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Incontri tra filosofia e psicoanalisi: Gianni Vattimo alle Riunioni del Mercoledì

In occasione dell'uscita del suo libro Scritti filosofici e politici per la serie web “Le riunioni del mercoledì – dialoghi tra filosofia e psicoanalisi” Gianni Vattimo discute con Maurizio Ferraris e Pier Aldo Rovatti.
Incontro coordinato da Davide D’alessandro.

 



Rivista di Estetica Book Launch: Rethinking Philosophy, Semiotics and the Arts with Umberto Eco

16 June, h 15-18:30


Program:

h 15-15:15 Tiziana Andina
h 15:15-16 Ugo Volli, Maurizio Ferraris, Davide Dal Sasso
h 16-17 Session One: Claudio Paolucci, Riccardo Fedriga, Diego Marconi, Carola Barbero
h 17-17:15 Break
h 17:15-18:30 Session Two: Anna Maria Lorusso, Massimo Leone, Polona Tratnik, Stefano Oliva
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Invecchiamento della popolazione e transgenerazionalità: conversazione con Tiziana Andina, Graziano Martignon e Mari Luz Besomi Candolfi
Moby Dick, Rete Due, Radio Svizzera Italiana, 12 giugno, h 10.00-11.00


Moby Dick è il magazine del sabato mattina che mira a mettere a confronto, attorno ai grandi temi di cultura, politica, società, economia, ospiti di sensibilità e opinioni diverse, anche radicalmente contrapposte. Coglie momenti e tematiche di particolare rilievo e le pone al centro di una tavola rotonda per scandagliarne peculiarità e sfumature. Ma consente anche attraverso una particolare scelta editoriale di meglio conoscere le personalità stesse degli interlocutori invitati a dibattere.
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This Week



Colloque international : Du documental au documédial : un réalisme pour le XXIe siècle ? Autour du travail de Maurizio Ferraris (en présence de Maurizio Ferraris et en discussion avec lui)
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 11-12 juin

 

Depuis plus de 20 ans, Maurizio Ferraris développe une œuvre absolument originale qui a contribué à définir la figure d'un « Nouveau Réalisme » au tournant du XXIe siècle. Au moment même où sort en Italie sa nouvelle somme Documanità. Filosofia del Mondo Nuovo (Laterza, 2021), est parue la traduction en français par Sabine Plaud du livre majeur où il exposait en 2009 les fondements de son ontologie sociale, selon laquelle être, c'est être documenté : Documentalité (Ed. du Cerf, 2021). Depuis cette œuvre fondatrice, Maurizio Ferraris a poursuivi et radicalisé sa réflexion sur le statut déterminant de l'enregistrement en tant que producteur de réalité sociale (et, sans doute, de réalité en général). Selon cette grille d'analyse, il interprète internet comme un gigantesque dispositif d'enregistrement et la société numérique comme un système de « mobilisation totale » dans ce dispositif. Ainsi son enquête ontologique l'a conduit du documental au documédial. Ce colloque sera l'occasion de discuter, avec l'auteur, de la nature de son réalisme, de l'ontologie sociale qui y joue un rôle central, même si non exclusif, de sa compréhension du sens et des usages du « document », ainsi que de sa vision de la société numérique en tant que fait social total de notre temps.
 
Vendredi 11 juin 2021
9h : Sabine Plaud (Barcelone, Siris Academic) : Le style c’est l’homme : Maurizio Ferraris vu à travers l’expérience de la traduction
10h : Jens Rometsch (Université de Bonn) : À propos de la documentalité du mental
11h : Isabelle Pariente (Université Aix-Marseille) : Objection à deux objections possibles au réalisme de Maurizio Ferraris
 14h : Pauline Nadrigny (Paris 1) : Sur les traces du son
15h : Pierre Steiner (UTC) : Engrammes et exogrammes. Situer l’esprit dans un monde de traces
16h : Pierre-Yves Quiviger (Paris 1) : Documentalité juridique : corpus, IA, rationalité jurisprudentielle
 
Samedi 12 juin 2021
9h Jim Gabaret (Paris 1) : Pour dire le monde, laisser le monde se dire ? Le réalisme ontologique de Maurizio Ferraris
10h Frédéric Pouillaude (Université Aix-Marseille) : Documentalité sociale et art documentaire
11h Emmanuel Picavet (Paris 1) : Documentation, interprétation et conversation à travers le temps.
14h Cyril Crignon (ESA Nord-Pas-de-Calais Dunkerque-Tourcoing) : Des choses qui feignent d’être des personnes/des personnes qui ne sont plus si sûres d’en être : la quasi-subjectivité contagieuse des œuvres numériques de Fabien Zocco
15h Petar Bojanic (Université de Belgrade) : Le statut des actes documentaires dans Documentalité et Documanità
16h Célia Zolynski (Paris 1) : Economie de l'attention : quelle place (re)donner à l'utilisateur des services numériques ?
 
Contact : philo-recherche@univ-paris1.fr
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La scimmia nuda. Natura (è) cultura
Reggio Emilia, 9-13 giugno

La nostra “natura” è quella di essere animali culturali, scarsamente determinati dagli istinti. Contrapporre natura e cultura, naturale e artificiale, è dunque insensato. Tutto ciò che l’essere umano produce – nel bene e nel male – è frutto della sua “natura” di Homo sapiens. E cultura significa libertà. Essere animali culturali significa essere (almeno in potenza) soggetti autonomi, non determinati dagli istinti ma neanche da quella sorta di “seconda natura” che a volte ci cuciamo addosso: l’imprinting culturale e tradizionale del contesto in cui ci capita di nascere.

10 giugno, h 18.30, Arena ex Stalloni
Maurizio Ferraris, Homo sapiens 4.0: una nuova umanità?
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International Conference “Foodologies: Nourishment, Language, Communication”
University of Turin, Aula di Scienze Umanistiche “Benvenuto A. Terracini”, 14-15 June


In his famous essay Toward a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption, Roland Barthes suggested that food “is not only a collection of products that can be used for statistical or nutritional studies. It is also, and at the same time, a system of communication, a body of images, a protocol of usages, situations, and behavior”. Already in the 1950s, in fact, he pointed out the ideological connotation of food, insisting on various examples taken from the food universe (e.g. wine, milk, steaks, chips, ornamental cookery, etc.) in his analysis of modern-day “mythologies”. The International Conference “Foodologies: Nourishment, Language, Communication” intends to foster reflection upon the communicative and semio-cultural processes underlying present-day food communication.

June 14th, h. 14.30
Maurizio Ferraris, In food we trust
Tiziana Andina, Nurturing trust: between transgenerationality and digital technologies

Programme
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 “Kant, oltre Kant”: Luca Fonnesu

11 giugno, h 18-20

Luca Fonnesu (Università di Pavia), Kant and the Emergence of Responsibility in Early Modern Philosophy

Per ricevere il testo su cui si baserà la discussione (la cui lettura verrà presupposta) e il link per collegarsi, contattare gabriele.gava@unito.it


New Themes in the Philosophy of Perception 

June 16-17, 10am-6pm (CEST)


June 16th, 10-11:30am
Carola Barbero (Turin), Reading (a Literary Work)

Reading starts with an act of perception, but rapidly moves into an area concerning the recognition of written words. Concerning word recognition two aspects, functioning simultaneously and working in parallel are the phonological – converting groups of letters into sounds – and the lexical one – giving access to a mental dictionary of the meaning of words.  But what does the act of reading consist in? According to Peter Kivy – who sees literary works as performances – there is a parallel between reading texts and reading scores. Does this parallel hold? Another question is the one concerning reasons for reading. When we read we are interested in understanding what signs stand for and we also activate memory, perception, problem solving, and reasoning, and our attention is devoted in identifying those characteristics of texts which help categorizing them as works of a specific genre. Readers play a central role: without them and their activity, there wouldn’t be anything more than a page full of black spots. As they read and understand, they propositionally imagine what they read and at a further level, they may also imagine objectually and simulatively. Those objects coming into being thanks to words and that we imagine are similar to what Roman Ingarden sees as a skeleton, needing the experience of reading to be appropriately concretized.

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Serate d’autore. Maurizio Ferraris presenta Documanità. Filosofia del mondo nuovo

Bra, 16 giugno
Palazzo Garrone, ore 21.00

È giunto il tempo di smetterla di pensare al futuro come una proiezione del passato. La rivoluzione tecnologica ci ha portato dentro un nuovo ecosistema. Lasciamo l’homo faber nel capanno degli attrezzi e chiediamoci di nuovo: chi siamo noi? da dove veniamo? dove andiamo?
Ne discute l'autore, Maurizio Ferraris, insieme a Carola Barbero
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Taobuk 2021, IX edizione. La Metamorfosi

Taormina, 17-21 giugno 2021

Le fascinazioni della letteratura unite alla bellezza di un luogo unico al mondo. È l’equazione perfetta di Taobuk, festival letterario internazionale, che raccoglie la tradizione di Taormina quale capitale cosmopolita della letteratura, e delle arti in genere, rifugio di personalità eccentriche ed eccellenti, da Tennessee Williams a Truman Capote, da Picasso a Richard Strauss.

Palazzo Ciampoli, 17 giugno, ore 12.00
Metamorfosi dei Big Data. Lavagna universal del mondo digitale

Tra gli scenari odierni caratterizzati dai più radicali e repentini cambiamenti spicca quello della proliferazione – senza precedenti – di dati e documenti. La portata straordinaria del fenomeno, che investe persone e mezzi, rapporti sociali e umani, è magistralmente descritta da Maurizio Ferraris in Documanità. Filosofia del mondo nuovo (Laterza), in cui si analizza l’emergere dei big data come merce di scambio di incomparabile valore.

L'autore dialoga con Antonio Siracusano, de La Gazzetta del Sud.
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Forthcoming

 


Teoria del progetto architettonico. Critica della ragione architettonica
Politecnico di Torino, 3-25 giugno

Il corso condivide lo stato di avanzamento di una ricerca fondata sul dialogo tra architettura e filosofia: caratteristiche proprie della progettazione, a partire dalle contingenze della pratica ordinaria, sono poste in forma di questione a tre filosofi che risponderanno con gli strumenti propri della loro disciplina, utili a una descrizione dell’azione della pratica progettuale.

Titolari del corso: Giovanni Durbiano, Alessandro Armando

Giovedì 24 giugno, h 15.00: Bruno Moroncini, Il sapere
Venerdì 25 giugno, h 15.00: Carlo Galli, Il potere


Cortile in comune 2021

Bologna, 15 giugno – 9 luglio
 
Dal 15 giugno 2021 il Cortile Guido Fanti di Palazzo d’Accursio ospita la seconda edizione di Cortile in comune, la rassegna corale e multidisciplinare curata dalla Fondazione per l'Innovazione Urbana che si articolerà in una ventina di serate tra incontri, letture e dialoghi. L’edizione 2021 è dedicata al tema della “cura del presente”, inteso come capacità di connessione profonda con gli interrogativi e i cambiamenti che attraversano la fase storica attuale, di rimanere nel problema come strumento di resistenza, di costruzione e di ridefinizione di nuovi equilibri basati sulla cura dell’altro, delle relazioni, dei corpi e del reale.  Cortile in comune pone inoltre al centro una riflessione sulla funzione di un luogo fisico e pubblico, il Cortile Guido Fanti, che rafforza in questo modo la propria funzione di spazio di discussione politica e culturale, partecipazione e incontro fra pubblici, linguaggi e visioni. 
 
Mercoledì 30 giugno, h 19
Documanità: per una filosofia del presente. Dialoghi a partire dal libro di Maurizio Ferraris

I dialoghi della rivista Pandora si spostano nel Cortile Guido Fanti  per la presentazione del libro Documanità: filosofia del mondo nuovo di Maurizio Ferraris. Evento organizzato da Pandora Rivista in collaborazione con la Fondazione per l’Innovazione Urbana.
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Labont Informs



Dottorato in Filosofia - Consorzio FINO

 
Si avvisa che è disponibile il bando 2021/2022 per il Dottorato di Ricerca in Filosofia del Consorzio FINO.
Curricula:
1) Mente, Scienza, Linguaggio
2) Etica e Teoria Politica
3) Storia del Pensiero Filosofico e Scientifico
4) Teoretico: Fenomenologia, Ontologia ed Ermeneutica
Posti disponibili: 16 (13 borse).
Scadenza per la consegna delle domande: 5 Luglio 2021, ore 12:00.
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Link alle procedure di ammissione
Per informazioni: mario.repole@uniupo.it & coordinatorefino@uniupo.it

 

 


Calls


Projects


 NEW!  CAT 2021 Call for Applications
Submission deadline: 1 September 2021
 
Description: The aim of the CAT initiative is to foster networks of excellent early-career researchers dedicated to devising new ideas to understand and to tackle current or emerging societal challenges. Although the programme has a strong focus on the societal relevance of the projects, it is entirely blue sky, bottom-up and non-thematic. CAT encourages a collaboration with stakeholders outside academia (industry, policymakers, NGOs...) who are willing to support or engage in innovative research initiatives. In order to engage in fruitful discussions and mature their ideas, the groups will be given the opportunity to meet for shortstaysin different participating institutes, and to be put in contact with the institutes’ fellows and local research communities. With few guidelines and a very light application process, CAT is designed to maximize the creativity of research groups. This call has been incubated in the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NETIAS) and also involves institutes beyond the network. The collaboration between twelve different institutes in different countries aims at giving these groups access to a great variety of high-level thinkers and researchers in order to go beyond the current frontiers of knowledge and to develop highly innovative ideas on how to address very complex societal issues.

Instructions: Please submit your application documents in English as PDF files. Applications should include the following materials:
(1) a 300-word abstract;
(2) a 3000-word max project proposal (references not included in the count) OR a video of 15 min max (in this case, please include the web link in the abstract), describing the team’s research question and how it plans to address it. The team’s motivation as well as the societal issues addressed and the interdisciplinary aspects of the project should be specified;
(3) a work plan for the whole project duration, including meetings (tentative dates and possibly preferred hosting IAS) and activities with an indicative calendar;
(4) a short description of the team;
(5) a PDF file with CVs for each participant and an indication of where they will travel from to the meetings;
(6) letters of support: at least two from academic researchers; additional letters from extra-academic stakeholders outside academia are encouraged.
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Journals


 NEW!    Vita Cogitans. Almanac of Young Philosophers (2/2021, Issue 14).
Philosophy in Italy

Submission deadline: 15 september 2021

Advisory editors: Zhanna Nikolaeva (Saint Petersburg State University), Tiziana Andina (University of Turin, Labont)
 
Description: Actually philosophical thought in Italy is now attracting increasing interest outside of Italian borders. Philosophy in Italy has had a significant influence on Western philosophy for centuries. But the Russian readers know Italian philosophy insufficiently and fragmentally. What makes Italian philosophical thought so special? What makes it so similar to our type of perception? The issue dedicated to Italian philosophy we hope will open a unique synthesis of contemporary philosophy and the greatest traditions of the Past. This point was proved by Italian thinkers in Aesthetics and Semiology studies where they have invented a shaped culture that unites analytical origins of contemporary methodology with humanitarian questions. The Italian soil is proving to be an extraordinarily fertile ground for new concepts and innovative engagements between philosophy and those disciplines with which it proves itself capable of communicating, from law to theology, from linguistics to anthropology, politics, and beyond.
Instructions: We welcome academic articles, scientific translations, critical reviews (on books or scientific events), philosophical interviews, written by young researchers (students; postgraduates and researcher).
Instructions: Papers are submitted by the e-mail: vita.cogitans@yandex.ru or in z.nikolaeva@spbu.ru; zh.v.nikolaeva@gmail.com. Languages for publication: English, Russian. Submissions are getting through double-blind peer review. All the articles of “Vita Cogitans” will be in the open access; will be indexed of the Russian Science Citation Index & visible under agreement with Clarivate Analytics on the Web of Science platform (in the form of a separate database of RSCI). The webpage of the journal "Vita Cogitans. Almanac of Young Philosophers" on the web site of  Herzen University (in Russian). Additional information & finally guidelines to authors will also be available after 1 september, 2021 via the website too.
Rivista di Estetica (1/2023)
Unpacking the social world: groups and solidarity
Submission deadline: 8 January 2022

Advisory editors: Francesco Camboni (University of Eastern Piedmont), Raul Hakli (University of Helsinki), Valeria Martino (University of Genoa)
 
Description: “Sociality” is a fuzzy word that can be found in a wide range of scopes and debates, from antiquity to the contemporary age. Notwithstanding or rather just in virtue of its wide currency, however, there is no explicit consensus on the meaning “sociality” has. While biology and sociology have rather wide notions of sociality, the focus of social ontology is on the social world, that is, the ontological domain which is populated by social entities. While according to some sociality occurs as long as there is interaction among people, involving joint commitments and plural subjects, others refer to the social world as mostly made of institutional facts or social objects, or deal with social actions and practices.
This issue of Rivista di Estetica aims at shedding light on sociality by addressing two core classic subjects of social philosophy: groups and solidarity. Indeed, groups are the most obvious result of sociality as the tendency of grouping, depending on living and interacting with others. On the other hand, as another branch of sociality, solidarity has only recently attracted remarkable attention from social and political philosophers; while some propose to unpack it in terms of joint action, others explore the forms of mutual recognition that are combined in solidarity.
Topics and research questions include (but are not limited to):
  • The nature and identity of social groups;
  • Is sociality a constitutive feature of groups of people?
  • The nature of solidarity, and – if any – its opposite;
  • The kind of psychological mechanisms involved in dynamics of solidarity;
  • Is solidarity related to some distinctive group kind?
  • Is solidarity a necessary or sufficient condition for group formation?
 
Instructions: Submissions focusing on other aspects of social groups and solidarity, both from a theoretical and an ethical point of view are welcome. Articles must be written in English or in Italian and should not exceed 40.000 characters, notes and blank-spaces included.

In order to submit your paper, please register and login to: http://labont.it/estetica/index.php/rivistadiestetica/login
Please notice: when asked “What kind of file is this”, please select the relevant CFP.
 DEADLINE APPROACHING  Rivista di Estetica (3/2022)

The Aesthetics of Idealism. Facets and Relevance of a Theoretical Paradigm
Submission deadline: 30 June 2021


Advisory editors: Giovanna Pinna, Serena Feloj, Robert Clewis
 
Description: The last few decades have seen an increased interest in the aesthetics of German Idealism. In particular, this turning point in the history of philosophical reflection on beauty and art has been made fruitful for explorations of contemporary artistic practices. The focus, however, has so far been put primarily on a limited number of themes and authors, with a marked prevalence of investigations into Hegel and the issue of the ‘end of art’. The publication of the transcripts of Hegel’s lectures and new annotated editions of other works (such as Schelling’s Philosophie der Kunst or Solger’s Vorlesungen über Ästhetik) have significantly broadened the textual base. This fresh material has allowed scholars to explore in more depth the development of the thought of individual authors, as well as the relationships, affinities and distances between their differing positions. The aim of this volume is to reconsider post-Kantian aesthetics by dwelling on the variety of thinkers, and theoretical issues that defined it, in order to discuss the outcome – in terms of aesthetic theory – of these positions and their possible contribution to current discussions on art and its social and philosophical relevance.
 
Instructions: Submissions focusing on the relationship between German Idealism and Romanticism, or on the position of authors like Hölderlin, Fichte, Schelling, Vischer, or Solger within the framework of post-Kantian aesthetic thought, or on specific aspects of the theory of Idealism, including relatively overlooked topics like the comical or humorous, are welcome. Articles must be written in English or in Italian and should not exceed 40.000 characters, notes and blank-spaces included. Mail to: giovanna.pinna@unimol.it and redazionerivistadiestetica@gmail.com

The Monist
Transgenerationality, community and justice

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2021
Guest editors: Tiziana Andina (University of Turin), Fausto Corvino (University of Turin)
 

The research on intergenerational justice has followed in the last decades three main directives: neo-contractualist models that aim to demonstrate that there can be mutual advantage in indirect cooperation or to find moral patches based on intra-familiar love; studies on the implications that utilitarianism, prioritarianism and sufficientarianism have with respect to future generations (e.g., the social discount rate, the repugnant conclusion, the hermit’s paradox, and so forth); analysis of how it is possible to conceive intergenerational harm in the face of the non-identity problem. There is, however, a third possible line of research, which, despite having received much less attention over the years, presents much less theoretical complications than the approaches set out above, and this is transgenerational communitarianism. Avner De Shalit outlined, more than twenty years ago, the concept of transgenerational community, that is, a community that despite the lack of face-to-face interactions between all its members (due to obvious temporal asymmetries) manages to ensure moral similarity between them through free and rational processes of collective reflection.

Although this idea is able to give normative foundation to intergenerational obligations without incurring the theoretical complications that meet the most known and discussed theories that are based on a strict methodological individualism, such as complications related to the identity of future people and population ethics, it has not been developed in the literature as due. At the same time, however, a consistent metaphysical research has gone ahead on the concepts of transgenerationality and of transgenerational actions, i.e., actions that can be realized only with the contribution of subjects other than those who initiated them – which is, in essence, the theoretical assumption of any transgenerational community.

Accordingly, the purpose of this special issue is to investigate the relationship between transgenerationality, on the one hand, and a community-based normative foundation of justice towards future generations, on the other. In particular, we are interested in addressing three theoretical issues:

– What are the metaphysical underpinnings of the concept of transgenerationality and under which circumstances one or more transgenerational actions can create duties of justice, positive or negative, towards future generations?

– What is a transgenerational community and what kind of obligations does it create among its members belonging to different generational cohorts? And what is the temporal extension of these obligations?

– What are the drawbacks of a communitarian approach to intergenerational justice? For example, can it give the right theoretical value to intergenerational problems, such as climate change, which have a clear cosmopolitan scope?

Invited authors

Avner de Shalit (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Luigi Bonatti (University of Trento, Italy) and Lorenza Alexandra Lorenzetti (Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy)

Janna Thompson (La Trobe University, Australia)

Jean Comaroff (Harvard University, USA) and John Comaroff (Harvard University, USA),

May Sim (College of the Holy Cross, MA, USA)

Ferdinando G. Menga (Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy)
Submission Information: All submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and sent to:
tiziana.andina@unito.it <mailto:tiziana.andina@unito.it> and fausto.corvino@unito.it <mailto:fausto.corvino@unito.it>

Word limit: 8000 words, including notes and references.


  DEADLINE APPROACHING  Argumenta
Special Issue: The Source of Modality

Submission deadline: 21 June 2021
 
Guest Editors: Giacomo Giannini (LSE), Joaquim Giannotti (University of Birmingham)

Invited Contributors: Jessica Leech (King’s College London ), Michael Wallner (University of Graz), Jennifer Wang (Simon Fraser University), Tobias Wilsch (University of Tübingen), Al Wilson (University of Birmingham)

Description: It is hard to overestimate the centrality of modality and modal notions in philosophy. As Boris Kment notes, ‘since the work of Kripke, Lewis, and others ushered in the modal turn in analytic philosophy, modality has become one of the most active areas of research in metaphysics and modal notions have been central to philosophical theorizing across the board—from the foundations of logic to moral theory’ (2014:1). Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the topic of the foundation of modality: in virtue of what, if anything, do modal facts and truths hold? What is it to be necessary or possible?  Traditional answers, involving possible worlds (whose nature has been central to discussions in modal metaphysics for most of the second half of the last century), have, on the one hand, received new blood from unexpected sources, such as Everettian interpretations of quantum mechanics (Wilson 2020), and, on the other hand, have been joined and challenged by new theories that give possible worlds a much less central role (Cameron 2010). These include primitivist theories about modality (Wilsch 2017, Wang 2013) or counterfactuals (Lange 2009), non-descriptivist theories (Thomasson 2020), as well as ‘hardcore actualist’ (Contessa 2009) approaches, which seek to ground modality in something more fundamental than simple possibility, necessity, or primitive counterfactuals, while also attempting to do away with possible worlds altogether, thereby identifying the sources of modal truths only in local features of the actual world. For instance, Dispositionalists (Vetter 2015; Borghini and Williams 2008; Jacobs 2010) claim that dispositional properties of actually existing things are the loci of modal truths, while Essentialists aim to ground modality in the essences of actually existing entities (Fine 1994; Hale 2013; Correia 2012; Lowe 2013; Leech forthcoming). This flourishing literature not only reveals that we are far from any consensus as to the source of modality, but also invites productive conversations and debates to be had between the proponents of these new theories. The question of whether these alternatives to classic possible-worlds approaches can deliver what they promise remains. To the purpose of advancing the debate concerning the metaphysics of modality, we invite submission of original work on new theories of modality, broadly construed, that address the following non-exhaustive list of questions:
  • Are there promising candidates for grounding modality that have not yet been canvassed by the literature?
  • What is the source of possibility and necessity? What does it mean to provide the source of modality?
  • What is the relationship between the various recent theories of modality? How do they fare with respect to one another?
  • Should we get rid of possible worlds, at least for the purpose of grounding alethic modality? What is the role of possible worlds models in theories of modality that do not take them to offer the foundation of modality?
  • Is there a fundamental (alethic) modality from which the others can be derived, or are there irreducible varieties of (alethic) modality? Do they have the same foundation?
  • Can Blackburn’s dilemma (Blackburn 1986) be solved, and if so, how? Do any of the recent theories have a unique advantage in tackling it?
  • What notion of locality is at play in New Actualist theories of modality? Is there a common notion across the board?

Instructions: Articles must be written in English and should not exceed 8000 words.  For the presentation of their articles, authors are requested to take into account the instructions available under Information for Authors. Submissions must be suitable for blind review. Each submission should also include a brief abstract of no more than 250 words and four keywords for indexing purposes. Notification of intent to submit, including both a title and a brief summary of the content, will be greatly appreciated, as it will assist with the coordination and planning of the special issue.
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Journal of Transcendental Philosophy
Kant and the Role(s) of Doctrines of Method

Submission deadline: 1 April 2022

Guest editors: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University), Gabriele Gava (University of Turin)

Description: Each of Kant’s three Critiques includes a ‘doctrine of method’. There is a ‘Transcendental Doctrine of Method’ in the Critique of Pure Reason (1781/1787), a ‘Doctrine of Method of Pure Practical Reason’ in the Critique of Practical Reason (1788) and a ‘Doctrine of Method of the Teleological Power of Judgment’ in the Critique of the Power of Judgment (1790). Additionally, there is an ‘Ethical Doctrine of Method’ in the Doctrine of Virtue, which is the second book of the Metaphysics of Morals (1797). These doctrines of method have been comparatively neglected by Kant scholars. In part this is no doubt because these chapters come at the end of very long and complicated books. In part, this is due to the false assumption that Kant only included these sections to adhere to a traditional architectonic division of philosophical works (see Kemp Smith 1918: 563).
Recently, however, there has been a wave of studies thatshow that Kant’s doctrines of method contain materials that were important to Kant and relevant to debates among Kant scholars as well as to some contemporary discussions. For example, consider the distinction between the methods of philosophy and of mathematics that Kant discusses in the ‘Discipline of Pure Reason’ chapter in the Doctrine of Method of the first Critique. The past thirty years has witnessed a series of important interpretations that appreciate the relevance of this distinction (see Wolff-Metternich 1995; De Jong 1995; Carson 1999; Shabel 2003; Sutherland 2004; Dunlop 2014), especially in relation to Kant’s philosophy of mathematics. Another group of scholars have highlighted the significance of the ‘Architectonic of Pure Reason’ chapter (also in the first Critique) to understanding Kant’s effort to generate a scientific metaphysics (see La Rocca 2003; Manchester 2003 and 2006; Sturm 2009; Gava 2014; Ferrarin 2015). More recently, the ‘Canon of Pure Reason’ chapter has attracted the most attention -- in particular the last section, wherein Kant develops a sophisticated account of different types of ‘taking-to-be-true’ (Fürwahrhalten). Among these are ‘opinion’ (Meinung), ‘belief’ (Glaube), ‘conviction’ (Überzeugung), persuasion (Überredung), and ‘knowledge’ (Wissen) (see Stevenson 2003; Chignell 2007a, 2007b, forthcoming 2022; Pasternack 2011 and 2014; Höwing 2016; Willaschek 2016; Gava 2019). Still other works have investigated what is peculiar to the ‘practical’ doctrines of method contained in Kant’s practical works (see Bacin 2002 and 2010). Despite this recent and growing interest in Kant’s doctrines of method, there is much about them that remains unclear. For one thing, in addition to ongoing debates and remaining questions regarding the issues that have already attracted scholarly attention, large sections of Kant’s doctrines of method are comparatively neglected. We welcome contributions that seek to refine our understanding of the familiar issues as well as those that explore new territory. Second, there are outstanding questions about what a doctrine of method is exactly, and what unifies the various doctrines of method found in Kant’s works. While the first and third Critiques connect their doctrines of method to the issue of whether a body of cognition can be considered a science, Kant explicitly denies that the ‘practical’ doctrines of method play this role (see 5:151). Therefore, one question that urgently needs discussion is just: what do ‘theoretical’ and ‘practical’ doctrines of method’ have in common that justifies their sharing a name? But even focus just on the ‘theoretical’ doctrines of method: how do their different components belong to a common project and contribute to showing that a body of cognition is a science (Wissenschaft)? We welcome contributions that seek to answer these unifying questions, as well as those that connect Kant’s doctrines of method to previous or subsequent methodological discussions (e.g. in the German rationalist, German idealist or pragmatist traditions).
We will organize and fund a workshop with the authors of the accepted papers at Princeton University in October 2022. The workshop will give authors the opportunity to receive additional feedback from other authors and various distinguished auditors before they submit final versions of their contributions. Participation in the workshop is mandatory for inclusion in the volume.

Instructions: Papers should be submitted by April 1st 2022, using the journal’s submission site. Upon submitting your manuscript, please specify in your cover letter that the manuscript is meant for this special issue, so that it can be assigned to the appropriate guest editors. Papers must be no longer than 10.000 words, including notes and references, and be prepared for blind review, removing all self-identifying references. The formatting of the submission is up to the author; accepted papers will be asked to adhere to journal style (see the journal’s website for further information: https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/jtph/jtph- overview.xml). No more than one submission per author is accepted.

Popular Inquiry
Forgotten everydays: Expanding Everyday Aesthetics

Submission deadline: 10 August 2021

Guest editors: Elisabetta Di Stefano, Carsten Friberg and Max Ryynänen

Description: “When we go out in the morning to collect trash…” “When we fly with our private jets…” “At 6 AM, when all of us prisoners wake up…” None of the aforementioned examples do sound like typical examples for the Everyday Aesthetics discourse. Looking critically at examples mentioned in articles on everyday aesthetics, one easily gets the feeling, that they touch mostly upon the aesthetics of the lives of the Western middle class. There are, of course, differing approaches too. Some touch upon issues like junkyards and roadside clutter (Leddy), and, of course, a lot in the discussion is just about theoretical frameworks, e.g. about seeing the everyday as a set of objects (Saito) or patterns that we are routinized to do and experience (Haapala). This special issue of Popular Inquiry would like to explore perspectives in Everyday Aesthetics from this point of view: what is lacking in the discussion? Everyone has an everyday life, and everybody has an everyday aesthetics. What does the aesthetics of the everyday look like in rural areas in Sahel and Central Asia, in an Inuit village in the Artic, in the slum in the outskirts of Delhi or Lagos – or on a farm in Ukraine? What about refugee camps, prisons and hospitals? And what is the everyday for someone living in the streets, or for the mentally ill who does not share experiences with fellow individuals? In what way does aesthetics and particularly Everyday Aesthetics make sense and offer theoretical concepts for characterising, analysing, understanding, and improving different forms of the everyday, that we haven’t thought of yet?
We ask for reflections on the aesthetics of the everyday, in particular, but not exclusively, in relation to the Everyday Aesthetics debate, to discuss the critical potentials of the discussion (this includes the possibility to claim that there is no such thing). The editors of this special issue would like to challenge the Western middleclass approaches. We encourage authors to dive into history, unseen lifestyles, forced lifestyles (prisons, hospitals) and any other topics, that, through their examples, might also touch upon a string in the more theoretical frameworks typical for the topic.

Instructions:  We welcome contributions in different academic stylistic traditions.
Deadline for articles: August 10. E-mail: popular.inquiry@aalto.fi
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 DEADLINE APPROACHING  ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics
Everyday Aesthetics: European Perspectives
Submission deadline: 15 July 2021

Guest Editors: Elisabetta Di Stefano, (University of Palermo), Sanna Lehtinen (Aalto University)
Host editor: Adrian Kvokacka (University of Prešov)
 
Description: Everyday Aesthetics is a trend of philosophical aesthetics that has been strongly developed in the early years of the 21st century. Firstly, Everyday Aesthetics has been concerned with defining the everyday and its fields by renowned authors like Yuriko Saito (2007; 2017), Thomas Leddy (2012), Kevin Melchionne (2013; 2014), Katya Mandoki (2007; 2020) and Ossi Naukkarinen (2013; 2014; 2017). Later on, it has extended to different topics (environment, city, design) and perspectives, intertwining Anglo-American and European approaches (Arto Haapala, 2005; 2017; Giovanni Matteucci, 2015, Elisabetta Di Stefano, 2017; 2020, Dan-Eugen Ratiu, 2013; 2017, and Barbara Formis 2010). The thematic issue seeks to highlight a turning point in the further articulation of Everyday Aesthetics, making explicit the distinct European traditions (phenomenology, semiology, marxism, hermeneutics, and so forth). For this reason, we invite authors to discuss whether and how the European thinking or Europe-originated perspectives on everyday life can be elaborated to develop the debate on Everyday Aesthetics, showing new methodologies, categories, and fields, taking into account analytical, comparative and historical approaches. The editors of this thematic issue recognize and respect the multilingual tradition in philosophical and applied Everyday Aesthetics. For this occasion, however, we are calling forth contributions in English to engage with the discussion that takes place globally.

●    Submissions may focus on all aspects of Everyday Aesthetics, including, but not limited to the following areas:
●    Methodological questions
●    Everyday Aesthetic categories
●    Comparative approaches to Everyday Aesthetics
●    Everyday Aesthetics and design/fashion/food/city/environment
●    Future of Everyday Aesthetics

Instructions: Research articles are original contributions that initiate a debate, offer a point of view on current trends in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, or introduce a scholarly discussion. Contributions to the Research articles section should not normally exceed 7,500 words (including bibliography). An abstract in English should be added of no more than 150 words. Interviews offer a portrait of the life and work of leading figures in contemporary Everyday Aesthetic debates. Contributions to the Interviews section should not exceed 3500 words and the proposal must be formerly discussed with the editors before submission. Translations include seminal essays in different languages newly translated into English. The translated essays are selected based on their relevance for the development of current discourses in Everyday Aesthetics. Contributions to the Translations section should not normally exceed 7,500 words and must be formerly discussed with the editors.
Language of Contribution: English. The complete formatting instructions are available at: shorturl.at/dLRY8. Submissions that do not comply with these instructions will be returned to the author. All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2021
Publication date: December 2021
Submission via espes.ff.unipo.sk.
If you have any questions, please contact the editors at: espes@ff.unipo.sk

Philosophy & Technology
Philosophy of Technology and the French Thought
Submission deadline: 1 August 2021

Guest Editors: Alberto Romele (University of Tuebingen), François-David Sebbah (Paris Nanterre University)

Description: French philosophers have never been very interested in technology, but surely, a French or francophone philosophy of technology indeed exists. Parrocchia (2009) has reconstructed the history of it from Descartes to the present day. More recently, the contributions of prominent contemporary authors in this field have been collected in a single volume (Loeve, Guchet, and Bensaude-Vincent 2018). Numerous French philosophers of technology are experiencing great success on an international scale. Consider, for instance, the case of Gilbert Simondon, whose work is now receiving extensive recognition after a long period of slumber (Bardin, Carrozzini, Rodriguez 2019). One should also consider the important contribution given by French scholars such as Bruno Latour, Michel Callon, and Madeleine Akrich to the development of the science and technology studies (STS). Not to mention the relevance, in France, of the epistemology and history of science and technology as a proper field of study. However, this TC of Philosophy & Technology does not wish to focus on the French philosophy of technology, but rather on the relations between philosophy of technology and the “French thought”. With this term, we express something broader than the so-called “French theory”. Cusset (2008, p. 305) ironically defined French theory as “an American interpretation of French readings of German philosophers.” According to Esposito, who refers to authors such as Derrida, Foucault, Nancy, Lyotard, and Deleuze, the French theory has “neutrality” as its core category. For instance, Derrida’s deconstruction “is neutral, suspended between yes and no, positioned at their point of intersection. It marks its distance both from the paradigm of crisis and that of critique. [...] The distancing (and self-distancing) aims for a certain self-ironic quality that, at a certain point, might inhibit any position, be it negative or affirmative” (Esposito 2015, 109-110). While the expression “French theory” mainly indicates a limited list of heretical, radical, and critical French theorists, mainly philosophers, “French thought” aspires to include all those French authors whose reflections, especially from the second half of the Twentieth century onwards, had a strong impact on the global debate in philosophy, as well as in other human and social sciences. This TC builds on the observation that while most of the representatives of the French thought have not shown any particular interest in technology, an increasing number of scholars is importing ideas and insights from the French thought into the philosophy of technology. Recent publications in this journal engage, for example, with authors such as Foucault (Dorrestijn 2012), Ricoeur (Reijers and Coeckelbergh 2018), Levinas (Bergen and Verbeek 2020), and Bourdieu (Floridi 2019; Romele 2020).
The goal of this TC is twofold. Firstly, it wishes to question the reasons of what appears to be a sort of rehabilitation. In fact, the “empirical turn” (Achterhuis 2001) of the philosophy of technology could be understood as a rejection of the “logocentrism” that characterizes the approach of many representatives of the French thought. Is there now a partial dissatisfaction for some consequences of the empirical turn? Is the French thought offering an alternative means for a critical, both ethical and political, understanding of technology? Secondly, it proposes to investigate new paths that have not been explored yet: authors whose perspectives have not been mobilized, applications of the French thought to new technological fields and objects, and so on.

Instructions: We seek submissions of roughly 8,000 words in length. While the motivating questions should be of a philosophical nature, we welcome high-quality submissions regardless of philosophical tradition or research. Questions addressed may include, but are not limited to:
  • The reasons for the (re)discovery of the French thought in the philosophy of technology;
  • The historical role of the French thought in the philosophy of technology;
  • The role, present or potential, of various authors of the French thought in the contemporary philosophy of technology;
  • The intersection between French philosophy of technology and French thought;
  • New intersections between the French thought and the philosophy of technology;
  • Applications of the French thought to specific technological fields and objects;
  • The risks and limits of the use of the French thought in the philosophy of technology.
Timetable:
August 1s, 2021t: deadline for paper submission
October 1st, 2021: decision and revisions returned
December 1st, 2021: deadline for revised papers
February 1st, 2022: publication of the TC

To submit a paper for this TC, authors should go to the journal’s Editorial Manager http://www.editorialmanager.com/phte/
The author (or a corresponding author for each submission in case of co- authored papers) must register into EM.
The author must then select the special article type: “Philosophy of Technology and the French Thought” from the selection provided in the submission process. This is needed in order to assign the submissions to the Guest Editors.
Submissions will then be assessed according to the following procedure:
New Submission Journal Editorial Office ⇒ Guest Editor(s) ⇒ (double-blind) Reviewers ⇒ Reviewers’ Recommendations ⇒ Guest Editors’ Recommendation ⇒ Editor-in-Chief’s Decision ⇒ Author ⇒ Notification of the Decision.
The process will be reiterated in case of requests for revisions.

For any further information please contact: Alberto Romele, romelealberto@gmail.com.

Studi Kantiani, XXXV (2022)
Special section on Kant and Environmental Ethics

Submission deadline: 1 September 2021
Invited contributors: Angela Breitenbach (University of Cambridge), Helga Varden (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Description: The XXXV (2022) volume of Studi Kantiani will host a special section dedicated to Kant and Environmental Ethics. The topic is broadly construed to include contributions that tackle this problem from different angles. We welcome submissions that focus on the interpretation of Kant’s works, asking whether there is space for anything like a concern for the environment in them. We also seek papers that defend a Kantian approach in current debates around environmental ethics.

Instructions: Papers should be sent to clr@unige.it by September 1st 2021. They must be prepared for blind review, removing all self-identifying references. They should not exceed 50.000 characters (spaces included) and must include an abstract of 1.500 characters and key words. Papers will be selected through a process of double-blind review. Studi Kantiani accepts contributions in 5 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish).

Argumenta
General Call for Papers


Argumenta has now a new Editorial Board. You can check it here.

The Editorial Board of Argumenta invites scholars in the disciplines listed below to submit a paper, according to the rules of the Journal listed in this page. In order to submit a paper, please click on the “Submit your paper” button on the Home page of the journal. Papers will be double-blind refereed and, if accepted, published in the first available issue. Here is the list of disciplines within which the journal will consider submissions:

  • Aesthetics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Ontology
  • Philosophical Logic
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Political Philosophy

Argumenta is the official journal of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA). It is published in English twice a year only in electronic version, and has already benefitted from the cooperation of some of the most distinguished Italian and non-Italian scholars in all areas of analytic philosophy.

All the contributions will undergo a standard double-blind refereeing procedure.
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