ROBERTO ESPOSITO E IL PROBLEMA DELL’ALTRO NELL’“ITALIAN THOUGHT”
Since Roberto Esposito has published in Italy a book with the suggestive title “Living Thought. The Origins and Actuality of the Italian Philosophy” in 2010, congresses, seminars and publications about the so called “Italian thought” have been increased. However, the question, what this speciﬁcity of an Italian thought consists in, remains controversial. The main question can be summarized as follows: what is in common between authors such as Dante, Bruno, Machiavelli, Croce, Agamben, Gramsci, Negri and others, who lived in differ- ent times and had different philosophical interests? If many authors have criticized Esposito’s proposal, my aim is to underline that what is at stake with the “Italian thought” is not only, and ﬁrstly, the historical reconstruction of an italian philosophical genealogy, but a theoretical proposal which puts in foreground the categories of “life” and “conﬂict” as key categories for the current political philosophy.