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From Cosmopolitism to National-Popular Culture Gramscian Attempt at Overcoming Provincialism

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Circulation of ideas among philosophers is the core of Philosophy itself. The lack of this circulation can lead to obscurantism and cultural provincialism. The latter, for instance, afflicted Italy during the first half of the 20th century because of the close-minded neo-idealism of Croce and the mutual indifference of science and philosophy. Antonio Gramsci tried to overcome the problem of provincialism. In this essay, I explain how he attempted to overcome it. I focus on his conceptual categories like heg emony, organic intellectual, national-popular and so on.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2012


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