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Antonello, Pierpaolo

Overview
Works: 52 works in 210 publications in 5 languages and 6,445 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BR100, 194
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pierpaolo Antonello
Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue by Gianni Vattimo( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Evolution and conversion : dialogues on the origins of culture by René Girard( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Evolution and Conversion' offers a reappraisal of René Girard's theory on the relationship between violence and religion in light of today's society
Science and literature in Italian culture from Dante to Calvino : a Festschrift for Patrick Boyde( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les origines de la culture by René Girard( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R. Girard, philosophe, critique littéraire, théologue, s'entretient avec deux anthropologues. Il revient sur son parcours, la réception de ses ouvrages, et ses recherches en cours
Imagining terrorism : the rhetoric and representation of political violence in Italy 1969-2009( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other European country experienced the disruption of political and everyday life suffered by Italy in the so-called 'years of lead' (1969-1983). This title traces how the experience and legacies of terrorism have determined the form and content of Italian cultural production and shaped the country's way of thinking about such events
Postmodern impegno : ethics and commitment in contemporary Italian culture( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since his groundbreaking Violence and the Sacred and Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World, Rene Girard's mimetic theory has elucidated "the origins of culture." Girard posits that archaic religion (or "the sacred"), particularly in its dynamics of sacrifice and ritual, is a neglected and major key to unlocking the enigma of " how we became human." French philosopher of science Michel Serres states that Girard's theory provides a Darwinian concept of culture, because it "proposes a dynamic, shows an evolution and gives a universal explanation." This claim, however, has remained underscrutinized by scholars, and it is mostly overlooked within the natural and social sciences. Joining disciplinary worlds, this book aims to explore this ambitious claim, invoking viewpoints as diverse as evolutionary culture theory, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, ethology, and philosophy. The contributors provide major evidence in favor of Girard's hypothesis. Equally, Girard's theory is presented as having the potential to become for the human and social sciences something akin to the integrating framework that present-day biological science owes to Darwin - - something compatible with it and complementary to it in accounting for the still remarkably little understood phenomenon of human emergence." --Cover
Can we survive our origins? : readings in René Girard's theory of violence and the sacred by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are religions intrinsically violent (as is strenuously argued by the 'new atheists')? Or, as Girard argues, have they been functionally rational instruments developed to manage and cope with the intrinsically violent runaway dynamic that characterizes human social organization in all periods of human history? Is violence decreasing in this time of secular modernity post-Christendom (as argued by Steven Pinker and others)? Or are we, rather, at increased and even apocalyptic risk from our enhanced powers of action and our decreased socio-symbolic protections? Rene Girard's mimetic theory has been slowly but progressively recognized as one of the most striking breakthrough contributions to twentieth-century critical thinking in fundamental anthropology: in particular for its power to model and explain violent sacralities, ancient and modern. The present volume sets this power of explanation in an evolutionary and Darwinian frame. It asks: How far do cultural mechanisms of controlling violence, which allowed humankind to cross the threshold of hominization, i.e., to survive and develop in its evolutionary emergence, still represent today a default setting that threatens to destroy us? Can we transcend them and escape their field of gravity? Should we look to-or should we look beyond-Darwinian survival? What-and where (if anywhere)-is salvation?
Il mé́nage a quattro : scienza, filosofia, tecnia nella letteratura italiana del Novecento by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimesis, desire, and the novel : René Girard and literary criticism( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years after its publication in English, René Girard’s Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (1965) has never ceased to fascinate, challenge, inspire, and sometimes irritate, literary scholars. It has become one of the great classics of literary criticism, and the notion of triangular desire is now part of the theoretical parlance among critics and students. It also represents the genetic starting point for what has become one of the most encompassing, challenging, and far-reaching theories conceived in the humanities in the last century: mimetic theory. This book provides a forum for new generations of scholars and critics to reassess, challenge, and expand the theoretical and hermeneutical reach of key issues brought forward by Girard’s book, including literary knowledge, realism and representation, imitation and the anxiety of influence, metaphysical desire, deviated transcendence, literature and religious experience, individualism and modernity, and death and resurrection. It also provides a more extensive and detailed historical understanding of the representation of desire, imitation, and rivalry within European and world literature, from Dante to Proust and from Dickens to Jonathan Littell." --Publisher
Christianisme et modernité by René Girard( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dialogue entre ces deux penseurs sur la question religieuse
Dimenticare Pasolini : intellettuali e impegno nell' Italia contemporanea by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identità e desiderio : la teoria mimetica e la letteratura italiana( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gadda e la Brianza : nei luoghi della "Cognizione del dolore" by " Carlo Emilio Gadda, Longone al Segrino e la Brianza Convegno Nei luoghi della "Cognizione del dolore( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christentum und Relativismus by René Girard( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contro il materalismo : le "due culture" in Italia : bilancio di un secolo by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los orígenes de la cultura : conversaciones con Pierpaolo Antonello y Joâo Cezar de Castro Rocha by René Girard( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il sacrificio by René Girard( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Italian and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La violenza allo specchio : passione e sacrificio nel cinema contemporaneo( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern Impegno Impegno postmoderno : Ethics and Commitment in Contemporary Italian Culture Etica e Engagement Nella Cultura Italiana Contemporanea by Pierpaolo Antonello( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue
Alternative Names
Antonello, P.

Antonello, P. (Pierpaolo)

Languages
English (92)

Italian (36)

French (29)

Spanish (4)

German (2)

Covers
Evolution and conversion : dialogues on the origins of cultureScience and literature in Italian culture from Dante to Calvino : a Festschrift for Patrick BoydeImagining terrorism : the rhetoric and representation of political violence in Italy 1969-2009Postmodern impegno : ethics and commitment in contemporary Italian culture