Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
In order to create a greater dialogue between new and emerging Italian philosophy and established continental traditions of thought, Silvia Benso and Antonio Calcagno bring together the work of well-known figures in Italian philosophy such as Antonio Negri, Roberto Esposito, Remo Bodei, Gianni Vattimo, Massimo Cacciari, and Adriana Cavarero with important thinkers like Schelling, Hegel, Schmitt, Heidegger, Gadamer, Irigaray, Arendt, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, and Foucault. In Open Borders, Benso and Calcagno introduce to a larger English-speaking audience the thought of highly regarded late twentieth-century Italian philosophers who seek to redefine concepts such as freedom, interpretation, existence, woman, male-female relationships, realism, emotions, and aesthetics. The diverse contributors to this book often transgress and redefine the limits and insights of philosophy itself and bring to the fore a new body of thinking that offers new ways of self-understanding while deeply engaging the issues and questions of contemporary society.
Silvia Benso is Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author, editor, and translator of many books, including Viva Voce: Conversations with Italian Philosophers; Aesthetics of the Virtual; and Thinking the Inexhaustible: Art, Interpretation, and Freedom in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson, all published by SUNY Press. Antonio Calcagno is Professor of Philosophy at King's University College at Western University, Canada. He is the author and editor of several books, including Roberto Esposito: Biopolitics and Philosophy (coedited with Inna Viriasova) and the translator of Lea Melandri's Love and Violence: The Vexatious Factors of Civilization, both also published by SUNY Press.