N.2/2019 Pratiche di immanenza

Della presenza di spirito

Giulia Guadagni

(Università della Calabria)

Published in December, 2019

About Presence of Mind


The aim of this paper is to describe and discuss a specific human ability: the presence of mind. I will present it through the philosophical “portraits” of Benjamin (Geistesgegenwart), Montaigne (promptitude) and Aristotle (eustochia). Then, I will suggest and argue that the presence of mind is a good example of what we may call “practice of immanence”, contextualizing such a concept in the contemporary Italian philosophical debate.


Presence of mind, Benjamin, Aristotle, Montaigne, Immanence, Practice

Critical Journal of History of Ideas
International Philosophy Journal

Andrea Tagliapietra and Sebastiano Ghisu

Giovanni Campus

Authorized by Tribunale di Sassari n.455 del 14/7/2008 - ISSN 2035-732X - ISSN (Paper edition) 2035-732X