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Manifesto of New Realism
Manifesto of New Realism (December 2014)
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, in particular arguing against their emphasis on reality as constructed and int...(Read More)
 
 
Nihilism and Metaphysics
Nihilism and Metaphysics (May 2014)
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)
 
 
Goodbye, Kant!
Goodbye, Kant! (November 2013)
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
Truth and Interpretation (August 2013)
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
Aesthetics of the Virtual (December 2012)
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)
 
 
Weak Thought
Weak Thought (September 2012)
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
The Possible Present (October 2011)
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)
 
 
Between Nihilism and Politics
Between Nihilism and Politics (October 2010)
The Hermeneutics of Gianni Vattimo
Silvia Benso - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Editor

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)
 
 
An Unprecedented Deformation
An Unprecedented Deformation (May 2010)
Marcel Proust and the Sensible Ideas
Mauro Carbone - Author
Niall Keane - Translator

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)
 
 
Ethics of Writing
Ethics of Writing (October 2009)
Carlo Sini - Author
Silvia Benso - Translator
Brian Schroeder - Translator

First English translation of Sini’s important work on the influence of writing and the alphabet on Western rationality.
In this groundbreaking work, Carlo Sini, one of Italy’s leading contemporary philosophers, brings American pragmatism to the Milan school of phenomenology. Appearing in English for the first time, this book explores the constitutive role of alphabetic writing in the emergence of dominant forms of knowl...(Read More)
 
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