18 de octubre de 2007

Weakening Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Gianni Vattimo

La editorial académica Mc Gill-Queen's University Press publica este volumen, editado por Santiago Zabala y que rinde homenaje a Gianni Vattimo. En él, más de una veintena de contribuciones de, entre otros, J. Grondin, M. Frank, Ch. Taylor, U. Eco, J.-L. Nancy, o los recientemente fallecidos R. Bubner y R. Rorty, analizan la recepción de la hermenéutica y la formación del pensiero debole en la obra del filósofo italiano.
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vid. el índice del libro: Waekening Philosophy. Essays in Honour of Gianni Vatimo
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y la información editorial en la página web de McGill's-Queen University Press,
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"Vattimo is recognized principally for his philosophical approach known as il pensiero debole, or "weak thought," which for him has a positive connotation in its realization and affirmation of the present condition of existence, characterized by the increasing erosion of the traditional metaphysical and rational foundations of modernism. While this is indeed an expression of nihilism, he argues throughout the corpus of his work that nihilism need not be construed solely or at least primarily as reactive and destructive. Vattimo announces rather an "optimistic" nihilistic phase of intellectual and cultural realization that will lead to an actual ethical, social and political transformation. In the present postmodern scenario of rapidly changing values, belief systems, geopolitical boundaries and epistemological foundations, the project of one such as Gianni Vattimo is sorely needed. The publication of Weakening Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Gianni Vattimo is thus a cause for celebration. This collection of very fine essays not only further establishes Vattimo's rightful place in contemporary European philosophy, it also takes up his call to advance the crucial active and affirmative engagement with thinking and society...
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vid., la recensión de este volumen por B. Schroeder en "Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews"
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