The Ethics of Democracy
A Contemporary Reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right Lucio Cortella - Author Giacomo Donis - Translator
Manifesto of New Realism
Maurizio Ferraris - Author Sarah De Sanctis - Translator Graham Harman - Foreword by
Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.
Philosophical realism has taken a number of different forms, each applied to different topics and set against different forms of idealism and subjectivism. Maurizio Ferraris’s Manifesto of New Realism takes aim at postmodernism and hermeneutics, arguing against their emphasis on reality as constructed and interpreted. Whil...(Read More)
Nihilism and Metaphysics
The Third Voyage Vittorio Possenti - Author Daniel B. Gallagher - Translator Brian Schroeder - Foreword by
An assessment and reevaluation of nihilism’s ascendency over metaphysics.
Challenging the idea that nihilism has supplanted metaphysics, Vittorio Possenti finds in this philosophical turn the grounds for a mature renewal of metaphysics. Possenti takes the reader on a “third voyage” that goes beyond the “second voyage” indicated by Plato in the Phaedo. He traces the ascendancy of nihil...(Read More)
What Still Stands of the Critique of Pure Reason Maurizio Ferraris - Author Richard Davies - Translator
A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant’s magnum opus.
A best seller in Italy, Maurizio Ferraris’s Goodbye, Kant! delivers a nontechnical, entertaining, and occasionally irreverent overview of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. He borrows his title from Wolfgang Becker’s Goodbye Lenin!, the 2003 film about East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which dep...(Read More)
Truth and Interpretation
Luigi Pareyson - Author Robert T. Valgenti - Translated and with an introduction by Silvia Benso - Revised and Edited by Gianni Vattimo - Foreword by
A resolute defense of philosophy and hermeneutics against the threats of dogmatism and relativism.
Luigi Pareyson (1918–1991) was one of the most important Italian philosophers to emerge after World War II and stands shoulder to shoulder with fellow hermeneutic thinkers Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur. The product of a well-developed theory of interpretation that stretches back to the late 1940s, his 1971 masterpiece Tr...(Read More)
Aesthetics of the Virtual
Roberto Diodato - Author Justin L. Harmon - Translator Silvia Benso - Revised and Edited by John Protevi - Foreword by
Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.
Arguing that the virtual body is something new—namely, an entity that from an ontological perspective has only recently entered the world—Roberto Diodato considers the implications of this kind of body for aesthetics. Virtual bodies insert themselves into the space opened up by the famous distinction in Aristotle’s ...(Read More)
Gianni Vattimo - Editor Pier Aldo Rovatti - Editor Peter Carravetta - Translated and with an introduction by
Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy.
Heralding the beginning of the philosophical dialogue on the concept for which Gianni Vattimo would become best known (and coining its name), this groundbreaking 1983 collection includes foundational essays by Vattimo and Pier Aldo Rovatti, along with original contributions by nine other Italian philosophers influenced ...(Read More)
The Possible Present
Ugo Perone - Author Silvia Benso - Translator Brian Schroeder - Translator
A practical hermeneutics of time. The Possible Present unfolds from within a freely reinterpreted hermeneutic perspective and provides an original theoretical proposal on the topic of time. In dialogue especially with the philosophies of Husserl and Heidegger, but resorting also to suggestions coming from a theological background (Barth and Bonhoeffer), the work proposes a personal and original theory of time centered o...(Read More)
Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.
This is the first collection of essays in English that deals directly with the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo from a purely critical perspective, further establishing his rightful place in contemporary European philosophy. Vattimo, who first came to prominence as the translator of Gadamer’s Truth and Method...(Read More)
Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.
French novelist Marcel Proust made famous “involuntary memory,” a peculiar kind of memory that works whether one is willing or not and that gives a transformed recollection of past experience. More than a century later, the Proustian notion of involuntary memory has not been fully explored nor its implications understood. By providing ...(Read More)