Massimo Donà

The Art and the Negation of the Absolute. Andrea Emo: an Extreme Philosophy

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Keywords: Andrea Emo; Absolute; Negation; Identity; Difference.

The paper explores the theme of negation in the philosophy of Andrea Emo. Rejecting the classic dichotomy between visible and hidden, the Absolute is structured as an act of negation without a subject: the positivity of the Absolute is the continuous contradiction. Overcome the Platonic dialectic, Emo dissolves the Absolute from its own absoluteness: the Absolute, which no longer differs from anything, turns out to be nothing. Nothing is what makes possible the artistic creation: the absolute freedom is determined in an order whose inevitability is indistinguishable from its absolute gratuitousness.

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