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Of reality : the purposes of philosophy

Author: Gianni Vattimo
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
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"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 the status quo. Instead he urges us to never stop questioning, contrasting, or overcoming reality, which is not natural, inevitable, or objective. Reality is a construct, reflecting, among other things, our greed,  Read more...
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Vattimo, Gianni, 1936-
Of reality.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015016428
(OCoLC)916684111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Vattimo
ISBN: 9780231536578 0231536577
OCLC Number: 944952254
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: "The Gifford lectures."
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Leuven Lectures --
Intermission --
The Gifford Lectures --
Appendix.
Other Titles: Della realtà.
Responsibility: Gianni Vattimo ; translated by Robert T. Valgenti.
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A defense of the critical faculties that keep us from settling for the status quo. Drawing on Nietzsche and Heidegger, Vattimo develops a philosophy to combat the newest enemy of freedom and  Read more...

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