Keywords: Hegel, German Idealism, History of Philosophy, Italian Philosophy.
The article outlines the intellectual biography of Remo Bodei
(1938-2019), the Italian scholar that since 1960 gave outstanding
contributions both to philosophy and history of philosophy. Aim
of the article is to maintain that the philosophy of Hegel was the
core of Bodei’s research, moving from his seminal works on Hegel’s
thought and on the Hegelian «constellation», i.e. on modern and
contemporary philosophers – from Hölderlin to Adorno – that did
play a role for our understanding of Hegel. Bodei’s development illustrates
– after the book Sistema ed epoca in Hegel (1975) – his
never publicly declared conviction that Hegel was for him the most
salient philosopher for the adequate comprehension of modern subjectivity.
Bodei’s most significant works in this direction are Scomposizioni
(an ambitious work which moves from a Hegelian
fragment), Geometria delle passioni and Destini personali, three
books that Bodei himself considered as parts of a unitary project.