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Fear, hope, resentment, grace. For a phenomenology of the state of neglect
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA) 
Author/s: Stefano Cardini 
Year:  2014 Issue: 51 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 61-74 FullText PDF:  86 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2014-051005
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The aim of this paper is to explore the relations between emotions like fear, hope and resentment, in order to disclose the role played by imagination in gaining or, on the contrary, losing a state of mind, that could be named ‘grace’. By following some of Spinoza’s suggestions, I browse through Kafka’s last novel Der Bau, with the purpose to describe a prototypical quasi-paranoic Ego, who shies away from any sound relationship with the Other and illusorily takes refuge in him/herself. I discuss this condition using Ludwig Binswanger’s concept of Verstiegenheit as form of ‘failed existence’. Finally, Gaston Bachelard’s phenomenological inquiry into imagination morale allows to clarify the role played by imagination in the process leading to ethical free deliberations.

Stefano Cardini, Fear, hope, resentment, grace. For a phenomenology of the state of neglect in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 51/2014, pp. 61-74, DOI:10.3280/LAS2014-051005

   

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