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Posthuman Glasses for Nomadic Subjectivities: a Comment on “Il postumanesimo filosofico e le sue alterità (Philosophical Posthumanism and Its Others)”, by Francesca Ferrando

Angela Balzano


To read the current development of Posthuman Studies we need new glasses, that is to say a new conceptual framework. In order to develop it, Francesca Ferrando refers to the patient work of “artisans-philosophers” who came from the past (or just returned from the future). Sometimes an idea is born before its time. The quiet, constant act of intrepid thinkers breaks the continuity, and the rigidity of Kronos’ line, revealing its truth and effectiveness only many centuries later. Critical genealogies, as Il postumanesimo filosofico e le sue alterità (Ferrando 2016) 1, help keeping track of the openings determined by concepts in the course of their development. Without this kind of genealogy, the present overtakes at full speed our ability to understand it. All the more so today that new media and bio-technologies have become viral and pervasive, contributing to erode the old categories of subject, man, knowledge and power. […]

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Ferrando, Francesca. 2014. The Posthuman: Philosophical Posthumanism and Its Others. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Human Sciences, Universita di Roma Tre, Rome. Retrieved from http://dspace-roma3.caspur.it/bitstream/2307/4356/1/TESI_Ferrando_DEF.pdf.

Ferrando, Francesca. 2016. Il postumanesimo filosofico e le sue alterità. Pisa: ETS.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/rela-2016-002-balz

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