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Cultural History through Phenomenology

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Simone Zacchini (Arezzo – Italy) has a master’s degree from the University of Siena and a doctorate from the University of Rome. He is the author of five books on various aspects of the philosophy of crisis, philosophy of music and phenomenology in the twentieth century, especially as expressed in the works of Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. Following the line of inquiry in Peter Burke’s What is Cultural History?, Dr. Zacchini extends the notion of cultural history, applying a new methodological criterion and mapping a research territory that is both innovative and unconventional. This new framework can be applied to such important and complex historical cultures as Italian Fascism.