Sul carattere della filosofia italiana: espressione storica e pathos civile

The peculiarity of the Italian philosophical tradition is not to be found in some naturalistic or destinal aspects connected to its history.The Italian ‘character’ is a historical formation that over time, has shown a strong civil vocation.This character is not a type or an abstract generalization. Rather, it is based on the theme of the Universal, always thought as embodied, which frees from otherwise inescapable cultural bonds,and which allows for a worldwide scale translation between different epistemic and ethical languages.The Author combines methodological questions and historical expressions, pointing out that, from Humanism to the Twentieth century, the Italian thought has kept a very close connection to the factuality of human things, made possible by virtue of the exercise of the historical judgment and the ability to separate the vital forces from the reason that keeps the different potentialities in balance.