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Mauro Carbone Mauro Carbone is Professor of Aesthetics at the Faculté de Philosophie de l'Université "Jean-Moulin" Lyon 3, France, and Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. For a long time he taught Contemporary Aesthetics at the State University of Milan, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in 1990 at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, with a dissertation awarded by the Royal Academy of Belgium. A revised and enlarged edition of this work is available in French under the title La visibilité de l'invisible: Merleau-Ponty entre Cézanne et Proust [The Visibility of the Invisible: Merleau-Ponty between Cézanne and Proust] (Hildesheim: Olms, 2001). An English collection of his essays, entitled The Thinking of the Sensible: Merleau-Ponty's A-Philosophy, is published in the Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy series of Northwestern University Press (Evanston, IL: 2004).
In Italian he is also the author of Il sensibile e l'eccedente. Mondo estetico, arte, pensiero [The Sensible and the Excess: Aesthetical World, Art, Thinking] (Milan: Guerini, 1996) and the co-author (with David Michael Levin) of La carne e la voce. In dialogo tra estetica ed etica [The Flesh and the Voice: In Conversation between Aesthetics and Ethics] (Milan: Mimesis, 2003), both dealing with the relations between French Phenomenology and Post-Structuralist philosophy, as well as the author of Di alcuni motivi in Marcel Proust  [On Some Motifs in Marcel Proust] (Milan: Cortina, 1998) and Una deformazione senza precedenti. Marcel Proust e le idee sensibili [An unprecedented Deformation: Marcel Proust and the Sensible Ideas] (Macerata: Quodlibet, 2004), both trying to develop the notion of "Sensible Idea" that Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze take from Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. Una deformazione senza precedenti won ex-aequo the "Viaggio a Siracusa" award 2004 as the best Italian essay in philosophy. A revised and enlarged edition of this work is available in French under the title Proust et les idées sensibles [Proust and Sensible Ideas] (Paris: Vrin, 2008) and in English under the title An Unprecedented Deformation, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2010. Spanish translation forthcoming. 
Mauro Carbone was a visiting professor in several foreign universities (at The New School for Social Research in New York, in Rhode Island, Mexico, Beijing, and Hong Kong) as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the "International Symposium on Phenomenology" from 1998 to 2000. He is the founder and a co-editor of the journal Chiasmi International. Trilingual Studies concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought. During the Spring Semester 2005 he was a fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, New York. During this period he wrote a book about the event of September 11th entitled Essere morti insieme [To Be Dead Together] which is published in Italian (Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2007). His most recent books concern the French contemporary aesthetics of painting and cinema. In Italian he published Sullo schermo dell’estetica. La pittura, il cinema e la filosofia da fare (Milan: Mimesis, 2008), which won ex-aequo the “Maurizio Grande” award 2009 as the best Italian essay on cinema, in French he published La Chair des images: Merleau-Ponty entre peinture et cinéma (Paris : Vrin, 2001).
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« Il corpo, il cinema, lo schermo»


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