Mimesis International

Mimesis International was launched at the end of 2013 on the initiative of Mimesis Group, which includes Éditions Mimésis and Mimesis Edizioni. With a catalogue of 4,000 book titles, Mimesis Edizioni is one of the leading Italian publishing houses in the humanities. Their support for free thinking led them to open towards different and merging research fields in the human sciences while maintaining a keen interest in philosophy. As an academic publishing company, they work in synergy and close collaboration with several European universities and cultural centres. In this European and cosmopolitan spirit, they publish their texts in English and, as in the case of scientific journals, they also feature multilingual contributions.

Politics, State, Communism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9788869774263
Pub Date: 21 Sep 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
The present book brings together a series of interventions concerning pressing political, ideological and organizational issues of the contemporary situation, edited by Agon Hamza and Frank Ruda. These texts were written in a very specific political conjuncture: some during the time when Álvaro García Linera was serving as a vice-president of Bolivia, others in the period after the coup d’état of November 2019. The chapters in this book are dealing with social movements and different forms of political and subjective autonomy in Bolivia; with democracy and its function in late capitalism; with the discrepancy between national and capitalist spaces; with the Russian October Revolution as an event, and its resonances in other parts of the world; with the concept and function of the state; and, finally, with the idea of communism in its relation to necessity and contingency.
Interactive Fiction in Cinematic Virtual Reality Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9788869773259
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Series: Cinema
Description:
This book proposes a narrative model for the creation of immersive and interactive filmic experiences, in which the interactor has agency within the virtual environment to alter the course of the story and shape their own journey. The book focuses in detail on the epistemology of the immersive interactive movie by analysing its aesthetic, narrative and interactive features, examining the workflow of production and presenting an evaluative protocol for VR experiences of this kind. From the nature of the frameless moving image to the newest human-computer interfaces, passing through the design and evaluation of interactive digital narratives, this volume builds a bridge between cinema and VR, proposing that all VR movies should be interactive.
The Quickest Revolution Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9788869774515
Pub Date: 18 Apr 2024
Description:
Since their invention, computers have kept revolutionizing the world at a staggering pace. And yet, through recent conquests in AI and computer graphics, the profound effects of this revolution threaten to upend much of the previous world order. Sitting squarely at the crossroads of computer science, history, socioeconomics, ethics, and philosophy, and written by an insider who contributed foundational work to many of the latest and most pervasive technologies, this book offers a much-needed reframing of the past, present, and future of computing.
The Global Spatial Revolution Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9788869774294
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
The volume examines the process of globalization from a genealogical point of view. By doing so, it offers a contribution to the understanding of the deep and critical spatial transformation reshaping our world from both a political and a conceptual point of view, taking into consideration recent developments including Brexit and the politics of Donald Trump. Focusing his analysis on the natural element of “air”, Vegetti provides an original approach to globalization.
Chiasmi International 24 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9788869774331
Pub Date: 11 Mar 2024
Description:
ANTHROPOCENE AND CRITICAL PHENOMENOLOGY. CRITICAL PHENOMENOLOGY AFTER MERLEAU-PONTY (PART II). AROUND MERLEAU-PONTY.
Atmospheres Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9788869774447
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Atmospheric Spaces
Description:
The contagious joy of a party, the solemn silence in a church, the gloomy atmosphere of endless rows of identical houses in an ugly city. Through a criticism of the reification and psychologization that goes back to the very beginning of Western philosophy, Hermann Schmitz offers a fundamentally new theory of embodiment and feelings based on atmospheres, unstable but powerful phenomena that fill the “surfaceless spaces” of lived experience. This collection of essays, selected by Schmitz himself, offers a comprehensive portrait of his theory, both in its fundamental outlines and later progress.
Beyond the Bible, Beyond the West Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 548
ISBN: 9788869774539
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Beyond the Bible, Beyond the West is a research in ontological hermeneutics: it is critical of “textual positivism” – which makes the univocity and clarity of a text the main goal of its task – and also of “cultural positivism” – a cultural matrix that elevates univocity and clarity as the ultimate goal of contemporary systems. This essay indirectly sketches a cultural critique and not only a theological one. Means, medium and guarantor of this ontological indelible reserve are ambivalence and paradox.
From the Moon to Rhinos Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9788869774591
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Description:
From the Moon to Rhinos is the story of Michele Sofisti, a Geologist who became a valued and itinerant manager – in Ferrari, Omega, Swatch, Gucci – and then actively “returned” to Nature, engaging in the conservation of animal species, forests, and oceans. It is a collection of life experiences, meetings, and emotions laid bare. It is an ongoing journey that aims to sensitize people to believe that a change towards a better interaction between humans and the natural world, which feeds and sustains us, is possible and must be undertaken instantly.
Initiatic Religious Experience in Neoplatonism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9788869774461
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
This volume, written from a diachronic perspective, is devoted to the initatic and deeply transformative dimension of religious experience in Neoplatonic philosophy which aims at restoring the soul’s condition prior to its descent into matter. It brings together philosophers and historians of religions, specializing in the study of mithraism, theurgy, Christian mysticism and the philosophical exegesis of the Chaldean Oracles.
Space in our hands Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9788869774676
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Description:
We live in the Golden Age of space exploration. Humanity’s achievements include the continued operation of the International Space Station, rapid advancements in reusable rockets, and soon, a return to the Moon. Within our lifetime, we might have human outposts on the lunar surface and flags flying on the plains of Mars.
From the Visual to the Visionary Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9788869774201
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Art
Illustrations: Illustrated
Description:
This book aims to investigate Surrealism’s precedents in visual tradition and to explore its influence on contemporary art. Taking the ideational power of vision as their starting point, these thirteen essays apply different perspectives to themes essential to the Surrealist avant-garde — dreams, magic, madness — but also mystic visions, hybridity and the ongoing relevance of syncretic figures as protean germinations of the irrational. The collection opens with a reconsideration of André Breton’s late book, L’Art magique (1957).
In Reality Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9788869774010
Pub Date: 05 Mar 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Bergson is rightly considered the philosopher of duration. Has this theory, however, been sufficiently elucidated? Is there a domain, aside from life itself, to which the characteristics of duration can be meaningfully ascribed?
Philosophy and Madness: From Kant to Hegel and Beyond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9788869774416
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
This book aims to reflect on mental illness through considering the influence that criticism and German idealism exerted on directions of philosophical, scientific and psychoanalytical thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and which can still be perceived today. It aims, therefore, not only to offer today's cultural and scientific debate an analysis of otherwise undetected aspects of classical German philosophy but also to shed light on subjects and issues present within current philosophical, psychiatric and scientific investigation.
The Right to Interfere and the Responsibility to Protect Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9788869774188
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
Focusing on the Libyan crisis, the volume sets discourse on interference within a theoretical framework. The first part tries to understand the lawfulness of the duty to interfere and the responsibility to protect, as well as the semantic difference between these two forms of interventionism. The second part offers an investigation on how the right to protect was applied in Libya in 2011.
The Political Languages of Western Civilisation Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9788869774348
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
The book offers a study of ancient rhetoric within a philosophical reflection that aims to reconstruct its history. Through the various definitions of rhetoric and all its practical, ethical, social and political implications, the author leads us to the rhetorical languages of today, developed within the democracies and the so-called populisms that characterize the West – or rather, what remains of it.
The Gesture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9788869774195
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Written by four hands, the current volume moves on two planes that fruitfully intersect and sometimes conflict in their interpretations. On the one hand, Petar Bojanič proposes that gestures are not parasitic of social acts but instead constitute a supporting element. From this interpretative angle, gestures contribute to the constitution of a group or institution.