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    Affective Scaffoldings as Habits: A Pragmatist Approach.Laura Candiotto & Roberta Dreon - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    In this paper, we provide a pragmatist conceptualization of affective habits as relatively flexible ways of channeling affectivity. Our proposal, grounded in a conception of sensibility and habits derived from John Dewey, suggests understanding affective scaffoldings in a novel and broader sense by re-orienting the debate from objects to interactions. We claim that habits play a positive role in supporting and orienting human sensibility, allowing us to avoid any residue of dualism between internalist and externalist conceptions of affectivity. We provide (...)
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    Framing cognition: Dewey’s potential contributions to some enactivist issues.Roberta Dreon - 2019 - Synthese 198 (Suppl 1):485-506.
    It is well known that John Dewey was very far from embracing the traditional idea of cognition as something happening inside one’s own mind and consisting in a pictorial representation of the alleged purely external reality out there. His position was largely convergent with enactivist accounts of cognition as something based in life and consisting in human actions within a natural environment. The paper considers Dewey’s conception of cognition by focusing on its potential contributions to the current debate with enactivism. (...)
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    A Pragmatist View of Emotions: Tracing Its Significance for the Current Debate.Roberta Dreon - 2019 - In Laura Candiotto (ed.), The Value of Emotions for Knowledge. Springer Verlag. pp. 73-99.
    This chapter reconstructs the classical pragmatists’ position on human emotions, by assuming an original inquiring approach. It considers James’s, Dewey’s and Mead’s conceptions as contributions to an open theoretical laboratory in which the suggestions and unresolved difficulties presented by James were first discussed and developed by Dewey and then, immediately afterward, reconsidered and further articulated by Mead. At the same time, the paper develops a constant comparison with current contributions on this subject, coming from the most advanced trends in so-called (...)
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    Human landscapes: contributions to a pragmatist anthropology.Roberta Dreon - 2022 - Albany: SUNY Press.
    The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.
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    Dewey on Language: Elements for a Non-Dualistic Approach.Roberta Dreon - 2014 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 6 (2).
    This paper reconstructs the merits of John Dewey’s conception of language by viewing it within the context of communication as the act of making something in common, as social and instrumental action. It shows that on the one hand this approach allows us to avoid the problems of the linguistic turn: the self-entanglement of language, the overemphasizing of language at the expense of the plurality of our world experiences, and the unquestioned, but sterile, supremacy of interpretation. On the other hand, (...)
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    Dewey After the End of Art.Roberta Dreon - 2020 - Contemporary Pragmatism 17 (2-3):146-169.
    This article explores the significance of Hegel’s aesthetic lectures for Dewey’s approach to the arts. Although over the last two decades some brilliant studies have been published on the “permanent deposit” of Hegel in Dewey’s mature thought, the aesthetic dimension of Dewey’s engagement with Hegel’s heritage has not yet been investigated. This inquiry will be developed on a theoretical level as well as on the basis of a recent discovery: in Dewey’s Correspondence traces have been found of a lecture on (...)
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    Introduction to Pragmatism and Psychologism.Rosa M. Calcaterra & Roberta Dreon - 2017 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 9 (1).
    §1 According to the paradigmatic formula offered by Kant, the philosopher’s task consists of demonstrating “how we ought to think” as opposed to “how we do think” – that is, logical rules or norms must be separated from the functioning principles of the human mind or from psychological laws. As it is well-known, in the “Preface” to the second edition of the Critique of Pure Reason, the German philosopher stands against “some moderns” who “have thought to enlarge” logic “interpolating psycholo...
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    James on the stream of language: with some remarks on his influence on Wittgenstein.Roberta Dreon - 2020 - Cognitio 21 (1):68-82.
    Este artigo sustenta uma leitura do capítulo “Stream of Thought” em The Principles of Psichology segundo o qual William James não formulou uma ideia de significados linguísticos como sentimentos privados que ocorrem dentro da mente do falante, ao contrário, criticava o hábito de, basicamente, considerar a linguagem como uma associação de nomes, devido às consequências ilusórias dessa suposição ao nosso entendimento do pensamento como resultante, principalmente, da soma das suas partes discretas. James sugere a possibilidade de adoção de uma abordagem (...)
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  9. Why Joseph Margolis Has Never Been an Analytic Philosopher of Art.Roberta Dreon & Francesco Ragazzi - 2022 - JOLMA - The Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind, and the Arts 3 (2):333-364.
    In this paper, we support a continuistic reading of Joseph Margolis' philosophy, defending the claim that in the 1970s, Margolis tackled the issues suggested by the analytic philosophy of art from an original theoretical perspective and through conceptual tools exceeding the analytical framework. Later that perspective turned out to be a radically pragmatist one, in which explicitly tolerant realistic claims and non-reductive naturalism converged with radical historicism and contextualism. We will endorse this thesis by focusing on two important concepts appearing (...)
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  10. Introduction: On Some Varieties of Immediate Experience - Between Wittgenstein and Pragmatism.Anna Boncompagni & Roberta Dreon - 2018 - Pragmatism Today 2 (9):5-8.
    Introduction to the Special Issue "Varieties of Immediate Experience: Between Wittgenstein and Pragmatism".
     
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  11. Naturalist trends in current aesthetics.Roberta Dreon & Carlos Vara Sánchez - 2022 - Studi di Estetica 22.
    In this paper we investigate some important trends in contemporary naturalist aesthetics in relation to two decisive issues. Firstly, it is important to explicitly clarify what kind of naturalism is at stake within the debate, more specifically whether an account of the topic involves forms of physical reductionism, emergentism, and/or continuistic views of art and culture with nature. Secondly, we argue that it is necessary to define what conception of art is assumed as paradigmatic: whether this conception deals with basically (...)
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    Shared aesthetic starting points?Roberta Dreon - 2015 - Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 8 (1):53-69.
    Are there any theoretical resources – conceptual, lexical or argumentative ones – in the interdisciplinary debate on the evolutionary origins of the arts that can help us go beyond the traditional autonomistic conception of art, in favour of a more continuist and inclusive interpretation of human artistic practices? The paper examines the different voices in the debate, against the background of a cultural naturalist attitude inspired by John Dewey, by focusing on those contributions which can be interpreted in non-reductionist, anti-foundationalist (...)
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    Enlanguaged experience. Pragmatist contributions to the continuity between experience and language.Roberta Dreon - forthcoming - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences:1-21.
    In this paper, I present the idea of “enlanguaged experience” as a radicalization of the Pragmatists’ approach to the continuity between language and experience in the human world as a concept that can provide a significant contribution to the current debate within Enactivism. The first part of the paper explores some new conceptual tools recently developed by enactivist scholarship, namely linguistic bodies, enlanguaged affordances, and languaging. In the second part, the notion of enlanguaged experience is introduced as involving two main (...)
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    Note di lettura. Il realismo trascendentale: una proposta fenomenologica / Individualismo e solidarietà / Che cos'è Intercultura?Michele Bella, Valeria Bizzari & Roberta Dreon - 2014 - Società Degli Individui 49:163-171.
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  15. Chi è che sta sognando? Merleau-Ponty su sonno e sogno.Roberta Dreon - 2012 - Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 5 (2).
    This paper considers some thesis proposed by Maurice Merleau-Ponty during his lessons on sleeping and dreaming in the mid fifties, also with reference to the contemporary scientific debate. Dreaming and sleeping constitute a privileged perspective for considering the characteristic human interweaving of natural and cultural aspects, of animality and meaning. The immediate association of sleeping with a suspension of consciousness and with an absence of worldly contacts seems problematic. Furthermore the dualistic opposition between conscious activity and bodily passivity seems far (...)
     
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    Désaturer et naturaliser l’esprit. Deux usages du pragmatisme.Roberta Dreon - 2020 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 12 (1).
    Le livre de Pierre Steiner, Désaturer l’esprit. Usages du pragmatisme, publié l’année dernière par la maison d’édition Questions Théoriques, se démarque par la richesse de ses discussions des auteurs et des thèmes au cœur du débat philosophique contemporain. Les analyses, jamais superficielles ni surchargées, sont toujours pertinentes et approfondies. Les quatre philosophes qui font l’objet des discussions les plus intenses constituent différents modèles de compréhension du pragmatisme: on pa...
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    Geniali individui. Crisi di un mito e nuove possibilità.Roberta Dreon - 2015 - Società Degli Individui 53:46-58.
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    Il pragmatismo, una storia ancora in corso.Roberta Dreon - 2017 - Società Degli Individui 57:151-162.
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  19. Il radicamento naturale delle arti: John Dewey nel dibattito contemporaneo.Roberta Dreon - 2009 - Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 2 (1).
     
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    Joseph Margolis Obituary.Roberta Dreon - 2021 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 13 (2).
    Joseph Margolis has died on Monday, 2021 June 8th. He has been a member of the scientific board of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy since the very beginning. The board as a whole joins his family and friends in mourning his death. Joe gave a unique contribution to the Pragmatist community: his intellectual lucidity, his capacity to overcome traditions and disciplinary divisions, his independence of judgment, and his brave anti-dogmatism will last as a model for us a...
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  21. Linguaggio e corpo delle emozioni. Dewey, Nussbaum e la lingua di Saba.Roberta Dreon - 2010 - Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 3 (1).
     
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    On a Certain Vagueness in the Definition of Art: Margolis’ Aesthetics and Wittgenstein’s Legacy.Roberta Dreon - 2019 - In Diego Mantoan & Luigi Perissinotto (eds.), Paolozzi and Wittgenstein: The Artist and the Philosopher. Springer Verlag. pp. 167-183.
    This paper considers Joseph Margolis’ aesthetics as an insightful way to draw a critical balance on the whole venture of defining art, with a crucial reference to Wittgenstein’s legacy. The point of departure is Margolis’ claim that the whole definition debate began with a misinterpretation of Wittgenstein’s teaching, whose meaning would not consist in denying any definition of art, but rather in refuting the possibility of giving one only, clear and distinct as well as context-independent definition of it. The chapter (...)
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    Pragmatist Aesthetics, Twenty Years Later.Roberta Dreon - 2012 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 4 (1):260-266.
    Pragmatist Aesthetics was published in 1992, by now twenty years ago. Through his book Richard Shusterman was able to revitalize a debate in the aesthetic field, which tended to stagnate. But its claims, implications and consequences went beyond the narrow limits of aesthetics, understood as philosophy of art according to a traditional modern approach. His reinterpretation of pragmatist aesthetics, expressly derived from Dewey’s work, was able to show not only that those defining anxieties ch...
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    Roberta Dreon (Università degli Studi di Venezia) Merleau-Ponty. una concezione non soggettocentrica dell’empatia?Roberta Dreon - 2012 - Chiasmi International 14:439-449.
    Merleau-Ponty. Une conception de l’empathie non centrée sur le sujet?Cet article étudie l’émergence du terme « empathie » dans les textes de Merleau-Ponty. Il souligne que le concept n’est pas avant tout présenté comme une catégorie épistémologique, remettant en question si et comment nous pouvons éventuellement connaître les autres. Au contraire, il est conçu comme une catégorie ontologique, pour dire notre appartenance à une nature commune. De ce point de vue, il propose une façon sensible pour comprendre les autres, basée (...)
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    Roberta Dreon (Università degli Studi di Venezia) Merleau-Ponty. una concezione non soggettocentrica dell’empatia?Roberta Dreon - 2012 - Chiasmi International 14:439-449.
    Merleau-Ponty. Une conception de l’empathie non centrée sur le sujet?Cet article étudie l’émergence du terme « empathie » dans les textes de Merleau-Ponty. Il souligne que le concept n’est pas avant tout présenté comme une catégorie épistémologique, remettant en question si et comment nous pouvons éventuellement connaître les autres. Au contraire, il est conçu comme une catégorie ontologique, pour dire notre appartenance à une nature commune. De ce point de vue, il propose une façon sensible pour comprendre les autres, basée (...)
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    Richard Shusterman, Coscienza del corpo. La filosofia come arte di vivere e la somaestetica.Roberta Dreon - 2015 - Rivista di Estetica:199-201.
    Grazie al prezioso lavoro di Salvatore Tedesco e di Valeria Costanza D’Agata, è ora disponibile anche in italiano un altro volume importante di Richard Shusterman, che si affianca alla traduzione precedente di Estetica pragmatista (Palermo, Aesthetica, 2010). Pertanto anche il lettore non specialista può farsi un’idea non superficiale delle proposte del filosofo americano, agevolato in questo da una scrittura e da uno stile argomentativo chiari, mai criptici, esenti da tecnicismi per iniziati...
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    Was Art as Experience Socially Effective?Roberta Dreon - 2013 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 5 (1).
    The purpose of this paper is to consider Dewey’s influence on American artistic culture between the nineteen-twenties and the nineteen-fifties by focusing on the social and political implications of his approach to art in terms of experience. This entails recapturing, in a concise form, the impact of Dewey’s thought on the development of the Federal Art Project and on Abstract Expressionism. On the basis of the pragmatist assumption that the soundness of a theoretical proposal is to be measured according to (...)
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    What is Evolutionary Aesthetics for?Roberta Dreon - 2013 - Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 6 (2):95-111.
    What is evolutionary aesthetics for? This paper investigates whether and in what way it may be useful to develop a conception of artistic practices as culturally differentiated behaviours in response to our vital needs, without resorting to a reductionist and substantial conception of human nature. Through an approach based on cultural naturalism, the suggested inquiry is also meant to verify whether in the debate on the evolutionary origins of the arts there are conceptual tools and theses which can help understand (...)
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    Pragmatist Aesthetics: Histories, Questions, and Consequences.Richard Shusterman & Roberta Dreon - 2021 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 13 (1).
    Roberta Dreon - Richard Shusterman is one of the leading figures in the current field of pragmatist aesthetics and he has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in recovering a pragmatist approach to aesthetics. His book Pragmatist Aesthetics was simultaneously published in France under the title L’Art à l’état vif. La pensée pragmatiste et l’esthétique populaire in 1992, paving the way for a long awaited French translation of Dewey’s Art as Experience in 2010, beaut...
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    Review of Fausto Caruana & Italo Testa (eds), Habits. Pragmatist Approaches from Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Social Theory. [REVIEW]Roberta Dreon - 2023 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 15 (1).
    Cambridge University Press has recently published a new paperback edition of Habits. Pragmatist Approaches from Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Social Theory, edited by Fausto Caruana and Italo Testa, making this volume available to a wider readership. This is good news, given the important contribution which this volume makes to the current debate on recent trends in cognitive science, social theory, and pragmatism, as well as the high quality of the papers it includes. The editors’ amb...
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