“This long-overdue translation not only contributes to our appreciation of the significance of Gianni Vattimo’s philosophy but is also an important event in the history of so-called continental aesthetics. Santiago Zabala’s masterful introduction enhances the reader’s understanding both of the context of Vattimo’s early writing on art and of its continuing significance today.”— ROBERT BERNASCONI

“Whether he is reflecting on the relation between truth and aesthetic experience, unpacking the tensions between critical interpretations and the original potential of the work of art, or exploring the implications of the thesis that the viewer is part of the work, Vattimo keeps his eye on the target: a concept of the work as the origin of the possible, the first exemplar of a law that itself brings into being without exhausting it. Anyone interested in the philosophy of art will learn much from these erudite essays.”— STEVEN CROWELL


Columbia University Press


Anuario Filosofico - Carlos Ortiz de Landázuri