Giuseppe Cacciatore, Carlo Augusto Viano

«Living Thought» and historical thought. A possible paradigm for rethinking the Italian philosophical tradition

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Keywords: Biopolitics, Living Thought, Italian Philosophy, Life and History, Immunitas

The author discusses Roberto Esposito's "Pensiero vivente. Origine e attualità della filosofia italiana" (Torino, Einaudi, 2010), where a rethinking of the Italian philosophical tradition is proposed in the light of recent currents in biopolitics, a rethinking centered on the resistance opposed by «life» to the repeated attempts to rationalize and historicize it (im- munitas). The author believes that it would be wrong to consider that interpretation - al- though founded and charming - as the sole or dominant as compared to at least two other possible connotations of Italian thought: the constant search for the relationship between history and philosophy and its civil-ethical dimension.

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