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Beyond the Subject
Beyond the Subject (June 2019)
Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Hermeneutics
Gianni Vattimo - Author
Peter Carravetta - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo’s conception of weak thought.

In Beyond the Subject Gianni Vattimo offers a reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that shows how the premises to overcome the metaphysical Subject were already embedded in their thought. Vattimo makes a case for a Nietzsche who is not concerned with the structure and glorification of the Overman, but rather wit...(Read More)
 
 
Boundary Lines
Boundary Lines (February 2019)
Philosophy and Postcolonialism
Emanuela Fornari - Author
Iain Halliday - Translator
Étienne Balibar - Foreword by

Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.

In this book, Emanuela Fornari systematically examines the philosophical implications of postcolonial studies. She considers postcolonial critique not as a school or a current of thought but rather as a multiform constellation that—from the celebrated Orientalism of Edward Said to the contributions of authors like Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spiv...(Read More)
 
 
Love and Violence
Love and Violence (January 2019)
The Vexatious Factors of Civilization
Lea Melandri - Author
Antonio Calcagno - Translator

A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.

In this book, the Italian feminist thinker Lea Melandri argues that systemic violence against women has deep psychoanalytic roots. Drawing inspiration from the work of Freud and the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Elvio Fachinelli, along with feminist practices of consciousness-raising, Melandri demonstrates how...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking the Inexhaustible
Thinking the Inexhaustible (September 2018)
Art, Interpretation, and Freedom in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson
Silvia Benso - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Editor
Dennis J. Schmidt - Foreword by

Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.

What if the inexhaustible were the only mode of self-revelation of truth? The question of the inexhaustibility of truth, and its relation to being and interpretation, is the challenge posed by the philosophy of the prominent Italian thinker Luigi Pareyson (1918–1991). Art, the inter...(Read More)
 
 
Roberto Esposito
Roberto Esposito (July 2018)
Biopolitics and Philosophy
Inna Viriasova - Editor
Antonio Calcagno - Editor

Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.

One of Europe’s leading philosophers, Roberto Esposito has produced a considerable body of work that continues to have a significant impact on political science, sociology, literature, and philosophy. This volume offers both a comprehensive introduction to and critical explanation of Esposito’s political thought and key con...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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