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By William McCuaig (trans)
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9781606061169 | J Paul Getty Museum Pubns, October 23, 2012, cover price $60.00

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Product Description: Over the course of his career, Gianni Vattimo has assumed a number of public and private identities and has pursued multiple intellectual paths. He seems to embody several contradictions, at once defending and questioning religion and critiquing and serving the state...read more
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9780231152426 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 1, 2010, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Over the course of his career, Gianni Vattimo has assumed a number of public and private identities and has pursued multiple intellectual paths.

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9780231152433 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, June 19, 2012), cover price $19.50 | About this edition: Over the course of his career, Gianni Vattimo has assumed a number of public and private identities and has pursued multiple intellectual paths.

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Product Description: "Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?"In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities...read more
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9780231152983 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 1, 2011, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: "Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat?

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9780231527088 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 1, 2011, cover price $17.98

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Product Description: Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence. With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world's most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete...read more
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9780231144575 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 2, 2011, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence.

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9780231519175 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 1, 2011, cover price $17.98

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Product Description: For Elisabeth Roudinesco, a historian of psychoanalysis and one of France's leading intellectuals, Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida represent a "great generation" of French philosophers who accomplished remarkable work and lived incredible lives...read more
By William McCuaig (trans)
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9780231143011, titled "Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida" | Columbia Univ Pr, May 1, 2010, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: For Elisabeth Roudinesco, a historian of psychoanalysis and one of France's leading intellectuals, Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida represent a "great generation" of French philosophers who accomplished remarkable work and lived incredible lives.

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9780231520416 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 2010, cover price $14.99

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By William McCuaig (trans)
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9780231148283, titled "Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: A Dialogue" | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 2010, cover price $20.00

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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 philosophical exuberance in postwar Italy. Turin, the city where he was born and one of the intellectual capitals of Europe (also the city in which Nietzsche went mad), forms the core of his reminiscences, enhanced by fascinating vignettes of studying under Hans Georg Gadamer, teaching in the United States, serving as a public intellectual and interlocutor of Habermas and Derrida, and working within the European Parliament to unite Europe.Vattimo's status as a left-wing faculty president paradoxically made him a target of the Red Brigades in the 1970s, causing him to flee Turin for his life. Left-wing terrorism did not deter the philosopher from his quest for social progress, however, and in the 1980s, he introduced a daring formulation called "weak thought," which stripped metaphysics, science, religion, and all other absolute systems of their authority. Vattimo then became notorious both for his renewed commitment to the core values of Christianity (he was trained as a Catholic intellectual) and for the Vatican's denunciation of his views. Paterlini weaves his interviews with Vattimo into an utterly candid first-person portrait, creating a riveting text that is destined to become one of the most compelling accounts of homosexuality, history, politics, and philosophical invention in the twentieth century.
By William McCuaig (trans)
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9780231147200 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Gianni Vattimo, a leading philosopher of the continental school, has always resisted autobiography.

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9780231147217 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, October 1, 2010), cover price $20.00

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Every working day in the United States, 90,000 jobs disappear—and an equal number are created. This discovery has radically altered the way economists think about how labor markets work. Without this necessary phenomenon of "creative destruction," our economies would experience much lower growth. Unemployment is a natural consequence of a vigorous economy—and is in fact indispensable to it. In The Natural Survival of Work, labor economists Pierre Cahuc and André Zylberberg consider how to manage the unemployment that results from the desirable churning of the economy, drawing on recent economic research and citing examples from France, the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Unemployment in many continental European countries, particularly among youth, has reached high levels in recent years, and Cahuc and Zylberberg criticize labor market policies that are based on politics rather than economics. They discuss the minimum wage in both the United States and France and show that increasing it, under certain circumstances, can increase employment. They find fault with the idea that work sharing is a cure for unemployment. They consider how to design a system of unemployment insurance that does not destroy the incentive to find work, and examine the effect of government regulation of layoffs. Finally, they analyze the true impact of education and training as remedies for unemployment. Economists today know more about how labor markets work. Policies could be more effective, Cahuc and Zylberberg argue, if they were based upon this knowledge. The French edition of The Natural Survival of Work won the 2004 European Economics Book Award.
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9780262033572 | Mit Pr, August 11, 2006, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Every working day in the United States, 90,000 jobs disappear—and an equal number are created.

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9780262512466 | Mit Pr, April 30, 2009, cover price $24.00

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Product Description: In this pithy and provocative book, noted economist Daniel Cohen offers his analysis of the global shift to a post-industrial era. If it was once natural to speak of industrial society, Cohen writes, it is more difficult to speak meaningfully of post-industrial "society...read more
By William McCuaig (trans)
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9780262033831 | Mit Pr, November 30, 2008, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In this pithy and provocative book, noted economist Daniel Cohen offers his analysis of the global shift to a post-industrial era.

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Product Description: For Elisabeth Roudinesco, a historian of psychoanalysis and one of France's leading intellectuals, Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida represent a "great generation" of French philosophers who accomplished remarkable work and lived incredible lives...read more
By William McCuaig (trans)
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9780231143004 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 24, 2008, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: For Elisabeth Roudinesco, a historian of psychoanalysis and one of France's leading intellectuals, Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida represent a "great generation" of French philosophers who accomplished remarkable work and lived incredible lives.

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Product Description: Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence. With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world's most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete...read more
By William McCuaig (trans)
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9780231144568 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 24, 2008, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence.

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Product Description: Replete with shady merchants, scoundrels, hungry mercenaries, scheming nobles, and maneuvering cardinals, The Man Who Believed He Was King of France proves the adage that truth is often stranger than fiction—or at least as entertaining...read more
By William McCuaig (trans)
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9780226145259 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 15, 2008, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Replete with shady merchants, scoundrels, hungry mercenaries, scheming nobles, and maneuvering cardinals, The Man Who Believed He Was King of France proves the adage that truth is often stranger than fiction—or at least as entertaining.

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Product Description: For more than forty years, Gianni Vattimo, one of Europe's most important and influential philosophers, has been a leading participant in the postwar turn that has brought Nietzsche back to the center of philosophical enquiry. In this collection of his essays on the subject, which is a dialogue both with Nietzsche and with the Nietzschean tradition, Vattimo explores the German philosopher's most important works and discusses his views on the Ubermensch, time, history, truth, hermeneutics, ethics, and aesthetics...read more
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9780231132404 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 14, 2006, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: For more than forty years, Gianni Vattimo, one of Europe's most important and influential philosophers, has been a leading participant in the postwar turn that has brought Nietzsche back to the center of philosophical enquiry.

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9780231132411 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 1, 2008, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: For more than forty years, Gianni Vattimo, one of Europe's most important and influential philosophers, has been a leading participant in the postwar turn that has brought Nietzsche back to the center of philosophical enquiry.

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Product Description: What is truth? What value should we see in or attribute to it? The war over the meaning and utility of truth is at the center of contemporary philosophical debate, and its arguments have rocked the foundations of philosophical practice...read more
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9780231140140 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 22, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: What is truth?

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Product Description: A daring marriage of philosophical theory and practical politics, this collection is the first of Gianni Vattimo's many books to combine his intellectual pursuits with his public and political life. Vattimo is a paradoxical figure, at once a believing Christian and a vociferous critic of the Catholic Church, an outspoken liberal but not a former communist, and a recognized authority on Nietzsche and Heidegger as well as a prominent public intellectual and member of the European parliament...read more
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9780231130820 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 31, 2004, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: A daring marriage of philosophical theory and practical politics, this collection is the first of Gianni Vattimo's many books to combine his intellectual pursuits with his public and political life.

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9780231130837, titled "Nihilism & Emancipation: Ethics, Politics, & Law" | Columbia Univ Pr, February 15, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A daring marriage of philosophical theory and practical politics, this collection is the first of Gianni Vattimo's many books to combine his intellectual pursuits with his public and political life.

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Product Description: Once regarded by historians as a period of intellectual stagnation, the Middle Ages were actually a time of extraordinary cultural and technological innovation. This entertaining romp through the inventions of the period tells the story of the first appearance of dozens of items and ideas of lasting significance...read more
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9780231128131 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 30, 2005, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Once regarded by historians as a period of intellectual stagnation, the Middle Ages were actually a time of extraordinary cultural and technological innovation.

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Product Description: Take a breath.... Read slowly.How often in the course and crush of our daily lives do we afford ourselves moments to truly relish-to truly be present in-the act of preparing and eating food? For most of us, our enjoyment of food has fallen victim to the frenetic pace of our lives and to our increasing estrangement, in a complex commercial economy, from the natural processes by which food is grown and produced...read more
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9780231128445 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 1, 2003, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Take a breath.

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9780231128452 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 30, 2004, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Take a breath.

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Product Description: This book is the first English-language edition of a collection of writings by one of Italy's most important radical liberals, Piero Gobetti (1901-1926). In thirty-five thought-provoking essays, Gobetti proposes an original and challenging notion of liberalism as a revolutionary theory of both the individual and social and political movements, His theory is of particular relevance in the wake of the collapse of Marxist socialism, as non-Western countries with nonliberal or antiliberal cultural and moral traditions confront the problems of transition toward democracy and liberalism...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780300081183 | Yale Univ Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: This book is the first English-language edition of a collection of writings by one of Italy's most important radical liberals, Piero Gobetti (1901-1926).

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Product Description: This book is the first English-language edition of a collection of writings by one of Italy's most important radical liberals, Piero Gobetti (1901-1926). In thirty-five thought-provoking essays, Gobetti proposes an original and challenging notion of liberalism as a revolutionary theory of both the individual and social and political movements, His theory is of particular relevance in the wake of the collapse of Marxist socialism, as non-Western countries with nonliberal or antiliberal cultural and moral traditions confront the problems of transition toward democracy and liberalism...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780300081176 | Yale Univ Pr, August 1, 2000, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This book is the first English-language edition of a collection of writings by one of Italy's most important radical liberals, Piero Gobetti (1901-1926).

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9780691044514 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 1996, cover price $77.50

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9780691044507 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 1996, cover price $32.50

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Product Description: First published in 1930, amidst the collapse of socialist ideals and the onset of fascism throughout Europe, this was a powerful document on the ethics of political action. During his confinement for anti-fascist beliefs, the Italian political philosopher Carlo Rosselli (1899-1937) wrote this work not only as a critique of fascism, but also as an investigation into the history of Marxism and the need for a liberal reformulation of socialism...read more
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9780691086507 | Princeton Univ Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: First published in 1930, amidst the collapse of socialist ideals and the onset of fascism throughout Europe, this was a powerful document on the ethics of political action.

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Product Description: In a remarkable synthesis of iconography and social history, Chiara Frugoni addresses the changing concept of the city as revealed in visual and literary images throughout medieval Europe. By exploring the sentiments expressed through the image of the city, she traces how notions of civic identity became fused in the consciousness of the people and in the daily flow of their lives...read more
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9780691040837 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In a remarkable synthesis of iconography and social history, Chiara Frugoni addresses the changing concept of the city as revealed in visual and literary images throughout medieval Europe.

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Product Description: William McCuaig explores the intellectual turbulence of the late Italian Renaissance through a full examination of the work of one scholar--the humanist Carlo Sigonio (1523-84), whose insistence on critical methods for reconstructing the past revolutionized the study of ancient Roman history and the Italian Middle Ages...read more
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9780691055589 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 1, 1989, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: William McCuaig explores the intellectual turbulence of the late Italian Renaissance through a full examination of the work of one scholar--the humanist Carlo Sigonio (1523-84), whose insistence on critical methods for reconstructing the past revolutionized the study of ancient Roman history and the Italian Middle Ages.

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