The panelists will discuss the first two volumes of Eugenio Colorni’s writings published by Bordighera Press: Critical Thinking in Action: Excerpts from Political Writings and Correspondence (2019) and The Discovery of the Possible: Excerpts from Political Writings and Correspondence II (2019). The books are part of a new series entitled, A Colorni-Hirschman International Institute.
Eugenio Colorni (1909-1944) was born in Milan to a well-to-do Jewish family steeped in the tradition of the Risorgimento. A philosopher and a student of G. A. Borgese (aesthetics) and P. Martinetti (metaphysics), he graduated in 1930 with a thesis on Leibnizian individualism supervised by Martinetti. After joining the Resistance, he was assassinated in May 1944 on the eve of the liberation of the capital.
Panelists will include: Natalia Indrimi, Luca Meldolesi, and Nicoletta Stame. The moderator is Ernest Ialongo. Opening comments by Anthony Julian Tamburri.
This event is co-sponsored by the Centro Primo Levi of New York and takes place at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Manhattan (between 5th and 6th Avenue).