Form and matter of the semantic whole. Notes to The Primal Structure
In considering the concept of “Being”, and the related concept of the “semantic whole”, Severino probes the Hegelian criticism of the semantic autonomy of signiﬁcances in depth. On the basis of this premise, in The Primal Structure the whole, that is the “totality of being”, takes on the role of an organic structure in which every signiﬁcance (every Being) is necessarily implied in the whole and implies every other signiﬁcance. This contribution intends to show to what contradictions such a view of the totality of being may lead.