Although “weak thought”—il pensiero debole—has been around for over a quarter of a century, it is still little known in the United States. In Italy, from. il Pensiero debole has 3 ratings and 0 reviews. Da quando nella cultura italiana si è aperto il dibattito sulla crisi della ragione, attraverso di esso. Vattimo is well known for his philosophical style of ‘weak thought’ (pensiero debole). ‘Weak thought’ is an attempt to understand and re-configure traces from the.

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This requires that the foundational certainties of modernity with its emphasis on objective truth founded in a rational unitary subject be relinquished for a more multi-faceted conception closer to that of the arts.

Gianni Vattimo and Weak Philosophy. Vattimo’s Renunciation of Violence. Rovatti concludes his reflections by turning to Derrida’s “near identification between ‘event’ and ‘alterity,'” finding in this paradoxical ability to “stand” in the event which is never our own an orientation that “is precisely the weakening we need in order to prepare a new idea of ppensiero and in order to access a horizon ‘yet to come'”.

Retrieved from ” https: Nostalgic resignation, according to Vattimo, is not mere acceptance. Tom M rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Reacting to his statements and to others like it, the foreign ministers for Italy, France and Germany said that they condemn anti-Semitic slurs as epnsiero as violence that has occurred at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Europe.


Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy. For vatti,o, wearing the cross is not, Vattimo judges, offensive any longer because it has been secularised and is part of the cultural furniture of the West.

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December Learn how and pensieto to remove this template message. Essays on the Habermasian Post-Secular Turn. The Responsibility of the Philosopher. As mentioned above, Weakening Philosophy is for the most part a festschrift and most of the contributions read as such.

Find it on Scholar. His philosophy can be characterized as postmodern with his emphasis on “pensiero debole” weak thought. Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy. Works on Vattimo Benso, S.

In line with this association, Vattimo refers to a variety vatitmo Biblical passages in support of his understanding of kenosis. Giacomo Marramao – – In Santiago Zabala ed. For Vattimo, freedom of information and media multiplicity eliminate the possibility of conceiving of a single reality. Foreword by Richard Rorty. This article has no associated abstract. However, one must then explain why pain is wrong.

Heidegger thought that metaphysics was the history of the forgetting of Being, of how things are. Come si diventa cio che si era and Santiago’s The Remains of Being: During that period, the profile of religion in society was growing through the Iranian Revolution and the role of Pope John Paul II in the breakdown of Communism.

Through it, a message of weakening is passed down and weakens strong structures, including both the essence and the fulfilment of the Christian message. In his philosophy Vattimo explores the relationship between postmodernism and nihilism, treating nihilism affirmatively rather than as something to be overcome.


Le Ragioni Del Pensiero Debole Domande a Gianni Vattimo

Rather, Vattimo argues, politics should be bounded by the cultural horizon of its time and place. Girard sees the Old and New Testaments as intended to reveal this victim-based mechanism.

This fragmentation is exacerbated by the society of mass communication. Heidegger viewed philosophy from Plato to Nietzsche as a history of metaphysics. Demonstrating the influence of both Heidegger and Gadamer, Vattimo thinks that Being is nothing other than language. Berlin and New York, ff. However, Vattimo was not seen as revolutionary enough by some groups.

The Future of Religion. By this he means that the way we can view the past can no longer be as if it had a unilinear character. vathimo

Moreover, relativism may itself take on the appearance of a metaphysical principle. In the play of images and messages attained through media debolf as television, radio and the internet, the difference between subject and object dissolves. Sennodipoi marked it as to-read Jul 14, Sign in Create an account. His next political book, co-authored with Santiago Zabala, is Hermeneutic Communism: Which Ontology After Metaphysics?