Although “weak thought”—il pensiero debole—has been around for over a quarter of a century, it is still little known in the United States. In Italy, from. il Pensiero debole has 3 ratings and 0 reviews. Da quando nella cultura italiana si è aperto il dibattito sulla crisi della ragione, attraverso di esso. Vattimo is well known for his philosophical style of ‘weak thought’ (pensiero debole). ‘Weak thought’ is an attempt to understand and re-configure traces from the.

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Vattimo was a Marxist during his youth. The exchange value of Being is like that of a common currency in the community.

For Vattimo caritas is the limit of secularisation. The notion of God referred to here is the onto-theological, maximising concept of God containing the attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, and judgment. Nihilism and Hermeneutics in Post-Modern Culture.

Rovatti concludes his reflections by turning to Derrida’s “near identification between ‘event’ and ‘alterity,'” finding in this paradoxical ability to “stand” vatyimo the event which is never vattimk own an orientation that “is precisely the weakening we need in order to prepare a new idea of responsibility and in order to access a horizon ‘yet to come'”. To the first English-language edition of this volume, translator Peter Carravetta adds an extensive critical introduction, providing an overview of weak thought and taking stock of its philosophical trajectory over more than a quarter century.

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However, one must then explain why pain is wrong. Even if the volume as a whole does not penziero give full measure to the range and depth of Vattimo’s philosophy, it is nevertheless an important and valuable collection in its own right. Demonstrating the influence of both Heidegger and Gadamer, Vattimo thinks that Being is nothing other than language. In line with this association, Vattimo refers pesiero a variety of Biblical passages in support of his understanding of kenosis.


The Hermeneutics of Gianni Vattimo. Girard sees the Old and New Testaments as intended to reveal this victim-based mechanism. Aside from his theoretical output, Vattimo has been active politically and was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in Philosophy is thus rejoined in a radical fashion with religion through the realization deboke the initial weakening of metaphysical foundational structures in the early apprehension of the kenotic incarnation of Christ, requiring philosophy to assume the responsibility of recognizing “the eventuality of Being and the violence of metaphysical essentialism” and therein “the link between the history of salvation and the history of interpretation ” Firstly, he critiques the metaphysical nature of naturalistic meta-ethics.

The meaning of history for both Girard and Heidegger, as Vattimo reads them, is emancipation from violence.


Heidegger viewed philosophy from Plato to Nietzsche as a history of metaphysics. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Further weakening for it pfnsiero a process that never endsVattimo believes, occurs by weakening strong structures, living charitably and being open to others.

Most of the essays in part two are focused on the topic of hermeneutics and a number of them provide a detailed examination of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s conception of hermeneutics and to a lesser degree of its impact on Vattimo’s philosophy.

The Meaning of Hermeneutics for Philosophy.

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Vattimo sees caritas as the force driving secularisation, the application of the message of the kenosis of God through the interpretative act. Rather than signifying a simple rejection of Christianity, this reimagined religion is interpreted by Vattimo as the necessary and inevitable outcome of nihilism’s historical unfolding pensiro the internal “logic” of Greek-Christian metaphysics.

Philosophers and theologians associated with Death of God theology.

Nihilism and the Postmodern in Vattimo’s Nietzsche. All nature is challenged in this way. The envisioned religion that Ddebole invites us to consider at the conclusion of his own contribution to this rich and provocative book is a “path of ‘moderation’ and of listening, one that does not present the schema of foundation again and again but resigns itself to it, accepts it as destiny, distorts it, and secularizes it” The last part is comprised of essays by Nancy K.


The Vagtimo Paradise Revisited.

Hence caritas prevents one from retreating into and cementing local identities in the absence of objective reality and objective values.

The End of History Vattimo contends that the Western postmodern experience is that of the end of history.

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This process involves the Heideggerian concept Verwindung. His faith is difficult to categorise, being a non-dogmatic and highly idiosyncratic form of the Catholicism with which he was brought up. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Every unconcealment also conceals, however, as our knowledge of beings vtatimo always fragmentary; there is always more to the essence of a thing than is revealed to vattiimo.

However, Vattimo was not seen as revolutionary enough by some groups. That is, as the result of the kenosis of God that gradually liberates humanity from the myth of objectivity. Vattimo acknowledges that Benjamin was speaking from a nascent tradition, already begun by Marx and Nietzsche, of seeing history as constructed and not impartial. Through recollecting and twisting traces of Being in light of the event of the sending of Being, one weakens strong truth claims.

The postmodern experience is fragmented, whereas modernity, with its coherent narrative, is unified. Vattimo invokes the notion of secularisation in Beyond Interpretation and in earlier writings, but without the precision he gives to the concept in Belief and After Christianity.

As the message of the Christian gospel empties into philosophical nihilism, it finds its precise fulfillment and destiny. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Vattimo’s Latinization of Hermeneutics: Being is disclosed within language, so it is disclosed within cultural horizons.