Thursday, April 22, 2010

[Yasmin_discussions] Narcissism and Anthropocentrism


I was invited by the author, Francesco Monico, to post a response to this thread

and this is mytext
At the opening of this discussion, the narcissism seems to be related
to humankind but, in a following step, it suddenly becomes part of the
essence of the individual. I think it could be useful to approach the
topic of the "anthropos" in three ways, according to what has been
stated by Morin (La méthode. L'Humanité de l'humanité, l'identité
humaine, 2001): anthropos as 1. human being, 2. individual, 3. part of
the society. By this complex approach the risk to shift from a concept
of the anthropos to another one (i.e., from humankind to individual),
because all the concepts, and the derived reciprocal feedbacks, must
be taken in consideration at the same time. Moreover, even if the
language seems to be just a property of the anthropos (see Maturana
and Varela, Autopoiesis and Cognition, 1991) differentiating it from
other living beings, the biblical domination of the man on the nature
is passed over, in order to get a new relation with the other that
assumes at least three different meanings: other from me, other from
my culture, other from my species, each of these definitions including
(and not excluding) the other ones.

Thank you

Amos Bianchi

Amos Bianchi
Coordinamento Istituto Master e Bienni
Via Darwin 20
20143 Milano, Italy
tel. + 39 02 97372265

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