Realtà come emergenza

  • Maurizio Ferraris Università degli Studi di Torino


In this paper I intend to present my perspective on truth as “emergence” within the context of the recent debate about what I called in my previous works “New Realism”.Through a radical critique of any variety of constructivism, namely the thesis according to which subject and object cannot be conceived of outside their reciprocal relation, I will emphasize that the universe emerged independently from the subject, provided that reality has no need to be thinked of in order to be as such.This means that the subject has no ontological priority over reality. Rather, reality is nonemendable, inso- far as it resists our attempts to modify it according to our subjective categories. On the opposite, nowadays the task of philosophy is to search for «what is real in reality».