Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico

Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico is a peer-reviewed international journal originated in 2008 from the “Seminario Permanente di Estetica” founded in 2004 in Florence by Fabrizio Desideri and Giovanni Matteucci. The journal publishes academic articles in Italian, English and French, book reviews and notices about conferences. It publishes two issues per year and contains a thematic section, a miscellany, notices and reviews. Each issue contains invited papers and contributed papers. There will be specific ‘Call for papers’ for contributed papers which will be subjected to peer-review.
Aisthesis aims to be a public arena devoted to foster research and philosophical discussion, open to anyone who works on practices, languages and knowledge concerning aesthetics. Accordingly, the aim of the journal is to focus on the « aesthetic fact » rather than being related to the discipline «aesthetics» tout court. Thus, the notion of “aesthetic” is understood in several different ways and is seen as an element that permeates cultures and life forms of contemporaneity as well as of modernity and previous periods.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Aisthesis has been included by Thomson & Reuters to ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) 

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Content in this index is under consideration by Thomson Reuters to be accepted in the Science Citation Index Expanded™, the Social Sciences CitationIndex®, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index®. 

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Editor in chief
Fabrizio Desideri

Filippo Fimiani (International relations) – Università degli studi di Salerno
Giovanni Matteucci (Editorial Coordinator) – Università degli studi di Bologna

Editorial Board
Roberto Diodato – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Ubaldo Fadini - Università degli Studi di Firenze
Silvia Ferretti – Università degli studi di Macerata
Elio Franzini – Università degli Studi di Milano
Pietro Kobau – Università degli studi di Torino
Paolo Francesco Pieri – Università degli Studi di Firenze
Salvatore Tedesco – Università degli Studi di Palermo
Gabriele Tomasi – Università degli Studi di Padova 

International Advisory Board
Andrew Benjamin – Faculty of Arts – Monash University
Jean-Pierre Cometti – Université de Provence-Aix-Marseille 1
Terrence W. Deacon – Department of Anthropology - University of California, Berkeley
Philippe Descola – Collège de France, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (EHESS)
Stephen Halliwell – University of St Andrews
José Jimenez – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Jerrold Levinson – University of Maryland, College Park
Winfried Menninghaus - Max Planck Institut für empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt am Main
Jean-Michel Rey - Université de Paris VIII
Bertrand Rougé - Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
Jean-Marie Schaeffer – CNRS, Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage (EHESS)
Carlo Severi – CNRS, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (Collège de France - EHESS)
Richard Shusterman – Florida Atlantic University
Carole Talon-Hugon - Département de Philosophie - Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
Wolfgang Welsch – Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Executive Committee
Alice Barale
Lorenzo Bartalesi (Managing Editor)
Elisa Caldarola
Chiara Cantelli
Gianluca Consoli
Pietro Conte
Emanuele Crescimanno
Filippo Focosi
Michele Gardini 
Andrea Mecacci 
Maria Grazia Portera (Reviews Coordinator)
Alessia Ruco
Thomas Vercruysse

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