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The Resource Not being God : a collaborative autobiography, Gianni Vattimo with Piergiorgio Paterlini ; translated by William McCuaig

Not being God : a collaborative autobiography, Gianni Vattimo with Piergiorgio Paterlini ; translated by William McCuaig

Label
Not being God : a collaborative autobiography
Title
Not being God
Title remainder
a collaborative autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Gianni Vattimo with Piergiorgio Paterlini ; translated by William McCuaig
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
With Piergiorgio Paterlini, a noted Italian writer and journalist, Gianni Vattimo, a leading philosopher of the continental school, reflects on a lifetime of politics, sexual radicalism, and philosophical exuberance in postwar Italy. Turin, the city in which he was born and one of the intellectual capitals of Europe (also the city in which Nietzsche went mad), forms the core of his reminiscences, enriched by fascinating vignettes of studying under Hans Georg Gadamer, teaching in the United States, serving as a public intellectual and interlocutor of Habermas and Derrida, and working within the European Parliament to unite Europe. Vattimo's status as a left-wing faculty president paradoxically made him a target of the Red Brigades in the 1970s, causing him to flee Turin for his life. Left-wing terrorism did not deter the philosopher from his quest for social progress, however, and in the 1980s, he introduced a daring formulation called "weak thought," which stripped metaphysics, science, religion, and all other absolute systems of their authority. Vattimo then became notorious for his renewed commitment to the core values of Christianity (he was trained as a Catholic intellectual) and for the Vatican's denunciation of his views. Through these interviews, Paterlini composes an utterly candid first-person portrait of a major thinker and a riveting account of homosexuality, history, politics, and philosophical invention in the twentieth century
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vattimo, Gianni
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Paterlini, Piergiorgio
  • McCuaig, William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vattimo, Gianni
  • Vattimo, Gianni
  • Vattimo, Gianni
  • Philosophers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophers
  • Italy
  • 20th and 21st Century Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy
Label
Not being God : a collaborative autobiography, Gianni Vattimo with Piergiorgio Paterlini ; translated by William McCuaig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Plateau Rosa
  • 7. Being
  • 8. Epochs
  • 9. The Impossible Return
  • 10. Debut
  • 11. On the Banks of the Neckar
  • 12. "Mad, utterly desperate study"
  • 13. Vampires
  • 14. Paradigms
  • 15. Popular Novel
  • Frontmatter
  • 16. Oratory
  • 17. Catholic Action
  • 18. Beyond the Horizon
  • 19. Working- Class School
  • 20. Demonic Possession
  • 21. Ulcer and Mao
  • 22. The Dream of a Thing
  • 23. Take a King and Thrash Him
  • 24. Porta Palazzo
  • 25. From Heidegger to Marx
  • Contents
  • 26. The Movement
  • 27. State of Grace
  • 28. The Bicycle Left Behind
  • 29. Lukács's Slippers
  • 30. Forced Out
  • 31. In America
  • 32. The Two Boys
  • 33. Death Threats
  • 34. Revolutionary Moralism
  • 35. Weak Thought
  • Analogies
  • 36. Roots
  • 37. Terraces
  • 38. A Safe Pair of Hands
  • 39. The Volunteer for Weak Thought
  • 40. The World
  • 41. In History
  • 42. In Human Conversation
  • 43. Barbarians
  • 44. Science's Positive Side
  • 45. Obituaries
  • 1. Incipit
  • 46. Obituaries Two: Cacciari
  • 47. Obituaries Three: Eco
  • 48. Under a Bad Sign
  • 49. With the Younger Son
  • 50. The Frankfurt School
  • 51. The Rich Fiancée
  • 52. The Little Old Lady in New York
  • 53. Almost a Mayor
  • 54. The End of Prehistory?
  • 55. Joachim of Fiore
  • 2. Last Things
  • 56. At a Certain Hour
  • 57. Return to Christianity
  • 58. Some Reality, Please
  • 59. If Stalin Had Been a Nihilist
  • 60. Evil, What a Pity
  • 61. If I Weren't God
  • 62. Compline
  • 63. The Treasure Chest of Being
  • 64. Flashes
  • Envoi
  • 3. Closeness
  • Abbreviations
  • Index
  • 4. The Untied Shoelace
  • 5. Rorschach Test
Control code
ocn674689429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519571
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786612796500
  • 10.7312/vatt14720
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 279650
  • 22573/cttgrzpn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)674689429
Label
Not being God : a collaborative autobiography, Gianni Vattimo with Piergiorgio Paterlini ; translated by William McCuaig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Plateau Rosa
  • 7. Being
  • 8. Epochs
  • 9. The Impossible Return
  • 10. Debut
  • 11. On the Banks of the Neckar
  • 12. "Mad, utterly desperate study"
  • 13. Vampires
  • 14. Paradigms
  • 15. Popular Novel
  • Frontmatter
  • 16. Oratory
  • 17. Catholic Action
  • 18. Beyond the Horizon
  • 19. Working- Class School
  • 20. Demonic Possession
  • 21. Ulcer and Mao
  • 22. The Dream of a Thing
  • 23. Take a King and Thrash Him
  • 24. Porta Palazzo
  • 25. From Heidegger to Marx
  • Contents
  • 26. The Movement
  • 27. State of Grace
  • 28. The Bicycle Left Behind
  • 29. Lukács's Slippers
  • 30. Forced Out
  • 31. In America
  • 32. The Two Boys
  • 33. Death Threats
  • 34. Revolutionary Moralism
  • 35. Weak Thought
  • Analogies
  • 36. Roots
  • 37. Terraces
  • 38. A Safe Pair of Hands
  • 39. The Volunteer for Weak Thought
  • 40. The World
  • 41. In History
  • 42. In Human Conversation
  • 43. Barbarians
  • 44. Science's Positive Side
  • 45. Obituaries
  • 1. Incipit
  • 46. Obituaries Two: Cacciari
  • 47. Obituaries Three: Eco
  • 48. Under a Bad Sign
  • 49. With the Younger Son
  • 50. The Frankfurt School
  • 51. The Rich Fiancée
  • 52. The Little Old Lady in New York
  • 53. Almost a Mayor
  • 54. The End of Prehistory?
  • 55. Joachim of Fiore
  • 2. Last Things
  • 56. At a Certain Hour
  • 57. Return to Christianity
  • 58. Some Reality, Please
  • 59. If Stalin Had Been a Nihilist
  • 60. Evil, What a Pity
  • 61. If I Weren't God
  • 62. Compline
  • 63. The Treasure Chest of Being
  • 64. Flashes
  • Envoi
  • 3. Closeness
  • Abbreviations
  • Index
  • 4. The Untied Shoelace
  • 5. Rorschach Test
Control code
ocn674689429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519571
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786612796500
  • 10.7312/vatt14720
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 279650
  • 22573/cttgrzpn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)674689429

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