Starting from the Nietzschean living madman (philosopher of an unknown truth), this essay tries to think on the verge of the chaos that Madness has always constituted for the Reason’s dream of wholeness: in the name of the Other that hosts it, Reason is thus forced to "dance" on a symphony with different voices: 1) Madness in the heart of the subject will induce him to rethink of a wound he doesn’t know the Origin of. 2) No longer absolutely sovereign (Saul and Hamlet are its symbols), he can outline a new political paradigm that hosts the madness of the secret οἶκος (Antigone) in each πόλις (Creonte). 3) Staying in this contradiction will therefore inspire a new philosophical and political wisdom (Metis, voice from Tartarus) which, recognizing the need of “madness in method”, can help to think otherwise the political power and space where men symbolically transcribe the reason (and madness with it) that animates them.

Con passo di danza. Pensare sull'orlo dell'abisso

Maria Teresa Pacilé
2020

Abstract

Starting from the Nietzschean living madman (philosopher of an unknown truth), this essay tries to think on the verge of the chaos that Madness has always constituted for the Reason’s dream of wholeness: in the name of the Other that hosts it, Reason is thus forced to "dance" on a symphony with different voices: 1) Madness in the heart of the subject will induce him to rethink of a wound he doesn’t know the Origin of. 2) No longer absolutely sovereign (Saul and Hamlet are its symbols), he can outline a new political paradigm that hosts the madness of the secret οἶκος (Antigone) in each πόλις (Creonte). 3) Staying in this contradiction will therefore inspire a new philosophical and political wisdom (Metis, voice from Tartarus) which, recognizing the need of “madness in method”, can help to think otherwise the political power and space where men symbolically transcribe the reason (and madness with it) that animates them.
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