Estetica patica. Appunti per un’atmosferologia neofenomenologica

Tonino Griffero


As a general theory of perception, a pathic aesthetics ceases to be a theory of privileged objects, i.e. the works of arts, and con-siders a man as a being emotionally and felt-bodily touched by feelings (atmospheres) which are widespread in his (lived) space. By exploring how he exposes himself to what happens, a man turns out to be not a “subject of something” but rather a “subject to something”, i.e. a “sovereign” man but free from the claim of autonomy imposed by Modernity.


Pathic aesthetics; Atmospheres; Involvement in distance

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