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Maurizio Ferraris (Torino 1956) wrote more than sixty books that have been translated into several languages. The last one is Documanità. Filosofia del mondo nuovo (Laterza). Full Professor of Philosophy, he is the President of the LabOnt – Center for Ontology and Deputy Rector for Humanities Research at the University of Turin. He is columnist for ‘La Repubblica’, for ‘Neue Zürcher Zeitung’, and for ‘Libération’. He is also the director of “Scienza Nuova”, an institute of advanced studies – dedicated to Umberto Eco and uniting the University and the Polytechnic of Turin – aimed at planning a sustainable future, both from a cultural and from a political point of view. 

[Maurizio Ferraris (Torino 1956) ha scritto più di sessanta libri, molti dei quali tradotti in varie lingue. L’ultimo è Documanità. Filosofia del Mondo Nuovo (Laterza). Professore ordinario di filosofia teoretica, è presidente del Labont – Center for Ontology. Editorialista di La Repubblica, della Neue Zürcher Zeitung e di Libération, dirige “Scienza Nuova”, l’istituto di studi avanzati dedicato a Umberto Eco che unisce l’Università e il Politecnico di Torino ed è rivolto alla progettazione di un futuro sostenibile, tanto dal punto di vista culturale quanto da quello politico]

Maurizio Ferraris is advisory member of the Center for Advanced Studies of South East Europe (Rijeka) and of the Internationales Zentrum Für Philosophie NRW. He is doctor honoris causa in Humanities at the University of Flores (Buenos Aires) and at Univesity of Pécs. He has been Fellow of Käte-Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kultur” (Bonn) and Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America (Columbia University, New York) and of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. He has also been Directeur d’études of the Collège International de Philosophie and Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) as well as other European and American Universities. He is the Director of ‘Rivista di Estetica’, and member of the committee of ‘Critique’, of ‘Círculo Hermenéutico editorial’ and of the ‘Revue francophone d’esthétique’.

Among his books that have appeared in English we quote: History of Hermeneutics (Humanities Press, 1996); A Taste for the Secret (with Jacques Derrida – Blackwell, 2001); Documentality or Why it is Necessary to Leave Traces (Fordham UP, 2012); Goodbye Kant! (SUNY UP, 2013); Where Are You? An Ontology of the Cell Phone (Fordham UP, 2014); Manifesto of New Realism (SUNY UP, 2014); Introduction to New Realism (Bloomsbury, 2014); Positive Realism (Zer0 Books, 2015); Learning to Live: Six Essays on Marcel Proust (Brill – 2020) and Speculation (forthcoming, University of  Edimburgh press).

In his long career, Maurizio Ferraris has determined a new course of thought and studies in at least four areas: hermeneutics, aesthetics, ontology and the philosophy of technology, attaching his name to the theory of Documentality and contemporary New Realism.

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Maurizio Ferraris’ Books

  1. Metafísica de la Web, Spanish translation by J. Hernández Marcelo, Librería Dykinson 2020, pp. 202
  2. Learning to Live: Six Essays on Marcel Proust,Brill 2020, pp. X, 106
  3.  From Fountain to Moleskine, Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law, 2/4 (2019), pp. 87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/24684309-12340006
  4. Cinema and Ontology, with E. Terrone, Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2018, pp. 200
  5. Il capitale documediale. Prolegomeni, in Scienza Nuova. Ontologia della trasformazione digitale, Torino, Rosenberg&Sellier, 2018, pp. 11-120
  6. Intorno agli unicorni. Supercazzole, ornitorinchi, ircocervi, Bologna, il Mulino 2018, pp. 144
  7. Il denaro e i suoi inganni with J. R. Searle, A. Condello (ed.), Torino, Einaudi 2018, pp. 136
  8. Postverità e altri enigmiBologna, il Mulino, 2017, pp. 181; Post vérité et autres énigmes, French transl., Paris, Puf, 2018; Posverdad y otros enigmas, Spanish trans. by Carlos Caranci Sáez, Alianza Editorial, 2019, pp. 176
  9. Filosofia teoretica, with E. Terrone, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017, pp. 280
  10. L’imbecillità è una cosa seria, Bologna, il Mulino, 2016, pp. 120; L’imbécillité est une chose sérieuse, French transl., Paris, Puf, 2017, pp. 148; La imbecilidad es cosa seria, Spanish trans. by M. A. Galmarini, Madrid, Alianza Editorial, 2018, pp. 128; Η βλακεία είναι σοβαρή υπόθεση, Greek transl. by Κατερινα Γουλα, ΚΕΔΡΟΣ, Athens, 2018, pp. 240
  11. Emergenza, Torino, Einaudi, 2016, pp. 142; Emerxencia, Galician transl. by I. O. Varela, Vigo, Euseino? ed., 2017, pp. 222; Émergence, French transl., Éditions du Cerf, 2018
  12. I modi dell’amicizia, with A. C. Varzi, Napoli-Salerno, Orthotes Editrice, 2016, pp. 60
  13. Mobilitazione Totale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2015, pp. 120, 2nd ed.; Mobilisation totale. L’appel du portable, French transl. by M. Orcel, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2016, pp. 152; Movilisación Total, Spanish transl. by M. A. Ortega, Barcelona, Herder, 2017, pp. 152; Mobilização Total, Portuguese transl., Introdution by J. Rebalde and A. Romele, GrupoAlmedina 2018, pp. 158
  14. Introduction to new realism, London, Bloomsbury, 2014, pp. 168; Spanish transl. Introducción al Nuevo Realismo, Neuquén, Argentina, Circulo Hermeneutico, 2014, pp. 117. Includes an interview with the author by Maria Albèrgamo
  15. Spettri di Nietzsche, Parma, Guanda, 2014, pp. 256; Nietzsches Gespenster, German transl. by M. Osterloh, Frankfurt/M, Klosterman, 2016, pp. 252
  16. Realismo positivo, Torino, Rosenberg & Sellier, 2013, pp. 112; English transl. Positive Realism, London, Zer0 Books, 2015, pp. 88
  17. Filosofia globalizzata, with. L. Caffo, Milano, Mimesis, 2013, pp. 99
  18. From Fictionalism to Realism, with C. Barbero, A. Voltolini (eds.), Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 160
  19. Bentornata realtà. Il nuovo realismo in discussione, with M. De Caro (eds.), Torino, Einaudi, 2012, pp. 223
  20. Lasciar tracce: documentalità e architettura, Milano, Mimesis, 2012, pp. 92
  21. Manifesto del nuovo realismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012, pp. 114; Manifiesto del nuevo realismo, Spanish transl. by J. B. Jiménez, Santiago de Chile, Ariadna, 2012; Manifiesto del nuevo realismo(includes as a postface the text “Realismo positivo”, by M. Ferraris), Chatelaine transl. by F. J. Martin, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2013; Manifeste du nouveau réalisme, French transl. by M. Flusin and A. Robert, Paris, Hermann, 2014; Manifest des neuen Realismus, German transl. by M. Osterloh, Frankfurt a. M., Klosternann, 2014; Manifesto of New Realism, English transl. by Graham Harman, SUNY Press, 2014; Manifest for en ny realism, swedish translation by I. Andersen, Stockholm, Daidalos, 2014
  22. Anima e iPad, Parma, Guanda, 2011, pp. 192; Âme et iPad, French by B. Melançon, Montréal, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2014; Die Seele – ein iPad?, German transl. by M. Osterloh, Basel, Schwabe, 2014, pp. 194
  23. Filosofia per dame, Parma, Guanda, 2011, pp. 208
  24. Ricostruire la decostruzione. Cinque saggi a partire da Jacques Derrida, Milano, Bompiani, 2010, pp. 128
  25. Documentalità. Perché è necessario lasciar tracce, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2009, pp. XV-429; Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces, English transl. by R. Davies, New York, Fordham University Press, 2012, pp. 400; Documentalité. Pourqoui il est nécessaire de laisser des traces, Paris, Editions de Cerf 2020
  26. Piangere e ridere davvero. Feuilleton, Genova, il Melangolo, 2009, pp. 100
  27. Una Ikea di università. Alla prova dei fatti(new extended ed.), Milano, Raffaello Cortina, 2009, pp. 161
  28. Storia dell’ontologia, (ed.), Milano, Bompiani, 2008, pp. 826; 2nd ed., 2009
  29. Il tunnel delle multe. Ontologia degli oggetti quotidiani, Torino, Einaudi, 2008, pp. 284
  30. La fidanzata automatica, Milano, Bompiani, 2007, pp. 204
  31. Sans Papier. Ontologia dell’attualità, Roma, Castelvecchi, 2007, pp. 233
  32. Babbo Natale, Gesù Adulto. In cosa crede chi crede?, Milano, Bompiani, 2006, pp. 151
  33. Jackie Derrida. Ritratto a memoria, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2006, pp. 120; Jackie Derrida. Retrato de memoria, Spanish transl. by B. Mazzoldi, Bogotá, Siglo del Hombre, 2007
  34. Dove sei? Ontologia del telefonino, Milano, Bompiani, 2005, pp. 294; 2nd ed. 2006; new ed. in “Letture di filosofia” collection, introduction by U. Eco, Milano, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2007, pp. 350; Where are you? An Ontology of the Cell Phone, translated by S. De Sanctis, with a Foreword by U. Eco, New York, Fordham University Press, pp. 248; T’es où? Ontologie du téléphone mobile, French transl. by P. E. Dauzat, Paris, Albin Michel, 2006, pp. 312; ¿Dónde estás? Ontología del teléfono móvil, Spanish transl. by C. Revilla Guzmán, Barcelona, Marbot, 2008, pp. 320; Alo? Unde eşti? Mic tratat despre telefonul mobil, Romanian transl. by T. Pavel, Bucureşti, RAO, 2008, pp. 336; Hol vagy? A mobiltelefon ontológiája, Hungarian transl. by J. Gál, Budapest, Európa, 2008;Gde si? Ontologija mobilnog telefona, Serbian transl. by I. Kara-Pešić, Fedon, Beograd, 2011, pp. 448; forthcoming Korean (Hyunsil) and Turkish (Periferi Kitap)
  35. Goodbye Kant! Cosa resta oggi della Critica della ragion pura, Milano, Bompiani, 2004, pp. 154; 5th ed. 2006; Goodbye, Kant! Qué queda hoy de la Critica de la razón pura, Spanish transl. by C.A. Caranci Díez-Gallo, Madrid, Losada, 2007, pp. 205; Goodbye, Kant! Ce qu’il reste aujourd’hui de la Critique de la raison pure, French transl. by J.-P. Cometti, préface by P. Engel, Paris, Editions de l’éclat, 2009, pp. 176; Goodbye Kant! Šta ostaje danas od Kritikečistog uma, Serbian transl. by I. Kara- Pešić, Paideia, Beograd, 2011; Goodbye Kant! What still stands of the Critique of Pure Reason, English transl. by R. Davies, Suny University Press, 2013
  36. Ontologia, Napoli, Guida, 2003; 2nd ed. 2008, pp. 168
  37. Introduzione a Derrida, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2003; 3rd ed. 2008, pp. 161; Introducción a Derrida, Spanish transl. by L. Padilla López, Buenos Aires-Madrid, Amorrortu Editores, 2006, pp. 186
  38. L’altra estetica, (with other authors), Torino, Einaudi, 2001, pp. 351
  39. Il mondo esterno, Milano, Bompiani, 2001, pp. 210; 2nd ed. with a new afterword (pp. 211-215) in “Studi Bompiani”, Milano, 2013, pp. 215
  40. Experimentelle Ästhetik, Vienna, Turia und Kant, 2001, pp. 170
  41. Una Ikea di università, Milano, Cortina, 2001, pp. 117
  42. Nietzsche y el nihilismo, Madrid, Akal, 2000, pp. 87
  43. Nietzsche, (ed.), Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1999, pp. 422; 2nd ed. Guida a Nietzsche, 2004, 3rd ed. 2016
  44. L’ermeneutica, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1998, pp. 130; 2nd ed. 2003; La Hermenéutica, Mexican transl. by J. L. Bernal, Ciudad de México, Taurus Mexicana, 2000, pp. 187; La Hermenéutica, Spanish transl. by L. Sanz, Madrid, Ediciones Cristiandad, 2004, pp. 182
  45. Honoris causa a Derrida, Torino, Rosenberg & Sellier, 1998, pp. 106
  46. Estetica razionale, Milano, Cortina, 1997, pp. 648; new ed. 2011, pp. 678
  47. Il gusto del segreto, (with J. Derrida), Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1997, pp. 181; A Taste for the Secret, English transl. by G. Donis, London, Blackwell, 2001, pp. 176; O Gosto do Segredo, Portuguese transl. by M. Serras Pereira, Lisboa, Fim de Século, 2006, pp. 240; French transl. by J’ai le goût an secret, Paris, Hermann, 2017, pp. 132
  48. L’immaginazione, Bologna, il Mulino, 1996, pp. 157; La Imaginación, Spanish transl. by F. Campillo Garcia, Madrid, Visor, 1998; İmgelem, Turkish transl. by F. Genç, Ankara, Dost, 2008, pp. 143
  49. Estetica, (with S. Givone and F. Vercellone), Torino, Utet, 1996, pp. 114
  50. Interpretazione ed emancipazione. Studi in onore di Gianni Vattimo, (with other authors), Milano, Cortina, 1995, pp. 446
  51. Analogon rationis, Milano, Pratica filosofica, 1994, pp. 150
  52. Lutto e autobiografia da Agostino a Heidegger, Milano, Bompiani, 1992, pp. 150; Luto y Autobiografía, Spanish transl. by T. Serrano, Mexico City, Taurus, 2001, pp. 213; 2nd ed. 2010
  53. La filosofia e lo spirito vivente, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1991, pp. 280
  54. Postille a Derrida, Torino, Rosenberg & Sellier, 1990, pp. 308
  55. Nietzsche e la filosofia del Novecento, Milano, Bompiani, 1989, pp. 170; 2nd ed. 1999; new ed., with a new introduction, 2009, pp. 181
  56. Storia dell’ermeneutica, Milano, Bompiani, 1988, pp. 481; 9th ed., with a new introduction, 2008, pp. 528; History of Hermeneutics, English transl. by L. Somigli, New Jersey, Humanities Press, 1996, pp. 358; Historia de la Hermeneutica, Spanish transl. by A. Perea Cortés, Madrid, Akal, 2001, pp. 365 and Mexico City, Siglo XXI, 2002
  57. Ermeneutica di Proust, Milano, Guerini e Associati, 1987, pp. 124
  58. La svolta testuale. Il decostruzionismo in Derrida, Lyotard, gli “Yale Critics”, Pavia, Cluep, 1984, pp. 145; new ed., Milano, Unicopli, 1986, pp. 144; partial Spanish transl. in M. Asensi (ed.), Teoría literaria y deconstrucción, Madrid, Arco / Libros, 1990
  59. Tracce. Nichilismo moderno postmoderno, Milano, Multhipla, 1983, pp. 174; new ed. with a new introduction, Milano, Mimesis, 2006, pp. 173
  60. Differenze. La filosofia francese dopo lo strutturalismo, Milano, Multhipla, 1981, pp. 228; new ed. with a new introduction, Milano, Edizioni AlboVersorio, 2007, pp. 158