The Expression of Philosophy: Genesis, Traditions, Intersections

A conference by Benedetta Zaccarello, new researcher at CEFRES

Language: English
Venue: CEFRES library, Na Florenci 3

Though a philosopher is commonly seen as a thinker, philosophy is with no doubt a matter of writing – if not of literature – as well. No concepts without words, no ideas without a process of self-clarification in vocabulary, codes and style, no theory without an implicit dialogue with a tradition, or a polemic target tout court. These dynamic processes of composition, address and use of the sources, can be revealed through the study of philosophical manuscripts and archives, and understood as examples of living practices of thought as well as tools for exegesis.