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Philosophy and Art

Fil 226 Philosophy and Art

Class hours: 21

Credita (ECTS): 3

LM-OTSpecialization in Philosophy

Year: 1st–2nd

Term: 4th

Course held in Italian

In the beginning was “Dance”
Insights into the choreutical paradigm from contemporary times

“Why is there a Spiel, rather than a non-Spiel?” asks Klaus Hemmerle in thesis 25 of his Thesen zu einer trinitarischen Ontologie (1976), thus re-formulating the fundamental question for that new ontology capable of allowing us to enter into the rhythm of being: “Trinitarian ontology is not only the content of thought, but also the realisation of thought. To think it means by thinking, by speaking, by existence itself to enter into its rhythm” (thesis 32). Between play and artistic performance as in the English equivalent Play/to play, the Spiel/spielen accompanies philosophical reflection since modernity, returning central in the philosophical and theological thought of some contemporary authors, showing itself to be a privileged key of access to an originally “choreutic” dimension, rhythmic and choral, inter-subjective and inter-disciplinary, of a thinking addressed and integrally involved in the vital dance (“peri-choretic“) of being.

The course will proceed through per-formative lessons dedicated from time to time to specific authors and themes that will be performed according to a choral methodology in collaboration with experts, scholars and artists, in the dancing Spiel between Philosophy and Art.

Bibliographical references

  • Balthasar (von) H.U., Introduzione al dramma, Teodrammatica 1, Jaca Book, Milano 1980.
  • Hemmerle K., Thesen zu einer trinitarischen Ontologie, tr. it. Tesi di ontologia trinitaria, “DDOT 2”, a cura di M.B. Curi e E. Prenga”, Città Nuova, Roma 2022.
  • –, Preludio alla teologia, Città Nuova, Roma 2003.
  • Rosenzweig F., Il grido, Morcelliana, Brescia 2003.
  • –, La stella della redenzione, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2004.
  • Amoroso L., Il battesimo dell’estetica, ETS, Pisa 1993.
  • –, Da Kant a Heidegger, ETS, Pisa 2017.
  • Desideri F. – C. Cantelli, Storia dell’estetica occidentale, Carrocci editore, Firenze 2020.
  • Cometti J.-P. – J. Morizot – R. Pouivet, Le sfide dell’estetica. Momenti e problemi della contemporaneità, Utet, Torino 2006.
  • Givone S., Storia dell’estetica, Laterza, Bari 1988.

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