Book Launch Rivista di Estetica “Rethinking Philosophy, Semiotics, and the Arts with Umberto Eco”
June 16, 2021
The book launch of Rivista di Estetica “Rethinking Philosophy, Semiotics, and the Arts with Umberto Eco” will be online on Zoom, on Wednesday 16 June 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
The theoretical path of Umberto Eco (1932-2016) was that of a great intellectual who ranged from non-fiction to literary production. His was a very extensive research programme. On the basis of studies concerning aesthetics, communication and medieval thought, Eco developed it by elaborating a semiotic theory and studying language and cognition. His reflections on the method and possibilities of theoretical formulation have been crucial to his research – precisely because, as he wrote, no theoretical system comes without contradictions. Philosophers, therefore, do not have the task of eliminating them but rather of seeking them out where they are not apparent. This issue of Rivista di Estetica collects essays that contribute to investigating several aspects and specificities of Eco’s research in philosophy, semiotics and the arts, in order to bring to light his reflection on theoretical investigation and his commitment to developing a practice that can offer important resources for today’s research. It is an invitation to rethink those three theoretical fields by drawing on the teachings of this great scholar.
Participants: Tiziana Andina, Ugo Volli, Maurizio Ferraris, Carola Barbero, Diego Marconi, Claudio Paolucci, Anna Maria Lorusso, Polona Tratnik, Stefano Oliva, Riccardo Fedriga, Davide Dal Sasso.
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