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Geometry of the Passions: Fear, Hope, Happiness: Philosophy and Political Use

Remo Bodei

Translated by Gianpiero W. Doebler

The passions have long been condemned as a creator of disturbance and purveyor of the temporary loss of reason, but, as Remo Bodei argues in Geometry of the Passions, we must abandon the perception that…

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Scipio Sighele. Crowds and Mass Society

Scipio Sighele

Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Nicoletta Pireddu
Translated by Nicoletta Pireddu and Andrew Robbins
Foreword by Tom Huhn

The so-called “age of crowds” still evokes primarily the late nineteenth-century French context, with the frightening popular uprising leading to the…

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The Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library is an organic collection of Italian texts translated into English. Its role is to make available a series of one hundred works by Italian authors who have made significant literary, philosophical, juridical, and historical contributions to the world of international culture.

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