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  1.  6
    Developing Digital Technology at the Husserl Archives. A Report.Emanuele Caminada - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):79-86.
    After a brief introduction to the history of the Husserl Archives I focus on the methodological specificities in studying Husserl’s work on the basis of his manuscripts and of his archives. In a second step I expound on the effects that the current shift from an analogous to a hybrid analogous and digital archives is producing in the self-understanding of the practices of our institution. Particularly, developing digital technology means that the Husserl Archives are entering a new phase in respect (...)
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    The Autographic Stance. Benjamin, Wittgenstein and the Re-Shaping of the Philosophical Opus. About Manuscripts, Fragments, Schemes, Sketches and Annotations.Fabrizio Desideri - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):9-15.
    Starting from the peculiar tension between figure and writing in Walter Benjamin’s philosophical thought, my contribution aims to define the relevance of manuscripts, schemes, fragments and annotations for the definition of philosophical textuality. Analyzing Benjamin’s writings belonging to this genre, as well as the fragmentary observations belonging to Novalis’ Allgemeines Brouillon and Nietzsche’s Posthumous Fragments, the processual dimension of philosophical thinking will be emphasized. In this theoretical context the processual moment of textuality can be put in tension with the moment (...)
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    The Genesis of a Philosophical Poem: Sri Aurobindo, World Literature and the Writing of Savitri.Richard Hartz - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):131-142.
    Philosophical poetry has had a long and distinguished history in different cultural traditions. These traditions have always interacted to some extent, but today the barriers between them have largely broken down. Savitri, an epic in English by the early twentieth-century Indian philosopher and poet Sri Aurobindo, is a notable outcome of the confluence of Eastern and Western civilisations. Based on a creative reworking of a legend from the Sanskrit epic, the Mahābhārata, it incorporates in its neo-Vedantic vision aspects of the (...)
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    Eternal Truth and the Mutations of Time: Archival Documents and Claims of Timeless Truth.Peter Heehs - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):143-153.
    Philosophical texts regarded as «inspired» present special difficulties for textual editors and intellectual historians that can be mitigated by the study of archival documents. The works of the philosopher and yogī Aurobindo Ghose are considered important contributions to twentieth-century Indian literature and philosophy. Some of his followers regard them as inspired and therefore not subject to critical study. Aurobindo himself accepted the reality of inspiration but also thought that inspired texts, such as the Bhagavad Gītā, contain a temporal as well (...)
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    Gebäude Auf Abbruch? The Digital Archive of Kant’s Opus Postumum.Daniela Helbig - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):59-77.
    Over two hundred years after Immanuel Kant’s death, the first full, critical, and digital edition of his last manuscript is currently being completed by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. This edition stands in institutional continuity with Wilhelm Dilthey’s monumental Akademieausgabe of Kant’s writings that was grounded in Dilthey’s lastingly influential concept of the national, literary-philosophical archive. The new edition showcases Kant’s dynamic writing process as a matter of investigation in its own right. As I argue here, it brings into view (...)
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    Dissonances of a Modern Medium. Alienating and Integrating Aspects of Photography.Maja Jerrentrup - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):155-168.
    Does photography in its various facets lead to alienation or integration? This article is based on a Eurasian survey among photography students from India and Europe. After working definitions of the central terms, it looks at aspects that students have mentioned in connection with alienation – including the view of photography as a barrier or intruder and the adoption of an external perspective on the own culture through photography, up to an individual escape through photography. With regard to integration, photography (...)
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    Rereading Frantz Fanon in the Light of His Unpublished Texts.Jean Khalfa - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):87-96.
    Frantz Fanon is principally known as a great theoretician of race relations and decolonization, in particular through the two main books he published during his lifetime Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth. What is less known is that he was in parallel a pioneering psychiatrist and an early and recognized theoretician of ethnopsychiatry. A volume of about a thousand pages of texts either difficult to access or presumed lost was recently published, following more than a decade (...)
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    Early Modern Aesthetics: Antony and Cleopatra and the Afterlife of Domination.Nigel Mapp - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):169-184.
    This essay argues that Antony and Cleopatra’s pitting of Egypt against Rome is a cipher of aesthetic resistance to modern rationality. The coordinates are Adornian. Antony’s and Cleopatra’s complex identities elude the disenchanting, nominalist machinery in which diffuse indeterminacy necessitates conceptual imposition. Here, the individuals are essentially dramatized: sensate, embodied selves composed and expressed in relations of passionate recognition. The lovers’ deaths, and especially Cleopatra’s self-conscious theatre, rewrite the ascetic, dominative, and pseudo-theatrical rationality of Octavian Rome. The protest, the passion (...)
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    Silence, in the Archives: Derrida’s Other Marx(S).Thomas Clément Mercier - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):31-46.
    The idea that Derrida kept silent on Marx before the publication of Spectres de Marx, in 1993, has become a commonplace in Derrida studies and in the history of Marxism and French 20th century political thought. This idea has often been accompanied by a certain representation of the relationship between deconstruction and dialectical materialism, and fed the legend of deconstruction’s «apoliticism» – at least before what some have called Derrida’s «ethicopolitical turn», usually dated in the early 1990s. Against this narrative, (...)
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    Baudelaire Laboratory. Brief History of a Project by Walter Benjamin.Marina Montanelli - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):17-29.
    The article intends to retrace, from a historical-philological point of view, the main steps of Walter Benjamin’s unfinished research and works, conducted during his later years, dedicated to Charles Baudelaire. Setting Benjamin’s translation of the Ta-bleaux parisiens as the first result of his interest for the poet, the text delves into the composition process of The Arcades Project, from which the idea of a book on Baudelaire then takes shape. The article examines the crucial stages of this second project’s development (...)
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    The Map: A Medium of Perception. Remarks on the Relationship Between Space, Imagination and Map From Google Earth.Tommaso Morawski - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):185-197.
    Starting from the concept of Digital Earth, the article questions the effects that Google’s geo-spatial applications have produced on our daily relationship with information, and the way we experience the spaces around us. Its aim is twofold: on the one hand, I intend to examine the implications that bring Google’s digital maps closer to the invention of the print or telescope; on the other hand, I intend to explain, through a medio-anthropological investigation, how the map, as a medium of perception, (...)
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    A Typology of the Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Writing of Text Alternatives.Alois Pichler - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):109-118.
    The paper describes the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s writing of text alternatives as it manifests itself in his manuscripts. Decided, undecided and cancelled alternatives are distinguished. Moreover, Wittgensteinian types of marking his text alternatives are described: this includes marking by writing the alternative phrase in parallel above line; marking change of order; separation markers; explicit comment; marking the alternative phrase by putting it between brackets or, most famously, double slashes. Finally, the phenomenon of bound text alternatives in Wittgenstein’s writings is discussed.
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    On Archives, on an Archive. The “Foucault Exception”?Arianna Sforzini - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):119-129.
    Is there a specificity peculiar to the “Foucault archives” that makes them a sensitive object for philosophical and critical thought today? Can we use the “Foucault case” to reflect more broadly on the question of the philosophical archive / archives – what does the creation of archives for philosophers imply in terms of the reception and re-actualisation of their thought? In this article, we will start with a description of the multiple Foucault archives existing today and the history of their (...)
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    In the Name of the Author: The Artificial Unity of Jan Patočka’s Scattered Works.Ondřej Švec - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):97-107.
    At the time of his sudden death in 1977, the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka left a large philosophical legacy with no will and testament. For the last 43 years, the editors of his Collected Works have been reconstructing a unified and thematically articulated oeuvre from the more than 10,000 pages found in his drawers and boxes. It should in the end include not only the texts published during Patočka’s lifetime but also his many unpublished manuscripts, fragments, variations, drafts of unfinished (...)
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    Interminable Readings. Jacques Derrida Between Archive and Dissemination.Francesco Vitale - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):47-57.
    The paper seeks to outline the relationship between Geschlecht III and Derrida’s published texts devoted to the mark «Geschlecht» in order to detect the general strategy followed by Jacques Derrida into the construction of his archive during his lifetime. Indeed, we suppose that his archive has to be build in accordance with his deconstructive statements about the classical conception of the archive: a totalizing closure of a textual production able to trace it back to the unity of an ideal identity. (...)
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    What Can We Learn From Philosophical Manuscripts and Archives?Benedetta Zaccarello - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (2):3-8.
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    L’Artidesign: Il Dialogo Fruttuoso.Aurosa Alison - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):47-55.
    In this paper, we would like to illustrate how the conception of a third genre, “artidesign”, can represent: 1) The relationship between the cultural and conceptual contribution of craftsmanship and the consequent aesthetic and phenomenological implications of the size of the workforce in the three thematic areas of art, craftsmanship and design. 2) It should be a real system that is becoming concrete through the logic of design, production and consumption.
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    Riscrittura E Maschere Dell’Io: Le Mauvais Genre di Laurent De Graeve.Laura Brignoli - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):115-125.
    This article aims to investigate the reasons that push an author to rewrite a great classic, if the motivation of marketing is not pertinent. In the rewriting practice there are works that arise from deeper expressive needs and it would be completely wrong to explain them through purely opportunistic reasons; in fact, it is possible that the author uses the mask of the well-known character to express, by rethinking it, some complex, unexpressed, uncomfortable or difficult aspects of himself or society. (...)
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    Art as Formative Technique: The Human Behaviour Between Art and Nature.Alessandro Cazzola - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):57-72.
    Reflections upon artistic activities as technique require an exhaustive examination in aesthetics. This paper provides an attempt to sketch out a possible connection between skills related to making art and aesthetic thinking. By means of phenomenological insight, the function of technique is pursued consistently with the considerations of technique as subordinate to a global performative skill or as its development into a general principle. This framework ends in accounting for the notion of craft and its relationship with art. Further, craft (...)
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    Things That Matter. Agency and Performativity.Anna Caterina Dalmasso - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):155-168.
    In contemporary human and social sciences, it has become almost a commonplace to attribute to objects and artefacts the features of personhood and subjectivity. In the last decades, significant attempts have been made, in different disciplines, to show how things and material realities have the power to act upon the world and to transform human cognition as well as social processes. In order to describe the transformative power of things, scholars have then recurred to the semantic sphere of action and (...)
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    Crafts in the Contemporary Creative Economy.Martha Friel - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):83-90.
    Speaking generically of crafts from an economic point of view means referring to a field that encompasses different sectors and professions, an agglomeration of very different activities in terms of economic structure, performance and needs. This paper, however, aims to analyse only some of the artisan worlds, i.e. traditional trades, art & crafts which, even if manifesting themselves today in new ways, interest us more than others because of the genius loci they have subsumed. This is because this is the (...)
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    Foreword.Laura Gilli & Andrea Mecacci - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):3-5.
    Bauspiel: ein Schiff by Alma Siedhoff-Buscher is one of the most important toys of the twentieth century, designed and built in 1923 when the designer was part of the Bauhaus Woodcarving Workshop. Having become an icon of an entire era, a symbol of a design utopia, Siedhoff-Buscher’s Bauspiel remains an object that makes us wonder not only for the fascination it emanates, its perennial aesthetic relevance that still legitimates its production and marketing up until nowadays, but for the strength of (...)
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    Foucault’s Biopower and E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India.Mohsen Hanif & Maryam Madadizadeh - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):101-114.
    Society Must Be Defended is a collection of Michel Foucault’s courses at the College de France in 1976. In this volume, Foucault discusses the emergence of a new technology of domination called biopower. It is a power that is not “individualizing”, but “massifying”, that is directed at man as a member of a “species”. Biopolitics exerts control over relations between the human races. Yet, some critics claim that Foucault’s biopower does not address colonial societies and problems. This paper argues that (...)
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    Embodied Craft in Lia Cook’s Textiles and «The Lady of Shalott».James Krasner - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):7-16.
    The entwining of the craft worker’s body both with the materials of her artistic process and with the craft object itself is central to an understanding of craft aesthetics. This paper addresses embodied craft in Lia Cook’s weavings, which foreground the artist’s body and the embodying dynamics of woven art. Cook’s work is read in relation to the Lady of Shalott, a fictional textile artist portrayed in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem by that name, and the painted versions of it by (...)
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    Exploring Ecological and Material Sensitivity Through Craft Practice in the Context of the Venice Lagoon.Riikka Latva-Somppi & Maarit Mäkelä - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):31-46.
    This article discusses multisensorial aesthetic experience of environmental materiality via a craft process. The locally situated study investigates the interrelations of humans and environment through soil. In focus is how craft practitioners use their material sensitivity to reflect the idea of interdependency in the context of the contemporary environmental discourse. This is done through presenting an artistic research project in which craft is used to explore the human imprint in a particular geological environment, the Venice Lagoon. The case study Traces (...)
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    Se Déprendre de Soi-Même. A Critique of Foucault’s Ethics.Andrea Nicolini - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):91-99.
    Between the first and the second volume of The History of Sexuality there is a gap of eight years in which Foucault did not publish anything except interviews. Analyzing some of those interviews, the article reconstructs the reasons that lead Foucault to abandon the thematization of power’s constraints imposed on the subject and start to elaborate an ethics in which the subject can be rid of him or herself thorough a care of pleasure. Arguing how this change does not represent (...)
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    Finnish Aesthetics in Academic Databases.Darius Pacauskas & Ossi Naukkarinen - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):169-180.
    The academic databases such as Scopus or Web of Science are commonly used to measure performance of universities, departments, and even single researchers. However, to what extent such databases can represent real outcomes of aforementioned units especially in the field of art and humanities where local languages and cultural phenomena play an important role is not clear. This article focuses on understanding how research in this field, as seen through the case of aesthetics in non-English speaking countries, Finland in particular, (...)
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    Estetica Ecologica. Percepire Saggio, Vivere Corrispondente di Nicola Perullo.Nicola Perullo, Manlio Iofrida & Giovanni Fava - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):181-192.
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    La Post-Fisiognomica di Goffredo Parise.Lucia Rodler - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):127-133.
    In the 1960s Goffredo Parise made use of a series of interesting similes in order to describe men and women of his time. The similarity between human being and animal makes room for comparisons with objects, that would mean the end of the traditional physiognomy. Can this rhetorical choice be considered a lucid and visionary anticipation of post-humanism?
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    Pratiche Viventi. Temi di Una Poietica Contemporanea.Gregorio Tenti - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):73-82.
    To overcome the art-craft dualism, a root and branch reform of a traditionally hegemonic view on human activities is needed. By focusing on Gilbert Simondon’s fundamental claims, the article aims to display the most important consequences of a more in-depth understanding of poiesis, especially in relation to its reintegration with the sphere of praxis and collective ethos and to its connections with the idea of creativity. The field of production will lastly be associated with the concept of “living practice”, regarded (...)
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    Aesthetic Response to the Unfinished: Empathy, Imagination and Imitation Learning.Fabio Tononi - 2020 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 13 (1):135-153.
    This contribution proposes how beholders may internally process unfinished works of art. It does so by considering five of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s interrupted sculptures and pointing out their empathic and imaginative potential. The beholder focused on the surface, I propose, is inclined to mentally simulate the artist’s gesture that drafted the sculptures through the visible graphic signs of the chisels. This inner simulation takes place within the activation of various brain networks, located in the brain’s motor system. Renaissance authors associated the (...)
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