First edition. - New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Book — viii, 199 pages ; 23 cm.
Introduction: Massimo Cacciari's Genealogy of Europe
Part I: Thinking Europe
1. Thinking Europe
3. Two German Speeches:
The "Second Thought"
The Language of Europe
4. Europe or Philosophy
5. Europe or Christianity
Part II: The Idea of Empire
6. What Is Empire?
7. The Myth of the Growing City
8. Digressions on Empire and the Three Romes
9. More on the Idea of Empire
10. Empire and Katechon: a Question of Political Theology
2 Thessalonians 2)
Part III: Title TK
11. The Europe of Maria Zambrano
12. We Cannot Only Call Ourselves Judeo-Christians.
A Conversation with Jacques Le Goff
Articles Included in This Volume
Index of Names.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The European Union and the single currency have given Europe more stability than it has known in the past thousand years, yet Europe seems to be in perpetual crisis about its global role. The many European empires are now reduced to a multiplicity of ethnicities, traditions, and civilizations. Europe will never be One, but to survive as a union it will have to become a federation of "islands" both distinct and connected. Though drawing on philosophers of Europe's past, Cacciari calls not to resist Europe's sunset but to embrace it. Europe will have to open up to the possibility that in few generations new exiles and an unpredictable cultural hybridism will again change all we know about the European legacy. Though scarcely alive in today's politics, the political unity of Europe is still a necessity, however impossible it seems to achieve. (source: Nielsen Book Data)