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.

Editor in chief
Fabrizio Desideri

Co-Editor
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
Mauro Carbone – Université “Jean Moulin” Lyon 3
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
Massimo Baldi (Social network) – Phd Università degli Studi di Siena
Alice Barale (Links) - Phd Università degli Studi di Pavia
Lorenzo Bartalesi (Webmaster) – Research Associate, Dipartimento di Filosofia Università di Firenze
Elisa Caldarola - Research Associate, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia, Psicologia Applicata, Università degli Studi di Padova
Chiara Cantelli - Researcher Università degli Studi di Firenze
Gianluca Consoli (Reviews and Colloque reports) - Phd Università degli Studi di Siena
Pietro Conte (Reviews and Colloque reports) – Research Associate, Dipartimento di Filosofia Università di Milano
Emanuele Crescimanno - Researcher Università degli Studi di Palermo
Filippo Focosi (Reviews) – Phd Università degli Studi di Palermo
Michele Gardini - Phd Università degli Studi di Bologna
Andrea Mecacci (Managing Editor) - Researcher Università degli Studi di Firenze
Maria Grazia Portera (Assistant Managing Editor and Reviews Coordinator) – Phd Scuola Internazionale di Alti Studi “Scienze della cultura” Modena
Alessia Ruco (Images) – Phd Università degli studi di Bologna
Thomas Vercruysse (correspondent member) - chercheur associé ITEM (CNRS-ENS, Paris)
Benedetta Zaccarello - Chargée de recherche, CNRS, France (LIRE, UMR 5611, CNRS/ENS/Lyon 2) / Charles University in Prague

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  • Scirus ELSEVIER
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  • The Philosopher’s Index
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