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Cavarero, Adriana

Works: 67 works in 300 publications in 4 languages and 6,189 library holdings
Genres: History  Autobiographies  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Adriana Cavarero
For more than one voice : toward a philosophy of vocal expression by Adriana Cavarero( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horrorism : naming contemporary violence by Adriana Cavarero( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence. With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world's most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete. She introduces a new word--"horrorism"--To capture the experience of violence." "Unlike terror, horrorism is a form of violation grounded in the offense of disfiguration and massacre. Numerous outbursts of violence fall within Cavarero's category of horrorism, especially when the phenomenology of violence is considered from the perspective of the victim rather than that of the warrior. Cavarero locates horrorism in the philosophical, political, literary, and artistic representations of defenseless and vulnerable victims. She considers both terror and horror on the battlefields of the Iliad, in the decapitation of Medusa, and in the murder of Medea's children. In the modern arena, she forges a link between horror, extermination, and massacre, especially the Nazi death camps, and revisits the work of Primo Levi, Hannah Arendt's thesis on totalitarianism, and Arendt's debate with Georges Bataille on the estheticization of violence and cruelty." "In applying the horroristic paradigm to the current phenomena of suicide bombers, torturers, and hypertechnological warfare, Cavarero integrates Susan Sontag's views on photography and the eroticization of horror, as well as ideas on violence and the state advanced by Thomas Hobbes and Carl Schmitt. Through her searing analysis, Caverero proves that violence against the helpless claims a specific vocabulary, one that has been known for millennia, and not just to the Western tradition. Where common language fails to form a picture of atrocity, horrorism paints a brilliant portrait of its vivid reality."--Jacket
Inclinations : a critique of rectitude by Adriana Cavarero( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new and accessible book, Italy's best known feminist philosopher examines the moral and political significance of vertical posture in order to rethink subjectivity in terms of inclination. Contesting the classical figure of homo erectus or "upright man," Adriana Cavarero proposes an altruistic, open model of the subject-one who is inclined toward others. Contrasting the masculine upright with the feminine inclined, she references philosophical texts (by Plato, Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Elias Canetti, and others) as well as works of art (Barnett Newman, Leonardo da Vinci, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Alexander Rodchenko) and literature (Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf)
In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pathbreaking work pursues two interwoven themes. Firstly, it engages in a deconstruction of Ancient philosopher's texts--mainly from Plato, but also from Homer and Parmenides--in order to free four Greek female figures from the patriarchal discourse which for centuries had imprisoned them in a particular role. Secondly, it attempts to construct a symbolic female order, reinterpreting these figures from a new perspective. Building on the theory of sexual difference, Cavarero shows that death is the central category on which the whole edifice of traditional philosophy is based. By contrast, the category of birth provides the thread with which new concepts of feminist criticism can be woven together to establish a fresh way of thinking. Cavarero develops a philosophical narrative which, by re-interpreting each of the four figures of ancient thought, uncovers several images of the female desire for self-representation. Plato himself had not forseen that one day female subjectivity would assert its autonomy, plundering and throwing into confusion the patriarchal text in order to tell another story
Relating narratives : storytelling and selfhood by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from a diverse array of thinkers from philosophical and literary traditions, this text shows how narrative models can open new ways of thinking about formation of human identities
Thou shalt not kill : a political and theological dialogue by Adriana Cavarero( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating and rare little book, a leading Italian feminist philosopher and the Archbishop of Milan face off over the contemporary meaning of the biblical commandment not to kill. The result is a series of erudite and wide-ranging arguments that move from murder and suicide to just war and drone strikes, from bioethics and biopolitics to hermeneutics and philology, from Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault, from Torah and Scripture to art and literature, from the essence of human dignity and the paradoxes of fratricide to engagements with Levinasian ethics. Less a direct debate than a disputation in the classical sense, Thou Shalt Not Kill proves to be a searching meditation on one of the unstated moral premises shared by otherwise bitterly opposed political factions. It will stimulate the mind of the novice while also reminding more advanced readers of the necessity and desirability of thinking in the present
Stately bodies : literature, philosophy, and the question of gender by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti : filosofia della narrazione by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogni essere umano desidera ricevere da un altro il racconto della propria storia: solo gli altri possono scorgere il disegno di un'identità e raccontarlo in sua presenza. Non "che cosa" è ciascuno, ma "chi" è: si potrebbe sintetizzare così la categoria di "unicità" elaborata da Hannah Arendt. In una prospettiva femminista, Cavarero utilizza l'unicità per polemizzare contro il Soggetto forte della tradizione metafisica e la soggettività frammentata postmoderna. Karen Blixen, Edipo, Borges, Ulisse, Rilke, Euridice, Sheherazade vengono convocati a testimoniare le varie forme in cui un individuo riceve da una narrazione il proprio ritratto. I rapporti d'amore, l'amicizia femminile, l'esperienza femminista dei gruppi di autocoscienza e la generale attitudine delle donne al racconto sono gli scenari in cui la narrazione si sposa con la politica
Orrorismo, ovvero, Della violenza sull'inerme by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpo in figure : filosofia e politica della corporeità by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I rapporti fra la politica e il corpo alludono a un conflitto sessuale. Attraverso la prospettiva del femminismo critico si indagano gli strani rapporti fra la politica e il corpo, che giungono a sintetizzarsi, a partire dalle figure di Antigone e di Ofelia e dal pensiero di Platone e di Hobbes, nella metafora del "corpo politico."
Dialettica e politica in Platone by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platon zum Trotz : weibliche Gestalten der antiken Philosophie by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A più voci : filosofia dell'espressione vocale by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le filosofie femministe : due secoli di battaglie teoriche e pratiche by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice & void( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes works by Rachel Berwick, Joseph Beuys, Ute Klophaus, John Cage, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, VALIE EXPORT, Anna Gaskell, Asta Gröting, Christian Marclay, Melik Ohanian, Hans Schabus, Nedko Solakov, Julianne Swartz, and Cerith Wyn Evans
Le filosofie femministe by Franco Restaino( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platons Töchter : Frauengestalten der antiken Philosophie by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non uccidere by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'interpretazione hegeliana di Parmenide by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inclinazioni : critica della rettitudine by Adriana Cavarero( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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For more than one voice : toward a philosophy of vocal expression
Horrorism : naming contemporary violenceRelating narratives : storytelling and selfhoodStately bodies : literature, philosophy, and the question of genderVoice & void
Alternative Names
Adriana Cavarero filósofa italiana

Adriana Cavarero Italiaans onderwijzeres

Adriana Cavarero Italian philosopher

Adriana Cavarero italienische Philosophin, Feministin, Autorin und Hochschullehrerin

Adriana Cavarero philosophe italienne


Italian (105)

English (99)

German (9)

Spanish (6)