Étienne Souriau

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Étienne Souriau (26 April 1892, Lille – 19 November 1979, Paris) was a French philosopher, best known for his work in aesthetics and filmology.

Souriau was Professor at the University of Aix-en-Provence (1925-29), then in Lyon, and from 1941 at Sorbonne. In 1948, together with Charles Lalo and Raymond Bayer he founded the journal Revue d'esthétique. [1]

Only a few of his texts were translated into English, including "Time in the Plastic Arts" (1949), "The Cube and the Sphere" (1952), and "A General Methodology for the Scientific Study of Aesthetic Appreciation" (1955). The most extensive English-language introductions to his work to date are Vitry Maubrey 1985 and Latour 2011. 2015 saw the first translation of his The Different Modes of Existence.

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(in French unless noted otherwise)

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Les différents modes d'existence, 1943/2009, PDF, PDF.
  • Pensée vivante et perfection formelle, Paris: Hachette, 1925, xv+308 pp; new ed., Paris: PUF, 1952. Principal doctoral thesis. Review: Pialat (1927).
  • L'Abstraction sentimentale, Paris: Hachette, 1925, v+144 pp; new ed., Paris: PUF, 1951. Secondary doctoral thesis. Review: Pialat (1927).
  • L'Avenir de l'esthétique: essai sur l'objet d'une science naissante, Paris: Alcan, 1929, viii+403 pp. Review: Couissin (1929).
    • [The Future of Aesthetics], trans. Celesta Pirwitz, 1976. Unpublished typescript. [2] (English)
    • partial trans. in I percorsi delle forme, Milan: B. Mondadori, 1997, pp 156-165 & 388-394. (Italian)
  • Avoir une âme, Paris: Belles-Lettres, 1939.
  • L'Instauration philosophique, Paris: PUF, 1939.
  • Les Différents modes d'existence, Paris: Alcan, 1943, 166 pp; new ed., intro. Isabelle Stengers and Bruno Latour, Paris: PUF, 2009, 220 pp. [3] Reviews: Sangiolo (1945), Keck (2009).
  • La Correspondance des arts, Paris: Flammarion, 1947; new ed. as La Correspondance des arts, science de l'homme: éléments d'esthétique comparée, Paris: Flammarion, 1969, 320 pp.
    • Etjen Surio, Odnos među umetnostima: problemi uporedne estetike, trans. Miloš Jovanović, Sarajevo: Svjetlost, 1958, 296 pp. (Serbo-Croatian)
    • La correspondencia de las artes: elementos de estética comparada, trans. Margarita Nelken, México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1965, 353 pp. (Spanish)
    • La corrispondenza delle arti, trans. Raffaele Milani, Firenze: Alinea, 1988. (Italian)
  • Les Deux cent mille situations dramatiques, Paris: Flammarion, 1950.
    • Etjen Surio, Dvesta hiljada dramskih situacija, trans. Mira Vuković, Belgrade: Nolit, 1982. (Serbian)
    • As duzentas mil situações dramáticas, São Paulo: Atica, 1993, 230 pp. (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • with Charles Lalo and P. Le Goupils, Esthétique industrielle, Paris: PUF, 1952, 190 pp. Consists of articles from Revue d'esthétique, Jul-Dec 1951.
  • editor, L'Univers filmique, Paris: Flammarion, 1953, 210 pp. Anthology of texts from the filmology movement.
  • L'Ombre de dieu, Paris: PUF, 1955. Commentary: Declève (1988).
  • Le Sens artistique des animaux, Paris: Hachette, 1965.
    • Il senso artistico degli animali, trans. M. Porro, Milan: Mimesis, 2002. (Italian)
  • La Poésie française et la peinture, London: Athlone Press, 1966, 52 pp. Lecture.
  • Clefs pour l'esthétique, Paris: Seghers, 1970.
  • La couronne d'herbes. Esquisse d'une morale sur des bases purement esthétiques, Paris: U.G.E., 1975.
  • L'Avenir de la philosophie, Paris: Gallimard, 1982.
  • Vocabulaire d'esthétique, ed. Anne Souriau, Paris: PUF, 1990, 1408 pp; Paris: PUF, 2004. Review: Gravel (1991), Pascale (1993).
    • Encyklopedie estetiky, Prague: Victoria Publishing, 1994, 939 pp. (Czech)
    • Diccionario Akal de estética, trans. Ismael Grasa Adé, et al., rev. Fernando Castro Flórez, Madrid: Akal, 1998, 1087 pp. [5] (Spanish)
Courses at Sorbonne
  • Les Grands problèmes de l’esthétique théâtrale, Paris: C.D.U., 1956, 101 pp.
    • Estetica del teatro, trans. & ed. C. Cappelletto, Milan: Mimesis, 2015. (Italian)
  • Les Structures de l’œuvre d’art, Paris: C.D.U., 1956, 109 pp.
  • La Condition humaine vue à travers l’art, Paris: C.D.U., 1962?.
  • L'Évolution du besoin esthétique à travers les ages [1960-61], Paris: C.D.U., 1964, 107 pp.
  • Les Catégories esthétiques, Paris: C.D.U., 1966, 107 pp.
  • Les structures maîtresses de l'oeuvre d'art, Paris: C.D.U., 1966, 109 pp.

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