New Perspectives on Realism

Paperback, 300 pages
Date: 2017
Price:$ 26.00 / £ 20.00 / € 24,00


With this volume, we present a collection of writings, each offering their own novel perspective regarding the question of realism. Realism has undoubtedly attracted a lot of attention during recent philosophical debates, and one of its characteristic aspects that has made the most notable impact is the way it challenges rigid traditional demarcations between “continental” and “analytic” philosophy. We maintain that there is still much more to be said on the matter and that a renewal of the discussion on realism is necessary and should bypass old divisions. Therefore, this volume offers a contribution to some of the many discussions on the subject without entirely departing from the “old” realism and without treating its object of study as something that can be created ex nihilo. Instead, this work is based on the broadly shared conviction that a certain historicism cannot be left out of the picture if we are to reposition realism and see its present or future as yet to be determined rather than set in stone.

Luca Taddio has been Adjunct Professor of Aesthetics at the universities of Udine, Trieste and Ferrara, where he now teaches. He has curated and personally supervised several series including “Volti”, “Estetica e Architettura” and “Sx/Quaderni Fortuna”. He has edited several books, including P. Bozzi, Un mondo sotto osservazione; W. James, Empirismo radicale; E. Severino, La guerra e il mortale and the volume of aesthetics of architecture Costruire Abitare e Pensare. He published Spazi immaginali (2004), Fenomenologia eretica (2011), L’affermazione dell’architettura (with Damiano Cantone, 2011), Global Revolution (2012), I due misteri (2012), Verso un nuovo realismo (2013).



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