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The Unpolitical: On the Radical Critique of Political Reason

Massimo Cacciari, Alessandro Carrera, and Massimo Verdicchio


Massimo Cacciari is one of the leading public intellectuals in today's Italy. This collection of chapters on political topics provides an introduction, in English, to his thought to date. It includes chapters on Hofmannsthal, Lukács, Benjamin, Nietzsche, Weber, Derrida, Schmitt, Canetti, and Aeschylus. Written between 1978 and 2006, the chapters address the most hidden tradition in European political thought: the unpolitical. Far from being a refusal of politics, this book represents a critique of political reason and a way out of the now impracticable consolations of utopia and harmonious com ... More

Keywords: Massimo Carriari, Italy, Hofmannsthal, Lukács, Benjamin, Nietzsche, Weber, Derrida, Schmitt, Canetti

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230037
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimo Cacciari, author

Alessandro Carrera, editor

Massimo Verdicchio, editor

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