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Author Esposito, Roberto, 1950-

Title Living thought : the origins and actuality of Italian philosophy / Roberto Esposito ; translated by Zakiya Hanafi
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 277 pages)
Series Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present.
Contents Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Note on the Book's Title; I. The Italian Difference; Italian Theory; Italian Geophilosophy; Another Modernity; Passage I: The Vertigo of Humanism; II. The Power of the Origin; The Order of Conflict; The Infinite Life; The Body of History; Passage II: In the Vortex of the Battle; III. Philosophy/Life; History and Unhistory; Nothing in Common; Science and Life; Passage III: Inferno; IV. Thought in Action; Philosophy and Resistance; In interiore homine; Thought-World; Passage IV: The Unbearable; V. The Return of Italian Philosophy
Immanence and AntagonismOrigin and History; The Mundanization of the Subject
Summary The work of contemporary Italian thinkers, what Roberto Esposito refers to as Italian Theory, is attracting increasing attention around the world. This book explores the reasons for its growing popularity, its distinguishing traits, and why people are turning to these authors for answers to real-world issues and problems. The approach he takes, in line with the keen historical consciousness of Italian thinkers themselves, is a historical one. He offers insights into the great ""unphilosophical"" philosophers of life-poets, painters, politicians and revolutionaries, film-makers and literar
Notes "Originally published in Italian under the title Pensiero vivente: Origine e attualità della filosofia italiana."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Philosophy, Italian.
Form Electronic book
Author Hanafi, Zakiya, 1959-
ISBN 0804781559 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804781567 (paperback; alk. paper)
0804786488 (electronic bk.)
9780804781558 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804781565 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780804786485 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
Other Titles Pensiero vivente. English