Art, Intellect and Politics

A Diachronic Perspective


The volume explores the relationship of artists and intellectuals from ancient Greece to modern times. Special attention is paid to Plato, Augustan poets (including the reception), Soviet art (Mayakowsky) and Jewish intellectuals. Non European contexts (China, Turkey) are treated as well.

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Giusy Maria Ausilia Margagliotta graduated in Philosophy from the University of San Raffaele (Milano). She has published a book on the daimonion of Socrates and is preparing a doctoral thesis at the University of Freiburg.

Andrea Aldo Robiglio is Professor for Renaissance Philosophy at the KU Leuven. His major research interests are Dante, Thomas Aquinas and scholasticism in Renaissance Philosophy. From 2007 to 2009 he has been an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the University of Freiburg. His publications include: L'impossibile volere: Tommaso d'Aquino, i tomisti e la volontà (Mailand 2002) and La sopravvivevanza e la gloria (Bologna 2008).
Contributors include: Alessandra Beccarisi, Robert Bees, Riccardo Dottori, Paolo Fedeli, Wilfried Gruhn, Hans-Christian Günther, Bengt Jangfeldt, Rolf Kühn, Salvatore Lavecchia, Detlef Liebs, Luigi Magarotto, Giusy Margagliotta, John Kevin Newman, Dominic O'Meara, Riccardo Pozzo, Donald Rayfield, Bertram Schefold, Max Scherberger, Harro von Senger, Christophe Sirodeau, Matthias Stadelmann, Alessandro Stavru, Antonella Tedeschi, Wolfgang Graf Vitzthum, Johann Peter Vogel.
This is an interdisciplinary volume; it will be of interest to historians, philosophers, musicologists and scholars of literature in general, classics, German and Russian in particular.