Aristotle defines synaisthesis as the ability to directly understandthe actions and passions of another man. It isformed through shared experience and the exchange ofconversations and thoughts (Nicomachean Ethics, 1170b10-14): thus we will investigate the epistemological statusof the rhetorical consent and its philosophical roots.Analyzing synaisthesis we will work from an anthropologicalpoint of view rather than a neuropsychologicalone. We will prove synaisthesis is one of the basic startingpoints of consent. This Aristotelian notion is the cornerstoneof the original inter-subjectivity. It creates spacefor certainty (according to Vico and Wittgenstein notDescartes). It is also a key concept to analyze in depthhow social relations and the public sphere constituteone of the main conditions of consent and language.To further our approach we will also work on availablestudies on philosophical anthropology, embodied simulationsand pre-linguistic empathy.
|Number of pages||6|
|Volume||E|C Serie Speciale Anno VII, n. 17, 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|