Imaginary, Technique and Human Nature: A Morphological Reading

Pier Luca Marzo

Abstract


The paper that follows intends to explore the interlace between imaginary and technique by linking it to human nature. The route that will drive this explorative journey will be traced on the conceptual maps of morphology that began to appear with Goethe’s natural studies on nature. Following this cartographic tradition, I claim that human nature is that particular energetic field activated thanks to the relationship of two polarities: one is the imaginary and the other is the technique. Into this energetic field the life of the social-historical forms – in which each human community takes a specific place in the world to be born, to live and to die cyclically. Therefore, this is the final destination of the journey that is offered to reader here.

Keywords


Nature; environment; form; imaginary; technique.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7413/22818138055

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