The next lecture of ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar will be delivered by Prof. Giovanni Matteucci on November 14th at 2 p.m.
Location: Università di Torino, Palazzo Nuovo, 2° Piano, Aula di Medievale, Via Sant’Ottavio 20 - Torino
The aesthetic dimension: mind, world, or experience?
It is well known that the aesthetic is, so to speak, compromised with perception at least since the term was coined from the Greek aisthesis. Nevertheless, this does not mean that philosophical aesthetics coincides with a pure and simple doctrine of perception. Usually this distinction is made while presuming a class of special perceptual facts that would have different properties from ordinary perceptual facts. Contrariwise I think that this divergence should be ascribed to different managements of the same operativity of the perceptual praxis. It would hence consist in the ways through which something that appears in perception works, namely in its usages. In order to explain this hypothesis I believe we need to start by restoring the dimension of appearance in its rich phenomenology. More in general, this inquiry seems to imply a paradigm which is irreducible to the canonical, dualistic and restrictively cognitivist model, which is usually adopted in the analyses of the different modalities of human experience. In this way it seems to surface the possible relationship between aesthetic investigation and the analysis of the so-called “extended mind”.
GIOVANNI MATTEUCCI is Full Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Bologna. He is the President of the SIE (Italian Society for Aesthetics). His main publications are the following volumes: Filosofia ed estetica del senso (Pisa 2005), Il sapere estetico come prassi antropologica (Pisa 2010), L'artificio estetico (Milano 2012), Il sensibile rimosso (MIlano 2015), Philosophical Perspctives on Fashion (London 2016, ed. with Stefano Marino), Estetica della moda (Milano 2017). He edited the Italian translation of classical works of contemporary aesthetics (by Adorno, Dewey, Langer, and Wollheim). His studies deal with the relationship between perception praxis, form processes and expression practices according to an anthropological conception of the aesthetic. Currently his research focuses in particular on phenomena of widespread aestheticization and the determination of the aesthetic as a relational field. He is Editor in Chief of “Studi di estetica”.
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. It is coordinated by Prof. Alessandro Bertinetto.
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 di Ricerca Interdipartimentale di Logica, Linguaggio e Cognizione (LLC)
Centro Studi Arti della Modernità
Laboratorio di Ontologia (Labont)
ART is sponsored by:
Italian Society for Aesthetics (SIE)
European Society for Aesthetics (ESA)