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Title:

Augusto Del Noce and the problem of totalitarianism

Subject and Keywords:

Del Noce Augusto   totalitarianism   Modernity   Liberty   Gentile Giovanni   Gramsci Antonio

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to present the refl ections of the Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce 1910–1989 on totalitarianism and highlight some of the problems that this perspective can lead to in the analysis of the totalitarian phenomenon. Del Noce originally developed a philosophical and transpolitical interpretation of modernity, secularization and totalitarianism, pre-empting, in the early 1960s many of the arguments developed later by “revisionist” scholars: Fascism was an imperfect form of totalitarianism; Nazism was a reaction to Communism; Communism was the most perfect example of the totalitarian State. The philosophical reconstruction of Del Noce is focused on the dichotomy between theism and atheism. Modernity is identifi ed tout court with the rationalist rejection of the concept of original sin, from which atheism and totalitarianism necessarily follow, the latter being as an essential and necessary moment in the process of atheization of society. The assumption on which this interpretation is founded, however, is questionable, in that it is reductive.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Contributor:

Maciejewski, Marek. Red.   Sondel-Cedarmas,Joanna. Red.

Date issued:

2018

Date copyrighted:

Identifier:

ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 2300-7249

DOI:

10.19195/2300-7249.40.3.5

Source:

PAd P 101182 II

Language:

pol   eng

Abstract Language :

pol   eng

Relation:

Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, 0239-6661, no 3866, Studia na Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem. 2018, 40, nr 3, s. 35-48

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Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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Rights holder:

Copyright by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego Sp. z o.o.

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