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The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Rocco Rubini

Abstract

This book provides an overdue cultural translation of modern Italian intellectual and philosophical history, a development bookended by Giambattista Vico and Antonio Gramsci. It shows Italian philosophy to have emerged during the age of the Risorgimento in reaction to eighteenth-century French revolutionary and rationalist standards in politics and philosophy and in critical assimilation of the German reaction to the same, mainly Hegelian idealism and, eventually, Heideggerian existentialism. Specifically, this is the story of modern Italian philosophy told through the lens of Renaissance sch ... More

Keywords: Giovanni Gentile, Ernesto Grassi, Eugenio Garin, Paul Oskar Kristeller, Martin Heidegger, humanism, existentialism, renaissance, philosophy, Risorgimento

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226186139
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rocco Rubini, author
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago