Storia e filosofia: il dramma, la scelta, la libertà. Intervista a Michele Ciliberto

The aim of this interview is to consider some aspects about the work of Michele Ciliberto (1945), an important italian historian of philosophy. The main focus of the interview is to explain how in this author a meticolous attention about texts, documents and ‘scartafacci’ can live side to side with a dramatic and existential conception of philosophy, often not cosidered in Ciliberto’s production. Starting from his masters, we will end with his specific vision of the mastery, passing through his tragical vision of Renaissance and the importance he gives to the idealistic italian tradition, without forgetting the main space he accords to politics and relations between political world and speculation.