Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

A peer-reviewed, open-access journal of natural and social philosophy. It serves those who see philosophy's vocation in questioning and challenging prevailing assumptions about ourselves and our place in the world, developing new ways of thinking about physical existence, life, humanity and society, so helping to create the future insofar as thought affects the issue.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, January

Beyond Nihilism: Notes towards a Critique of Left-Heideggerianism in Italian Philosophy of the 1970s
In the context of this seminar, the term 'metaphysics' indicates the tradition of thought that conceives of the self-founding of being as negative foundation. Whether or not an integrally and immediately positive metaphysics is possible (such as the...
Chronicles of Insurrection: Tronti, Negri and the Subject of Antagonism
Once I went to May Day. I never got workers' festivities. The day of work, are you kidding? The day of workers celebrating themselves. I never got it into my head what workers' day or the day of work meant. I never got it into my head why work should...
Community and Nihilism
1. What is the relationship between the terms 'community' and 'nihilism'? The answer that comes from the various philosophies of community--but also from a widespread interpretation of nihilism--goes in the direction of a radical opposition. Nihilism...
Foucault Docet
In spite of appearances, Antonio Negri's obscure pamphlet 'The Italian Difference' does not really lend itself to a polemical discussion. It must be taken for what it is, a coup de theatre dictated--as the author himself confesses--by a rather ingenuous...
Giorgio Agamben's Franciscan Ontology
1. HOMO SACER: A POLITICAL HERO Giorgio Agamben's critical analysis of biopolitics, a politics for which power 'confronts pure biological life without any mediation', (1) famously revolves around the notion of homo sacer. This notion is derived...
Introduction
A decade and a half ago, Massimo D'Alema, then leader of the Partito Democratico della Sinistra, the successor to the Italian Communist Party (since dissolved, after a number of acronymic transformations, into the centrist Partito Democratico), wrote...
Natural-Historical Diagrams: The 'New Global' Movement and the Biological Invariant
1. ALWAYS ALREADY JUST NOW The content of the global movement which ever since the Seattle revolt has occupied (and redefined) the public sphere is nothing less than human nature. The latter constitutes both the arena of struggle and its stake....
Nihilism as Emancipation
How can we speak about emancipation, that is, a process of liberation from constraints in the direction of greater freedom, autonomy, and possibility of choice, while associating it to concepts such as those of nihilism or hermeneutics? First of all,...
The Italian Difference
When one says 'philosophy', one means that critical activity which allows one to grasp one's time and orientate oneself within it, creating a common destiny and witnessing the world for this purpose. If one defines it in this way, after Giovanni Gentile...
The Symbolic Independence from Power
In one way or another, anyone who approaches philosophy always has to deal with the problem of what it means to think the unthinkable, to dwell on that extreme and undefended edge where thought loses itself, faints [viene meno a se, s-viene], something...
Towards a Critique of Political Democracy
A word of warning: my argument will involve a deconstruction of the theme of democracy. I will seek to clear the field of the conceptual debris that has accumulated around the idea and practice of democracy, so that our discussion can then take up--in...
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