Geophilosophy of the Mediterranean

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Aims to rethink Europe under the sign of openness and hospitality, starting from the Mediterranean—the sea that is so important for the history of the entire West—a sea of differences with a deep unitary root conceived as a paradigm for rethinking new and original forms of social and political coexistence.

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The essays collected here outline a geophilosophy of the Mediterranean—a sea of great importance in the history of Europe and the wider West. Conceived from a geophilosophical perspective, the Mediterranean is a sea surrounded by lands—that is, a "pluriverse" of different cultures and religions, which have often become entangled in conflicts. Nevertheless, they have also demonstrated a remarkable capacity for coexistence, as exemplified by multilingual, multiethnic, and multireligious Sicily during the reign of Roger II of Hauteville. Throughout its millennia-long history, the Mediterranean has consistently displayed a profoundly unified configuration despite its inherent diversity. Its distinctive blend of singularity and plurality can serve as a paradigm for rethinking new forms of social and political coexistence, not only for Europe, which draws its origin from this sea, but also for a new global order.

Caterina Resta is Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy in the Department of Ancient and Modern Civilizations at the University of Messina. Rita Fulco is Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Messina. Sandro Gorgone is Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy the University of Messina. Giuliana Gregorio is Full Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Messina. Valentina Surace holds a PhD in Theoretical Philosophy.