Mauro Carbone

Universita' di Milano

Mnemosyne and Mythical Time Nowadays


After studies at the Universities of Bologna and Padua (Italy), Mauro Carbone received his PhD in 1990 at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, with a dissertation awarded by the Royal Academy of Belgium. A revised and enlarged edition of this work is available in French under the title La visibilité de l'invisible: Merleau-Ponty entre Cézanne et Proust [The Visibility of the Invisible: Merleau-Ponty between Cézanne and Proust] (Hildesheim: Olms, 2001). An English collection of his essays, The Thinking of the Sensible: Merleau-Ponty's A-Philosophy, was published in the Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy series of Northwestern University Press (Evanston, IL: 2004). Mauro Carbone is also the founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the journal Chiasmi International. Trilingual Studies concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought ( At the Italian Academy Carbone's work will aim at verifying the relevance of Proust's concept of reminiscence in our epoch, as well as at verifying whether the most recent developments of arts could still be interpreted according to that direction, or rather open different ways of philosophically thinking reminiscence, recognition and memory themselves.