HPD – HOLIDAYS: Paolo Livieri, “Reason, Negation, and the Vocation of Philosophy” (Verifiche XLII, 2018, N. 1-2, pp. 257-273)

hegelpd takes a summer holiday. In this period we publish some posts already appeared on the blog.


We are glad to announce that the essay by Paolo Livieri, titled Reason, Negation, and the Vocation of Philosophy, appeared in Verifiche XLII, 2018, N. 1-2 (pp. 257-273), is now available in Open Access.

Here the abstract:

The following essay discusses a distinct kind of negation, the negation of philosophy, as it appears in F.H. Jacobi’s writings. Following a brief account of the topic and a concise review of the history of the scholarship on Jacobi’s thought (sections I and II), I will briefly chart the polemical targets of non-philosophy (section III) and eventually present an analysis of three recent publications on Jacobi’s notion of non-philosophy (by O. Koch, K. Sommer, and E. Pistilli in section IV, V, and VI respectively). I will finally assess the value of a further negation, which hints at the origin of the thought about being.

You can download the complete issue at this link.

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