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Conferenza ART - Laura Follesa (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

Mercoledì 26 maggio 2021 ore 18:00
Pubblicato: Sabato 8 maggio 2021 da Alessandro Giovanni Bertinetto

ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar 

Prof. Laura Follesa 

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)


May, 26th at 6 p.m.







Universe, Music and Souls: The Notion of Harmony in Schelling and Herder


In Ancient Platonism the musical harmony was conceived as an instrument to establish measure, order, and proportion in the universe, as well as in the human soul. During the eighteenth century these ideas were examined by many German philosophers under new perspectives, also with respect to the scientific discoveries on the universe and on human knowledge of that time. This paper focuses on the notion of harmony in Schelling’s comment on Plato’s Timaeus (1794) as well as in the sixth issue of Herder’s journal Adrastea (1802). The aim of the talk is to investigate the various receptions and transformations of Platonic ideas concerning harmony in the work of these two authors.


After receiving her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cagliari and the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Laura Follesa has been Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the FSU and the editor of some volumes such as Il pensare per immagini (Lang 2019), Platonism: Ficino to Foucault (Brill 2020), and, together with F. Vercellone, Bilddenken und Morphologie (De Gruyter, 2021). She is now working on cosmological conception in Eighteenth and early Nineteenth century Germany within an ERC Starting Grant Group (Project PROTEUS) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in cooperation with the University of Milan.




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). 



Dr. Paolo Furia (University of Turin). 

Dr. Lisa Giombini (University Rome 3). 

Dr. Gregorio Tenti (FINO Doctoral School). 

Dr. Alice Iacobone (FINO Doctoral School)


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

Centro Studi Filosofico-religiosi "Luigi Pareyson"


ART is sponsored by: 
Italian Society for Aesthetics (SIE) 
European Society for Aesthetics (ESA)


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