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Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Gianni Vattimo and Robert T. Valgenti

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We think it is wise to accept reality, rather than fight for something that does not exist or might never be. But in Of Reality, Gianni Vattimo condemns this complacency, with its implicit support of ... More


The Ethical Dissolution of Reality

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo gives an account of hermeneutics as “weak thought,” founded on the idea that Nietzsche and Heidegger must be read together.


Clio’s New Cultural Turn and the Rediscovery of Tradition in Asia

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0019
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study describes the changes in historiography from the positivistic conception of history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through the social scientific approach to ... More


The Nietzsche Effect

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo “makes use” of Nietzsche’s works to interpret our present political and philosophical situation.


The Temptation of Realism

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo discusses our societal desire to embrace the current reality of the world, neglecting historical interpretation and future possibility.


Being and Event

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo searches for a notion of Being that can include us in its theoretical sphere but can also free of from the chains placed on us by the society of total organization.


Interpretation as Anarchy

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

in Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter outlines the “politics of interpretation,” that is, the political project of hermeneutics, and the emancipation it entails from the bearers of power. Hermeneutics here is argued not as ... More


Hermeneutic Communism

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

in Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the possibility of hermeneutics in renovating the arguments of communism in a world where the movement is essentially treated as obsolete. Of course, hermeneutics should not be ... More


Introduction

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

in Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter proposes hermeneutic communism as an alternative to the current capitalist and neoliberalist strategies that currently dominate the political landscape. Communism cannot be ... More


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