Vol. 5 (2012): Vol 5 (2012) Special Issue – Riconcepire l'estetica

Estetica e simbolica

Published December 7, 2012
  • Benjamin,
  • Mimesis,
  • Aesthetic
How to Cite
Baldi, M. (2012). Estetica e simbolica. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 5, 99-107. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11798


The essay has the aim to analyze the genetic relationship between aesthetic faculties and symbolic performances. The field chosen by the author for his remark is the work of Walter Benjamin, in which the centrality of the subject is detectable both in its first and in its last part. Following the theory of Fabrizio Desideri’s last book La percezione riflessa and trying to apply its results to this specific field, the essay sheds light on the mimetic link between symbol and perception, therefore it results perspicuous the role of aesthetic faculties in the genesis of human symbolism.


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