Vol. 15 No. 2 (2022): Aesthetics & Ontology in Étienne Souriau

Etienne Souriau : a dialogue between ontology and aesthetics

Dominique Chateau
Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne

Published 2023-02-06


  • Etienne Souriau,
  • Ontology,
  • Aesthetics,
  • Charles Peirce

How to Cite

Chateau, D. (2023). Etienne Souriau : a dialogue between ontology and aesthetics. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 15(2), 5–13. https://doi.org/10.36253/Aisthesis-13913


In addition to being a great aesthetician who established the teaching and research of aesthetics in France, Étienne Souriau is an important philosopher, notably for his contribution to ontology. His aesthetics and his ontology are closely entangled. The purpose of this article is to study the relationship between these two rings, in this case inseparable, but distinct, of philosophy. We will use a comparison with the phenomenology of Charles Peirce, relevant insofar as, by different ways, art for the first one, semiotics for the second one, the two philosophers participate in a theory of the representation.


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