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  1. Francis’s Journey.Massimo Cacciari - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    The text is an analysis of the spiritual world of Francis of Assisi, through the topic of his being constantly on a journey. Francis acknowledges that there cannot be an authentic dwelling for those who, enlightened by Grace, mean to get closer to God and be with Him. Francis does not react to evil by opposing it forcibly, trying to destroy his enemy, he does not do good because in that way he obeys to the commands of a Law, but (...)
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  2. The Image of the World for its Explorers. Aesthetics and Geography Between Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus.Pierre Dalla Vigna - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    The Million of Marco Polo; the travel diaries and letters of Christopher Columbus. These are two types of chronicles, separated by two hundred years of history. In both narrative registers there is the story of concretely experienced events. But at the same time both perspectives outline literary strategies, construct an aesthetic, open a perspective to the pleasure of the text to capture readers of their new vision of what the readers themselves already know.
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  3. Marcella D’Abbiero (a cura di), L’immane potenza del negativo. Problemi e risorse. [REVIEW]Pasquale De Rosa - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
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  4. Gianpiero Vincenzo, Starbucks a Milano e l’effetto Don Chisciotte. I rituali sociali contemporanei. [REVIEW]Caterina Di Rienzo - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
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    Mario Perniola’s Tropicalism.Rodrigo Duarte - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    The article focuses on the way through which Mario Perniola evaluated the Brazilian musical and cultural movement of the late sixties known as “Tropicália”. Since after the appearance of this movement in 1968 — and especially during the celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018 — there has been a considerable amount of approaches among Brazilian intellectuals, it is a purpose of the article as well to compare their viewpoints with Perniola’s, as an important contemporary philosopher who dedicated his attention (...)
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  6. The Instinct to Metaphorize. Dorfles Interpreter of Vico.Giuseppe D’Acunto - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    The present essay is dedicated to the interpretation of Vico developed by Gillo Dorfles, which is based on the reason why Vico can be seen as the father of modern aesthetics, provided that the word “aesthetics” must be understood in a non-idealistic or Crocian sense, but according to the originally eighteenth-century notion of cognitio sensitiva. The key to this interpretation is thus given by the concepts of myth and metaphor, where the second one is especially seen as the principle that (...)
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  7. The Globe, the Journey, the Table.Franco Farinelli - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    The essay focuses on the way our idea of the world changes according to the tools we use to measure and circumscribe its regions and provide its overall configuration. For example, with the voyage of Columbus, precisely as it is subordinated to a geographical image, the world takes on a new face, different from the previous one: it takes shape according to the scheme that man has in mind, and corresponds to the cartographic image of the world, to the map. (...)
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  8. Anna Camaiti Hostert, Enzo Antonio Cicchino, Trump E Moschetto. Immagini, Fake News E Mass Media: Armi di Due Populisti a Confronto. [REVIEW]Milosh F. Fascetti - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
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    The Journey as a Device for the Formation and Dissolution of the Subject in American Horror Cinema Between the Thirties and Seventies.Leonardo Magnante - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    The classical horror journey follows the normative trajectory of the Ego, the construction of the Freudian identity towards the normative couple and its insertion into society through marriage. Starting from Psycho, going to the evolution of New Hollywood and the rejection of conventional social norms, New Horror refuses this vision and build a new imaginery; showing devastating journeys through the Nation, it follows the macabre reintegration of subject within a cannibalistic and incestuous America and it proves the real face of (...)
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  10. Editoriale: Seguendo il ritmo delle onde.Luigi A. Manfreda - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
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    Profanations. Bataille Reads Proust.Andrea Nicolini - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    The article is divided into three sections and reconstructs Proust’s impact on Bataille’s philosophy. The first one shows how Bataille derives from Proust an atheism very much different from Nietzsche’s, but not less influential for his thought. The second part presents Bataille’s critique on Proust’s conception of Œuvre, in relation to his notion of teleology. The final part compares the episode of Mlle Vinteuil with the alleged personal experience of Proust at the brothel, providing and discussing Bataille’s reading. All sections (...)
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  12. Michele Ciliberto, Niccolò Machiavelli. Ragione e pazzia. [REVIEW]Francesco Patrone - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
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  13. Premessa: Ma io perché venirvi?Angì Perniola - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
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  14. Journey, Metaphor and Reality.Guido Traversa - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 42.
    We intend to explore the theme of the journey by showing both its character as a metaphor and its character as a reality. The purpose of these few pages is to show that much can be grasped, understood, experienced and thought about in a journey, especially its truly metaphorical character.
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  15. Santiago Zabala, Why Only Art Can Save Us. Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency. [REVIEW]Daniela Angelucci - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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  16. Geheimnis. Notes on Heidegger.Adriano Ardovino - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    Starting from Jacques Derrida’s indications about the theme of the secret, the article examines the Heideggerian notion of ‘Geheimnis’. Although standard interpretation emphasizes the link between the concept of ‘Geheimnis’ and that of concealment, or the problem of truth, it is shown in what sense it is appropriate to integrate the meaning of ‘Geheimnis’ by the later results of Heidegger’s thought. In this frame much greater attention is paid to the close relationship between ‘Geheimnis’ and the concept of world, which (...)
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  17. Andrea Cavalletti, Vertigine. La tentazione dell’identità. [REVIEW]Giorgio Astone - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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  18. Il diritto al segreto: condizione per poter pensare.Piera Aulagnier - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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    Agnotology: A Conspiracy Theory of Ignorance?Enea Bianchi - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    This article develops the concept of “agnotology”, a term coined by the historian of science Robert N. Proctor and the linguist Ian Bolas. Agnotology implies the study of ignorance, especially how ignorance and doubt are strategically induced by specific agents through misinformation, misleading research and inaccurate scientific data. The aim of this article is twofold: on the one hand it summarizes the main objectives of the agnotological area of study, taking into account the state of the art over the subject (...)
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  20. Jacques Derrida. Effects of the Secret.Gianfranco Dalmasso - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    In Donner la mort Derrida explores the difficult and little known relation between the concept of secret and the concept of responsibility. In his comment of Heretics Essays of Patocka, Derrida shows how the Western Culture is built over an orgiastic and demonic element. This element, removed, goes on to cross the languages of the European Society with unprecedented effects of a secret.
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  21. Veronica Pravadelli, Dal classico al postmoderno al global. Teoria e analisi delle forme filmiche. [REVIEW]Giulia D’Alia - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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    Nonsuit. Blanchot’s Secret.Silvano Facioni - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    In his literary and critical work, Maurice Blanchot has not explicitly addressed the problem of secret. Yet a careful look at the dynamics that innervate his work shows how the secret is constantly present. Analysis, then, must try to intercept the secret in its precipitation into writing, in the modulation of themes apparently diametrically distant from it, in the inexhaustible excavation carried out on the language in search of the “secret” that constitutes it but that does not allow itself to (...)
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  23. Beyond the Western Ideal of Beauty. A Wabi Sabi Aesthetics to Survive the Future.Francesca Iannelli - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    The West was dominated for a long time – at least until the beginning of the twentieth century – by a disembodied and inhuman ideal of beauty, ignoring other possible aesthetic nuances of beauty experienced in the Far East both in everyday life and in the literary and cultural sphere. Now in a pandemic era that has revolutionized every sphere of our private and public existence it is time to go back to another, still fruitful conception of beauty, namely the (...)
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  24. Editoriale: Scrigni e custodie.Luigi A. Manfreda - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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    “So That the World Does Not Change Without Us”. Günther Anders and the Technique.Francesco Miano - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    The contribution aims to deepen the critical vision of Günther Anders through three fundamental passages and with primary reference to his main work Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen. In the first place, the work examines the “anthropological” elements of the Andersian critique of technique, with particular reference to the notion of “Promethean shame”. Secondly, the “historical” aspects of Anders’ critique and his provocative reflection on the looming atomic bomb are captured. Thirdly, his “philosophical” proposal is examined, tending to combine journalism and (...)
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  26. “Me, the Secret”: Remarks on Derrida’s Secret Literature.Ginette Michaud - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    The main focus of this article is on the unpublished seminar “The Secret”, which Derrida taught at the EHESS in 1991-1992. This seminar lays out several of the secret’s important paradoxes, that preclude any definition of the secret as such. Putting into the question the assumptions that reduce our understanding of the secret to the realms of saying and of phenomenality, of negativity, of revelation or of repression, Derrida’s absolute secret is closely related to the tropes of death, finitude and (...)
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    Giovanni Bottiroli, La prova non-ontologica. Per una teoria del nulla e del “non”. [REVIEW]Andrea Nicolini - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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  28. Premessa: ‘De secreto conflictu curarum mearum’.Angì Perniola - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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  29. Disgusting, Enigmatic and Inorganic. An Inquiry Into the Dank Humanities of Mario Perniola.Max Ryynänen - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
    What separates Mario Perniola from other philosophers of his generation, is his programmatic inquiry into the dark side of humanities, what I here call ‘dank humanities’ – with a focus on topics hard to catch, and sides of experience and interpretation which evade simple pleasure and order. Often his thinking finds a niche where one can feel barely human or sense something that in the end evades interpretation. Suggestive in tone, it inquired into these topics also in a way that (...)
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  30. Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, La controrivoluzione di Trump. Fascismo e democrazia. [REVIEW]Amalia Verzola - 2021 - Ágalma: Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica 41.
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