Vattimo, Gianni 1936-
Most widely held works about Gianni Vattimo
Most widely held works by Gianni Vattimo
After Christianity by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 960 libraries worldwide
"One of Europe's foremost philosophers contemplates the future of religion in the postmodern world."
The end of modernity : nihilism and hermeneutics in postmodern culture by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
50 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Religion ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 630 libraries worldwide
The transparent society by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
27 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 606 libraries worldwide
"Drawing on recent work in hermeneutics, on the pragmatism of Richard Rorty, and on the philosophical writings of Nietzsche and Heidegger, Vattimo aims to redefine postmodernism by reexamining its juncture with modernism. He argues that the postmodern condition is linked to the evolution of mass media and the diffusion of communication systems. But he disputes the notion that this development will produce a more enlightened, self-conscious, or "transparent" society. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
The future of religion by Richard Rorty ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 601 libraries worldwide
"Though coming from different and distinct intellectual traditions, Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo are united in their criticism of the metaphysical tradition. The challenges they put forward extend beyond philosophy and entail a reconsideration of the foundations of belief in God and the religious life. They urge that the rejection of metaphysical truth does not necessitate the death of religion; instead it opens new ways of imagining what it is to be religious - ways that emphasize charity, solidarity, and irony. This unique collaboration, which includes a dialogue between the two philosophers, is notable not only for its fusion of pragmatism (Rorty) and hermeneutics (Vattimo) but also for its recognition of the limits of both traditional religious belief and modern secularism."--BOOK JACKET.
Nihilism & emancipation : ethics, politics, & law by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Features essays on ethics, politics, and law. This book re-evaluates the meaning, values, and the idea of freedom in Western culture.
Nietzsche, an introduction by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 508 libraries worldwide
After the death of God by John D Caputo ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
"It has long been assumed that the more modern we become, the lessreligious we will be. Yet a recent resurrection in faith has challenged thecertainty of this belief. In these original essays and interviews, leadinghermeneutical philosophers and postmodern theorists John D. Caputo and GianniVattimo engage with each other's past and present work on the subject and reflect onour transition from secularism to postsecularism. As two of thefigures who have contributed the most to the theoretical reflections on thecontemporary philosophical turn to religion, Caputo and Vattimo explore the changes, distortions, and reforms that are a part of our postmodern faith and the forcesshaping the religious imagination today. Incisively and imaginatively connectingtheir argument to issues ranging from terrorism to fanaticism and from politics tomedia and culture, these thinkers continue to reinvent the field of hermeneuticphilosophy with wit, grace, and passion."--Jacket.
Beyond interpretation : the meaning of hermeneutics for philosophy by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Hermeneutics has had a pervasive influence on contemporary philosophy, social and cultural theory, literary criticism, and aesthetics. It has become so widespread an instrument that its very meaning threatens to dissolve into vague generalities, empty of significance and wedded to a shallow relativism. In this book one of Europe's foremost contemporary philosophers provides hermeneutics with a fresh relevance and a substantive account of its philosophical meaning for science, ethics, religion, and art.
The adventure of difference : philosophy after Nietzsche and Heidegger by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
20 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Per interpretare l'esperienza dell'uomo nel mondo della frammentazione e della cultura di massa, Vattimo si è fatto portavoce di una 'ontologia del declino': una concezione dell'essere che rinunci ad attribuirgli ancora tutte quelle caratteristiche 'forti', e che invece lo riconosca più legato al tempo, alla vita e al ritmo della nascita e della morte. In questa prospettiva ha assunto un ruolo chiave il concetto di 'differenza', di cui Gianni Vattimo discute qui le implicazioni nella filosofia in senso proprio, ma anche nel campo della cultura e della politica.
Dialogue with Nietzsche by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 374 libraries worldwide
"For more than forty years, Gianni Vattimo has been a leading participant in the postwar turn that has brought Nietzsche back to the center of philosophical enquiry. In this collection of his essays on the subject, which is a dialogue both with Nietzsche and with the Nietzschean tradition, Vattimo explores the German philosopher's most important works and discusses his views on the Ubermensch, time, history, truth, hermeneutics, ethics, and aesthetics. He also presents a different, more "Italian" Nietzsche, one that diverges from German and French characterizations."--BOOK JACKET.
Belief by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Art's claim to truth by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
20 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
"The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies often polarizes around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private, and ethical lives." "Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith advances just such a dialogue, featuring the collaboration of two major philosophers known for their progressive approach to this issue. Seeking unity over difference, Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard turn to Max Weber, Eric Auerbach, and Marcel Gauchet, among others, in their exploration of truth and liberty, relativism and faith, and the tensions of new forms of religiously inspired violence." "Vattimo and Girard ultimately conclude that secularism and the involvement (or lack thereof) of religion in governance are, in essence, produced by Christianity. In other words, Christianity is "the religion of the exit from religion," and democracy, civil rights, the free market, and individual freedoms are all facilitated by Christian culture. Through an exchange both intimate and enlightening, Vattimo and Girard share their unparalleled insight into religion, modernity, and the role of Christianity, especially as it exists in our multicultural world."--BOOK JACKET.
The responsibility of the philosopher by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Not being God : a collaborative autobiography by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 206 libraries worldwide
A farewell to truth by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Religion ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 106 libraries worldwide
What should we make of the return to the sacred evidenced by the new vitality of churches, sects, and religious beliefs in many parts of the world today? What are the boundaries between the essential traits of religion and those of ethics and justice? Is there a 'truth' to religion? This remarkable volume includes reflections on such questions by three of the most important philosophers of our time -- Jacques Derrida, Gianni Vattimo, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Together with other distinguished thinkers, they address a wide range of questions about the meaning, status, and future prospects of religion. In his meditation on the "return of religion,' entitled 'Faith and Knowledge: The Two Sources of 'Religion' at the Limits of Mere Reason," Derrida addresses the ways in which this return is intrinsically linked to transformations of which the new media are both the carriers and the symptom. Derrida coins this process one of globalatinization. This neologism signals, among other things, the process of a certain universalization of the Roman word or concept of religion, which tends to become hegemonic, as well as a certain performativity discernible in the new media and in contemporary structures of testimony and confession. Examples of this include, Derrida reminds us, not only the phenomenon of televangelism and televisual stagings of the pope's journeys, and not only the portrayal and self-presentation of Islam, but also the fetishization and becoming virtually absolute of the televisual and the multimedial as such. Using Being and Time as a point of reference, Vattimo suggests that religious experience is both an individual experience and a manifestation of a historical rhythm within which religion regularly appears and disappears. A commentary by Gadamer summarizes and enriches the contributions by Derrida and Vattimo.
Ethique de l'interprétation by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in French and Spanish and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Introduzione a Heidegger by Gianni Vattimo ( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics Architects Belief and doubt Biography Christianity Christianity and culture Christianity--Philosophy Conference proceedings Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death of God Deconstruction Derossi, Pietro Difference (Philosophy) Ethics Faith Feminist theology Girard, René,--1923- God (Christianity) Heidegger, Martin,--1889-1976 Hermeneutics History Incarnation Interviews Italy Jesus Christ Metaphysics Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm,--1844-1900 Nihilism Nihilism (Philosophy) Ontology Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, Italian Philosophy, Modern Philosophy and religion Poetry Political science--Philosophy Postmodernism Postmodernism--Religious aspects Postmodern theology Relativity Religion Religion--Philosophy Secularization Socialism Theology Thought and thinking Truth Vattimo, Gianni,--1936- Žižek, Slavoj
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Vattimo, Gianteresio 1936-
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جياني فاتيمو، 1936-
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