Directed by Daniela Calabrò

Editorial board:
Renaud Barbaras (Sorbonne – Paris IV), Valerio Cappozzo (University of Mississippi), Danielle Cohen-Levinas (Sorbonne – Paris IV), James Connelly (University of Hull), Marc Crépon (ENS – Paris), Georges Didi-Huberman (EHESS –Paris), Francesco Saverio Festa (University of Salerno), Alfonso Galindo Hervàs (University of Murcia), Evelyne Grossman, (University of Paris VII), Yvonne Hütter (University of München), Rahel Jaeggi (University of Humboldt, Berlin), Laurens ten Kate (University of Utrecht), Jérôme Lebre (University of Strasbourg), Boyan Manchev (University of the Arts, Berlin), Aichä Messina (University of San Diego Portales), Ginette Michaud (University of Montréal), Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Strasbourg), Stefan Nowotny (Goldsmyths College – University of London), Anne O’Byrne (Stony Brook University – NY), Laura Odello (Brown University), Rosalia Peluso (University “Federico II” of Naples), Frans van Peperstraten (Tilburg University –Netherlands), Francesco Piro (University of Salerno), Andrea Potestà (University “Pontificia Catolica” of Santiago), Jacques Rancière (University Saint-Denise – Paris VIII), Jacob Rogozinski (University of Strasbourg), Aukje van Rooden (University of Amsterdam), Olivier Tonneau (University of Cambridge), Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback (Södertörn University), Hent de Vries (Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore), Erik Wallrup (Stokholm University).

Shift/Philosophical Series

The Correspondence. Jean-paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty


In April 1994, two as-yet-unreleased letters by Sartre and one by Merleau-Ponty were published in the Magazine Littéraire. Their publication sparked new interpretative hypotheses on the political and philosophical motivations behind the break of the relationship of mutual esteem, friendship, and fruitful intellectual collaboration between Merleau-Ponty and Sartre. The bright tone of their personal contrasts testified the profound theoretical differences between the two thinkers, both at philosophical level and political praxis. This volume covers the period between the launch of the magazine Les Temps Moderns in 1945, and Sartre’s decision... Read more →



Many voices today call for a profound rethinking of European identity. If we wish to answer their call, however, it is necessary to start with a reconsideration of the notion of boundaries, particularly as they are at work in the Mediterranean region. The knowledge and cultural values of the Mediterranean may be the driving force able to overcome the impasse from which Europe seems unable to free itself. This volume focuses on the opportunity to employ Mediterranean knowledge and cultural values as a stimulus for the review of European policies, in... Read more →

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