Diego Malquori

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Diego Malquori holds a Ph.D in Philosophy from the Ramon Llull University (Spain) as well as a Ph.D in Astronomy from the University of Padova (Italy).

He has taught courses on epistemology and the philosophy of science, the philosophy of music, and contemporary art. Drawing on his scientific background, he has also worked on the evolution of galaxies and quasars, and he has taught courses on astrophysics and cosmology.

Beginning with his master’s thesis, his interests have spanned such questions as the conflict between objective and subjective time, and the question of temporality. His doctoral dissertation in philosophy on “Time and temporality in contemporary art” considers the perception or expression of temporality as a key for interpreting the artistic experience of our time.

In addition to his scholarly writing, he has translated a book on aesthetics and literature from Italian into Spanish, and has recently completed a novel.

He joined Cooper Union in the fall of 2016.

Recent Publications

“Music beyond silence: A reading of Arvo Pärt’s Credo, The Musical Times, 2016, vol. 157, pp. 37-48.

“Sul senso dell’invisibile in Kandinsky e in Malevič” (On the meaning of the invisible in Kandinsky and Malevich), Aretè. International Journal of Philosophy, Human & Social Sciences, 2016, vol. 1, pp. 228-242.

“Sobre la crisis de la modernidad. Una lectura en la perspectiva del arte” (On the crisis of modernity. A reading in the perspective of art), Pensamiento, in press.

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