Della Volpe, Galvano

   A powerful Marxist thinker, Galvano Della Volpe was born in Imola, near Bologna, to an aristocratic family and studied philosophy at Bologna University. After an early career in which he was not immune to the aesthetic appeal of Fascism, Della Volpe passed to communism. He was a member of the Partito Comunista Italiano/Italian Communist Party (PCI) from 1944 until his death, although he was often in bad odor with the party hierarchy for the unorthodoxy of his Marxism, his outspoken atheism, and his willingness to criticize officially sanctioned thinkers. Della Volpe, who was professor of philosophy at Messina in Sicily for almost all of his career, published a large number of dense, difficult books on aesthetics, G. W. F. Hegel, and the philosophy of science. It is as a political philosopher that he is chiefly remembered: The key texts are his Liberta Comunista(Communist Freedom, 1946) and Rousseau e Marx(1957). Liberta Comunista was a deliberate attempt—unfortunately written in impenetrable prose—to combat the idea, dear to liberal thinkers like Carlo Rosselli and Guido Calogero, that socialism and liberalism could be integrated into a single synthesis.
   Della Volpe exercised a significant influence on the thinkers of the British and American “New Left” in the 1960s and also nurtured a large number of influential pupils. He died in Rome in 1968.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy. . 2007.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Della, Volpe Galvano — (Imola, Bologna 1895 Roma 1968) filosofo collab./opere: “Il Politecnico” …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

  • Galvano Della Volpe — (* September 1895 in Imola; † 1968 in Rom) war ein italienischer Philosophiehistoriker, Philosoph und Marxist. Della Volpe schloss sein Studium bei Rodolfo Mondolfo an der Universität Bologna 1920 ab. Er unterrichtete von 1925 in Ravenna und in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Galvano Della Volpe — (1895 1968) was an Italian professor of philosophy and Marxist theorist. In Italy, his work was seen by many as a scientific alternative to the Gramscian Marxism which the PCI (among others) had claimed as its guide.Some of his most notable works …   Wikipedia

  • Idealism (italian) and after — Italian idealism and after Gentile, Croce and others Giacomo Rinaldi INTRODUCTION The history of twentieth century Italian philosophy is strongly influenced both by the peculiar character of its evolution in the preceding century and by… …   History of philosophy

  • ДЕЛЛА ВОЛЬПЕ — (Della Volpe), Гальвано (p. 24 сент. 1895) – итал. философ марксист. Д. В. выступил с критикой актуализма Джентиле. Борьба материализма и идеализма в истории итал. философии находит, по мнению Д. В., свое продолжение в борьбе марксизма с… …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Mario Tronti — (Rome, 1931) est un philosophe et un homme politique italien, considéré comme l un des fondateurs de l opéraïsme théorique des années soixante. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Œuvres 3 Bibliographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mario Tronti — (Rome, 1931) is an Italian philosopher and politician, considered as one of the founders of the theory of operaismo in the 1960s. Contents 1 Biography 2 Publications 3 Bibliography 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Marxism (Philosophies of) — Philosophies of Marxism Lenin, Lukács, Gramsci, Althusser Michael Kelly INTRODUCTION Marxist philosophy can be seen as a struggle with Hegel or a struggle with capitalism, that is, as an intellectual or a political movement. Neither of these… …   History of philosophy

  • Logic as a Positive Science — is one of the major works of Italian Marxist philosopher Galvano Della Volpe. It was first published in 1950 as Logica come Scienza positiva . A second edition appeared in 1956 and according to translator, Jon Rothschild, Della Volpe was… …   Wikipedia

  • Francisco Fernández Buey — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Francisco Fernández Buey (Palencia, 1943 ) es un filósofo comunista y ensayista. Sus primeros artículos filosóficos estuvieron dedicados a Heidegger y el humanismo y al análisis de la obra del filósofo italiano… …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.