La carne e il tatto nel "De Anima" di Aristotele. Un’interpretazione fenomenologica

  • Diego D'Angelo Independent Researcher


The aim of this paper is to offer a phenomenological interpretation of Aristotle’s approach to the sense of touch. The first part of this text deals with the role of touch in De Anima and states the central point of the argument to be developed: to show that touch has an ontological function insofar as it is the condition of possibility for accessing objects as objects (I). Some methodological considerations (II) are required in order to delineate the overall context in which the present contribution has to be understood. Not dealing with a philological reconstruction, nor with a perspective focusing on the history of philosophy, this text aims at a systematic approach to the question, taking Aristotle as its starting point.