Nihilism and destiny

“Two souls live within us”: one is nihilism and the other is destiny. In this collection of essays, Emanuele Severino, one of the most important thinkers of contemporary times, illuminates the meaning of these words and engages with the most profound questions of philosophy, as well as the most essential matters for each one of us. This volume is precious not only because of its content, but also because it offers an international audience a preview into one of the most original philosophers of all time: this is, in fact, the first volume by Severino to be translated into English. By affirming the eternal nature inherent to each thing, he has opened up a path previously unknown to philosophy.

Emanuele Severino, one of the greatest living philosophers, member of Lincei Academy and Professor Emeritus at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, teaches at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. He is the author of seminal works that have already been translated into several languages. He regularly writes for the newspaper Corriere della Sera. Since 2013, he has been the president of the bi-annual journal of theoretical philosophy La filosofia futura (Mimesis). Among his most recent books are La morte e la terra (2011) and Capitalismo senza futuro (2012).

Nicoletta Cusano collaborates with Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. She is founder and director together with Emanuele Severino of the bi-annual journal of theoretical philosophy La filosofia futura (Mimesis).