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Notiziario Labont n. 442 (24-30 aprile)
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Un nuovo Welfare nell'era digitale. Perché Torino può essere la casa
Maurizio Ferraris, La Stampa (20/04/2022)

Chissà quante volte, dai tempi del fiasco di Platone a Siracusa, saranno rimbombate frasi come "è necessario stabilire una nuova alleanza fra tecnologia e umanesimo", "bisogna gettare un ponte fra la ricerca e la società", o persino "finora i filosofi si sono limitati ad interpretare il mondo in modi diversi; si tratta ora di trasformarlo". [...] Perché questa volta dovrebbe andar meglio? Per tre motivi in ordine di importanza crescente. 
Il primo è che Scienza Nuova, l’alleanza tra il Politecnico e l’Università, nasce da una sollecitazione del Politecnico. Voglio dire che l’Università, grazie all’allora rettore Gianmaria Ajani, aveva concepito un centro di studi avanzati per comprendere “filosoficamente” (ossia, si spera, in modo ampio e profondo) la connessione tra umanesimo e tecnologia. Appena eletto il nuovo rettore del Politecnico, Guido Saracco, intuite le potenzialità di Scienza Nuova, ha promosso la sottoscrizione di un protocollo d’intesa, per avviare la collaborazione tra la cultura politecnica e le scienze umane, che si è rafforzata anche al di là di Scienza Nuova sotto il nuovo rettore dell’Università, Stefano Geuna. [Continua a leggere]
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J. Gilmore and L. Goehr (eds.), A Companion to Arthur C. Danto
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, 2022

 
A Companion to Arthur C. Danto paints a detailed portrait of one the most significant figures in twentieth-century philosophy and art criticism, offering unparalleled coverage of all aspects of Danto’s writings, artworks, and thought. Edited by two long-time colleagues of Arthur Danto, this interdisciplinary resource presents more than 40 original essays from both prominent Danto scholars and leading practitioners from various sub-fields of philosophy. 
The Companion illuminates Danto’s many contributions to the artworld, aesthetics, criticism, and philosophy of knowledge, action, science, history, and politics. The essays explore central concepts and intersecting themes in Danto’s writings while providing new interventions into the areas of philosophy in which Danto engaged. Topics include Danto’s mode of writing and art production, his critical engagement with artists and philosophers, conflicts in Danto’s views and in interpretations of his works, and much more.
An important addition to Danto studies, A Companion to Arthur C. Danto is essential reading for practitioners, scholars, and advanced students looking for a critical, provocative, and insightful treatment of Danto’s philosophy, art, and criticism.

Among the contributions: Tiziana Andina, Embodiment and medium.
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Charla-coloquio con Maurizio Ferraris: «El reto de la posverdad»
Granada, 26 Abril, 2022

Facultad de Psicología, Campus Universitario Cartuja, 18011 Granada – h 10:30 12:00


El profesor Maurizio Ferraris (Universidad de Turin) mantendrá una charla-coloquio bajo el título «El reto de la posverdad», en el marco de los actos del el «Día de la Verdad-5» organizado por la Cátedra de Filosofía G.W. Leibniz de la Universidad de Granada.
Junto al profesor Ferraris, participarán en el coloquio Juan Antonio Nicolás (Universidad de Granada) y Lucía Ballesteros-Aguayo (Universidad de Málaga).
Actividad reconocida por el Programa de Doctorado en Filosofía (UGR).
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De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies 2022
Harvard University, February 7-April 25

Boylston Hall, 403, h 5:00-7:00

Nine new books about Italy presented by their authors at Harvard and Francesco Erspamer

April 4: Maurizio Ferraris will present his book Post-Coronial Studies (Einaudi 2021)

The Colloquium is a regularly scheduled course (Italian 201r) and a series of lectures sponsored by the Lauro de Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian CivilizationEach event is open to the public. Seating is limited.
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De Bosis/Scienza Nuova Colloquia



De Bosis (Harvard)/Scienza Nuova Colloquia | Giulio Milani


Nine new books about Italy presented by their authors at Harvard between February 7 and April 25.

Giuliano Milani, professor of medieval history at the Gustave Eiffel University in Paris, presents his new book Vite Nuove: Biografia e autobiografia di Dante (2021, Carocci editore), co-authored with Elisa Brilli, professor of Italian studies at the University of Toronto. 



This Week



Riprendiamo il cammino. La scienza, il nuovo sviluppo, il pensiero libero
XI Festa di Scienza e Filosofia

Foligno, 21-24 Aprile 2022

Tra il 21 e il 24 aprile, si terrà l’undicesima edizione di Festa di Scienza e di Filosofia-Virtute e Canoscenza; sarebbe stata la dodicesima senza la pandemia. Non era scontato che un’iniziativa culturale sul rapporto fra Scienza e Filosofia, organizzata da un’associazione di volontariato, in una città come Foligno, di meno di 60.000 abitanti, con una marginale presenza di corsi universitari, superasse le dieci edizioni.

Tra gli ospiti Maurizio Ferraris, che parteciperà con due interventi:
23 aprile, ore 10: Il patrimonio dell'umanità
23 aprile, ore 15.30: Webfare, una proposta per la ripartenza

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Climate Crisis and Future Generations: Luca Ridolfi
University of Turin, 26 April 
Webex, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Luca Ridolfi (DIATI, Politecnico di Torino), “Cambiamenti climatici in un mondo in trasformazione”
Abstract: Il seminario delineerà i principali cambiamenti climatici in atto e quelli previsti nei prossimi decenni, avendo cura di inserirli nella cornice delle profonde e rapide trasformazioni socio- economiche in corso. Particolare attenzione verrà posta alla risorsa acqua. Basato su dati e organizzato come una rassegna di alcune mappe chiave, il seminario ha il fine di mostrare la gravità della situazione climatica, di offrire spunti riguardo alle interazioni con quanto accade nelle società e di rendere evidente l’importanza delle decisioni che ci attendono.
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Philosophical Implications of the Digital Transformation

Rome, April 27 and 28
PUL, Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4 – Aula Magna

Intervengono Mario De Caro, Maurizio Ferraris, Johan Siebers, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Robert Brandom, Lorenzo Magnani, Hanna Tomory, Agostino Santoni, Paolo Benanti
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Pensiero e impegno pubblico. Giornata in ricordo di Carlo Tatasciore
Chieti, 28 aprile

Aula magna di lettere, Campus via dei Vestini 66, h 09:30

Intervengono

Adriano Ardovino, Roberto Garaventa, Claudio Tuozzolo, Stefano Poggi, Emidio Spinelli, Maurizio Ferraris, Giacomo Marramao, Pasqualino Masciarelli, Umberto Curi, Sergio Givone, Enrica Lisciani Petrini, Luigi Cataldi Madonna, Michela Marzano, Clementina Cantillo, Annalisa Caputo, Massimo Donà, Claudia Baracchi, Giuseppe Cantillo, Andrea Lombardinilo, Renato Barilli, Giuseppe Gembillo
Sarà possibile partecipare anche via Microsoft Teams



Leggere il presente. Pensare gli anni Venti del XXI secolo

Bologna, 09 Febbraio – 5 Maggio 2022
CUBO in Porta Europa - Piazza Vieira de Mello 3 e 5

Come si può “leggere il presente"? Quali sono le figure che possono aiutarci ad interpretarlo?

In questo ciclo i nostri ospiti racconteranno la ricchezza e la molteplicità di esperienze e competenze che formano i loro percorsi professionali di giornalisti, filosofi, comunicatori o saggisti e il modo in cui queste contribuiscono a definire il loro sguardo nei confronti dei complessi “anni venti" che stiamo vivendo.
Attraverso queste prospettive proveremo a interpretare alcune tendenze che gli ultimi decenni ci hanno consegnato – aumento delle disuguaglianze, instabilità internazionale, crisi delle democrazie e difficoltà di comprendere la complessità – guardando alle grandi trasformazioni che vediamo dischiudersi all'orizzonte. Come stanno cambiando le nostre vite? Cosa ricorderemo di questi anni? Saremo in grado di governare le transizioni e tracciare una rotta per questo decennio?  
 
28 aprile, ore 18:30 - 19:30
Pensare il futuro
Cosa significa fare filosofia oggi? Qual è il ruolo del filosofo, in rapporto con gli altri saperi, nel pensare il presente e nel creare le condizioni per trasformarlo? Un’importante figura del panorama filosofico italiano ci porta a riflettere sugli strumenti che la filosofia ci può fornire per comprendere il nostro tempo.
Con Maurizio Ferraris
Modera: Otello Palmini
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Open Future Open Culture. Forum sul futuro dell’innovazione

Milano, 28 aprile
Auditorium Human Technopole

Gli ultimi dati certificano Milano come la città con maggiore crescita nel post COVID in Europa, con un considerevole aumento della propria notorietà economica. All’interno di questo nuovo ecosistema il distretto MIND - Milano Innovation District (sviluppato da Lendlease gruppo internazionale di real estate, infrastrutture e rigenerazione di aree urbane) è il cervello che rappresenta la base profonda della crescita dei prossimi decenni generata dalla collaborazione, dalla contaminazione di idee e dalle innovazioni che cambieranno il nostro modo di vivere create in larga parte dai centri di ricerca e dalle aziende provenienti da tutto il mondo che lo abitano.

Keynote: Maurizio Ferraris
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Convegno “RELAZIONI” Donne, filosofia e letteratura
Fondazione Pacchiotti, 29 aprile 2022
Giaveno, Aula Magna Fondazione Pacchiotti, h 9.00 – 17

Evento promosso dal Liceo B. Pascal, organizzato dai proff. Lorella Pogolotti e Gaetano Albergo, con la collaborazione delle classi 5H e 5G

Si segnlano i seguenti interventi:
9h15-10h00: Vera Tripodi (Politecnico di Torino), Che genere di filosofia?
15h00-15h45: Carola Barbero (Università di Torino), Letteratura e valore 


 

Forthcoming



Cultura animi.
 Tecnologia
6 maggio
Zoom, h 15-17

Coltivare gli animi è un nobile proposito che può essere conseguito nelle culture in modi diversi. La filosofia e le arti concorrono a renderlo possibile favorendo riflessioni e domande sulle nostre esperienze, sulla realtà, sul senso delle cose. Il ciclo di incontri si sofferma su sei temi: quotidianitàecologianarrazionetecnologiaesperienzacritica. Ciascun tema sarà affrontato presentando due prospettive, una del filosofo e l’altra dell’artista.
Sul tema Tecnologia intervengono Enrico Terrone (Università di Genova) ed Elena Mazzi (artista).

 


Labont Informs



Capitalizzando i dati delle piattaforme costruiremo un welfare più giusto per Torino
Paolo Coccorese, Corriere Torino (20/04/2022)

Al Castello del Valentino, Scienza Nuova, progetto dell'Università e del Politecnico, presenterà i risultati di tre anni di lavoro. Il confronto con la città ruoterà intorno a Webfare, tema coniato dal filosofo Maurizio Ferraris nel suo libro Documunità (Laterza) [continua a leggere]




C'è geometrica potenza tra Spinoza, Marx e il '900
Maurizio Ferraris, La Stampa (16/04/2022)

Coniugare la terribile bellezza del 12 marzo a Roma con la geometrica potenza di via Fani diventa la porta stretta attraverso cui può crescere o perire il processo della sovversione in Italia». Così Franco Piperno in un celebre commento al rapimento di Aldo Moro nel 1978 e con un richiamo agli scontri durante una grande manifestazione del 12 marzo 1977. Il sintagma «geometrica potenza» era destinato a fare epoca, e per strano che possa apparire è legato da un filo tenace con questo Quaderno Spinoza di Karl Marx, a cura di Ludovica Filieri con una postfazione di Alexandre Matheron. [Continua a leggere]



La bellezza ci fa sopportare l'orrore di questi tempi
Francesca Rosso intervista Maurizio Ferraris, La Stampa (15/04/2022)

Ascoltare, imparare, meditare, sperimentare, camminare. Dal 29 settembre al 2 ottobre torna Torino

Spiritualità 2022: spazio di confronto tra coscienze, culture e religioni. Per avvicinarsi ecco tre tappe del ciclo "Per amor di bellezza" al Circolo dei Lettori in collaborazione con il Mulino: il 19 aprile alle 19 con Maurizio Ferraris su Agostino e il fare bellezza, il 3 maggio alle 18.30 con Giuliano Boccali su Kaina, dio dell'amore indiano e il 17 maggio alle 18.30 con Adriana Valerio con "Eretiche" profetesse, visionarie e predicatrici che hanno cambiato il mondo. [Continua a leggere]
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Calls


Summer school
  NEW!   TOAfrica Summer School 
Venaria Reale, 20-24 giugno 2022

Deadline: 6 maggio 2022

 
Sono aperte le candidature per l’edizione 2022 della TOAfrica Summer School. 
La Summer School è prevista in presenza, benché a una parte ridotta della classe sia consentita la partecipazione da remoto. Essa avrà luogo dal 20 al 24 giugno presso la Reggia di Venaria (Venaria Reale, Italia) e affronterà con approccio interdisciplinare il tema dell’impatto sociale e culturale delle tecnologie digitali in Africa.
Le candidature sono aperte a studenti e professionisti. La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande di partecipazione è fissata al 6 maggio 2022.
Tutte le informazioni sul programma, i docenti e il modulo di registrazione sono disponibili sul sito dedicato.

Organizzatori
Il programma, interamente offerto in inglese, è organizzato dalla sezione di Studi Africani del Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società (CPS Africa) dell'Università di Torino, in partnership con la Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), una delle istituzioni accademiche più rinomate nell'Africa subsahariana e con la quale UniTo collabora da anni nell’ambito del programma Erasmus Partner Countries Program. Esso, inoltre, è realizzato con il supporto logistico del Torino World Affairs Institute (Torino, Italy), in collaborazione con il Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Svezia), il Consorzio delle Ong Piemontesi (Torino, Italia), il Consorzio delle Residenze Reali Sabaude (Venaria Reale, Italia) e la Chaire Diasporas Africaines (Bordeaux, Francia). La Summer School si avvale inoltre di un contributo della Cassa di Risparmio di Torino.
 
Deadline
La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è fissata al 6 maggio 2022.

Conferences

Philosophy of the City Annual Conference 2022 
Turin, October 20–22, 2022 
Submission deadline:  15 May, 2022
 
Philosophy of the City Research Group in collaboration with LABONT – Center for Ontology of the University of Turin is inviting proposals for presentations to the Philosophy of the City Annual Conference 2022. 
Research questions and areas that exemplify a particularly philosophical interest in cities have emerged within the recent decade, showing how philosophers and philosophically inclined interdisciplinary scholars can uniquely contribute to an understanding of the city. For this conference, we welcome all submissions aiming to understand the ontology of the city, the city as a concept, any of the ethical, aesthetic, or environmental dimensions of cities or urban life. 
 
Research Strands
1. The future of the city 
2. Ontology and epistemology of the city 
3. Identity of the city 
4. Urban aesthetics 
5. The city as a transgenerational vehicle 
6. The city of gender 
7. The city and the cinema 
8. Psychology and city 
9. The inclusive city 
10. Green and sustainable city 
11. The borders, the frontiers, the walls and the city 
12. The city of animals 
13. City, healthcare and pandemic 
14. Technology and the city 

Submission of Abstracts 
Send abstract (350 words, prepared for anonymous review) via EasyChair by 15 May, 2022. For more information, see the following webpage

Inquiries to Dr. Sanna Lehtinen, sanna.lehtinen@aalto.fi. 

Timeline 
15 May: Deadline for submitting abstracts 
10 June: Notification of accepted papers, registration opens 
30 September: Registration closes 

Registration fees 
150 EUR regular/100 EUR for PhD candidates 
Conference dinner (Friday) paid separately 

Organizing Committee 
Nicola Siddi, Labont, University of Turin 
Gioia Arapi, Labont, University of Turin 
Sanna Lehtinen, Aalto University 
Michael Nagenborg, University of Twente 

Truth in Evaluation: 30 Years of SIFA (1992-2022) Mid-Term Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy
Alghero (University of Sassari), Italy, 26-27-28 September 2022
Submission deadline: 30 May 2022

Description: On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of SIFA (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy), the mid-term conference on Truth in Evaluation will be jointly organized with the University of Sassari and Fondazione di Sardegna. The meeting is open to contributions from all philosophical disciplines and traditions of thought.We are planning for this to be an in-person conference, but we will monitor the development of the pandemic, and more reliable information will be provided in the upcoming months about whether to continue with an in-person conference or to pursue alternative arrangements. All queries should be emailed to sifaconference2022@gmail.com
Alghero is on the Western seaboard of Sardinia and can be most easily reached by air from Rome, Milan and Naples.

Keynote speakers
Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Ruth Chang (Oxford University)
Julian Dodd (University of Leeds)
Douglas Edwards (Utica College) 
David Enoch (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Will Gamester (University of Leeds)
Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego)
Jeremy Wyatt (University of Waikato)
 
Conference outline
A wide range of past and present philosophical discussions focus on the relation between truth and evaluative discourses, namely those expressing positive or negative assessments of things, actions, and events through notions such as rightwronggoodbadbeautiful, or ugly. The conference aims to provide a satisfactory account of the nature and semantics of evaluative discourses across different philosophical areas, in particular by assessing the pros and cons of the rival conceptions of truth that figure most prominently in current philosophical debates – notably, deflationistpluralistcorrespondentist, and epistemic views. In relation to this overarching issue, possible topics of inquiry include (but are by no means limited to):
1. Deflationist theories of truth
Can differences between evaluative and non-evaluative discourses be satisfactorily accounted for in deflationist terms? Must deflationist accounts endorse an ultra-liberal stance regarding truth-aptness, rejecting traditional forms of non-factualism, or can they narrow the field of truth-apt discourse?
2. Alethic pluralism
Can a deflationist account provide a satisfactory rationale for the pluralist intuitions motivating alethic pluralism? Does the normative variability of truth provide good reasons to embrace alethic pluralism or can it be explained from a deflationary perspective?
3. Correspondence theories of truth
Do correspondence theories have the resources to account for the pluralist intuitions concerning truth and to explain the apparent differences between evaluative and non-evaluative discourses? Can these theories accommodate the truth-aptness also of sentences in putative factually-defective domains?
4. Truth in the moral, political, and legal domains
Are claims in legal, political and moral domains truth-apt, as in particular a realist would claim? And, supposing that they are, what conception of truth can best account for the nature and role of truth in those domains? Are normative truths reducible to natural truths, as in naturalist metaethics? Is the truth-aptness of normative judgments compatible with ideals of tolerance and reasonable pluralism?
5. Non-cognitivism and truth
Is normative knowledge incompatible with non-cognitivist theories? Do normative judgments express non-cognitive states such as emotions and desires? Can recent expressivist theories, such as forms of hybrid non-cognitivism about moral discourse, escape the alleged problem of the collapse into realist positions?
6. Metaethical constructivism and truth
Is Kantian metaethical constructivism a valid non-factualist alternative to standard realism or hybrid non-cognitivism? Does it leave space for the idea that moral and, more generally, evaluative sentences are truth apt? What conception of truth is most congenial to metaethical constructivism?
7. Truth in the aesthetic realm
In what sense does the notion of truth apply to aesthetic judgments? Does the notion of aesthetic truth commit us to the existence of an aesthetic reality? Do we have to cast aesthetic normativity in terms of truth (as opposed to falsity)? What is the relation between aesthetic and non-aesthetic properties in normative aesthetic discourse?
 
Instructions:
 
Conference abstract submissions
We invite 500-word abstracts in English anonymized for blind review. In case of citation of abstruse or unorthodox literature, up to three full references may be added outside the word count; otherwise Harvard-style will suffice within the body of the abstract.
Abstracts should state the position defended or the issue discussed and indicate the outline of the argument
Contributed papers will be scheduled for a 30-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion.
 
Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 June 2022
Young Scholar PRIZE SIFA. The best five abstracts by young scholars will be awarded a prize of 250 euros. Recently graduated (2 years) and young scholars not permanently affiliated to higher education institutions are eligible to be considered for the prize. In addition to regular submission, select “SIFA Young Scholar Prize” among the conference topics on EasyChair and send a short CV to sifaconference2022@gmail.com – “YOUNG SCHOLAR PRIZE” should be in the object of the email.
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Book Series

Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism
 

Series editors: Phillip Sidney Horky (Durham University - phillip.horky@durham.ac.uk), Irmgard Männlein-Robert (University of Tübingen - irmgard.maennlein-robert@uni-tuebingen.de), Federico M. Petrucci (University of Turin - federicomaria.petrucci@unito.it)
 
Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism has a twofold goal. First, it seeks to produce new editions with commentary and translations into English of texts within the Platonist tradition in antiquity. Plato’s philosophy generated a wide range of philosophical debates, ranging from critical engagement with issues raised in his dialogues to exegetical interpretation of his works. From its establishment around 387 BCE until the purported closure of the philosophical schools in Athens in 529 CE, Plato’s Academy stimulated debates which extended well beyond its physical limits in Athens to the wider Mediterranean and Near East, including ‘schools’ and circles in Alexandria and Syria. The results of these debates are often difficult for modern readers to grasp, as the many works which demonstrate the development of Platonism are not generally accessible and thus remain obscured to the history of philosophy. This series seeks to breathe new life into the texts of the ancient Platonists by providing textual editions, commentaries, and translations of the major and minor figures who shaped the history of Platonism.
Second, it aims to publish innovative and original research on the history of Platonism, understood as the reception and transformation of Plato’s philosophical views across time and space. The philosophy of Plato is considered foundational for the development of later metaphysics, logic, epistemology, cosmology, natural science, biology, ethics, and political theory. Philosophers and other intellectuals from the mid-fourth century BCE until the sixth century CE demonstrated a wide range of assessments, appropriations, and reformulations of the ideas exhibited in Plato’s dialogues. This series seeks to provide a forum for critical engagement in the history of Platonism over a millennium and across a range of cultures and communities, demonstrating the multifaceted nature of Platonism throughout its development.
The series will be published by Cambridge University Press in volumes initially appearing in hardback and electronic editions, but with a subsequent paperback usually after a year or so. All proposals and manuscripts considered will need to be approved by the Series Editors as well as at least one independent referee as part of the peer-review system, with final approval coming from the Syndics of the Press. Edited collections can be considered in addition to monographs and editions as long as they are of uniformly high quality and display a high degree of coherence. The normal length for monographs and edited collections would fall into the range of 80,000-130,000 words.
The Series Editors would be delighted to hear from you if you have a proposal or even a full or partial manuscript ready to submit.
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Journals


Je-LKS - Journal of e-Learning And Knowledge Society 
Special Issue Call: Digital Citizenship 
Initial manuscripts due: 31 May 2022 
 
Editors: Cosimo Accoto (MIT SSRC), Luca De Biase (Media Ecology Research Network – ReImagine-Europa), Stefano Moriggi (Università di Milano Bicocca)
Description: The digital age has contributed to bringing the concept of citizenship back to the centre of political and cultural, as well as educational, debate, imposing a radical rethinking of a concept whose evolution, from age to age, has contributed to redefining and protecting the human individual, his relations and (increasingly) also the environment and the contexts that can facilitate or consolidate, depending on the case, civil and sustainable forms of coexistence. In this sense, thanks on the one hand to the space-time of a pervasive and increasingly enhanced digital world, and on the other hand to practices, relationships and interactions that are again and again “redesigned” by software code (together with data, algorithms, networks and protocols), citizenship becomes plural and boundless, imposing on people a multiplicity of memberships and reshaping communities and criteria of belonging (and of marginalisation or exclusion, even more than human) in a variety of dimensions, both geographical and sectorial. The digital as a new form of inhabitation of the planet unhinges the current horizon of meaning of citizenship. And if, on the one hand, it is in the light of this awareness – as well as the widespread and shared urgency of a concrete and operational reflection on these issues – that it is considered appropriate and necessary to qualify the concept of “citizenship” with the attribute “digital”; on the other hand, this same opportunity-necessity shows and measures how much there is still to do to culturally metabolise the digital, especially, precisely, from the perspective of a (new) planetary project of citizenship (and education for citizenship).

This becomes even more evident if we conceptualise this “digital turn” – as we should – also as a horizon of meaning and practices in the making within which we can try to address and manage the great challenges of humanity, the emergencies of climate, information and inequality – all issues that require and admit solutions, or at least measures, that are both global and local. From this point of view, therefore, digital citizenship, or rather digital citizenships, become the (theoretical and practical) test-bed on which an increasingly complex society will experiment with forms of life, conditions of habitability and models of coexistence (and relations) capable of redeclining (re-evaluating its profound meaning) the concept of democracy in (and for) a near and plausible future.

In order to contribute to and enrich this debate, the Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society invites authors and researchers to present experimentsresearch and even speculative elaborations that can intercept the following topics:

- Architectures, platforms and solutions for current digital citizenship.
- Limits to the development of an informed, active, deliberative, efficiently decision-making, inclusive and more-than-human citizenship.
- Citizens’ behaviours in digital space-time.
- Discussions, public debates and strategies that “inform” the digital citizen.
- Current and pressing issues and problems relating to the “technological supports” of digital citizenship.
- Evolving dynamics of marginalisation and social exclusion.
- Data, research and scenarios on the current concept of the digital divide.
- Innovative methods for analysing and evaluating the consequences of conversations and debates on digital media.
- Models and/or examples of alternative “emerging” platforms and strategic design frontiers in the digital world.
- New methodological and operational approaches to the design of alternative platforms.
- Organigram and sustainability of new digital supports for citizenship.
- Educational horizons and methodological and didactic approaches to enable young people to a mature and proactive experience of citizenship.
- Epistemological developments in pedagogical contexts aimed at integrating digital technology into citizenship education processes.
- Cultural sources and geopolitical contexts potentially generating experiences of augmented and globally inclusive digital citizenship. 
- Global citizenship.

References
Bratton, B. (2017). The Stack. On Software and Sovereignty. Cambridge (MA) – London: MIT Press.
Commissione per i Diritti e i Doveri in Internet - Camera dei Deputati XVII Legislatura (2015). Dichiarazione dei diritti in Internet. https://www.camera.it/leg17/1179.
Latour, B. (2017). Où atterrir. Comment s’orienter en politique?. Paris: La Decouverte.
Pentland, A., Lipton, A., & Hardjono, T. (2021). Building the New Economy. Cambridge (MA) - London: MIT Press.
Pollicino, O. (2021). Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights on the Internet. A Road Towards Digital Constitutionalism?. London: Hart Pub Ltd.
Rivoltella, P.C. (2020). Tecnologie di comunità. Brescia: Editrice Morcelliana.
Rosati, L. (2018). Architettura dell’informazione. Guida alla trovabilità, dagli oggetti quotidiani al Web. Milano: Apogeo.
Sennett, R. (2019). Building and Dwelling. Ethics for the City. London: Penguin.
Strate, L. (2017). Media Ecology. An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition. New York: Peter Lang.
Taleb, N.T. (2013). Antifragile. Prosperare nel disordine. Milano: il Saggiatore.
Urbinati, N. (2011). Liberi e uguali. Contro l’ideologia individualista. Roma-Bari: Laterza.

Among the invited authorsMaurizio Ferraris (Università di Torino)


Argumenta
The Phenomenological Turn in Analytic Philosophy of Mind
Submission deadline: November 30, 2022
 
Guest editors: Michele Di Francesco (IUSS Pavia), Marco Facchin (IUSS Pavia), Giulia Piredda (IUSS Pavia), Giacomo Zanotti (IUSS Pavia)
 
Description: Two assumptions have long prevailed in the analytic tradition. First, intentionality has to be conceived as some sort of naturalistic relation holding between a subject’s mental states and the objects these states represent. Second, phenomenology pertains only to sensory states. Recently, however, a number of philosophers have broken free of this tradition. While these new proposals are fairly heterogeneous, they revolve around two major theses. First, the claim that the intentionality of mental states is best understood in terms of a subject’s phenomenal experience, and that indeed all forms of intentionality are rooted in phenomenology (cf. Kriegel 2014; Mendelovici 2018). Secondly, the claim that phenomenology extends beyond the sensory domain and covers a subject’s thought and propositional attitudes (cf. Pitt 2004; Horgan 2011). This diversion is rapidly gaining momentum, so much so that we are witnessing a phenomenological turn taking place in analytic philosophy of mind, challenging more traditional approaches.
 
We invite submission of original papers addressing issues that are relevant for the debate on analytic phenomenology. Question tackled in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Does a state’s phenomenology determine the state’s content? And if so, how is intentional content determined by the phenomenal properties of a mental state?
  • How does this novel approach impact traditional philosophical issues concerning content, such as content internalism/externalism, conceptualism/non-conceptualism, propositional attitudes, and the metaphysics of mental content more generally?
  • Is an account of intentionality based on phenomenal properties necessarily non-naturalistic or non-reductive? How could phenomenology-based and “classical” (reductive and naturalistic) approaches to intentionality interact?
  • Are phenomenology-based accounts of intentionality related to first-person cognitive science and the field of consciousness studies more generally? And if so, how should this relation be spelled out? Can phenomenology-based accounts of intentionality be falsified or supported by empirical means?
  • Assuming that phenomenology goes beyond the sensory sphere, what kinds of non-sensory phenomenologies are there (e.g. agency, freedom, for-me-ness, cognitive phenomenology, etc)? And what is their nature?
  • Should proponents of phenomenal intentionality also accept the existence of non-sensory kinds of phenomenologies (e.g. for-me-ness, cognitive phenomenology)?
  • In the analytic phenomenology perspective, how are conscious and unconscious mental states related?
  • Methodological issues in analytic phenomenology
References
Bourget, D., & Mendelovici, A. (2019). Phenomenal Intentionality. In E. Zalta, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2019 Edition), https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2019/entries/phenomenal-intentionality
Dokic, J. (2012). “Seeds of Knowledge: Noetic Feelings and Metacognition”. In M. Beran, J. L. Brandl, J. Perner & J. Proust, (eds.). Foundations of Metacognition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 302-320.
Dokic, J. & Lemaire, S. (2013). Are Emotions Perceptions of Value? Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 43(2), 227-247
Dokic, J. (2016). Toward a Unified Account of Hallucinations. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(7-8), 82-99.
Giustina, A. (2017). Conscious unity from the top-down. A Brentanian Approach. The Monist, 100(1), 15-36.
Giustina, A. (2021). Introspective acquaintance: an integration account. European Journal of Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1111/ejop.12690
Giustina, A. (2021). Introspection without judgment. Erkenntnis, 86, 407-427.
Horgan, T. (2011). “From agentive phenomenology to Cognitive Phenomenology: A guide for the perplexed”. In Bayne, T. and Montague, M. (Eds.), Cognitive Phenomenology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Kriegel, U. (2014). The Sources of Intentionality. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mendelovici, A., & Bourget, D. (2014). Naturalizing Intentionality: tracking theories versus phenomenal intentionality theories. Philosophy Compass, 9(5), 325-337.
Mendelovici, A. (2018). The Phenomenal Basis of Intentionality. New York: Oxford University Press.
Pitt, D. (2004). “The Phenomenology of Cognition, or What it is Like to Think That P?”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 69(1), 1-36.
Sacchi, E. (2007). “Thought and Thinking: the Ontological Ground of Intentionality”. In M. Beaney et al. (eds.), Explaining the Mental. Naturalist and Non-Naturalist Approaches to Mental Acts and Processes, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Press, 135-152.
Sacchi, E. (2020) Aspettualità dell’intenzionalità e prospetticità del mentale: in difesa di un resoconto pluralista, Rivista di Filosofia, 2, 179-214, DOI: 10.1413/97570
Sacchi, E. (2021), Is so-called Phenomenal Intentionality Real Intentionality? Axiomathes, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10516-021-09549-4
Tomasetta, A. (2015), Persone umane. Teorie contemporanee in metafisica analitica, Carocci: Roma.
Tomasetta, A. (2015). Physicalist naturalism in the philosophy of mind. Discipline Filosofiche, 25, 89-111.
Tomasetta, A. (2016), Knowledge by Experience. Or Why Physicalism Should not be Our Default Position in Consciousness Studies Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, 7(1), 2016,  37-47.
Voltolini, A. (2020), Why the Mark of the Dispositional Is Not the Mark of the Intentional, The Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind, and the Arts, 1, 19-32.
Voltolini, A. (2021), Intentionality in the Tractatus, Disputatio, 10, 133-144.
Voltolini, A. (2021), Troubles with Phenomenal Intentionality, Erkenntnis, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-019-00193-4.
 
Instructions: articles should be written in English and prepared for blind review. Articles should not exceed 8000 words, and submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and five keywords for indexing purposes. For further instruction, please refer to the section Information for Authors. The editors kindly ask authors to notify the intent to submit beforehand. If possible, a title and a brief summary of the contribution’s content should be included. This will be of great assistance in the coordination and planning of the special issue.

Invited authors
Jérôme Dokic (Institut Jean Nicod)
Anna Giustina (University of Liège)
Angela Mendelovici (University of Western Ontario)
Elisabetta Sacchi (San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan)
Alfredo Tomasetta (IUSS Pavia)
Alberto Voltolini (University of Turin)

Journal of Transcendental Philosophy
Kant and the Role(s) of Doctrines of Method

Submission deadline: June 1st 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.

Bollettino Filosofico
Rethinking empathy between ethics and aesthetics
DEADLINE APPROACHING Submission deadline: 30th April 2022

Description: The concept of empathy was born in the field of aesthetics thanks to the historian and philosopher of art Robert Vischer: in 1873, he used the term Einfühlung for the first time, in order to indicate the tendency of an observer to project his own emotional states onto the observed object. The first author to transfer the concept of “empathy” to the level of intersubjective relationship was Theodor Lipps, who replaced the concept of projection with that of “emotional participation” made possible by a sort of “internal imitation” (innere Nachahmung) of the movements of the other. Among the first to grasp the ambiguity of the concept of empathy was Husserl, who, despite calling it “obscure, and a downright tormenting enigma”, paid great attention to it, as can be seen above all from the manuscripts of his work. Subsequently, the concept of empathy was extensively investigated in the phenomenological field, especially by Moritz Geiger, Edith Stein or Max Scheler. They always maintained the need of recognizing the radical otherness of the other in the relationship, avoiding the risks associated with the confusion of experiences, which can become indistinction or even “unipathy”. But Einfühlung, which has become a central concept in explaining the paradoxical relationship with the alter, still risks to remain suspended between the problems associated with emotional contagion and those of a cognitive and intellectual process, such as that required by the analogy theories. It is, therefore, a long tour that, passing through analogical inference, reduces the impact with otherness, resulting in an introspective thrust, only to be bent subsequently outwardly. This also opens up a further problematic area concerning the constellation of concepts of empathic experience, along the theoretical axis that goes from the proto-phenomenological analyses of the young Jaspers to the existential anthropoanalysis of Ludwig Binswanger. During the twentieth century, philosophical thought has variously taken up and modulated Lipps’ fruitful intuition and the debate on empathy has developed to produce a real “empathic turn” which, also thanks to the discovery of “mirror neurons”, has largely influenced contemporary aesthetic reflection. The concept of “embodied simulation”, one of the cornerstones of these researches, radicalizing Lipps’ intuition, in fact, presents itself as a further critique of analogical inference, in favor of immediate involvement. Today, the debate on empathy and on the relationship between empathy and aesthetic experience, on the one hand, and between empathy and ethics, on the other, is one of the most heated, also thanks to its involving different but contiguous areas of reflection (cf. for example the relation identity- diversity, individual-community, subjectivation-otherness, art-emotion, reality and fiction, aesthetic creation and enjoyment, expressiveness and technique). Thus, two theoretical lines can be identified. The first, which we could define as “naturalistic-reductionist”, believes that the totality of empathic experience can be explained through neurological mechanisms, which would thus become the foundation of both aesthetic and ethical experience. The second, on the other hand, more exquisitely “philosophical”, while recognizing the importance of a scientific investigation that allows us to understand our immediate relationship with the object (also understood as the other self), claims the role of philosophical reflection in understanding of the pathic, cognitive and reflexive processes that allow us to enter into a relationship with the other.

“Bollettino Filosofico” indicates as possible themes:

• History of the concept of empathy
• Empathy and the world of aisthesis
• Empathy and emotional contagion
• Naturalistic approach and transcendental approach to empathy
• Empathy and phenomenology
• Empathy, psychoanalysis and neurosciences
• Affective and cognitive paths of empathy
• Empathy and theory of arts
• Empathy and anthropoanalysis of existence
• Empathy in the face of ethics

Istructions: The journal publishes articles in several languages – Italian, English, Spanish, German and French – and submits them to a procedure of peer review. The papers must be no longer than 50.000 characters, including spaces and notes, they must include a list of 5 keywords and an abstract in English (no longer than 900 characters, including spaces), and they must respect the following Authors’ Guidelines: http://www.bollettinofilosofico.unina.it/index.php/bolfilos/about/submissions

The submissions must be addressed to the Director (pio.colonnello@unical.it) and to the Editorial staff (bollettinofilosofico@gmail.com).

Since all articles will be double-blind peer reviewed, they must be submitted in two copies, one of which must be anonymous, with no personal references, followed by a separate file containing the personal data of the authors, a short bio-bibliographical note and the affiliation.

The deadline for the submission is 30th April 2022. The issue XXXVII/2022 of the journal will be published by December 2022.

For further information, please consult the internet page: www.bollettinofilosofico.unina.it


Jolma (3/2/2022)
Translation as Interpretation
Submission deadline: May 31st, 2022
Editors: Francesco Camera (Università di Genova) and Gian Luigi Paltrinieri (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)
 
Description: What does it mean to translate and in what sense is translating constitutively interpreting? This issue is aimed to address these and many other related questions. Clearly, translating cannot be reduced to moving a meaning from a remote linguistic vehicle to a more familiar one: «the purpose of translation by no means is that of bringing what has been said closer» (M. Heidegger, GA 51, p. 96), but, rather, that of allowing distance and strangeness to emerge within our target language. The relationship with distant or untimely texts is neither peaceful nor reassuring, and therefore (!) it opens up possibilities, it discloses different futures to the present. We can say, furthermore, that the first crucial consequence the work of the translator-interpreter produces is a disruption of the inertial absolutization of that present which is settled in our usual saying and, thus, appears to us immediately decipherable or as the only possible one.
On the other hand, it was some grandiose translating interpretations that led to powerful historical effects, decisively marking the cultural, philosophical and theological path of Europe and of the Mediterranean basin. Just to mention a few of them: the translation of the Bible into Latin by St. Jerome or that of the Seventy into Greek, the translation into Latin of Aristotle’s logical works by Boethius, the German translations of the Bible by Luther or the Sophoclean Antigone by Hölderlin, the first English translations of Plato by Thomas Taylor and Benjamin Jowett. All these have been interpretations that, even when they have forced or misunderstood the original, they have in any case broadened and put back in motion the significance of the target language, whose linguisticity has opened up different, fruitful ways of experiencing the world.
Another set of questions arises if we look at the everyday. Today all over the planet people speak the English language or translate their own into English. What happens to native English speakers if they get used to believing that they have no need to translate their mother tongue? And what does it mean for non-native English speakers if they get used to translating all their own thoughts and experiences? Of course, translating also has powerful ethical and political implications, as well as existential ones. And, by the way, it is a fact that we constantly need to translate and interpret within our own language: as Quine puts it, we must be aware that «radical translation begins at home» (W.V.O. Quine, Ontological Relativity, p. 46).
With the purpose of addressing these and other problems raised by translation and interpretation, in this issue we would like to collect essays on the following topics:
  • translation in a hermeneutic-philosophical key;
  • the art of translating different linguistic openings to the world;
  • untranslatable disagreements, heterogeneity, distance and familiarity, translatability and universality;
  • history of the effect (Wirkungsgeschichte) of seminal translations;
  • the indeterminacy of interpretation;
  • the practice of translating between philology and linguisticity.
Invited Contributors: Francesco Camera, Carla Canullo, Richard Capobianco, Massimiliano De Villa, Jean Grondin, Éliane Laverdure.
 
Instructions: Articles must be written in English and should not exceed 6,500 words. The instructions for authors can be consulted in the journal’s website: ‘Editorial Guidelines’. Submissions must be suitable for blind review. Each submission should also include a brief abstract of no more than 650 words and five 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 issue. For any question, please use the following addresses: Francesco Camera camera@nous.unige.it, Gian Luigi Paltrinieri gpaltri@unive.it
Please submit your proposals to the email jolma_editor@unive.it or using the section ‘Submit’ of the journal’s website.
Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2022 Articles must be written in English and should not exceed 6,500 words. The instructions for authors can be consulted in the journal’s website: ‘Editorial Guidelines

Rivista di Estetica (3/2023)
Ontology of Finance

Submission deadline: 30 June 2022

Guest editors: Gloria Sansò (University at Buffalo) and Barry Smith (University at Buffalo)

One famous scene in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) is the dialogue between the young Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) and the expert trader Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey). Hanna is complaining that the stock market is unpredictable; it’s “fugazi … it’s fairy dust. It doesn’t exist. It’s never landed. It is not matter. It’s not on the element chart. It’s not real”. But the fact that something is unpredictable and non-physical does not imply that it does not exist. On the other hand, its unpredictability, non-physicality, and the fact that the stock market trend is largely determined by investors’ beliefs, do make its nature difficult to grasp.

This special issue of Rivista di Estetica aims to explore the financial sector from an ontological point of view. While the ontology of money has been extensively studied, few scholars have focused on the stock market and, more generally, on those entities belonging to the investment landscape. Matters are made more complicated by the fact that the financial sector is characterized by an ever-increasing use of digital technology, including software elements that trade in the market themselves. We believe that a careful study of this phenomenon may help us better to understand the role of artificial agents in the social world.

Topics and research questions include (but are not limited to):

  • The nature of financial instruments, financial risk, financial markets
  • The nature of buying, selling and investing
  • The problem of performativity in the financial world
  • What is the difference between price and value?
  • Are the orders placed by an automated trading system social acts?
  • What is the role of documents in finance?
  • Can the financial market be fair?

Instructions: Articles must be written in English 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”, select the relevant CFP.

For further information, mail to: gsanso@buffalo.edu 

Webpages: https://labont.it/labont/rivista-di-estetica/
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Discipline Filosofiche
The Forms of Pseudos, XXXII, 2, 2022

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2022
Editor: Venanzio Raspa (Università degli Studi di Urbino)
 

Description: In Truth and Politics Hannah Arendt observes that pseudos means, according to the context, “fiction”, “error” or “lie”. These three terms are not synonymous – giving a wrong answer during an exam does not mean lying, just as anyone telling a joke does not lie – and yet they have similarities. They are forms of pseudos. And forms of the pseudos are, along with falsehood, fiction and the lie, also illusion, hallucination, semblance, and dreaming. In recent times, there has been a lot of talk about post-truth and fake news, two concepts that seem to enrich the ways in which to decline pseudos analytically. Why examine the forms of pseudos? We do so not only because they are part of our world, but because, when we look at them, we are forced to revise or refine our conceptions of the world. Even the word “false” itself does not have a unique meaning. A false friend is false in a way that differs from a fake Modigliani or a fake diamond, and even more so from a false proposition, which continues to be a proposition, unlike the fake diamond, which is not a diamond. The same holds for the word “fictional”. Are all fictions mere semblance? Semblance is also something, but are all fictions ontologically the same? Is Leopold Bloom a man, or does he pretend to be? Is Afghanistan described in The Kite Runner the real Afghanistan or just a semblance of it? If it can be said of Leopold Bloom that he is not a real man, the same cannot be said of the Afghanistan recounted by Khaled Hosseini, for the Western reader of The Kite Runner learns many things about Afghanistan, and learns them through a fiction tale. A betrayal – as Arthur Schnitzler and Stanley Kubrik taught us – can also be committed in a dream.

In addition, a false friend behaves as if he were a true friend, a fake diamond is sold as if it were genuine, and a fake banknote used as if it were authentic. In daily life, “fake” objects can be used by subjects as if they were authentic, but, from an ontological point of view, they are something else: the fake Modigliani was not painted by Modigliani, the fake banknote was not printed by the state mint, the fake diamond was not extracted from any diamond mine. Fake objects are something, they are part of our world, but they are not what they appear to be.

Everyone is aware of the fact that today we are surrounded by the productions of the media, film, and television industries. Entire legions of experts work on the manufacturing of fictions. Exercising power requires exercising control over the collective imagination through fiction. However, a glance at history leads us to recognize that the production of fakes is not a characteristic feature peculiar to modernity: each epoch has produced them and has elaborated reflections on the topic. In the philosophical tradition, from the Greeks onwards, reflections on the pseudos developed in parallel to those on truth and on telling the truth.

This volume of “Discipline filosofiche” aims at taking the forms of pseudos as its primary focus in order to elicit, through both historical and systematic contributions, connections between not only logical-semantic, ontological, aesthetic, ethical, political elements, but also to engage with the theme in terms of its reflexes in literary, psychological and pedagogical works/contexts.

Suitable topics for submission of manuscripts include but are not limited to:

1) art as fiction and deception, as producer of semblances;
2) self-deception;
3) the role of stories in education;
4) the use of lies in politics;
5) false speech;
6) boasting, dissimulation and imposture;
7) “fake” objects;
8) fictions and mass media.

Istructions: Submissions should not exceed 9,000 words including abstract, references and footnotes. Manuscripts may be submitted in Italian, English, French, German, or Spanish. They must be sent as an email attachment in .doc or .docx format, along with a .pdf version, to Venanzio Raspa (venanzio.raspa@uniurb.it). Submitted manuscripts will be sent to two independent reviewers, following a double-blind peer review process. The reviewers may ask authors to make changes or improvements to their contributions in view of publication. Authors are kindly requested to attach both an anonymous version of their contribution entitled “Manuscript” and a separate “Cover Page” stating their name, academic affiliation and contact details. Manuscripts must include an English abstract of less than 150 words and 5 keywords. Any property of the file that might identify the author must be removed to ensure anonymity during the review process. A notification of receipt will be issued for each submission. In drafting their text, authors can adopt any clear and coherent style, but should the text be accepted for publication, they will be required to send a final version in keeping with the style guidelines of the journal (please refer to the style guidelines).

Submission of a manuscript is understood to imply that the paper has not been published before and that it is not being considered for publication by any other journal.Should the manuscript be accepted for publication, the author will be required to transfer copyrights to the University of Bologna. Requests to republish the article may be made to the Editorial Board of the Journal.

Deadline for the submission of manuscripts: June 30, 2022
Notification of acceptance, conditional acceptance, or rejection: August 31, 2022
Deadline for the submission of the final draft: October 15, 2022


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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