On the Way to a Cross-Cultural Thought: Steps between European and Sino-Japanese Aesthetics

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  • Marcello Ghilardi Padua University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4454/philinq.v9i2.331

Keywords:

intercultural thought, art, image, body, decoincidence

Abstract

The article focuses on some aesthetic issues in an intercultural perspective. The confrontation with a context of thought that developed outside the Western influence for centuries, such as the Sino-japanese one, allows to discuss and intertwine some notions, experiences and arguments, in order to provide a possible mutual understanding and self-reflection among different cultures through aesthetics and artistic experience. In particular, the notions of “image” and “body”, traditionally relevant in Western aesthetics, are presented as thought-provoking in a cross-cultural “fusion of horizon”. So, a de-coincidence with the European atavic categories and their “unthought” can be promoted and enhanced, thus providing new prespectives and non-eurocentric views.

Author Biography

Marcello Ghilardi, Padua University

Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education, and Applied Psychology

Published

2021-08-02

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