Orsola Rignani (Parma, Italy, 1971) is Assistant Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Florence, Department of Humanities. She’s interested in history of ideas, relations between philosophy and science, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of the Posthuman, philosophy of the body. On Posthuman philosophy she published the volumes Umano? Una domanda per Italo Calvino e Michel Serres (2012); Emergenze “post-umaniste” dell’umano (2014); “E-mergenze” “post-umaniste” del corpo (2016).
"Towards a Posthuman Humanism: Federal Humanism between Natural Contract and Political Ecology"
My contribution reflects on the significance of posthuman in relation to a humanism intended as a foedus between man and nature. To this end, a “dialogue” is conducted with Michel Serres’s reflection on the objective dimension of hominescence, that is, on the hominescent links with the world that point to a new humanism, federal of nature and culture. Serresian proposal of a symbiotic man-nature contract, whose “habitat” could be the Natural Parc, the ideal space for a political ecology in which human and environmental interrelations meet, is taken into consideration and analyzed as a “germinal nucleus” of a posthuman humanism.