Una filosofia del desiderio. Rassegna di alcune recenti pubblicazioni sul pensiero di Leopardi

In this review the author discusses the latest interpretations of Giacomo Leopardi’s
philosophical thought, with special regard to two books that both focus, from different points of view, on the Leopardian concept of desire. On the one hand, Alessandra Aloisi’s book relates this concept to that of “assuefaction”, in order to provide a coherent frame of Leopardi’s anthropology and ontology; on the other hand, Georgia Schiavon’s book compares Leopardi’s and Epicurus thoughts, showing the distance (especially regarding the ethical plane) between their two forms of materialism.