A ética da resistência hikikomori

  1. Domingo Fernández Agis 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna
Problemata: Revista Internacional de Filosofía

ISSN: 2236-8612

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 10

Issue: 5

Pages: 206-213

Type: Article

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  • Human Sciences: D


The hikikomori are young people who lock themselves in their room for months or years, refusing to leave it despite the requests of their family and the requirements of their social environment. They stand firm against all these pressures. That is why we could describe his attitude as belonging to a resistant person. However, we would not know in advance if your resistance can merit the qualification of ethics. This is one of the aspects that I try to clarify in this essay.    On the other hand, based on current biopolitics, I analyze how the hikikomori poses with its own existence questions that are certainly disturbing, but it also opens the way to find answers to others that haunt us and we do not know how to approach them.

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