Vol. 41 No. 2 (2021): The body and its surplus

Filosofia e tecnologie digitali: un approccio fenomenologico

Guelfo Carbone
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Il corpo e la sua eccedenza, the body and its surplus

Published 2021-12-07


  • philosophy of technology,
  • digital technologies,
  • phenomenology of embodiment,
  • Edmund Husserl,
  • Michel Henry

How to Cite

Carbone, G. (2021). Filosofia e tecnologie digitali: un approccio fenomenologico. Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 41(2), 155–171. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v41i2.138


The present paper assumes the phenomenological method with the aim of outlining a philosophical understanding of our symbiotic and synergetic interaction with current technologies by trying to reflect on both the computational  and  the  bodily  aspects  inherent  in  the  term  “digital”  at  one  and  the  same time. In the first section the scope of the inquiry is to be clarified, drawing on the structural and fruitful ambivalence of the digital. Furthermore, the phenomenological account of the embodiment is discussed as a suitable lead in  order  to  understand  our  relationship  with  digital  technologies.  The  last  section, then, lists a number of issues that the philosophical research has to face while approaching the tentative interpretation of the techno-ecosystem in which such a relationship continuously evolves