Philosophical News 14:65-77 (2017)

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Guido Cusinato
Università degli Studi di Verona
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The main claim of this article is that the plasticity of the human formation process does not consist in receiving passively an already-given shape, like hot wax stamped by a seal. Rather, it creates ever new shapes and makes a person overcome her own self-referential horizon. Furthermore, I argue that this formation process is directed by desire, meant as “hunger for being born completely” (Zambrano). The human being comes into the world without being born completely, and it is precisely such hunger that directs human positioning into the world.
Keywords care  plasticity  desire  Max Scheler  emotional sharing  exemplarity
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