About This Journal
DIFFERENTIA is the first journal dedicated to Italian philosophy in the English-speaking world, publishing solely in English. Started by Peter Carravetta, it came out of his office at Queens College/CUNY, between 1986-1999. DIFFERENTIA was meant to introduce contemporary Italian thought in a Continental Philosophy environment where the great majority of interlocutors were German, French, and English, or wrote only in those languages. In order to broaden the perspective, even symbolically, and certainly aesthetically, DIFFERENTIA includes short inserts containing contemporary avant-garde art, brief art criticism pieces, and some poems (only texts printed in the original Italian, with facing translations). Journal includes Review Articles and Book Reviews. Owing to lack of funds and/or staff, it came out unevenly, but major public and university libraries from New England to Russia to Iraq to Paris acquired it. In 13 years it publishes 9 book-sized issues. For a theoretical statement of Intentions, see Volume 1, "Introducing Differentia".