Lingua vivente, materia di fuoco. Michelstaedter, la Cabala e Spinoza

  • Aldo Pardi


The topic of the paper is an inquiry about Carlo Michelstaedter’s reference to the Kabbalah, and the relationship existing between his attention for Jewish mystic and his reference to Spinoza’s philosophy. In a letter sent to his friend Chiavacci, Michelstaedter quotes in a sentence about mystic both Kabbalah and Spinoza. Analyzing this passage, where Nietzsche is quoted too, the paper discusses Michelstaedter’s reference to the Kabbalah, through Spinoza, about the problem of the philosophical statute of language and the nature of his orders, so central for his theoretical research concerning the conditions of reality and the dispositions of its moments.