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Three Italian Philosophers: Bruno, Gentile, Evola

Italian philosophy, despite its importance in western thought, is not widely studied abroad. The situation is not any different in Mumbai, even though, due to its cross-cultural position the maximum city could be very receptive to it. In a three-part series Eugenio Mozzarelli (IIT Bombay) will give a lecture on a different philosopher: Giordano Bruno, Giovanni Gentile, Julius Evola. Each lecture is followed by a debate focused on how the philosopher in question could become a useful source in the Indian philosophical debate as well as in our everyday life.

Although it has been argued that Italian philosophy has a specific political vocation, we will not be looking for any national difference. On the contrary, each class will focus on a particular aspect of one of the three authors, trying to figure out its relevance and its possible future developments, in the context of contemporary society and within the contemporary system of power and knowledge.

Eugenio Mozzarelli studied philosophy at the universities of Milan and Pavia (Italy) and teaches Italian Language at IIT Bombay. He is currently writing a thesis on the theme of pain and knowledge. Together with artist Fabrizio Saiu, Mozzarelli also works in the field of cultural and performance studies, questioning the relationship of concert and speech.

Giordano Bruno: Saturday, 21st January 2017, 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Giovanni Gentile: Saturday, 18th February 2017, 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Julius Evola: Saturday, 18th March 2017, 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Fees 200/- per session

Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning
2nd Floor, Somaiya Bhavan (Above Kitabkhana)
M G Road, Fort,
Mumbai – 400 001
Call: 7045932204 || Email:

  • Organized by: IIC Mumbai
  • In collaboration with: Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning