Silvia Benso,Brian Schroeder's Between Nihilism and Politics: The Hermeneutics of Gianni PDF

By Silvia Benso,Brian Schroeder

Essays describe Italian thinker Gianni Vattimo’s distinctive and radical hermeneutic philosophy.

This is the 1st selection of essays in English that offers at once with the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo from a merely serious point of view, extra developing his rightful position in modern eu philosophy. Vattimo, who first got here to prominence because the translator of Gadamer’s fact and technique into Italian, is now thought of to be greater than a thinker and prolific writer. As a former member of the eu Parliament (1999–2004), he's additionally a public highbrow. This e-book takes up his name to boost the the most important energetic and affirmative engagement with pondering and society. greater than simply interpretations of Vattimo’s considering, those essays are expressions of the recent impetus given to hermeneutic philosophy through “weak thought,” the time period he coined for the way we predict now within the wake of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Gadamer. the improvement of Vattimo’s pondering is mirrored within the association of the quantity, divided into 3 major components: Hermeneutics and Nihilism, Metaphysics and faith, and Politics and Technology.

Silvia Benso is Professor of Philosophy on the Rochester Institute of expertise. She is the writer of The Face of items: a special aspect of Ethics; translator and coeditor (with Brian Schroeder) of latest Italian Philosophy: Crossing the Borders of Ethics, Politics, and faith; and cotranslator (with Brian Schroeder) of Carlo Sini’s Ethics of Writing, all released by means of SUNY Press.

Brian Schroeder is Professor of Philosophy on the Rochester Institute of expertise. he's the coeditor (with Lissa McCullough) of pondering in the course of the dying of God: A severe better half to Thomas J. J. Altizer, additionally released via SUNY Press.

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