Raccontami La Mia Storia Ogni Essere Umano Desidera Ricevere Da Un Altro Il Racconto Della Propria Storia Solo Gli Altri Possono Scorgere Il Disegno Di Un Identit E Raccontarlo In Sua PresenzaNon Che Cosa Ciascuno, Ma Chi Si Potrebbe Sintetizzare Cos La Categoria Di Unicitelaborata Da Hannah Arendt In Una Prospettiva Femminista, Cavarero Utilizza L Unicitper Polemizzare Contro Il Soggetto Forte Della Tradizione Metafisica E La Soggettivit Frammentata Postmoderna Karen Blixen, Edipo, Borges, Ulisse, Rilke, Euridice, Sheherazade Vengono Convocati A Testimoniare Le Varie Forme In Cui Un Individuo Riceve Da Una Narrazione Il Proprio Ritratto I Rapporti D A, L Amicizia Femminile, L Esperienza Femminista Dei Gruppi Di Autocoscienza E La Generale Attitudine Delle Donne Al Racconto Sono Gli Scenari In Cui La Narrazione Si Sposa Con La Politica A philosophical concentration on the who of identity that creates what Cavarero terms a narratable self This narratable self requires a necessary other with which to relate the narrative of their life. It s hard to capture the subtle brilliance which radiates from Adriana Cavarero s slim volume, Relating Narratives Starting with a simple premise that philosophy, from its very beginning in Plato, has eclipsed the singularity of the who of the individual in favour of its abstraction in the what Cavarero weaves a new way of thinking the possibility of ethical relations Inspired in a large way by the work of Hannah Arendt, the focus on the unique and irreplaceable status of the I leads Cavarero to consider the essentially narratable condition of the self the fact that, regardless of the content of one s life story, one will, for all that, have a story to begin with Craverro s book itself is something like a philosophical storytale, populated with characters drawn from the horizon of the literary, as much as the philosophical imagination Oedipus, Ulysses, Scheherazade, Orpheus, Eurydice and the Sphinx are just a few among the cast from which Cavarero crafts her thesis Indeed, a great deal of the book consists in trying to elucidate what she calls the paradox of Ulysses the situation in which, like Ulysses at the court of the Phaeacians, we hear and come to know our own stories only from the narrations of others What sort of ethical consequences follow, asks Cavarero, when we are the protagonists, but not the authors of our own life stories In answering this question, Cavarero sets herself against postmodernist positions which argue for the primacy of texts at the expense of the narratable life whose story is in fact told , as well as Heideggerian understandings of narrative as related from the perspective of death at the expense of desire, which is always oriented, Cavarero argues, to the here and now of narration In this respect, there s an interesting comparison to be made between this work and Martin Hagglund s Dying For Time, which offers a similar, but nonetheless different account of desire Like Arendt before her, Cavarero mines the resources of narrative for its relation to life and natality, rather than death and mortification.So the themes involved here are heady, to say the least But for all that, one of the joys of reading Relating Narratives is precisely the way in which it delivers insight after insight in clear and eminently readable ways Although clearly informed by contemporary continental philosophy, Cavarero shares little of its prolixity, while nonetheless retaining the intellectual athleticism that makes the whole enterprising so engaging Whether it s on the status of women and storytelling, or reflections on love and friendship the four incandescent pages on love are themselves worth the price of the book , Relating Narratives radiates with intelligence, grace, and hope for an ethics worth pursuing.
Adriana Cavarero teaches philosophy of politics at the University of Verona, Italy, and is a visiting professor at New York University Her field of research includes classical, modern and contemporary thought, with a special focus on the political significance of philosophy Two main concerns shape her approach to the Western philosophical tradition First, the thought of sexual difference , a t
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- Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti: Filosofia della narrazione
- Adriana Cavarero
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