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Title Viva voce : conversations with Italian philosophers / Silvia Benso
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 308 pages)
Series SUNY series in contemporary Italian philosophy
SUNY series in contemporary Italian philosophy.
Contents Introduction: Italian philosophy: threshold between cultlures -- Logics of delusion, passions and time: a conversation with Remo Bodei -- Ethics, bioethics, and ethical sentimentalism: a conversation with Eugenio Lecaldano - Life, suffering, happiness, and virtue: a conversation with Salvatore Natoli -- Truth, figures of truth, and practices of life: a conversation with Carlo Sini -- Metaphysics, ethics, and applied ethics: a conversation with Carmelo Vigna -- Sexual difference, relational space, and embodied singularities: a conversation with Adriana Cavarero -- Ontology of contingency, power, and historical space-time: a conversation with Giacomo Marramao -- Philosophy of right, historiography, and individuality: a conversation with Fulvio Tessitore -- Interpretation, history, and politics: a conversation with Gianni Vattimo -- Global justice, democracy, uncertainty, and incompleteness: a conversation with Salvatore Veca -- Technology, communication, and aesthetics of the sublime: a conversation with Mario Costa -- Freedom, guilt, nihilism, and tragic thought: a conversation with Sergio Givone -- Imagination, rituality, and transit: a conversation with Mario Perniola -- Mathematics, sciences, objectivity, and system theory: a conversation with Evandro Agazzi -- Mathematics, freedom, and conflictual democracy: a conversation with Giulio Giorello -- Science, knowledge, rationality, and empirical realism: a conversation with Paolo Parrini -- Metaphysics, experience, and transcendence: a conversation with Enrico Berti -- The absolute, finite beings, and symbolic language: a conversation with Virgilio Melchiorre -- Being, memory, and the present: a conversation with Ugo Perone -- Being, becoming, and the destiny of truth: a conversation with Emanuele Severino -- Topology, nothingness, and the possible God: a conversation with Vincenzo Vitiello -- Religious experience, philosophy, and theology: a conversation with Giovanni Ferretti -- Person, evil and eschatology: a conversation with Giuseppe Riconda
Summary 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 addressing issues of provenance, domestic and foreign influences, and lineages. Next, each scholar discusses the main tenets, theoretical originality, and timeliness of their work. The interviews conclude with thoughts about what directions each philosopher sees the discipline heading in the future. Every conversation is a testimony to the differences that characterize each thinker as unique and that invigorate the Italian philosophical landscape as a whole. The individual replies differ widely in tone, focus, and style. What emerges is a broad, deep, lively, and even witty picture of the Italian philosophical landscape in the voices of its protagonists.0
Notes Translations from Italian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Philosophers -- Italy -- Interviews.
Philosophy, Italian.
Philosophy, Modern.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Benso, Silvia, interviewer
LC no. 2017000563
ISBN 1438463790 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1438463804 (electronic bk.)
9781438463797 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781438463803 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover : alk. paper)