Marcello Ghilardi was born in Milan in 1975. Graduating in Philosophy from Padua, he was a student of Gian Giorgio Pasqualotto, under whose guidance he studied the relationship between Western and Eastern thinking. Since 2015, he has been a Researcher at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Padua, where he also collaborates with Masters Degree in Intercultural Studies. Member of the Orbis Tertius research group at the Università di Milano-Bicocca, he has deepened his knowledge of the Far Eastern world and culture by studying at universities in China (Beijing, Hong Kong) and Japan (Kyoto). His theoretical research, which is mostly concentrated on the aesthetic field, joins his work as a translator and consultant for various publishing houses, for whom he has also edited collective volumes and texts by Ernest Cassirer, François Jullien, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Nishida Kitarō e François Cheng. He has published essays in numerous volumes and in national and international magazines. Among his most recent books are Il vuoto, le forme, l'altro (Morcelliana, 2014), a reflection on otherness in the world of ethical and aesthetic language and practice; L'estetica giapponese moderna (Morcelliana, 2016) and La filosofia giapponese (Scholé, 2018).
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