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By Roberto Diodato

Reconfigures vintage aesthetic ideas in terms of the newness brought via digital bodies.

Arguing that the digital physique is anything new—namely, an entity that from an ontological standpoint has only in the near past entered the world—Roberto Diodato considers the results of this sort of physique for aesthetics. digital our bodies insert themselves into the gap unfolded through the recognized contrast in Aristotle’s Physics among traditional and synthetic beings—they are either. they're beings which are concurrently occasions; they're photographs which are straight away inner and exterior; they're ontological hybrids that exist in simple terms within the interplay among logical-computational textual content and human our bodies endowed with technological prostheses. Pursuing this line of concept, Diodato reconfigures vintage aesthetic ideas akin to mimesis, illustration, the relation among phantasm and fact, the character of pictures and mind's eye, and the idea of sensory knowledge.

Roberto Diodato is affiliate Professor of Aesthetics on the Catholic college of the Sacred center in Milan, Italy.

Justin L. Harmon is a educating assistant within the Philosophy division on the college of Kentucky.

Silvia Benso is Professor of Philosophy on the Rochester Institute of expertise.

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In any event, it enables one to understand the particular curvature that the term ontology assumes within phenomenology and its relation with the term world (as the theme of transcendental phenomenology, the world, be it real or possible, is never an already given, a being present in the form of phenomena that contain an essence to be revealed, but is an eidetic complex that emerges through intentional operations. And ontology is, relatedly, the attempt to locate and describe layers of meaning of such world).

So, for example, from the noematic standpoint one will explain the relations, and in particular the relations of precedence in terms of validity, between the system of ghosts and the system of movements, and therefore of the deformations, of the partitions, and so on. From the noetic point of view one will inspect instead the differences between retention, recollection, expectation, and so on—in short, those modes of consciousness that are, for the phenomenologist, the conditions of subjectivity.

This operation, which could now be carried out at least partially on the basis of experiences and case studies in terms of the theory of perception in virtual environments, could provide results that permit another question, which regards, circularly, the sense of the phenomenological method and its purpose. Well known13 is the difficulty, not unlike the one that in Platonic theory concludes in the doctrine of recollection, regarding the relation between the historicity of the transcendental subject and the pretense of truth that results from the eidetic method: If in all perception is present, and it cannot be otherwise, the inheritance of a history of perceptual experience, almost like a passively established a priori essence that is a condition of the possibility of capturing the eidos, then we have a projection of the empirical onto the transcendental, of the historically constituted subjectivity onto the apprehension of world.

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