Explores the potential for a novel philosophy of history to be uncovered by tracing the connections between Giorgio Agamben's work (theoretical practice) and contemporary art (artistic practice).
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
Fourteen Italian philosophers reflect on how the global experience of vulnerability and precariousness—of which the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example—compels us to rethink life and collective living.
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.
An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.
Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.
Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.
Argues that affirming the irreducible differences between men and women can lead to more transformative politics than the struggle for abstract equality between the sexes.
Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.
Advances a hermeneutic conception of truth as a mode of being, in dialogue with Aristotle, Nietzsche, Gadamer, Heidegger, Putnam, and Rorty.
Firsthand perspectives on the past, present, and future of contemporary Italian philosophy.
An aesthetic and phenomenological account of feelings.
An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.
Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.
Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.
A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.
Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.
Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.
An assessment and reevaluation of nihilism’s ascendency over metaphysics.
A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant's magnum opus.
A resolute defense of philosophy and hermeneutics against the threats of dogmatism and relativism.
Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.
Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy.
A practical hermeneutics of time.
Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.
Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.
First English translation of Sini’s important work on the influence of writing and the alphabet on Western rationality.
Leading Italian philosophers engage issues in ethics, politics, and religion.