Indice del fascicolo 13 (25 febbraio 2017)

Editoriale

Una visione unitaria per l’Europa del domani, di Domenico Panetta

Breve introduzione, di Maria Panetta

Filologia

La storia «civile» in rapporto alla conservazione della natura. Il dibattito Croce-Parpagliolo sulla legge per le bellezze naturali del 1922, di Lorenzo Arnone Sipari

Abstract: The article analyzes the role of Benedetto Croce in favor of the first Italian law on natural beauties (1922); for him it was the second attempt since 1906 to give a code to the matter. In particular it offers an examination of the two versions of his Relazione to the Senate of the Republic and to the Chamber of Deputies. It checks the result based on the reflection of Luigi Parpagliolo, one of the protagonists of the first movement for the defense of nature in Italy.

Letture critiche

L’origine delle divergenze politiche fra Croce e Gentile, di Salvatore Cingari

Abstract: This article reconstructs the reasons and the origin of the different political view between Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) and Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944).

Laicismo e Religione: una critica “crociana” a Charles Thaylor, di Emilio Di Somma

Abstract: A widespread assumption of contemporary scholarly studies about “secularity” and “religion” understands the two concepts as separate “moments” of human historical agency and civility; almost as if a religious individual possesses a different “form of consciousness” than a religious individual. The following study addresses, in particular, how this presupposition plays out in Charles Taylor’s attempt to develop a “positive” narrative of secularity and how such prejudice is to be understood as a direct consequence of Taylor’s strong commitment to Hegelian dialectic. Against such schematic understanding of secularity and religion, I will propose Benedetto Croce’s criticism of Hegelian dialectic, to propose the argument that Croce’s historicist understanding allow us to use the concepts of “secularity” and “religion” in a more refined way than the current scholarly debate allows. In particular, I will refer to Croce’s “dialectic of distinctives”, to propose that secularity and religion should be understood not as different “moments” or “form of consciousness” of human agency, but just as different historical conformation of a single, consistent, sphere of historical action that belongs to human beings as such.

Una questione di Giudizio (breve nota su Benedetto Croce e Hannah Arendt), di Maria Laura Giacobello

Abstract: This article proposes some reflexions about History, Judgement, Thought etc. in the philosophical thought of Benedetto Croce and Hannah Arendt.

Croce e la «triade onomastica». Prime note sulla presunta incomprensione crociana della sensibilità contemporanea, di Maria Panetta

Abstract: This article is the first step of a global study that will be published in the future. The author analizes the famous article written by Benedetto Croce in 1907 and intitled Di un carattere della più recente letteratura italiana, that is mainly focalized about the difference between Giosue Carducci’s vision of literature and life, and the esthetics of Gabriele d’Annunzio, Antonio Fogazzaro and Giovanni Pascoli. With the help of some letters between Croce and Giovanni Papini, the paper tries to demonstrate that Croce was not deaf to the contemporary sensibility, but he thought that some aspects of contemporaneity were dangerous to the moral life of the nation and also to his personal psychological condition, that was always subjected to angst.

«Ho passato la vita intera a imparare a costruire frasi». Croce, Baudelaire e la “cultura della decadenza”, di Rosalia Peluso

Abstract: Benedetto Croce was a careful and assiduous reader of Baudelaire. This paper traces the highlights of these readings and is divided into three parts: the first is dedicated to the “poetry”, the second to the “art theory” and the third to the “critique of modernity”. In the latter part the essay also discusses the “decadent movement” in an aesthetic but above all ethical-political point of view and it provides an understanding of it as a general “decadent culture” from which Baudelaire, according to Croce, was very far.

Il concetto di “Spirito” in Benedetto Croce, di Antonio Pirolozzi

Abstract: The concept of “Spirit” in Benedetto Croce is very far from Hegelian Spirit, from French and Italian spiritualism of the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, born in opposition to the “aberrations” of the positivistic theories that Croce still fought against. It’s very different from the “Spirit” of Gentilean actualism too. According to a “phenomenological” method, this paper gives an account of the complex conceptual polysemy of Croce’s thought.

L’umanesimo neo-moderno. Croce, i profeti del nulla e l’«innocenza» del XXI secolo, di Francesco Postorino

Abstract: This study tries to revisit in an unprecedented way the philosophy of Benedetto Croce, taking account of the judgment of God’s nihilistic death and, more generally, of the philosophies of the crisis. According to the author, the “state of mind” anguished, that emerged between the two world wars and was systematized especially by Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers, has some affinity with the hermeneutic direction outlined by Benedetto Croce, at least in reference to the nature of the individual.

La categoria di modernità nella filosofia crociana, di Emilia Scarcella

Abstract: This essay analizes the cathegory of Modernity in the philosophical thought of Benedetto Croce.

Note sulla Natura in Benedetto Croce, di Renata Viti Cavaliere

Abstract: Nature for Benedetto Croce is not an external reality to the human spirit. In Art it is the feeling of “poetry”, the unity of opposites called “melancholy”. In History it is “birth”, from the latin nascor, and therefore the principle of news and change. Nature is History, albeit unwritten, is Spirit which is Nature in the modern discovery of immanence. Finally, nature is the irrational, the demonic, the life force, without which there would be no civilization and moral life.

Croce e la dialettica della libertà. Intervista a Paolo Bonetti, di Francesco Postorino

Abstract: Benedetto Croce, according to Paolo Bonetti in this interview, brings every metaphysical variant into question. His philosophical thought is incompatible with the enemies of freedom. In his opinion, the actionists can’t exceed his strong historicist message. The liberal page written and lived by Croce can be of great help for the younger generations.