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The Symbolic Order of the Mother
The Symbolic Order of the Mother (January 2018)
Luisa Muraro - Author
Francesca Novello - Translator
Timothy S. Murphy - Edited and with an introduction by
Alison Stone - Foreword by

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.

In The Symbolic Order of the Mother Luisa Muraro identifies the bond between mother and child as ontologically fundamental to the development of culture and politics, and therefore as key to achieving truly emancipatory political change. Both corporea...(Read More)
 
 
The Experience of Truth
The Experience of Truth (November 2017)
Gaetano Chiurazzi - Author
Robert T. Valgenti - Translator

Advances a hermeneutic conception of truth as a mode of being, in dialogue with Aristotle, Nietzsche, Gadamer, Heidegger, Putnam, and Rorty.

What does it mean to say that something is true? In this book Gaetano Chiurazzi argues that when we say that something is true, we do not say something merely about a state of affairs, but also about ourselves. Truth is not just the fact of “what is out there,” but a mode of e...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Beauty
Beyond Beauty (September 2017)
Federico Vercellone - Author
Sarah De Sanctis - Translator

Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.

The American abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman famously declared in 1948 that the impulse of modern art is to destroy beauty. Not long after that, Andy Warhol was reconciling the world of art with the world of everyday life, painting soup cans and soda bottles. In this book, Federico Vercellone provides an account of th...(Read More)
 
 
Viva Voce
Viva Voce (April 2017)
Conversations with Italian Philosophers
Silvia Benso - Author

Firsthand perspectives on the past, present, and future of contemporary Italian philosophy.

Through conversations with twenty-three leading Italian philosophers representing a variety of scholarly concerns and methodologies, this volume offers an informal overview of the background, breadth, and distinctiveness of contemporary Italian philosophy as a tradition. The conversations begin with general questions addr...(Read More)
 
 
Quasi-Things
Quasi-Things (April 2017)
The Paradigm of Atmospheres
Tonino Griffero - Author
Sarah De Sanctis - Translator

An aesthetic and phenomenological account of feelings.

In this book, Tonino Griffero introduces and analyzes an ontological category he terms “quasi-things.” These do not exist fully in the traditional sense as substances or events, yet they powerfully act on us and on our states of mind. He offers an original approach to the study of emotions, regarding them not as inner states of the subject, but a...(Read More)
 
 
The Debt of the Living
The Debt of the Living (January 2017)
Ascesis and Capitalism
Elettra Stimilli - Author
Arianna Bove - Translator
Roberto Esposito - Foreword by

Analyzes theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.
Max Weber’s account of the rise of capitalism focused on his concept of a Protestant ethic, valuing diligence in earning and saving money but restraint in spending it. However, such individual restraint is foreign to contemporary understandings of finance, which treat ever-increasing consumption and debt as natural, almo...(Read More)
 
 
Containing Community
Containing Community (October 2016)
From Political Economy to Ontology in Agamben, Esposito, and Nancy
Greg Bird - Author

Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Community has been both celebrated and demonized as a fortress that shelters and defends its members from being exposed to difference. Instead of abandoning community as an antiquated model of relationships that is ill suited for our globalized world, this book turns to the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito...(Read More)
 
 
Flower of the Desert
Flower of the Desert (November 2015)
Giacomo Leopardi's Poetic Ontology
Antonio Negri - Author
Timothy S. Murphy - Translator

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.

Antonio Negri, one of Italy’s most influential and controversial contemporary philosophers, offers in this book a radical new interpretation of the nineteenth-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. For Negri, Leopardi is not the bitter, ide...(Read More)
 
 
The Ethics of Democracy
The Ethics of Democracy (October 2015)
A Contemporary Reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Lucio Cortella - Author
Giacomo Donis - Translator

Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.

The legal regulations and formal rules of democracy alone are not enough to hold a society together and govern its processes. Yet the irreducible ethical pluralism that characterizes contemporary society seems to make it impossible to impose a single system of values as a sou...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy (September 2015)
Antonio Calcagno - Editor

Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.

Italy has a rich philosophical legacy, and recent developments and movements in its political philosophy have produced a significant body of thought by internationally renowned philosophers working on questions and themes such as the critique of neoliberalism, statehood, politics and culture, feminism, community, the ...(Read More)
 
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