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Avra Sidiropoulou
As digital design increasingly inscribes its own narrative from the outset of the rehearsal process, twenty-first century theatre artists and audiences are becoming more and more accustomed to porous dramaturgies, influenced by information technologies and digital articulations. This article explores the use of technology in contemporary performance by interrogating the diverse functions of the multimedia element by touching on a number of theoretical and practice-related issues: How has technology affected performance both in terms of...

First Greek Tragedy Printed in England

Marco Duranti
This article focuses on the first Greek edition of a work of classical antiquity printed in England, namely Euripides’ Troades, published by John Day in 1575. This is not a new edition of Euripides’ text, but it reproduces the text established in the editions derived from the Aldine one, without any of Willem Canter’s 1571 changes. Basing their discussion on a textual and contextual analysis, these notes focus on the book’s typographical peculiarities, suggesting that...


Simona Brunetti
During the 22nd edition of Collinarea, Festival di Teatro Arte e Tecnologia (Collinarea, Theatre, Art and Technology Festival) the event Connections, created by Mirco Mencacci and by Artistic Director Loris Seghizzi, took place in Lari. The whole village was cabled with optic fibres to set up the first theatre experiment with different and separately located stages. The social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic offered the occasion to stage a polytopic performance in the streets...

Sports Brands Communication in the ‘COVID’ Age: Strategies, Representations, Identity and Consumption

Giovanna Russo & Loredana Tallarita
The paper investigates the role of brand communication during the first period of pandemic age, in which Sport and PA were also called to redesign behaviours, cultural and consumer practices as well as to answer new questions of meaning. The new spirit of the time we are living in, is characterized by the domination of the medical-scientific language, and by a strong contraction of the economy in which trends and fashions appear scaled down and...

Doing Sport Online? Managing Sport Training During COVID-19

Giorgio Borghi, Maria Caire & Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto
The Covid-19 pandemic has provided an unparalleled experience of disruption of individual everyday routinary lives as well as of societal organization. Sport as a field of practices and as an economic sector has been strongly affected by the lockdown as a global response, suffering from the shutdown of competitive sports at all levels and from the postponement of mega-events. Within these hard times, imposing strong limitations to the possibility for athletes and the general population...

Sport Generated by New Media in the COVID-19 Crisis: An Analysis of Female Fitness Enthusiasts

Ivana Matteucci
The global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has lead to the integration of physical activity, through the Web, into everyday life, giving rise to new concepts of identity and unprecedented forms of sociality. The aim of the present investigation was to understand and interpret the experiences of a group of Web users, namely their multi-faceted digital identity, social interactions, and the emerging relationship between their offline and online lives. We were thus able to verify...

Editorial. Sport in the Context of Migration and Health Crises

Nico Bortoletto, Enrico Michelini & Alessandro Porrovecchio
Recent crises, from the economic and migratory to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, have dramatically affected all areas of individual and collective life – and sport and physical activity are no exception. The main aim of this special issue is to bring researchers interested in sports and physical activity to propose their works. The focus of this special issue lays in the new challenges that sociology of sports and physical activity have to face to understand...

Italian Sociological Review, Vol 11, No 5S (2021): Sport in the Context of Migration and Health Crises (Guest Editors: Bortoletto N., Michelini E., Porrovecchio A.)

Editorial. Sport in the Context of Migration and Health Crises...573 Sport Generated by New Media in the COVID-19 Crisis: An Analysis of Female Fitness Enthusiasts...585 How COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown Has Affected Sports Practice...607 Doing Sport Online? Managing Sport Training During COVID-19...635 Sports Brands Communication in the ‘COVID’ Age: Strategies, Representations, Identity and Consumption...653 Barriers to Sport Participation Faced by Ethiopian and Eritrean Migrant Women in Switzerland...673 (Unaccompanied) Young Migrants and Football: Mediating a ‘Safe Space’...

Anthropogenesis and Technopathy

Paolo Augusto Masullo
The first part of this paper takes as its starting premise the existence of what was defined by Max Scheler at the start of the 20th century as the coincidence between the psychic and the living (The Human Place in the Cosmos, 1927). The establishment of this coincidence allows us to form a conception of the “psychicity (Psychizität) of life,” i.e. to form a provisional definition of consciousness as manifest expression that both has its...

Thaumàzein | Rivista di Filosofia, Vol 7 (2019): Psychopathology and Philosophy in Relation to the Existence of Human Being Part II

This monographic issue of Thaumàzein is the second part of a research that aims to investigate the possible relationship between specific psychopathological symptoms and a series of crucial questions of philosophy, such as: Anthropogenesis and Phenomenology of Emotions; Intersubjectivity and Direct Perception of Expressivity of the Other; Phenomenology of Embodiment; Minimal Self and Plasticity of the Process of Human Formation (Bildung); Value-ception (Wertnehmung), Order of Feeling, Philosophy of Person; Atypical Social Cognition and Common Sense.


Guido Cusinato
So far, the value dimension underlying affectivity disorders has remained out of focus in phenomenological psychopathology. As early as at the beginning of the 20th century, however, German phenomenologist Max Scheler examined in depth the relationship between affectivity and value dimension through the concept of valueception (Wertnehmung). In this sense, a recent noteworthy contribution has been provided by John Cutting, who has drawn attention to the importance of Scheler’s analyses for psychiatry. In this work...


Valeria Bizzari
In this paper, I argue that the real limitation of Asperger’s subjects lies in ntercorporeality and interaffectivity, that is, in the pre-reflective, intersubjective engagement with others. I begin by first drawing on the work of the psychiatrist Georg Frankl, and I describe this engagement in terms of “affective language” and “affective contact”. In the second part of the paper I emphasize how Frankl’s account can be coherent with a phenomenological perspective on sociality. In closing...

Drama and Historiography: the Interaction between Diegesis and Mimesis in Herodotus and Thucydides

Gherardo Ugolini
This essay explores the presence and dynamic combination of the diegetic and mimetic modes in the writings of Herodotus and Thucydides as typical examples of fifth-century BC Greek historiography. Relying on significant examples, it offers a narratological discussion of diegesis (heterodiegesis, omniscience, and dramatized narration) showing similarities and differences between the two authors. It also investigates the main functions of mimesis, or direct speech, in their narratives, and illustrates its aims and causes, how it...

The Frame Story in Robert Browning’s Balaustion’s Adventure

Elena Rossi Linguanti
This essay examines the way in which narrative diegesis and dramatic mimesis interact in Browning’s Balaustion’s Adventure, Including a Transcript from Euripides, a long poem in blank verse made of 2705 lines. The complex structure of this poem may be divided into four main sections: 1) an opening narrative frame, where Balaustion tells her four friends how she saved herself by reciting Euripides’ Alcestis at Syracuse; 2) the full version of Alcestis, which is not...

About Information Sources in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Choephori

Ombretta Cesca
This paper investigates the topics of information and information sources in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Choephori. The emphasis placed by the author on these issues is clearly noticeable from the beginning of the Agamemnon in the famous scene of the relay of beacons. A comparison with the Odyssey (4.514-37) suggests that communication through beacons is an Aeschylean invention, one specifically adopted in this version of the myth of Agamemnon’s return. The beacon scene constitutes an initial...

Collective Emotions – Phenomenology, Ontology, and Ideology. What should we learn from Max Scheler’s War Propaganda?

Hans Bernhard Schmid
One conception of collective emotion is that of one token emotional disposition, epi­sode, or attitude with many participants. Such emotions are a collective’s. This conception has been criticized on phenomenological and ontological grounds, and it has recently been criticized as a piece of political ideology. This paper focuses on Max Scheler’s conception of collective emotion which some of those who are sympathetic to the idea in the recent debate have endorsed. It is argued that...

Zu Max Schelers Konzeption des emotionalen Apriori

Mikhail Khorkov
The paper aims to explore the meaning and significance of the concept of emotional a priori in the phenomenological philosophy of Max Scheler. It is well known that according to Max Scheler, there is a hierarchical structure of values, organized in accordance with an emotional a priori. Scheler attempts in his famous book «Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values» and in several of his other works to disclose this structure phenomenologically as an...

Zur Begründung der These Max Schelers vom Primat der Liebe

Leonardo Rodríguez Duplá
The principle of the primacy of love is surely one of the basic pillars of Scheler’s philosophy. In this paper I discuss the three main argumentative strategies developed by Scheler to establish this principle: 1) In Formalismus (GW II, 35-45) he assumes that value is the intentional correlate of love. For this reason the theory of the primacy of love implies that human mind aims at values before it can open itself to representational contents....


Giacomo Pezzano
This paper suggests that philosophy tells us something about and of the world, mostly of our contemporary world, if we see it as a metamorphic world. Thus, in order to understand our world, I claim that philosophy needs to pose as an explicit question the problem of transformations, or of processes: in this way, transformation can be properly conceived. Then, my contribution aims to present a first “transformative” definition of five concepts or actions, as...

The Role of Idleness in Bildung. A Schelerian View

Michele Averchi
Contemporary society has mostly a negative view of idleness. Scheler provides insights for an alternative view, in which idleness plays a central role in our being and becoming human (Bildung). Scheler’s view is philosophically original, and not just a return to the traditional Aristotelian discourse on contemplation.

Das Schicksal des Personenbegriffs im Spätwerk Schelers

Eugene Kelly
We argue that concepts in Scheler’s late metaphysics and philosophical anthropology vitiate, without his awareness and against his intentions, his earlier phenomenology of the person, which had played a central role in the material ethics of value. An examination of a new groundbreaking work on Scheler’s late thought by Guido Cusinato enables the isolation and analysis of the issues in question: the notion of the creation of ideas cum rebus, the ideal of humankind as...

Liebe als Kommunikationsform in der Intimität

Riku Yokoyama
This paper aims to elucidate the relation between sympathy and personal love in Max Scheler’s philosophy of emotion, in terms of his counter argument against Nietzsche, who criticized compassion and Christian love as «resentment». Nietzsche’s criticism of compassion presupposes that emotions of others are not accessible to us, so that we must imitate their bodily gestures and reproduce their emotions within us. Against this premise Scheler shows the phenomenological fact that we perceive directly emotional...

Shared Emotions – A Schelerian Approach

Alessandro Salice
What does it mean to share or to co-experience an emotion? What makes statements of the form “we feel emotion x together” true? This paper develops a systematic interpretation of Max Scheler’s theory of co-experiencing (Miteinandererleben), which aims at squaring two contrasting intuitions. According to the first intuition, when several individuals share an emotion, it is one emotion – one experience – that is shared. The second intuition suggests that co-experiencing an emotion preserves self-other...

Il problema dell’orientamento nella soci età liquida: autotrascendimento e aver cura come eserci zio di trasformazione

Guido Cusinato
The problem of the orientation in the liquid society. Self-transcending and having care as exercise of transformation. Lyotard’s thesis of «économie libidinale» proposes to resolve the problem of the orientation through an unlimited extension of the pleasure. Whatever limits the pleasure would be only a moralistic fabulation. This model does contrast with the ascetic capitalism of the first modernity, but not with the capitalism of the second modernity represented by the broker Gordon Gekko in...

Passione e metamorfosi della bellezza

Elio Franzini
Passione e metamorfosi della bellezza Un’analisi dei problemi connessi alla sfera della passionalità ha in sé molti pericoli e alcune ambiguità. Almeno tre fra essi sembrano immediatamente risaltare: quello di asservire le situazioni affettive, nella loro complessità e indeterminatezza, a un atteggiamento teoretico che, nel momento in cui le analizza, ne tradisce la natura e l’intrinseco spessore qualitativo; quello, del tutto opposto, che vorrebbe esaurire la realtà e l’immediatezza dell’intuizione passionale in enigmatiche – ma...

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