Sexuality and/as Art, Power, and Reconciliation

Preface to symposium on Richard Shusterman’s Ars Erotica. Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love:

  • Stefano Marino University of Bologna

Author Biography

Stefano Marino, University of Bologna
Stefano Marino is Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Bologna. His main research interests and research fields are philosophical hermeneutics, critical theory of society, neo-pragmatism and somaesthetics, philosophy of music, and aesthetics of fashion. He is the author of the books Verità e non-verità del popular. Saggio su Adorno, dimensione estetica e critica della società (2021), La filosofia dei Radiohead (2021), Le verità del non-vero. Tre studi su Adorno, teoria critica ed estetica (2019), Aesthetics, Metaphysics, Language: Essays on Heidegger and Gadamer (2015), La filosofia di Frank Zappa (2014), and Gadamer and the Limits of the Modern Techno-Scientific Civilization (2011). He has co-edited several volumes and special issues of philosophical journals: Pearl Jam and Philosophy (2021), The “Aging” of Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory (2021), Popular Culture and Social Criticism (2021), Aesthetics and Affectivity (2021), Romanticism and Popular Music (2021), Kant’s “Critique of Aesthetic Judgment” in the 20th Century (2020), “Be Cool!” Aesthetic Imperatives and Social Practices (2020), Adorno and Popular Music (2019), Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion (2017), Theodor W. Adorno: Truth and Dialectical Experience (2016), Nietzsche nella rivoluzione conservatrice (2015), Filosofia e popular music (2013), and I sentieri di Zarathustra (2009).

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Published
2021-12-12
Section
Symposium: Ars Erotica