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.

Richard Price and the Foundation of Virtue Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9788869773945
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Although little known, Richard Price’s A Review of the Principal Questions in Morals (1758) is one of the most important texts of eighteenth-century moral philosophy. Hastings Rasdhall described it “as the best work published on Ethics till quite recent times” because it “contains the gist of the kantian doctrine without Kant’s confusions”; C. D.
Seniors, foreign caregivers, families, institutions Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9788869773716
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Sociology
Description:
The studies included in this edited volume explore discourses surrounding the ageing population, those who assist them, their families and the institutions/organisations that offer services to them. Qualitative and quantitative theoretical inputs from a variety of research domains – (socio)linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, cognitive science, as well as statistics and information technology – are employed to survey an array of themes that pay close attention to the linguistic, social, economic and ethical aspects regarding seniors. Different registers and genres are examined, which are produced by diverse diatopic distributions, diaphasic/diastratic variations and diamesic dimensions of the language.
The Future of the Post Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9788869773761
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The current volume brings together a collection of essays from the conference "The Postmodern Condition: Forty Years Later" held at University of Genova on December 2019. Taking advantage of the fortieth anniversay of The Postmodern Condition by Jean-François Lyotard, a book that initiated the cultural explosion of postmodern philosophy, in order to relaunch and further investigate the ongoing debate around the essential meaning of postmodernity, the end of postmodernism and the advent of new aesthetics, philosophy and social "structure of feelings" that have (or tried to) overcome the postmodern paradigm. The book thus brings together two interwoven but often separated themes: on the one hand, the analysis of the vitality, legacy, topicality and historicizing process of postmodernity and postmodernism; on the other, the analysis of the debate around the crisis of the postmodern paradigm and of the advent of new conceptual frameworks, often born out of a direct refusal of postmodern critical discourse and philosophy.
A-Democracy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9788869773358
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Politics
Description:
This volume examines the rise and apparent fall of 'neo-liberalism', whose historical roots and theoretical implications are explored throughout. This begins with today's current climate, dominated by a range of political mediatic populisms that run across the contemporary political scene, and a critical comparison with the seminal analysis of Ernesto Laclau. The volume also analyzes the failure of the multicultural paradigm in terms of the Lockean concept of tolerance in light of the theses developed by the political theorist Wendy Brown concerning the civil and social dynamics of de-democratization.
Disruption of Habits During the Pandemic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869773297
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
In the year 2020, everything we used to think about our habits has been profoundly disrupted. Lockdown still represents an unprecedented experience for all those who went through it, radically affecting our freedom of movement and all those social interactions that used to make up our daily lives. Some people believe that once the pandemic ends, nothing will be the same.
Digital Citizenship Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869774027
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Politics
Description:
The Western idea of democracy, based on human opinions and the counting of votes, has become obsolete. The exclusively human form of democracy is being substituted by a new kind of contract which, through digital architecture, the internet of things and sensors, extends participation to all of the different entities that make up our habitat. Parliaments, citizen assemblies, parties and all kinds of the political architecture of interaction, inspired by the model of the polis, are giving way to platforms, blockchains and different network environments.
Secret Stories on the Silk Road Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9788869773396
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Description:
This volume offers a fascinating journey into the world of symbols, architecture and myths, both familiar and less well-known. The road it takes is sometimes the caravan trail, others a Roman road from the classical world, and includes junctions and overlapping influences between East and West. The first stop takes us from the steppe of the Goths through to the city of Ravenna, focusing on King Theodoric.
Yonaoshi Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9788869774034
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Hasekura League Studies
Description:
Yonaoshi (世直し、よなおし, world renewal/repair/remaking) is a Japanese term that first appeared in the context of peasant uprisings in the mid-nineteenthth century, signifying the restoration and/or recreation of the world in an ideal form. In the years since, it has been used to evoke a variety of ideas for fixing, redirecting, or recreating all human society in part or entirely. Although arising from a specifically Japanese context, the term nonetheless resonates with experiences and thought among settings around the world.
Woman Today Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9788869774058
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Sociology
Description:
Research on gender inequality uses limited and sectoral areas as a reference. A team of scholars, academics and researchers from fourteen different countries – Cuba, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Tunisia, United States and Venezuela – bring out instead in a synchronous and transversal way the gender discrimination for women’s experiences at work, in family, for education. Results show that in the varied landscape of countries considered over 50 percent believe it is still difficult to be a woman in their own country today.
We Women of Tehran Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9788869773266
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Literature
Description:
Originally written for the stage, We, the Women of Tehran illustrates from a female standpoint the origins and contradictions of the Iranian capital, and the rights of religious minorities and women. It showcases women who have played a leading role in various disciplines and sports but who all too often have simply become an element in the regime's propaganda. The volume presents a lively narrative with verses from the great Persian poets and a hefty dose of irony: as a way to laugh about complex issues and dismantle misleading stereotypes.
Vanishing Subjectivity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9788869773341
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Asian Philosophical Texts
Description:
The present volume brings together translations of hitherto neglected texts from Asian philosophical traditions, along with critical essays dealing with the philosophical issues of translating these texts into Western languages. As the third volume in the "Asian Philosophical Texts" series, dedicated to making primary sources of Asian philosophies available to a wider audience in Western academia and beyond, this book includes a diverse range of primary sources written by a broad spectrum of thinkers from different historical periods and intellectual traditions, including India, China, Korea and Japan. The main theme of the volume is the concept of "discontents", focusing on the way different philosophical traditions of Asia enter into dialogue with each other, as well as their critical engagement with Western thought.
The Arduous Road to Revolution Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9788869774072
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Politics
Description:
The right to rebel against an authoritarian power is part of liberal and democratic culture. As early as the late seventeenth century, John Locke theorised that if a state abuses its citizens, they have the right to revolt. Nowadays, information and communication technologies can help the early stages of revolt.
Technological Destinies of the Imagination Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9788869773778
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Aesthetics
Description:
The tradition of Kant's critical philosophy developed the concept of imagination in a rigorous and productive way. It also allows us to develop an aesthetic approach suitable to explaining and understanding the relationship between sensitivity and technology. In this book, Montani defends the reasons to place this concept in a paleo-anthropological framework, linking it to the imaginative practices that preceded and prepared the advent of articulated discourse.
Wittgenstein and Marx Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9788869773808
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The volume tries to offer a comparison between two philosophers who belong to two different philosophical traditions and who have thus been rarely discussed together: Karl Marx and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Despite these thinkers’ many distinctions, the contributions to the current volume try to reconstruct not only how the ‘second’ Wittgenstein was influenced by the Marxist tradition, but also – and above all – the theoretical affinities between the two philosophers. In this way, the book underlines the potential that Marx’s political thought holds for philosophers of language as well as the social implications of Wittgenstein’s thought and the political potential of some of his central topics, such as his critique of the private language argument and his theory of language games.
Revolutionary Times Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9788869773952
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Hasekura League Studies
Description:
The ‘long 1960s’, beginning in the mid-1950s and continuing into the mid-1970s, was an epoch defined by social and political upheaval and an international scope that challenged established orders across the globe. The period demonstrated its full disruptive and transformative potential in both Italy and Japan. Both countries experienced an important recovery from the traumatic destruction of the Second World War and social disruption arising from this post-war generational change – even while they faced challenges in coming to terms with their national pasts and integrating into the post-war international order.
PPPP Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9788869773921
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
One hundred years after the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini, his oeuvre might best be described as “une pensée”, as a meandering thought-provoking thought, to quote Jean-Luc Godard’s exceptional comment on Pasolini in Histoire(s) du cinéma. Pasolini scholarship has certainly increased in recent years, but mainly from the perspective of Italian Studies and with a particular focus on his poetry, prose and film. The proposed volume instead highlights the interest of his work for the history of twentieth-century philosophy.