2006 mi sono diplomato al Liceo Scientifico Statale “A. Gramsci” d’Ivrea. Ho frequentato due anni del corso di laurea in Filosofia presso l’Università degli Studi di Torino, anche se da molti anni mi dedico principalmente alla lettura di classici della letteratura italiana (parallelamente alla scrittura di versi). Dal 2013 al 2018 ho lavorato come cameriere in un ristorante di Nole e dal 2015 a oggi presto servizio alla biblioteca del medesimo paese.

Come citare
Marsiglia, S. (2020). Miguel Benasayag, "Fonctionner ou exister?". Filosofia, (65), 187-190. https://doi.org/10.13135/2704-8195/5243
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