Di Luca Illetterati

In: Verifiche, Anno LI, N. 1-2, 2022 LI , No. 1-2 ( 2022 )

Sezione Book Symposium


Angelica Nuzzo is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and original contemporary interpreters of Hegel’s thought. The fact that, in the last three decades, her scholarship did not fit in any of the sub-fields of the Hegel-Forschung accounts for her originality. Indeed, her output cannot be described according to the contraposition between metaphysical and non-metaphysical (or even anti-metaphysical) interpretations, which read Hegel’s project either as a continuation of Kant’s philosophy or as a radical refutation of transcendental thinking. As a result, Nuzzo’s scholarship cannot be categorized in the framework of these debates. By virtue of her radical investigation and accurate analysis of the structure of Hegel’s philosophy, she has never overlooked the intrinsic complexity of Hegel’s thought and, accordingly, never endorsed any factional positions, which often run the risk of ignoring those internal tensions that constitute the most vital trait of Hegel’s thought.