Gianni Vattimo

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Date of Birth January 4, 1936
Place of Birth Italy
Age 85 years old
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Gianni Vattimo

Gianteresio Vattimo is an Italian philosopher and politician.

About Gianni Vattimo

Openly gay author, philosopher, politician, and devout Catholic who said he welcomed God's death.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Turin where he studied philosophy with existentialist Luigi Pareyson. He later studied with Karl Löwith and Hans-Georg Gadamer in Heidelberg.

Achievement

He was a political activist known for his involvement with Democrats of the Left, the Party of Italian Communists, and served in Parliament twice, first in 1999 and later in 2009.

Family Life

He was born to Italian parents in Turin, Piedmont.

Associations

He was greatly influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche.

Information related to Gianni Vattimo

  • Deconstruction - Deconstruction is an approach to understanding the relationship between text and meaning. It was originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida, whose approach consisted of conducting readings of texts looking for things that run counter to its intended meaning or structural unity.
  • Postmodern Christianity - Postmodern Christianity -- also known as postmodern theology -- is a philosophical and theological movement that interprets Christianity in light of post-Heideggerian continental philosophy, including phenomenology, post-structuralism, and deconstruction.
  • Nihilism - Nihilism is the point of view, or philosophy, antithetical to the reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.
  • Death of God theologians
  • Writers about communism
  • LGBT politicians from Italy
  • Italy of Values MEPs
  • Party of Italian Communists politicians
  • Philosophers of nihilism
  • Nietzsche scholars
  • 21st-century Italian philosophers
  • MEPs for Italy 1999–2004
  • LGBT MEPs for Italy
  • 20th-century Italian philosophers
  • University of Turin faculty
  • Democrats of the Left politicians
  • Hermeneutists
  • Heidegger scholars
  • University of Turin alumni
  • Marxist theorists
  • Members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Continental philosophers
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Latest information about Gianni Vattimo updated on January 27, 2021.

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