Dall’estetica romana alle tecnologie dell’interazione. Mario Perniola e la logica del simulacro

This article develops Perniola’s standpoint on the notion of simulacrum. If the simulacrum has often been understood by scholars as a deceptive simulation, Perniola instead sees it as a strategic concept for interpreting both the contemporary world, with its virtual and digital simulations, and numerous experiences and traditions of thought that have arisen in the West throughout the past centuries (such as ancient Roman aesthetics and the Jesuit-Baroque tradition).