“Fenomenologia dell'istituzionale”. Does “to institutionalize” something mean, in fact, to document it?
Author: Bojani, Petar
Source: Rivista di estetica, Volume 52, Number 50, July 2012 , pp. 37-52(16)
Publisher: Rosenberg & Sellier
Abstract:Referring to Ferraris' “Fenomenologia dell'istituzionale (Phenomenology of the Institutional)” is very appropriate to insist on some difficulties with the notion of “institution”. My intent is twofold: on the one hand, I would like to claim, against Ferraris and with Searle, that a theory (or phenomenology) of the institution is always the most important task in the construction of social ontology. Along the way, I would like to point to the importance of violence (and power) and violent strategies in the creation and maintaining of institutions. By answering the question in the sub-heading of this paper, my intention is to understand Ferraris' project, firstly, as a necessary addition to the ontology of John Searle. But, also, I would like to argue that this project could “incorporate” this same theoretical attempt that precedes it. The future of Ferraris' project is in political and legal theory, in the understanding of the great and truly “ultimate institutional structures”. Ferraris, as inheritor of and contributor to the great project of Paul otlet (Mundaneum), surpasses “the government as ultimate institutional structure”, and puts it in the place of the State-europe and la Cité mondiale.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 2012
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