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ART - Ralph Müller

Venerdì 9 dicembre 2022 ore 18:00
Pubblicato: Lunedì 5 dicembre 2022 da Alessandro Giovanni Bertinetto

ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar 

Ralf Müller

(University College Cork, Ireland)

December, 9. h 18 pm

Ex sala lauree di lettere, Palazzo Nuovo





Metamorphosis and translation

Language diversity has no natural origin. At least, linguistic research has not been able to identify an origin to date. The idea of this talk is that translation makes it possible to apprehend what cannot be captured by natural history: the mediation of linguistic diversity with its unity. In his last text, Structuralism in Modern Linguistics, completed in 1945, Ernst Cassirer points the way to this answer. He recognises Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's concept of morphology as a paradigm that can be applied not only in nature but also in the field of culture to capture unity in the diversity of phenomena. Wilhelm von Humboldt's thinking on language is exemplary for this kind of approach. In search for unity, he takes on the diversity of languages in such a way that safeguards the irreducibility of the respective languages.


Ralph Müller is Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy of the University College Cork in Ireland. Fields of research: Philosophy of language and culture, especially based on the works of Ernst Cassirer and Wilhelm von Humboldt. He is interested in regional philosophies, including pre-modern Buddhist and modern Japanese philosophy. After research stays in Switzerland, Japan and the USA, he is working on a concept of intercultural philosophy as "philosophy in and as translation". Recent publications: „Der Begriff der Gestalt in der modernen Linguistik. Ernst Cassirer im Dialog mit Roman Jakobson,“ in: Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie, 2019. "The Philosophical Reception of Japanese Buddhism After 1868", in: Dao Companion to Japanese Buddhist Philosophy, Dordrecht 2019. He is co-editor of Überlieferung und Übersetzung von Philosophie (AZP-Beihefte, 2023) and The Cross-Cultural Question of the Human: Inviting Nishida Kitarō to the Davos Disputations (2023).


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 (Laboratoire d'études sur les monothéismes, Paris)

Dr. Francesca Monateri (Pisa, Scuola Normale)

Dr. Francesca Perotto (FINO)

Dr. Ivan Quartesan (FINO)

Dr. Sofia Boz (University of Padova)

Dr. Leonardo Pietropaolo (Università di Torino)


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.


ART is supported by:

Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Morfologia Francesco Moiso (CIM)

Centro Studi Arti della Modernità 

Centro Studi Filosofico-religiosi "Luigi Pareyson"


ART is sponsored by: 

Italian Society for Aesthetics (SIE) 
European Society for Aesthetics (ESA)


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