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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 Truth and Method into Italian, is now considered to be more than a philosopher and prolific author. As a former member of the European Parliament (1999–2004), he is also a public intellectual. This book takes up his call to advance the crucial active and affirmative engagement with thinking and society. More than just interpretations of Vattimo’s thinking, these essays are expressions of the new impetus given to hermeneutic philosophy by “weak thought,” the term he coined for how we think now in the wake of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Gadamer. The development of Vattimo’s thinking is reflected in the organization of the volume, divided into three main parts: Hermeneutics and Nihilism, Metaphysics and Religion, and Politics and Technology.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Between Nihilism and Politics
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Part One. Hermeneutics and Nihilism
  2. p. 13
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  1. 1. The Experiment of Nihilism: Interpretation and Experience of Truth in Gianni Vattimo
  2. pp. 15-32
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  1. 2. Vattimo’s Theory of Truth
  2. pp. 33-45
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  1. 3. Vattimo’s Hermeneutics as a Practice of Freedom
  2. pp. 47-62
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  1. 4. Weak Thought and the Recovery of Reason
  2. pp. 63-78
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  1. 5. Beyond Interpretation? On Some Perplexities Following Upon Vattimo’s “Turn” from Hermeneutics
  2. pp. 79-97
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  1. Part Two. Metaphysics and Religion
  2. p. 99
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  1. 6. Metaphysics, Violence, and Alterity in Gianni Vattimo
  2. pp. 101-119
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  1. 7. Thinking the Origin, Awaiting Salvation
  2. pp. 121-134
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  1. 8. Postmodern Salvation: Gianni Vattimo’s Philosophy of Religion
  2. pp. 135-148
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  1. 9. Secularization as a Post-Metaphysical Religious Vocation: Gianni Vattimo’s Post-Secular Faith
  2. pp. 149-164
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  1. Part Three. Politics and Technology
  2. p. 165
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  1. 10. Philosophy and Politics at the End of Metaphysics
  2. pp. 167-182
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  1. 11. Deciding to Bear Witness: Revolutionary Rupture and Liberal Continuity in Weak Thought
  2. pp. 183-202
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  1. 12. Emancipation and the Future of the Utopian: On Vattimo’s Philosophy of History
  2. pp. 203-220
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  1. 13. “Postmodernity as the Ontological Sense of Technology”and Democratic Politics
  2. pp. 221-239
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  1. 14. What’s Wrong with Biotechnology? Vattimo’s Interpretation of Science,Technology, and the Media
  2. pp. 241-256
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 257-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-266
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438432861
Related ISBN
9781438432854
MARC Record
OCLC
671648409
Pages
274
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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