MSCA PF Fellow: Francesco Campana

PDFProject:  PolArt - Political Art: Understanding the Function of Art in the Contemporary Social Space Through a New Interpretation of Classical German Philosophy

Francesco Campana


MSCA Fellow: Francesco Campana

UNIPD Supervisor: Gabriele Tomasi

Department: Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology

Total Contribution: Euro 265.099,20

Project Duration in months: 36

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Francesco Campana received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Padua. He studied and worked at the University of Padua, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Research Center for Classical German Philosophy/Hegel Archive at Ruhr University Bochum, Columbia University in the City of New York, the Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin, and the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies in Naples. He is a member of the International Research Group on Classical German Philosophy ‘hegelpd’ at the University of Padua. His main research interests include classical German philosophy, philosophy of art, and philosophy of literature.

He will carry out his MSCA project PolArt at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Gabriele Tomasi, in collaboration with The New School of New York (Prof. Paul A. Kottman) and the Free University of Berlin (Prof. Georg W. Bertram). His project aims to inquire into the political dimension of art, the relationship between art and society, and the aesthetic representation as a significant way to know, understand, criticize, and transform social reality. The research intends to investigate classical German philosophy as a moment in the history of thought to be reconsidered in an innovative way with respect to the topic, in order to develop the conceptual tools to face the challenges of the contemporary context.