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Fabrizio Desideri (Editor):

Aisthesis publishes academic articles in Italian, English and French, current  research articles, symposia, special issues, and timely book reviews. It publishes two issues per year and contains a thematic section, a miscellany, notices and reviews. Each issue contains invited papers and contributed papers.

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AISTHESIS - VOL. XIII, ISSUE 2, 2020 - Call for paper for a Focus on “Stupidity and European Spirit: starting from Musil

AISTHESIS - VOL. XIII, ISSUE 2, 2020 - Call for paper for a Focus ( no more than 5 contributions) on

“Stupidity and European Spirit: starting from  Musil

 The Focus proposal presented here, "Stupidity and the European spirit: starting from Musil", aims to deepen the concept of "stupidity" as a symptom of imbalance between the course of life of individuals and the fate of Europe, between individual intelligence and the intelligence of an era: our era. The Focus intends to make a small contribution to understanding our present.


Deadline for submission: 15 September 2020
Expected release: November/December 2020

Editors: Francesco Valagussa, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele,
                Fabrizio Desideri, Università di Firenze (


International Conference The Age of Art . Aesthetics and grammar of contemporary artistic languages 7-8-9 November 2019

Organised by the Department of  Lettere e Filosofia of the Florence University and by Journal "Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell'estetico", The international conference “The age of art. Aesthetics and grammar of contemporary artistic languages” sets out to analyze and discuss role and value of the notions of “artistic grammar”, “artistic language” within the field of contemporary aesthetics and contemporary artistic practice.