Quasi-Things: The Paradigm of Atmospheres

Quasi-Things: The Paradigm of Atmospheres


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438464060
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tonino Griffero is Full Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the author of many books, including Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces, translated by Sarah De Sanctis.

Sarah De Sanctis is General Manager of the UK branch of Labont (Laboratory for Ontology). She is the translator of Manifesto of New Realism, by Maurizio Ferraris, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents


1. Quasi-Things Come and Go and We Cannot Wonder Where They’ve Been (Starting from the Wind)

2. Quasi-Things Assault and Resist Us: Feelings as Atmospheres

3. Quasi-Things Are Felt (though Not Localized): The Isles of the Felt-Body

4. Quasi-Things Are Proofs of Existence: Pain as the Genesis of the Subject

5. Quasi-Things Affect Us (Also Indirectly): Vicarious Shame

6. Quasi-Things Communicate with Us: From the Gaze to the Portrait (and Back)

7. Quasi-Things Are the More Effective the Vaguer They Are: Twilightness


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