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Il dialogo a quattro voci – o tetralogo – che qui pubblichiamo è il primo frutto di un più ampio lavoro ermeneutico sui frammenti di Eraclito condotto, a partire dal gennaio 2014, nel quadro di un progetto di ricerca dell’Accademia di studi italo-tedeschi di Merano.

Con questo tetralogo si inaugura la serie degli acta academiae maiensis.

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Der hier veröffentlichte vierstimmige Dialog – oder Tetralog – ist der erste Ertrag einer umfassenderen hermeneutischen Arbeit an den Fragmenten des Heraklit, die seit Januar 2014 im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojekts der Akademie deutsch-italienischer Studien Meran vorangebracht wird.

Der Tetralog eröffnet die Reihe der acta academiae maiensis.

A sinistra: Rilevo votivo di Atena (460 a.C.; marmo pario; Atene, Museo dell’Acropoli)

De Gennaro, Kazmierski, Lüfter, Zaccaria — Eraclito

 

 

Aufsatz | Pasolinis Einsicht in das Wesen der Massenmedien

Robert Simons Aufsatz “Ökonomie und Medien” legt im Ausgang von Pasolinis Äußerungen während einer Fernsehsendung die Grundlinien der Diagnose der Massenmedien heraus, die der italienische Dichter, Publizist und Filmregisseur hier und in verschiedenen seiner Schriften liefert. Dabei werden als Wesenszüge der Medien erstens die Bestellung des fertigen Wirklichen, zweitens die Herstellung des Medienprodukts und drittens die Zustellung des verbrauchsfertigen Produkts an die Konsumenten herausgearbeitet.

Der Aufsatz — der zugleich eudias Beitrag zum vierzigsten Jahrestag des Todes des Dichters sein möchte — endet mit einem Hinweis auf Pasolinis Film Medea.

 

Links: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ragazzo (1943, Öl auf Zellophan, 130x150mm)

 

Simon - Pasolini

 

Saggio | Sui “Pastoralia” di Matteo Maria Boiardo

Il saggio di John Butcher si sofferma sulla seconda delle dieci egloghe latine di Matteo Maria Boiardo. Al di là degli spunti biografici all’origine del componimento, l’analisi verte su un esame puntuale della forma testuale e degli artifici retorici ivi adoperati, soprattutto all’interno di un monologo pronunciato dal pastore Titiro. All’indagine più prettamente formale si affianca un discorso parallelo teso a porre in evidenza alcune delle fonti sfruttate nella realizzazione dell’opera. Dall’analisi emerge la figura di un giovane autore già dotato di notevoli capacità retoriche nella composizione del testo poetico e, allo stesso tempo, in grado di attingere a una vasta gamma di letture classiche e moderne.

 

A sinistra: Matteo Maria Boiardo

 

Butcher - Boiardo, Pastoralia

 

Essay | Milton and the Question of Censorship

The essay “Knowledge After the Fall. Milton and the Question of Censorship” by Friederike Schmiga starts from Milton’s short treatise Areopagitica, A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England, published in 1644, in which he considers – among other things – the necessity to abolish licensing and thereby political censorship, to explore the theological foundation (as developed in Paradise Lost) of Milton’s conception of human knowledge in the transition from the pre- to the post-lapsarian state. Through this exploration, Schmiga clearly shows how Milton’s polemical intervention against the Licensing Order of 1643 is a powerful and stimulating document of his belief in the theological and political relevance of an open intellectual and poetical space, in which the differentiation of good from evil is the end, not the beginning, of public debate.

Left: Rembrandt van Rijn (circle of), Still life, Books

Schmiga - Knowledge After the Fall

 

Essay | The Future of Sustainability

The focus of Ralf Lüfter's essay “The Future of Sustainability” does not lie on the analysis of the operative concept of sustainability and its prospects in computed future scenarios. Rather, it is a philosophical enquiry into the meaning of sustainability and its relation to the future, intended as that which comes towards us (namely, towards our being as a humanity) as a concern that awaits our response.

The enquiry involves an interrogation of the concept of time, for which the author refers to Martin Heidegger's lecture “Zeit und Sein” and his lecture series “Grundsätze des Denkens”, while a support for clarifying the nature of the claiming concern that comes as the future is found in Immanuel Kant's Untersuchung über die Deutlichkeit der Grundsätze der natürlichen Theologie und der Moral. Because, according to Kant, the claim that addresses us involves a form of accomplishment, the essay ends on a critical reflection on the possibility (or impossibility) of accomplishment in the regime of sustainability.

Left: Paul Klee, Ein Kinderspiel (1939)

The Future of Sustainability

 

Aufsatz | Ethik, Politik und Dichtung in Pounds “Patria mia”

Ralf Lüfters Aufsatz “Ethik – Politik – Dichtung. Pounds Patria mia” behandelt im Ausgang von Ezra Pounds früher Schrift Patria mia die Frage, was politische Dichtung ist. “Früh” ist diese Schrift nicht in erster Linie, weil sie 1910 vom damals 25-jährigen Dichter verfasst wurde, sondern weil sie die Nähe jener Frühe hält, d.h. des freien unumstößlichen Anfangs, in dessen Anspruch sein Werk im Ganzen steht und aus dem sich der in eigentümlichem Sinn politische Charakter seiner Dichtung bestimmt.

Links: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Wrestlers (1913)

Lüfter - Pounds Patria mia

 

Audio Lecture | La frugalità di van Gogh

Pubblichiamo l’audio della conferenza, intitolata “La frugalità di van Gogh”, che Gino Zaccaria ha tenuto all’Università di Bolzano, il 28 Novembre 2014, in occasione del convegno “Economia ospitale”. La conferenza tenta una puntua-lizzazione dell’essenza dell’arte, avvalendosi di riferimenti ad alcune lettere del ricco epistotalario del pittore.

Il testo della conferenza è pubblicato nel volume La provenienza dell’arte. Atena e l’enigma.

A sinistra: Vincent van Gogh, Campo di frumento al tramonto (Arles, Giugno 1888)

Zaccaria — La frugalità di van Gogh

 

 

Essay | Eliot’s perception of man, culture and economics

Jeroen Vanheste's essay first explores T. S. Eliot’s “classicist” approach to culture and his religiosity as elements of a unitary European cultural heritage. The essay then goes on to discuss the poet’s views on human reason and personhood, which implies an element of moral responsibility. Vanheste argues that Eliot’s ethical conception of culture as “a whole way of life” establishes a constitutive link between art and literature on the one hand and politics, economics, education and science on the other. One of the consequences of that link is an ethically based notion of economics. — The present text will be part of the second volume of the book series Elementa œconomica, dedicated to the theme of “hospitable economics”, which will be published in 2016.

Left: Adalbert Stifter, Die Heiterkeit. Griechische Tempelruinen [2] (around 1860)

Vanheste - Hollow men in a waste land