Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

2017.02.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gianni Vattimo, Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy, Robert T. Valgenti (tr.), Columbia University Press, 2016, 235pp., $35.00
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2017.02.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gianni Vattimo, Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy, Robert T. Valgenti (tr.), Columbia University Press, 2016, 235pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231166966. Reviewed by  David Vessey, Grand Valley State University Writers are often told to wait to write their introduction until they have finished their book, for only then do they know all they are going to say. In Of Reality Gianni Vattimo, after dozens of books and decades of philosophical and political leadership in Italy, has written the best introduction to his work. Especially in his Gifford Lectures and the accompanying essays, Vattimo clearly sums up his thinking. He reintroduces many of the key positions he argued for in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, thematically connecting them with his political and religious work from the first part of the twentieth century. There are no new views here; instead he focuses on pushing his nihilistic rejection of any. . .

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