Sunday 15 May 2016, 7:30 pm
Where did Italian philosophy end up?
The responsibility of the philosophers yesterday and today
Salone Internazionale del Libro | Sala Spazio Book | Bookstock Village
Lingotto Fair (Pavilion 5) – Via Nizza 280, Turin
In the 20th century the philosophers of our country took part in the growth of the Old Continent, conversing with the greatest European thinkers and with them constructing a common language. Today the scenario has changed a great deal. Is there still an Italian philosophy? What do philosophers do on social media, in newspapers, in universities?
Discussing this will be Donatella Di Cesare (Sapienza University of Rome), a philosopher and columnist with Il Corriere della Sera, a voice of reference in Italo-German cultural dialogue, and Roberto Esposito (Scuola Normale Superiore), a philosopher of reference of the so-called ‘Italian theory’, whose studies deal with political language and ways of being in community. The meeting will be chaired by Antonio Gnoli (La Repubblica).
The meeting will take place in the Spazio Book room of the Bookstock Arena (Pavilion 5).
Early evening entry to the Turin International Book Hall costs €5 and is valid for all parts of the Fair, from 6.00 pm to 11:00 pm.
The initiative is organized in collaboration with the publishing houses Bollati Boringhieri and Giulio Einaudi.
In partnership with Publishing houses Bollati Boringhieri & Giulio Einaudi
She is Professor of Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome, and has taught in numerous universities in Germany and the United States. She was Vice President of the ‘Martin Heidegger-Gesellschaft’.
Professor of Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, his thinking is tied in particular to the notion of biopolitics, to which he dedicated the trilogy Communitas. Origine e destino della comunità (Einaudi, 1998), Immunitas. Protezione e negazione della vita (Einaudi, 2002), Bios. Biopolitica e filosofia (Einaudi, 2004). In some more recent contributions, Pensiero vivente. Origine a attualità della filosofia italiana (Einaudi, 2010) and Da fuori. Una filosofia per l’Europa (Einaudi, 2016) he proposed a path in Italian philosophical tradition from Machiavelli to today.
Journalist with La Repubblica, among other things writes on contemporary philosophy. He has written many books, among which are: I prossimi titani. Conversazioni con Ernst Jünger (Adelphi, 1997, with Franco Volpi), L’ultimo sciamano. Conversazioni su Heidegger (Bompiani, 2006, with Franco Volpi) and I corrotti e gli inetti. Conversazioni su Machiavelli (Bompiani, 2013, with Gennaro Sasso).