Studi di Estetica

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    Una sensibilità affinata sugli spigoli della malattia. La “grande salute” come potenziamento epistemico ed estetico tra Friedrich Nietzsche e Theodor Fontane.Ludovica Boi - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    The article connects the topic of health in Nietzsche’s thought with the perspective that emerges from some novels of Theodor Fontane, by leaning on a close interaction between philosophy and literature. It is shown that two of Fontane’s characters, Victoire von Carayon from the novel Schach von Wuthenow and Waldemar von Haldern from the novel Stine, embody and depict specific Nietzschean ideas concerning the relationship between the experience of illness and the development of a higher cognitive faculty. How could be (...)
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    L’estetica di Nietzsche: l’umano tra salute e malattia.Francesco Cattaneo & Carlo Chiurco - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    Nietzsche’s life and thinking have been deeply influenced by the experience of illness and the related struggle to health, in a way that goes far beyond the very well-known episode of his mental breakdown. In the first part of this paper the history of the reception of the topic is reconsidered, focusing on the initial, “moral” interpretation of health and illness in Nietzsche, on the later stances of Thomas Mann and Georges Canguilhelm, the former offering a psychological perspective, the latter (...)
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    Nietzsche’s physiology of aesthetics, and the aesthetics of physiology.Richard J. Elliott - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    Nietzsche announces his intentions to publish a “physiology of aesthetics”, namely a naturalistic explanation for how aesthetic judgements are grounded in the physiology of both the one experiencing the work, and the creator of it. But as well as the physiological reduction of aesthetic judgements, Nietzsche in many places across his oeuvre frames the apparatus of physiology, especially the prescriptive dimension of self-cultivation, in terms amenable to being treated as ‘aesthetic’. The first section will mount a (re-) defense of the (...)
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    La musica come pharmakon. Nietzsche, Wagner e il concetto di salute tra estetica e fisiologia.Alice Giordano - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    The concept of “health”, in Nietzsche’s philosophy, is not opposed to that of disease but incorporates it within itself. The paper aims to show how being in “good health” has, according to Nietzsche, a physiological significance that is intimately connected to aesthetics. Richard Wagner’s music is the iconic example of how rhythm from medicine can become poison and lead a body to décadence. Even in some patients with neurological diseases, musical rhythm can function as medicine, which does not work equally (...)
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    Dalla patobiografia alla genealogia. Salute e malattia nelle Vorreden nietzscheane del 1886.Luca Lupo - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    In 1886, Nietzsche felt the need to exercise a retrospective look at the works he had written up to that point. Hence, the writing of a series of prefaces (Vorreden). They can be considered and read as a thematically unified textual body. Rereading them as a unified work allows us to recognise their value as an “auto-pathobiography”. In it, the concepts of health and illness occupy a central position that Nietzschean research has long been questioning. Nevertheless, in reflecting on health (...)
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    Environmental Aesthetics and “being moved by nature”. Reflections for rethinking the theory of the sublime.Valeria Maggiore - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    In the age of Anthropocene, can aesthetics propose a not prevaricating behavioural model towards nature, leading to a new conception of humanity based on our being moved by nature? In this article, we will try to answer this question, exploring how some exponents of contemporary Environmental Aesthetics have examined the significance of human emotional responses to nature. Starting from the assumption that Kant defines the sublime as a motion of the soul, we wonder how aesthetics can reinterpret this concept to (...)
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    Mark Johnson e Jay Schulkin, Mind in nature. John Dewey, cognitive science, and a naturalistic philosophy for living Cambridge (MA)-London, The MIT Press, 2023 (consultato in formato epub).Danilo Manca - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
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    Jay David Bolter, Maria Engberg, Blair MacIntyre, Reality media. Augmented and virtual reality Cambridge (MA)-London, The MIT Press, 2021, pp. 248.Lorenzo Manera - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    Firstly, this contribution proposes to address synthographies – images generated through Text-to-image technologies – by deepening the epistemological shift related to the possibility of transposing the image-creation process from the analogue arts to the notational ones (or, by drawing on Nelson Goodman's terminology, from the “autographic” to the “allographic” forms of art). Secondly, the paper highlights how synthographies can be considered partly autographic and partly allographic, since the linguistic prompts constitute only the notational aspect of the generated images. Furthermore, this (...)
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    From photography to synthography. Aesthetic remarks on synthetized images.Lorenzo Manera - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    Firstly, this contribution proposes to address synthographies – images generated through Text-to-image technologies – by deepening the epistemological shift related to the possibility of transposing the image-creation process from the analogue arts to the notational ones (or, by drawing on Nelson Goodman's terminology, from the “autographic” to the “allographic” forms of art). Secondly, the paper highlights how synthographies can be considered partly autographic and partly allographic, since the linguistic prompts constitute only the notational aspect of the generated images. Furthermore, this (...)
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    Nuanced excesses. Fullness of life and illness in Nietzsche’s aesthetics.Manuel Mazzucchini - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    The aim of our paper is to question the problem of artistic creation as a transfiguration of suffering. We will point out that health is always a state to be looked at with the eyes of a convalescent, and how in particular there can be no artistic creation that is not accompanied by a condition of suffering. Our interpretive key will be the faculty of perceiving nuances, a topic that often appears in Nietzsche’s later writings, and the relationship between the (...)
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    Richard Shusterman, Esperienza estetica e arti popolari. Prospettive somaestetiche su teoria e pratica tr. it S. Marino e T. Gallo, Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2023, pp. 226. [REVIEW]Giovanni Mugnaini - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
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    Olga Katharina Schwarz, Rationalistische Sinnlichkeit. Zur philosophischen Grundlegung der Kunsttheorie 1700-1760. Leibniz – Wolff – Gottsched – Baumgarten. Berlin-Boston, de Gruyter, 2022, pp. 371. [REVIEW]Alessandro Nannini - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
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    On Yuriko Saito, Aesthetics of care: practice in everyday life. London, Bloomsbury, 2022, pp. 232.Yuriko Saito, Arnold Berleant, David E. Cooper & Mădălina Diaconu - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
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    The question of language in René Magritte’s aesthetics.Chiara Scarlato - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    Throughout the present paper, I propose an analysis of René Magritte’s artwork Les mots et les images (La Révolution surréaliste, 1929) in connection with a reflection on the associated theories he formulated in the handout for his London lecture (1937). Read in reference to selected writings (and in erratic observation with other artworks of his oeuvre), the eighteen propositions of Les mots et les images, along with their development in the 1937 document, might help at investigating the aesthetic principles that (...)
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    Robin Becker, David Hagen, Livia Von Samson (a cura di), Ästhetik nach Adorno. Positionen zur Gegenwartskunst. Berlin, Verbrecher Verlag, 2022, pp. 284. [REVIEW]Elettra Villani - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
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    Apollineo, dionisiaco, perturbante. L’estetica di Nietzsche e il paradosso dell’automa.Simone Zacchini - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27 (3).
    This article aims to explore the meaning of the notion of the “uncanny” in Nietzsche’s Birth of tragedy. To read today this work is to encounter a text that has preserved intact the force of its philosophical message: man is such only in the alternance and coexistence of health and illness, Apollonian and Dionysian, art and life. The role of Socrates’ philosophy in Nietzsche’s The birth of tragedy, however, needs to be reconsidered. Socrates is also, according to this reading, an (...)
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    Sound Hyletic. Themes for an Aesthesiology of Hyle.Elia Gonnella - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 27:221-245.
    The notion of hyle seems problematic for a phenomenological foundation of experience. For this very reason, its completed invalidity was generally postulated. At the same time, there are many reflections in Husserlian writings that help us understand it better. This paper attempts to show how hyletic experience, by existing in the lived body, triggers in parallel rhythmic, vibrating, and sonorous experiences as bodily experiences. Sounds are experienced by the body before any reflections or conscious experiences of them. In this way, (...)
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    Aesthetic constructions of landscape between society, individual and objects. A neopragmatic approach.Karsten Berr & Olaf Kühne - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 26.
    The famous definition of landscape by Joachim Ritter unmistakably names the aesthetic act of construction that makes landscape vision possible: “Landscape is nature that is aesthetically present in the sight for a feeling and sensing observer”. Landscape is an aesthetic construct, in whose act of construction, however, social, cultural, individual and other constitutional factors flow. Following Karl Popper’s 3-world theory, a physical landscape (world 1), an individual landscape (world 2) and a social landscape (world 3) can be distinguished. In each (...)
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    Il paesaggio cognitivo tra pervasività psichica e mediazione estetica.Marko Ćeranić - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 26.
    The aim of this work is to show, first of all, how landscape cannot but stand out on the horizon of a cognitive flux that affects every aspect of our being in the world (or, better said, of our being in the world) world). A special role will be reserved for aesthetic mediation, to be understood as a n act that regulates the epistemic negotiation between what is in the center and what is ”in the surroundings”. In this sense, the (...)
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    Oltre la rappresentazione. Verso una concezione sostantiva di paesaggio.Paolo Furia - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 26.
    This article aims to overcome the representational conceptions of landscape in or-der to recover its substantive character. Landscape appears as a semantically ambiguous and tensive concept in both conceptualizations, but if the representational approaches draw on the dualisms of modernity (between nature and culture, subject and object, art and sciences) and understands landscape in terms of a spiritual / artistic / visual construction opposed to nature, a substantive approach towards landscape emphasizes the continuity between the natural and the anthropic and, (...)
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    Il paesaggio agisce, dunque esiste.Annalisa Metta - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 26.
    In 1665 Athanasius Kircher published the treatise Mundus Subterraneus, to ex-plore the complex relationships between the visible forms of the landscape and the reasons that produce them. Kircher was peer of Claude Lorrain, who gave a critical contribution in founding landscape as an artistic genre, making indistinguishable its existence as a real place and its representation as a picture. Compared to Kircher, Lorrain had the greatest influence on Western landscape culture. Yet today, thanks to scholars and landscape architecture practitioners, Kircher’s (...)
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    L’ornamento del Dao. Brevi considerazioni sul senso del paesaggio nella letteratura e nelle arti della Cina tradizionale.Maurizio Paolillo - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 26.
    In ancient Chinese culture, landscape constituted a fundamental element in religious, literary and artistic expressions. This contribution is intended as an imperfect and concise attempt to trace the “guidelines” – influenced above all by Daoist doctrine – of Chinese thought on landscape within the literature and pictorial art of traditional China.
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    “Come il cane e la pulce”. Elementi di pragmatica del paesaggio.Alberto L. Siani - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 26.
    This paper suggests that the understanding of the use and the concept of “landscape” can be facilitated by a comparison with Wittgenstein’s language games and that indeed “landscape” functions in a similar way to language games, understood in their intertwinement with forms of life. On this basis, I proceed to outline three fundamental elements of a pragmatist, anti-essentialist conception of landscape and develop two of them schematically. In conclusion, I reflect on some ramifications and possible developments of the proposed perspective.
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    Experience, epistemology and taste in Hume’s aesthetics.Timothy M. Costelloe - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    This paper distinguishes two components of experience, the subjective and objective, and connects them to the distinction between “individual” and “social” epistemology. These elements, it is then proposed, shape Hume’s approach to knowledge and belief and, by extension, his treatment of taste. The paper con- cludes by distinguishing “philosophical criticism” from “vulgar criticism”; the former reflects Hume’s place in the eighteenth-century “science of man,” while the latter connects him to a tradition that makes aesthetics closer to an art criticism.
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    Gusto, teorie della ricezione e competenze critiche. Alcune possibili tracce (e letture) di David Hume nel Novecento.Giacomo Fronzi - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    The 18th century is the age of aesthetics. This is evidenced not only by the birth of the discipline, but also by the extraordinary production in the field of aesthetic studies, particularly in Germany, England, France, and Italy. David Hume’s Of the standard of taste (1757), a veritable manifesto of aesthetic subjectivism, is also set within this framework. More than two and a half centuries later, how can it be read? In this paper, I will attempt to support a thesis: (...)
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    David Hume’s epistemologies of aesthetic experience.Andrea Gatti - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    When used with regard to aesthetic inquiries prior to the nineteenth century, the concept of "aesthetic experience" is subjected to the criticism of those who consider its a posteriori application illegitimate. At the same time, it seems undeniable that the concept was already present and developed during the 18th century: in particular, among British empiricists. For David Hume, the concept of experience results for many reasons foundational to his aesthetic reflection, especially when analyzed from the perspective of relation/contrast with the (...)
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    David Hume, aesthetic properties, and categories of art.Theodore Gracyk - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    This essay details David Hume’s complex contextualist account of aesthetic properties. Focusing mainly on the essay “Of the standard of taste”, I argue that Hume’s account of aesthetic properties anticipates many points advanced in Kendall Walton’s 1970 essay “Categories of art”, most notably the thesis that proper detection of most aesthetic properties depends on awareness of which nonaesthetic properties are standard, contra-standard, and variable for the relevant category of art. Consequently, they both reject the position we now describe as aesthetic (...)
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    La “scienza della natura umana” di Hume e la bellezza dal Trattato ai Saggi.Eugenio Lecaldano - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    In the “Foreword” to the publication in 1739 of the first two parts of the Treatise on _Human Nature_, devoted to the intellect and the passions, Hume promised, “If I am fortunate enough to be successful, I will proceed to examine morality, politics and criticism, an examination that will complete this Treatise on Human Nature”. This essay takes a general look at Hume's aesthetic reflection, highlighting its dominant developments and crucial passages, in an attempt to show how the methodological and (...)
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    Dalla regola alla critica. Il concetto di “gusto” e la funzione della filosofia in David Hume.Giovanni Battista Soda - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    This work aims to scrutiny the concept of “taste” as developed by David Hume. Firstly, it will be highlighted the impossibility of thinking taste neither as a sub- jectivist nor objectivist aesthetic theory; on the contrary, it will be shown, through Agamben’s work, its underlying radical dialectical structure that seeks to unite subject and object. Furthermore, thanks to Deleuze’s enquiry in Hume’s thought, it will be possible to argue that Hume’s theory of art, rather than being a simple consequence of (...)
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    Grant Tavinor, The aesthetics of virtual reality New York-London, Routledge, 2022, pp. 166.Fabrizia Bandi - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
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    Engineered humans.Simona Chiodo - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    In what follows, I shall focus on what may be defined as the engineering of hu- mans from a philosophical perspective. More precisely, I shall reflect upon the way in which our language increasingly changes when we define our relationship with emerging technologies, specifically human digital twins, which, as our tech- nological replica, can serve as privileged standpoints to try to understand the meaning of the shift from using distinguishable words to define humans and technologies (for instance, when we happen (...)
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    Pas une fois pour toutes. Pensée et création: Gilles Deleuze et le non-commencement de la philosophie.Sara Cocito - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    The paper traces some of Gilles Deleuze’s reflections on the subject of thought and philosophical activity, focusing especially on the third chapter of one of his main works, Difference and repetition (1968). Following the general structure of the chapter, the paper first analyses the concept of “Image of thought”, which describes the tendency of thought itself to represent its own functioning, and the risks that the Image imply, since it chains the activity of thought to old sedentary habits and its (...)
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    D. McIver Lopes, B. Nanay, N. Riggle, Aesthetic life and why It matters, New York, Oxford University Press, 2022, pp. xvi + 103. [REVIEW]Gianni de Nittis - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
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    Children, time, and the sublime. New perspectives in educational aesthetics.Francesca D’Alessandris - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
    Is it possible that children experience something we could judge as the sublime? Some pivotal conjectures have been elicited to positively answer these questions; however, this general topic still stands in need of fuller theoretical and empirical insights. Since taking up this challenge may have important implications in the ever-expanding field of aesthetic education, in this article I will give a philosophical account of the experience of the sublime in 8-10 children, identifying both its plau- sible components and its markers, (...)
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    William S. Allen, Adorno, aesthetics, dissonance. On dialectics in Modernity New York, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022, pp. 272. [REVIEW]Elettra Villani - 2023 - Studi di Estetica 25.
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