Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy (Cultural Memory in the Present) (Paperback)

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By Roberto Esposito, Zakiya Hanafi (Translator)
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Description


This book, itself by a major Italian philosopher, explores the distinctive traits of Italian theory and philosophy, reflecting on why it has been growing in popularity and why people have turned to it for answers to real-world issues and problems.

About the Author


Roberto Esposito is Vice-Director and Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Italian Institute for Human Sciences in Florence and Naples, Italy.

Praise For…


"In this expansive, provocative, and beautifully written work, Roberto Esposito, who is one of the most original voices in the Continental panorama today, sets out to articulate the 'Italian difference,' a question all the more enticing in light of the waning of the French generation that shaped the profile of European philosophy from the 1970s onward."—Giovanna Borradori, Vassar College

"This extraordinary and totally innovative analysis of the role of Italian philosophy within the European tradition shows that from the time of the Renaissance, Italian thought has had a specificity and an originality that is still present today in the philosophical elaborations of Italy's major thinkers, such as Gianni Vattimo, Remo Bodei, and Giorgio Agamben." —Massimo Ciavolella, University of California, Los Angeles



Product Details
ISBN: 9780804781565
ISBN-10: 0804781567
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: December 31st, 2012
Pages: 277
Language: English
Series: Cultural Memory in the Present