Sorrentino, Sergio Books

Aesthetics of the Mind after Mallarmé
1996 0-7734-8763-8
"Work as such doesn't concern me. What intrigues me, excites me, vexes me is the power of doing works. That's why nothing looked to me more coarse and negligible than the poet reduced to be being a poet." - Paul Valéry. Valéry's note, evidently directed against Mallarmé, gives track for the present volume, which is devoted to focus the idea of poeisis like building that is subjected to precise conditions, like putting into practice resources of a particular kind, like playing with transparent images. Within such a horizon, artistic doing appears to be the place where mind develops its own powers and states its knowing strategies. Thus operating, it defines again ab imis, the notion of art in the variety of its patterns, its forms, and its figures.

Schleiermacher's Philosophy and the Philosophical Tradition
1992 0-7734-9168-6
A collection of essays on the philosophical dialogue Schleiermacher conducted with the tradition of philosophy, contributing to the complex cultural profile of the German philosopher and theologian. The essays contribute to the history of philosophy, especially concerning the classical age of German philosophy, and human sciences and philosophical hermeneutics.