Pietro Conte

Bio | Situação no CFCUL | CV


Bio || Bio Liliana Coutinho

Pietro Conte is a FCT Researcher in Aesthetics at the Centre for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. After having successfully defended his PhD thesis in Aesthetics at the University of Siena, he spent two years abroad on a postdoc scholarship at the University of Basel (2007-2009). Between 2011 and 2015, before joining the CFCUL, Pietro worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan. In 2009 he was awarded the New Aesthetics Prize provided by the Italian Society of Aesthetics, and he is currently focusing on the question of mimicry, hyperrealism, and the boundaries of aesthetic representation.

Among his publications are numerous papers in the field of art theory as well as two comprehensive monographs: In carne e cera. Estetica e fenomenologia dell'iperrealismo (Flesh and Wax. Aesthetics and Phenomenology of Hyperrealism) and Mito e tradizione. Johann Jakob Bachofen tra estetica e filosofia della storia (Myth and Tradition. Johann Jakob Bachofen between Aesthetics and Philosophy of History). He also edited the first Italian translations of Erwin Panofsky's Tomb Sculpture (La scultura funeraria, Einaudi 2011), Julius von Schlosser's Geschichte der Porträtbildnerei in Wachs (Storia del ritratto in cera, Quodlibet 2011) and Adolf Portmann's Die Tiergestalt (La forma degli animali, Raffaello Cortina 2013).

Áreas de Interesse || Current Research

  1. Aesthetics
  2. Phenomenology
  3. Theory of perception
  4. Philosophy of mimesis
  5. Android science and philosophy of technology

Situação no CFCUL || Position at the CFCUL

Membro Integrado Doutorado/Investigador FCT


Grupos de Investigação || Research Groups

Ciência e Arte


Linhas Temáticas || Thematic Lines

Science-Art-Philosophy Lab

Participação em Projectos || Participation in Projects



Contactos || Contacts

Campo Grande, C4.3.20 - 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

+351 217 500 500 (Ext. 24320)




Produção Científica (Selecção) || Scientific Production (Selection)

Publicações || Publications

  1. P. Conte, F. Fimiani, M. Weemans (Eds.), Mimicries in nature, art, and society, «Aisthesis» 9, 2 (2016), pp. 1-151.
  2. P. Conte, In carne e cera. Estetica e fenomenologia dell’iperrealismo, Quodlibet, Macerata 2015.
  3. P. Conte, The Panofsky-Newman controversy. Iconography and iconology put to the test of «abstract» art, «Aisthesis» 8, 2 (2015), pp. 87-97. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-17567.
  4. P. Conte (éd.), Une absence présente. Figures de l’image mémorielle, Mimesis France/VRIN, Paris 2013.
  5. P. Conte, Immagine o persona? Edmund Husserl al museo delle cere, «Studi di Estetica» 48 (2013), pp. 53-68.
  6. P. Conte, Skin-deep. Wax moulages between science and aesthetics, in L. Russo (ed.), Evolutions of form, Logos, Berlin 2013, pp. 59-68
  7. P. Conte, M. Di Monte (Eds.), Focus on the Iconic Turn, «Lebenswelt. Aesthetics and Philosophy of Experience» 2 (2012), pp. 118-218. http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/Lebenswelt/issue/view/415/showToc
  8. P. Conte, Mito e tradizione. Johann Jakob Bachofen tra estetica e filosofia della storia, LED. Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, Milano 2009 .