This essay is an attempt to take seriously Theodor Adorno‘s provocation, not so much about its meaning with regards to the Holocaust, as with regards to the present time. Infact, the meaning of our writing about philosophy, arts and playing depends on the answer to this provocation. Yes, we believe that today, more than ever, the task of philosophy (but also of poetry, literature, music, cinema) once again becomes this: to cause dissatisfaction, anxiety, discomfort; to question the data, not to settle, but to keep looking, probing, dreaming of alternatives; to put thought into play. Playing with the thought. A fragile and un-helpful oasis. Logic of possibility and breeding ground of alternatives not crushed on the real. Sign of a need not suppressed by novelty, that speaks to the heart of every living being, in every culture, in every age, of every individual. Novelty that urges and asks not to be crushed, removed, relegated to the unthinkable: today, more than ever, in this era of migration and barbarism.

Is it Barbaric to Write about Playing in the Era of Migration?

CAPUTO, ANNALISA
2015

Abstract

This essay is an attempt to take seriously Theodor Adorno‘s provocation, not so much about its meaning with regards to the Holocaust, as with regards to the present time. Infact, the meaning of our writing about philosophy, arts and playing depends on the answer to this provocation. Yes, we believe that today, more than ever, the task of philosophy (but also of poetry, literature, music, cinema) once again becomes this: to cause dissatisfaction, anxiety, discomfort; to question the data, not to settle, but to keep looking, probing, dreaming of alternatives; to put thought into play. Playing with the thought. A fragile and un-helpful oasis. Logic of possibility and breeding ground of alternatives not crushed on the real. Sign of a need not suppressed by novelty, that speaks to the heart of every living being, in every culture, in every age, of every individual. Novelty that urges and asks not to be crushed, removed, relegated to the unthinkable: today, more than ever, in this era of migration and barbarism.
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