Phenomenology in Italy

Authors, Schools and Traditions

  • Federica Buongiorno
  • Vincenzo Costa
  • Roberta Lanfredini

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 106)

About this book


This book features a theoretical depiction of the Italian phenomenological tradition. It brings together the main Italian phenomenologists of the present to discuss the positions and theories of the most important Italian phenomenologists of the past. Those profiled include Antonio Banfi, Sofia Vanni Rovighi, Enzo Paci, Dino Formaggio, Giuseppe Semerari, Enzo Melandri, Paolo Bozzi, Carlo Sini, Giovanni Piana and Paolo Parrini.

This collection shows not only the variety of perspectives but also the inner consistency, peculiarity and originality of the tradition. Moreover, the contributors connect continental and analytical traditions, the scientific approach and existentialism. Italian phenomenology, the rise of which dates back to Antonio Banfi’s writings on Husserl in 1923, proves to be from its very beginning, a relational philosophy. It is a philosophy that is capable, precisely by means of its method, of developing actual forms of communication and exchange among the different sciences. This book will provide graduate students and researchers with unique insights into the Italian school of phenomenological thought.


Phenomenology and Italian tradition Husserl and Italian Phenomenology Italian History of Phenomenology Origins of Italian Phenomenology Phenomenology and Aesthetics Empiricism and Constructivism Enzo Paci and Phenomenology Experimental Phenomenology Analytical Phenonemonoloy Transcendental Revolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Federica Buongiorno
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Costa
    • 2
  • Roberta Lanfredini
    • 3
  1. 1.TU DresdenDresden University of TechnologyDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze UmanisticheUniversità degli Studi del MoliseItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FilosofiaUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25396-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25397-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1915
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