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Thinking the Inexhaustible
Thinking the Inexhaustible (July 2018)
Art, Interpretation, and Freedom in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson
Silvia Benso - Edited and with an introduction by
Brian Schroeder - Edited and with an introduction by
Dennis J. Schmidt - Foreword by

 
 
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)
 
 
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 ...(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 Ari...(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...(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 Tr...(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 domina...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Philosophy
Contemporary Italian Philosophy (April 2007)
Crossing the Borders of Ethics, Politics, and Religion
Silvia Benso - Editor/translator
Brian Schroeder - Editor

Leading Italian philosophers engage issues in ethics, politics, and religion.

Italian philosophy provides a long-overdue and much-needed supplement to continental thinking. This book offers some living and lively examples, some for the first time in English, of original thought from the Italian philosophical scene. The contributors—seventeen leading Italian philosophers—offer perspectives from many are...(Read More)
 
 
The Face of Things
The Face of Things (June 2000)
A Different Side of Ethics
Silvia Benso - Author

Engages Levinas and Heidegger on the provocative issue of an ethics of things.

Here's a book that dispels the traditional tendency of philosophy to ignore the alterity of things. Drawing on two major figures in the continental tradition--Levinas and Heidegger--author Silvia Benso engages them on the provocative issue of an ethics of things. She argues that Levinas advances an ethics without things, and Heidegger proffers a conception o...(Read More)
 
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