In this introduction to the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Vattimo uses Heideggerean and cultural-critical perspectives to reassess the work and thought of Nietzsche.
Gianni Vattimo is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Turin and a member of the European Parliament. He is the author of
Hermeneutic Communism (co-authored with S. Zabala),
A Farewell to Truth;
The Responsibility of the Philosopher;
Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith (with R. Girard);
Not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography (with P. Paterlini);
Art’s Claim to Truth;
After the Death of God (with John D. Caputo);
Dialogue with Nietzsche;
The Future of Religion (with Richard Rorty);
Nihilism and Emancipation:
Ethics, Politics, and Law; and
Gianni Vattimo, born in 1936 in Turin, is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Turin. He has published widely on German philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Schleiermacher and Heidegger. He edits the journal Revista de estetica.