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Truth and Interpretation
Truth and Interpretation
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Luigi Pareyson - Author
Robert T. Valgenti - Translated and with an introduction by
Silvia Benso - Revised and Edited by
Gianni Vattimo - Foreword by
SUNY series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 252 pages
Release Date: August 2013
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4749-0

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Paperback - 252 pages
Release Date: July 2014
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4750-6

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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 Truth and Interpretation provides the historical impetus and theoretical framework for the questions of existence, art, and politics that would motivate his most famous students, Umberto Eco and Gianni Vattimo. In a time when the meaning of truth as an interpretation is challenged by the chaotic din of media on the one side and the violent force of absolute claims from science, religion, and political economy on the other, Pareyson’s meditation on the value of thinking that is shaped by the traditions of philosophy and yet responds to contemporary demands remains timely and pressing more than forty years after its initial publication.

Robert T. Valgenti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. Silvia Benso is Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Translator’s Note
Foreword by Gianni Vattimo
Translator’s Introduction: Luigi Pareyson’s Vindication of Philosophy by Robert T. Valgenti
Preface
Introduction: Expressive Thought and Revelatory Thought

Part I: Truth and History

1. Permanent Values and Historical Process

2. The Originarity of Interpretation

Part II: Truth and Ideology

3. Philosophy and Ideology

4. The Destiny of Ideology

Part III: Truth and Philosophy

5. The Necessity of Philosophy

6. Philosophy and Common Sense

Bibliography
Index


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