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Francesco Cattaneo

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: M-FIL/04 Aesthetics


Keywords: Aesthetics Hermeneutics Mithology Aesthetics of Cinema Documentary Language

19th and 20th Century German philosophy; hermeneutics; phenomenology; aesthetics and poetics of cinema.

My research activity deals mainly with 19th and 20th Century German philosophy. It is centered on ,phenomenology and hermeneutics and focuses on philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl and Hans-Georg Gadamer. More specific research topics are the Nietzschge-Heidegger Auseinandersetzung, the idea of nothingness and its relationship with nihilism, the problem of singularity in its aesthetical implications, and the investigation of the essence of language.

I am also interested in aesthetics and poetics of cinema. I have studied the amphibology (or the ambiguous character) of the film-image, and produced work on directors such as Terrence Malick, Andrej Tarkovskij and Werner Herzog.