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Di Cesare, Donatella

Works: 107 works in 310 publications in 7 languages and 3,729 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, Contributor, Creator, Thesis advisor, Translator, wpr
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donatella Di Cesare
Utopia of understanding : between Babel and Auschwitz by Donatella Di Cesare( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Speaking and understanding can both be thought of as forms of translation, and in this way every speaker is an exile in language - even in one's mother tongue. Drawing from the philosophical hermeneutics of Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer, the testimonies of the German Jews and their relation with the German language, Jacques Derrida’s confrontation with Hannah Arendt, and the poetry of Paul Celan, Donatella Ester Di Cesare proclaims Auschwitz the Babel of the twentieth century. She argues that the globalized world is one in which there no longer remains any intimate place or stable dwelling. Understanding becomes a kind of shibboleth that grounds nothing, but opens messianically to a utopia yet to come."--pub. desc
Gadamer : a philosophical portrait by Donatella Di Cesare( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002), one of the towering figures of contemporary Continental philosophy, is best known for Truth and Method, where he elaborated the concept of ""philosophical hermeneutics,"" a programmatic way to get to what we do when we engage in interpretation. Donatella Di Cesare highlights the central place of Greek philosophy, particularly Plato, in Gadamer's work, brings out differences between his thought and that of Heidegger, and connects him with discussions and debates in pragmatism. This is a sensitive and thoroughly readable philosophical portrait of one of the 20t
Heidegger and the Jews : the Black notebooks by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophers have long struggled to reconcile Martin Heidegger's involvement in Nazism with his status as one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. The recent publication of his Black Notebooks has reignited fierce debate on the subject. These thousand-odd pages of jotted observations profoundly challenge our image of the quiet philosopher's exile in the Black Forest, revealing the shocking extent of his anti-Semitism for the first time. For much of the philosophical community, the Black Notebooks have been either used to discredit Heidegger or seen as a bibliographical detail irrelevant to his thought. Yet, in this new book, renowned philosopher Donatella Di Cesare argues that Heidegger's "metaphysical anti-Semitism" was a central part of his philosophical project. Within the context of the Nuremberg race laws, Heidegger felt compelled to define Jewishness and its relationship to his concept of Being. Di Cesare shows that Heidegger saw the Jews as the agents of a modernity that had disfigured the spirit of the West. In a deeply disturbing extrapolation, he presented the Holocaust as both a means for the purification of Being and the Jews' own "self-destruction": a process of death on an industrialized scale that was the logical conclusion of the acceleration in technology they themselves had brought about. Situating Heidegger's anti-Semitism firmly within the context of his thought, this groundbreaking work will be essential reading for students and scholars of philosophy and history as well as the many readers interested in Heidegger's life, work, and legacy
Torture by Donatella Di Cesare( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torture is not as universally condemned as it once was. From GuantAnamo and Abu Ghraib prisons to the death of Giulio Regeni, countless recent cases have shocked public opinion. But if we want to defend the human dignity that torture violates, simple indignation is not enough. In this important book, Donatella Di Cesare provides a critical perspective on torture in all its dimensions. She seeks to capture the peculiarity of an extreme and methodical violence where the tormentor calculates and measures out pain so that he can hold off the victim's death, allowing him to continue to exercise his sovereign power. For the victim, being tortured is like experiencing his own death while he is still alive. Torture is a threat wherever the defenceless find themselves in the hands of the strong: in prisons, in migrant camps, in nursing homes, in centres for the disabled and in institutions for minors. This impassioned book will appeal to students and scholars of philosophy and political theory as well as to anyone committed to defending human rights as universal and inviolable
Die Sprache in der Philosophie von Karl Jaspers by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts by Wilhelm von Humboldt( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iter Babelicum : Studien zur Historiographie der Linguistik, 1600-1800( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger, les juifs, la Shoah : les Cahiers noirs by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Italian and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perché Martin Heidegger ascrive agli ebrei l'oblio dell'Essere? Qual è allora il rapporto tra l'Essere e l'Ebreo? In che senso viene imputata agli ebrei la colpa più grave, da cui dipende il destino dell'Occidente? E perché questa accusa viene mossa negli anni trenta, dopo le leggi di Norimberga (1935), mentre inizia la guerra planetaria che dovrebbe condurre la Germania nazionalsocialista al dominio del mondo? "I Quaderni neri" di Heidegger oltre a dischiudere un'inedita prospettiva sul pensiero del filosofo, hanno suscitato un nuovo, intenso dibattito. L'antisemitismo metafisico solleva inquietanti interrogativi e rinvia alla responsabilità della filosofia nello sterminio. A un anno dalla prima edizione di questo libro, già più volte ristampato, Donatella Di Cesare prende in considerazione gli ultimi "Quaderni neri", che giungono fino al 1948, interpretando i passi e gli aforismi sulla Shoah e sull'immediato dopoguerra
Heidegger, die Juden, die Shoah by Donatella Di Cesare( )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front Cover -- Impressum -- Inhalt -- Vorwort -- Siglen-Verzeichnis -- I. Zwischen Politik und Philosophie -- II. Die Philosophie und der Hass gegen die Juden -- III. Die Seinsfrage und die Judenfrage -- IV. Nach Auschwitz -- Bibliographie
Heidegger, die Juden, die Shoah by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La semantica nella filosofia greca by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ermeneutica della finitezza by Donatella Di Cesare( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La diversità delle lingue by Wilhelm von Humboldt( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistica del testo : introduzione a una ermeneutica del senso by Eugenio Coseriu( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm von Humblodt y el estudio filosófico de las lenguas by Donatella di Cesare( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguaggio by Hans-Georg Gadamer( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se Auschwitz è nulla : contro il negazionismo by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger & sons : eredità e futuro di un filosofo by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dopo la recente pubblicazione dei Quaderni neri di Martin Heidegger sono stati organizzati congressi internazionali, seminari e conferenze in tutto il mondo. Il dibattito ha varcato rapidamente i confini dell'Accademia e si è guadagnato le prime pagine dei quotidiani. Era molto tempo che il pensiero di un filosofo non sollevava un interesse simile, e per giunta in toni molto accesi. La questione dell'antisemitismo ha messo in dubbio, per alcuni, l'intero lascito del filosofo di Messkirch; altri, sul fronte opposto, hanno negato l'esistenza stessa di un problema, come se i Quaderni neri non fossero mai stati pubblicati. Donatella Di Cesare, protagonista di questo dibattito internazionale, si interroga in questo libro sul futuro del filosofo tedesco. Dobbiamo abbandonare Heidegger, dunque? O dobbiamo fare ritorno a Messkirch? Ripudiare il padre o difenderlo ciecamente? Tertium datur: occorrerà forse pensare con Heidegger contro Heidegger, percorrere un'impervia terza via, per giungere, traendo sostegno dalla forza del suo pensiero, a posizioni che, certo, non gli sarebbero piaciute
Heidegger, die Juden, die Shoah by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofia esistenza comunicazione in Karl Jaspers by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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