For an aesthetic of training: Marcuse and rebellious subjectivity

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7346/-fei-XX-03-22_04

Keywords:

Aesthetics, Training, Subjectivity, Transcendence, Change

Abstract

The objective of this article is to propose a hermeneutic of certain categories from the educational point of view. It is our conviction that Marcuse's critical investigation can represent a tool of self-formation also for the current young generation, to begin a journey towards “liberation”, aesthetic and political dimensions intertwine. Aesthetics has a decisive weight for the formation of the subject against the oppression of a socio-economic structure, increasingly a symbol of unstoppable crisis and total precariousness. Aesthetics, Marcusian vision, teaches not to surrender to the objectivity of evil and to place oneself, through creativity, always in opposition to the strongest because “another world is possible”. The alternative is built through a transformative sensitivity of the modes of thought and action; a sensitivity open to hope and to a concept of transcendence that represents the real fulcrum of the “qualitative difference”. An epistemological-hermeneutic implant is used, a qualitative analysis methodology.

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Published

2022-12-30

How to Cite

Gramigna, A. (2022). For an aesthetic of training: Marcuse and rebellious subjectivity. Formazione & Insegnamento, 20(3), 046–054. https://doi.org/10.7346/-fei-XX-03-22_04

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Inhabiting the World

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