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Two Pictures, Two Philosophies, Two Worlds. The Political Theology of Vico and Benjamin

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Keywords: Political Theology; Giambattista Vico; Walter Benjamin; Paul Klee; Language; Picture; History.

This essay relates the philosophy of Vico and that of Benjamin. It starts from a philosophical strategy common to both thinkers, analyzing the political theology present in the thought of each of them. Two pictures - Vico's "Dipintura Allegorica" and Klee's "Angelus Novus", are the background to all this analysis.

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