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Not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography

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Gianni Vattimo, a leading philosopher of the continental school, has always resisted autobiography. But in this intimate memoir, the voice of Vattimo as thinker, political activist, and human being finds its expression on the page. With Piergiorgio Paterlini, a noted Italian writer and journalist, Vattimo reflects on a lifetime of politics, sexual radicalism, and philosoph ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Columbia University Press (first published 2006)
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Unless you’re a professional philosopher with an interest in European thought, you probably don’t know much of Gianni Vattimo. But if you read, especially if you take reading as seriously as living, you will want to know Vattimo better. In brief, he gives some very good reasons for your devotion to literature, not the least of which is the need to understand the tactics and tropes of political vulgarity. Vattimo has been dealing with the Trump-like Italian Head of State, Ber
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Gianteresio Vattimo, also known as Gianni Vattimo (born January 4, 1936) is an internationally recognized Italian author, philosopher, and politician. Many of his works have been translated into English.

His philosophy can be characterized as postmodern with his emphasis on "pensiero debole" (weak thought). This requires that the foundational certainties of modernity with its emphasis on objective
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