Book Event Announcement: Roberto Esposito’s Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy

I am happy to announce our next book event to begin late next month. At the suggestion of friend of the blog Kirill Chepurin we have decided to read Roboerto Esposito’s Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy (Amazon, UK) recently published in English translation by StanfordUP. The book is organized around the idea of an “Italian difference”, the variance of which has been marked out perhaps most clearly in The Italian Difference: Between Nihilism and Biopolitics. In Esposito’s book this “geophilosophy” is explored in a more focused manner, allowing for a unique text that merges history of philosophy with a philosophical project in its own right. Below is the schedule for the posts and I encourage our readers to get the book in anticipation of the discussion. Following our new format there will be an initial introductory post and then our other participants will provide us with a more focused response. Each of the individuals asked to respond to the book have their own interactions with Italian philosophy and their responses to Esposito are bound to be of interest.

 Schedule of Posts
August 19th – APS
August 20th – Adam Kotsko
August 22nd – Joshua Ramey
August 24th – Dave Mesing
August 26th – Kirill Chepurin
August 28th – Daniel Colucciello Barber
August 30th – Mark William Westmoreland

2 Responses to “Book Event Announcement: Roberto Esposito’s Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy

  1. specularimage Says:

    Reblogged this on Specular Image and commented:
    News on Roberto Esposito’s book Living Thought (one of the books I haven’t explored of his on this site yet)


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