The modern aspect of mètis: Flânerie and strategies of sense in the labyrinth of the metropolis

Antonio Valentini


The essay aims to show how the notion of mètis could work as an interpretative tool philosophically fruitful in view for a new understanding of some fundamental theoretical-problematic knots revolving around the Baudelairean theme of the flâneur: the question of the relationship between mind and world; the need of rethinking the critical function of art within a reality more and more commercialized and homologated; the motif of sense and its link to the dimension of contingency.


Mètis; Flâneur; Nexus “sense-metropolis”

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