Between Nihilism and Politics: The Hermeneutics of Gianni by Silvia Benso,Brian Schroeder

By Silvia Benso,Brian Schroeder

Essays describe Italian thinker Gianni Vattimo’s specified and radical hermeneutic philosophy.

This is the 1st number of essays in English that offers without delay with the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo from a only serious standpoint, extra setting up his rightful position in modern ecu philosophy. Vattimo, who first got here to prominence because the translator of Gadamer’s fact and procedure into Italian, is now thought of to be greater than a thinker and prolific writer. As a former member of the eu Parliament (1999–2004), he's additionally a public highbrow. This ebook takes up his name to enhance the an important lively and affirmative engagement with pondering and society. greater than simply interpretations of Vattimo’s pondering, those essays are expressions of the hot impetus given to hermeneutic philosophy by way of “weak thought,” the time period he coined for a way we predict now within the wake of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Gadamer. the advance of Vattimo’s pondering is mirrored within the association of the quantity, divided into 3 major components: Hermeneutics and Nihilism, Metaphysics and faith, and Politics and Technology.

Silvia Benso is Professor of Philosophy on the Rochester Institute of know-how. She is the writer of The Face of items: a distinct part of Ethics; translator and coeditor (with Brian Schroeder) of latest Italian Philosophy: Crossing the Borders of Ethics, Politics, and faith; and cotranslator (with Brian Schroeder) of Carlo Sini’s Ethics of Writing, all released through SUNY Press.

Brian Schroeder is Professor of Philosophy on the Rochester Institute of expertise. he's the coeditor (with Lissa McCullough) of considering throughout the dying of God: A severe spouse to Thomas J. J. Altizer, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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