Innegabile e inevitabile: genesi e valore ermeneutico di una distinzione intrinsecamente teoretica

Di Aldo Stella

In: Verifiche, Anno XLIV, N. 1-4, 2015 XLIV , No. 1-4 ( 2015 )

Sezione Saggi / Articles


The Given is what we define as ‘unavoidable’ whereas Reason is what we can instead best refer to as being ‘undeniable’. The Given merely constitutes the condition by virtue of which the negation can be posited and, in no sense, it is the condition of its own intelligibility. However what is unavoidable and what is undeniable are very easily confused. Also the ‘undeniable’, in fact, emerges from the failed attempt to negate it. However the undeniable represents the reason why any attempt to deny it is doomed to fail, not its result. The undeniable is the truth, i.e., the non-contradictory ground which prevents from ‘being’ what is determined, i.e., what is merely unavoidable. The latter is therefore intrinsically contradictory and thus coincides with its own undeniable self-contradiction.