Metaphysical anthropocentrism delineated by authors such as Kant, Heidegger, Lévinas and Lacan allows us to place them according to the definition of the threshold between the man and the animal—the power of self-reference. This power of having an ‘I’ identity, to recognize ourselves as such, our vocation to selfhood, it is what is denied to animals, in other words, the experience/ability of self-position. The faculty to recognize and allude to ourselves which coincides with the individual responsibility and with which (in metaphysics) raises the man above every living being. It establishes the man’s power above animals. This is the beginning from which some philosophical stances are reinterpreted, relating the man to linguistics and psychoanalysis. The recent research expects to answer the question of ‘how does animal turn into human?’ based on Jacques Derrida thought. Anthropogenesis is the process through which a specimen of Homo Sapiens becomes a person, that is to say, an animal able to identify itself as ‘I.’

El devenir-humano del animal Jacques Derrida y la deconstrucción del logos

Nicola Zengiaro
2020

Abstract

Metaphysical anthropocentrism delineated by authors such as Kant, Heidegger, Lévinas and Lacan allows us to place them according to the definition of the threshold between the man and the animal—the power of self-reference. This power of having an ‘I’ identity, to recognize ourselves as such, our vocation to selfhood, it is what is denied to animals, in other words, the experience/ability of self-position. The faculty to recognize and allude to ourselves which coincides with the individual responsibility and with which (in metaphysics) raises the man above every living being. It establishes the man’s power above animals. This is the beginning from which some philosophical stances are reinterpreted, relating the man to linguistics and psychoanalysis. The recent research expects to answer the question of ‘how does animal turn into human?’ based on Jacques Derrida thought. Anthropogenesis is the process through which a specimen of Homo Sapiens becomes a person, that is to say, an animal able to identify itself as ‘I.’
Nicola Zengiaro
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