ART - Richard Shusterman
ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar
(Florida Atlantic University)
May, 4. h 5 pm
Sala Lauree Terracini, Palazzo Nuovo
(1) Aesthetic Experience at the Borders of Art and Life
“Aesthetic Experience at the Borders of Art and Life” : This talk examines the question of boundaries and limits that are central to the question of definition and structuring of the fields of aesthetics and art. After tracing how aesthetic history engages the play of limits from Baumgarten through Hegel to Adorno and pragmatist aesthetics, I examine in detail a particular example of this blurring of boundaries in my work with the Man in Gold, a project that blurs not only genre limits but also the borders between art and life, art and philosophy.
(2) Philosophy as a Way of Life – On Camera (documentary/video talk)
“Philosophy as a Way of Life – On Camera”: Exhorting philosophy as a way of life, Socrates rejected the practice of philosophical writing as a corrupting distraction. But writing soon became philosophy’s privileged medium. To what extent can philosophy be reclaimed as an art of living, and in what ways can it take advantage of new media? Experimentation in performative visual media seems very appropriate for the philosophical field of aesthetics, and particularly for the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics that remains grounded in philosophy. In this presentation, I introduce some examples from recent work in the medium of video as part of my efforts to develop somaesthetics and revive the idea of the philosophical life, while expanding philosophy’s reach and public.
Richard Shusterman is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at Florida Atlantic University and Director of its Center for Body, Mind, and Culture. His Pragmatist Aesthetics is published in fifteen languages, including Italian. His recent books in English on somaesthetics include Body Consciousness (in Italian Coscienza del corpo, Marinotti), Thinking through the Body, and Ars Erotica (all with Cambridge University Press). Shusterman’s new book in Italian is Esperienza estetica e arti popolari(Mimesis, 2023), edited by Stefano Marino. The French government awarded him the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for his philosophical and cultural work.
ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) is a periodic philosophical seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the University of Turin and the PhD Program FINO.
Prof. Alessandro Bertinetto (University of Turin).
Prof. Federico Vercellone (University of Turin).
Prof. Carlo Serra (University of Turin/University of Calabria)
Prof.ssa Serena Feloj (University of Pavia)
Dr. Alberto Martinengo (University of Turin)
Dr. Paolo Furia (University of Turin)
Dr. Lisa Giombini (University Rome 3)
Dr. Gregorio Tenti (University of Turin)
Dr. Amalia Salvestrini (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi FIlosofici, Naples)
Dr. Francesca Monateri (Pisa, Scuola Normale)
Dr. Francesca Perotto (FINO)
Dr. Ivan Quartesan (FINO)
Dr. Sofia Boz (University of Padova)
Dr. Leonardo Pietropaolo (University of Turin)
Dr. Luisa Sampugnaro (University of Turin)
Dr. Nicola Davide Angerame (Turin)
ART addresses different topics of the contemporary debate in Aesthetics: philosophy of beauty, philosophy of the arts, theory of sensory experience, philosophy of image and imagination, and history of aesthetics.
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