Response to Kaye

  • Gianni Vattimo
  • Santiago ZabalaEmail author
Part of the Contributions to Hermeneutics book series (CONT HERMEN, volume 6)


Kaye, together with Pepe Escobar, was among the first to write a review of Hermeneutic Communism. Similarly to the Brazilian investigative journalist, Kaye, from the beginning of his review (and contribution in this volume), points out how our book “contains several year’s worth of what one might call observations directed towards contemporary political events.” These “observations” are a significant part of our project which reviewers have either rejected as too journalistic or praise for its attempt to break away from the professionalism of traditional academic texts. In a way, we’re following Richard Rorty when he suggested that “philosophy books should be in the future, less pretentious, less professionalized, less priggish, less guarded, funnier, more poetic and perhaps more sexier than those of the past.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TurinTurinItaly
  2. 2.Department of HumanitiesICREA/UPFBarcelonaSpain

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