Il puro apparire

  • Rocco Ronchi Università degli Studi dell'Aquila


In this text I aim at providing a new inspection of a classical issue in modern and contemporary philosophy, namely the question of the beginning. Through a reconsideration of Henry's claim that Husserl's concept of intentionality entails an understanding of manifestation as exteriority and objectivity, I will suggest that phenomenology ultimately leads to an aporia, resulting from the fact that intentionality cannot found itself, but rather originates in a living-present which is in principle excluded from the phenomenological domain. Thus, in the second part of my text I will emphasize how Bergson, James, and Deleuze are in a position to overcome the phenomenological aporia by introducing a new account of appearence, no longer conceived of as the appearing of something to someone, but as a pure transcendental appearence further on from the distinction subject-object.