COE – Cultural Emissions Europe: From ecocriticism and the posthuman to Roberto Esposito

Federica Pedriali, Corrado Claverini (Editor), Daniela Calabrò (Editor)

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Europe has taken a major ideational hit in recent years. In most scientific quarters, in the Humanities especially, the Old Continent now stands for what is implodingly wrong with the present time, its mention triggering the urgency of the need to ‘delink’, to disassociate first and foremost ‘from within’. Given this tense scenario, it is all the more timely that in his recent work, especially in A Philosophy for Europe. From the Outside (2018), Roberto Esposito should address the crisis of Europe through the canonical spatialities of European thought, seeking affirmative contamination with an outside, while inviting us to be better conversant with the resources within, such as those of Italian thought. Critically for this paper, the ongoing demotion of Europe out and in ‘there’ finds in Esposito a resilient opponent ready to engage in far-reaching dialogue from in ‘here’, and it is the aim of this essay to set out on this sensitive journey with a view to finding ways to extract a portable Esposito, not unlike the “portable Braidotti” of nomadic theory. An emergency ration, as it were, for the tough further explorations ahead.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-153
Number of pages10
JournalShift – International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023
EventSociety for Italian Philosophy Annual Conference (2021) - Institute of Technology, Rochester NY, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20217 Nov 2021
Conference number: 5

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • political philosophy
  • Italian philosophy
  • Roberto Esposito
  • Europe
  • ecocriticism
  • Rosi Braidotti
  • Timothy Morton
  • Bruno Latour
  • Donna Haraway


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