Gianni Vattimo

The name Gianni Vattimo has been an international reference in contemporary thought for many years. His early studies on Schleiermacher, Nietzsche and Heidegger were good preparation for his more personal reflections on interpretation and hermeneutics and on the dissolution of art and nihilism to announce the end of modernity. He is one of the leading theorists on ‘weak thought’ (Il pensiero debole 1983), which has become a characteristic feature of postmodernism.