Recoding Metaphysics

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Publication Date
January 1989
Page Count
227 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Recoding Metaphysics

The New Italian Philosophy
Giovanna Borradori

Recoding Metaphysics: The New Italian Philosophy presents for the first time in English the work of many leading Italian contemporary thinkers. It suggests a third way in the hitherto almost exclusively French and German discussion of the deconstructive critique of poststructuralism on one hand, and the emancipatory convictions of post-Marxist discourse on the other. Each essay attempts to establish the validity of this third way, some by developing the concept of "weak thought" through rigorous analysis of Marxism and a reinterpretation of Nietzsche's nihilism and Heidegger's existentialism, and others by developing alternative critiques to postructuralist thinking.

About the Author

Giovanna Borradori is an associate professor of philosophy at Vassar College.