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.

Osmospheres Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9788869774317
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Atmospheric Spaces
Description:
Offering an overview of the relationship between smell and atmospheres as proposed within the humanities, this volume aims at interpreting the “olfactive” as a cross-sensorial and ecological modality of perception. It investigates osmospheres - i.e.
Myth and Ideology Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9788869774300
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The Kyoto School was the most important philosophical current in Japan during the 20th century. In the context of a growing interest in Japanese philosophy, as well as in non-European philosophy in general, this essay represents the first attempt to set the political thought of Kiyoshi Miki (1897-1945) and Jun Tosaka (1900-1945) in dialogue with contemporary thought. Miki and Tosaka were both leftist thinkers interested in thinking through political action “from below.
Just in Time / Giusto in tempo Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9788869774171
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The volume contains the proceedings of an international conference exploring the concept of 'contemporaneity' from different perspectives and in reference to different disciplinary fields (philosophy, literature and art theory). In the chronological motion of historiography, contemporaneity is conceptualised as simply being the present era, one that follows modernity. Such thinking overlooks a more complex understanding of the contemporary, which is, in its original meaning, the co-presence of different times, a disconnection of temporal continuity, a rupture in the present, which becomes a meeting point where the past and the future intersect.
Fashioning Submission Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9788869774218
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: History
Illustrations: Illustrated
Description:
Unlike in English and French cultural fields, where fashion during WWII is widely debated, in Italy the relationship between fashion and Fascism is an under-researched topic, separated from the study of Fascist institutions and bureaucracy. The behind-the-scene history of the fashion magazine Bellezza, the Italian Vogue founded in 1941, has never been submitted to scholarly attention. Its utopian function in defining a new culture of fashion and code of glamour contributed to the totalitarian project of building a ‘new Italian woman’.
Dervishes along the Silk Roads: Between Past and Present Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9788869774270
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Anthropology
Description:
This book highlights aspects of the spiritual culture within Islam that flourished along the 'Silk Roads' – the term coined by Ferdinand von Richthofen in 1877 to describe the web of caravan routes that connected China, South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The movement of goods and of people was accompanied by the circulation of ideas, bringing about a vivid exchange in the cultural sphere – sufism, or tasawwuf, was one such idea. Focusing on this theme, these conference proceedings draw attention to the multiple dimensions embraced by tasawwuf, both in its temporal (i.
Critique of Liberal Reason Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9788869774409
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Our historical period is characterized by a vision of liberal heritage and a capitalist economic path. But it is far from obvious what “liberal” really means here, and what connection it has with capitalism. The current volume thus first attempts to provide a clarification of the long-term genesis of “liberal reason” in the West, following its development in the seventeenth century down to the present day.
Essays on Ethics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9788869774225
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2023
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Eight essays on ethics, meta-ethics and normative ethics from John Rawls to David Gauthier, from Richard Rorty to Jonathan Dancy, from automatic concepts to Leibnizian ontology, from the end of work to cyber warfare
The Ideal and the Real Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9788869774126
Pub Date: 23 Jan 2023
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The current volume provides an interpretation of American pragmatism according to which pragmatism is not opposed to metaphysics but instead represents a vital, non-dismissive, non-deflationary attempt to respond to classical questions of philosophy concerning the nature of reality, truth, goodness, beauty, ideality, etc. American pragmatism has been often interpreted as a form of crass utilitarianism applied to all areas of philosophy – a precipitation of the “industrialist” spirit of the United States. This book demonstrates how such an interpretation is misguided.
Practical Rationality and Human Difference Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788869774119
Pub Date: 23 Jan 2023
Series: Philosophy
Description:
One of the fundamental aspects of the cultural landscape of the last century has been the revival of philosophical anthropology, in the form of a radical examination of the humanum: an examination that has attempted to meet the primary challenge of an era which, in an increasingly radical way, doubts the very possibility of a semantics of humanism. This book argues that MacIntyrean thought can provide an important contribution towards rethinking a new semantics of humanism, on the basis that MacIntyre's contribution stands up to dialogue with and rational competition from perspectives belonging to rival research traditions. The volume emerged from the 2021 conference at the University of Bergamo, in collaboration with the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry.
Democratic Deliberation and Public Bioethics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9788869774133
Pub Date: 23 Jan 2023
Series: Politics
Description:
Since the 1990s, deliberative democracy has been the focus of increased scholarly attention, as well as the locus of initiatives intended to directly engage the public in matters of public concern. Geared to bringing the core tenets of public deliberation to bear onto different contexts within the public sphere, deliberative processes have been implemented in a range of forms, from citizens’ juries to national issue forums, from deliberative opinion polls to participatory budgeting. Ever more frequently, public deliberation has also gained traction in the field of public bioethics.
Moral Freedom in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9788869774287
Pub Date: 23 Jan 2023
Series: Philosophy
Description:
What do we mean by moral freedom? What are the necessary conditions required for it? Do the exponential advances and pervasive applications of artificial intelligence (AI) promote it, or do they undermine it?
On the Edge of the Abyss Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9788869774065
Pub Date: 16 Dec 2022
Series: History
Description:
At the heart of the present work is the matter of the date and path which lead to the ultimate decision to destroy European Jews (to paraphrase the title of the masterpiece written by Raul Hilberg, the first great historian on the Shoah). The author intends to introduce the topic in the clearest possible way with regards to language and arguments and to deal with the topic from the perspective of an intellectual historian, not that of a contemporary historian (which he is not). He presents it as an exemplary case for the comparison of ideas on contemporary history, society, and politics.
On Fear Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9788869774157
Pub Date: 28 Nov 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The volume considers the theories of the passions in Hobbes, Descartes and Spinoza. Particular attention is given to the passion of fear, highlighting how these three writers considered fear as both an individual and a collective affect. Cerrato underlines the characteristics, relevance and usefulness of these affects, together with the strategies of control used to prevent their transformation into passions that can inhibit rational action.
Canada Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9788857574813
Pub Date: 09 Nov 2022
Description:
Il racconto di un Paese lontano e immenso, che gli italiani conoscono per sentito dire, per i suoi miti o per esserci emigrati. Il Canada come non lo avete mai letto, tra racconti di un viaggio che parte dai vicoli di Roma e termina dinanzi alla skyline mozzafiato di Vancouver. Il Canada che troverete senza averlo cercato, nelle avventurose storie dei suoi pionieri come nelle biografie dei suoi eroi contemporanei.
Destinations Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9788857593203
Pub Date: 09 Nov 2022
Description:
This work integrates songwriting and academic research to explore the current challenges in managing (tourism) places. The emotional power of music propels a critical investigation into contemporary seaside, urban and rural destinations, and the ambiguities affecting their sustainable development. This journey frames tourism as a context where we can better scrutinise the contradictions of capitalism or overlook them, since we are distracted by the charming playfulness of travel consumption.
How to Explain Radicalization? Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869774041
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Sociological Challenges
Description:
This book is based on findings from the Horizon2020 Project “Participation. Analysing and Preventing Extremism via Participation” (Grant Agreement 962547) funded by the European Commission. Its main goal is to provide an updated, well-informed and nuanced picture of the contemporary research into the factors influencing pathways of radicalization towards violent extremism in the European landscape.