Che cosa può la registrazione?

  • Maurizio Ferraris Università degli Studi di Torino


Why is there something rather than nothing? Let’s try to sketch an answer: for a mixture of contingency (empiricism) and necessity (the transcendental). First there was an explosion, which made some highly-concentrated matter unfold and become the world: this was a contingent fact. However, in order for this contingency to emerge, transforming itself into the world, the explosion had to contain not only the ability to expand, but also the ability to record, to keep track. The principle of this emergence is very simple: the past is remembered by memory and repeated by matter.