Vol. 40 No. 1 (2020): Patterns of Contemporary Nihilism
Articles

The nomadic representation: forms of the human and indifference to value

Giovanni Scarafile
Università di Pisa

Published 2020-06-01

Keywords

  • representation,
  • homo connectus,
  • identity,
  • vision,
  • hope

How to Cite

Scarafile, G. (2020). The nomadic representation: forms of the human and indifference to value. Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 40(1), 159–171. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v40i1.96

Abstract

Considering the history of philosophy, representation is certainly a way to refer to a form of knowledge centered on vision. In the case of its connection to nihilism, representation acquires an additional significance, becoming a metonymy with which we allude to the substitution of a term with another one that has with the first one a qualitative closeness. Therefore, representation itself is not a marginal dimension, but an effective lens through which we can see the morphology of nihilism and its actuality. In this paper, my intention is to trace the recurrences of the meaning of representation in the thought of
Nietzsche and Heidegger.