25 numeri per più di 25 lettori, di Maria Panetta
Il lirico sospiro di un istante. L’estetica crociana e i suoi critici, di Michele Lasala
Abstract: This text speaks of the aesthetics by Benedetto Croce and highlights its essential points, as “intuition”, “expression”, “form”, “autonomy of art”. But the work also speaks about Italian philosophers who have criticized the reflection on the art of Croce, such as Giovanni Gentile, Galvano Della Volpe, Antonio Banfi, Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, Cesare Brandi, Armando Carlini, in a path that interprets art from time to time as desire of the infinite, as knowledge of the world, as a transfiguration of reality or as intuition of God.
Carabellese versus Croce. Che cosa significa essere filosofi (e idealisti)?, di Antonio Lombardi
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to reconstruct from a historical and theoretical point of view the controversy that opposed from 1914 the Apulian philosopher Pantaleo Carabellese, founder of an “integral ontologism”, in his opinion unique heir of the authentic idealistic tradition of Italy, to Benedetto Croce and to his “absolute historicism”. Initially agreeing in affirming the necessary distinction of the Spirit (term to which Carabellese prefers “Conscience”) against the actualistic monism, the two thinkers will come to conflict on the “theory of degrees” and on the status of philosophy until the definitive break which will bring Croce to label Carabellesian thought as a “sublime inconclusion” and Carabellese to tear to pieces Croce’s historicism as a “humanistic psychologism”.
Croce, la «croce» e il senso della cristianità, di Francesco Postorino
Abstract: This article tries to compare Croce’s absolute historicism, matured in the last century, with the original meaning of Christianity. The goal is to understand whether there are important links between Croce’s immanentist approach and the life project initiated by the person who – the Son of man − moves on the border between the Absolute and the time. In this regard, the author tries to interpret the transcendental dimension of the Crocian system and, of course, the transcendence preserved in the dogma of the «Trinity».
Abstract: The essay analyzes the effect of the trauma of the earthquake of Casamicciola in 1883 on the young Croce and identifies the origin of Croce’s interest in the philosophy in the pain of the loss of parents and sister Maria and in the sense of precariousness caused by the event. The author also interprets the feverish activity of the philosopher as a response to the anguish that daily assailed him.
Da Paolo Bonetti ad Alfonso Musci: due recenti volumi su Croce, di Maria Panetta
Abstract: This is the text of the presentation, at the University of Roma Tre, on 28 November 2018, of two recent volumes on Benedetto Croce respectively written by Paolo Bonetti (Presenza di Croce, Aras Edizioni 2018), unfortunately recently dead, and Alfonso Musci (La ricerca del sé. Indagini su Benedetto Croce, Quodlibet 2018).
Abstract: This essay analyzes the philosophical series edited by Benedetto Croce and Giovanni Gentile for the publisher Giovanni Laterza in the early 1900s: «Classici della filosofia moderna» and «Filosofi antichi e medievali». The study shows an interesting glimpse of Croce and Gentile as editors, of their ability to coordinate authors, translators and operators involved in the production of books. The emphasis is also on the relationship with Giovanni Laterza, a very important ally in Croce and Gentile’s cultural project.