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Notiziario Labont n. 441 (17-23 aprile)
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Scienza Nuova: una alleanza per il Webfare
Torino, 20 aprile

Castello del Valentino, Salone d’onore, h 17.30

A livello locale, Torino è minacciata dalla decrescita e deve agganciare le linee di sviluppo dell’Occidente. A livello mondiale, i movimenti no vax prima e la guerra oggi sono il segno di un disagio dell’umanità, spaventata dalla globalizzazione e incline a rifugiarsi nel complottismo e nella via di una decrescita, non necessariamente felice (come in Russia), o di una crescita alternativa, ma incompatibile con le libertà individuali, come in Cina.
Tanto a livello locale quanto a livello mondiale la risposta è un nuovo Welfare, il Webfare, che metta al servizio dell’umanità il capitale nuovissimo di dati che vengono prodotti dalla nostra mobilitazione, dai nostri bisogni, dai nostri desideri, e che alimenta il Web, il grande archivio delle forme di vita umana che senza di queste non esisterebbe. Per attuare il Webfare, la politica, l’economia e la società hanno un grande alleato, la ricerca. Scienza Nuova, l’alleanza territoriale tra Università e Politecnico, dal 2019 lavora al Webfare. Il 20 aprile incontra la città per presentare i risultati ottenuti, per esporre i progetti in elaborazione, per accogliere proposte e intercettare bisogni. Muovendo dalla convinzione che l’innovazione nasce sempre da un incontro tra umanesimo e tecnologia, come è avvenuto nella Silicon Valley con le piattaforme commerciali, e come può avvenire a Torino con nuove piattaforme civiche, capaci di restituire all’umanità ciò che ha prodotto. All’evento, inaugurale di una serie di incontri e di approfondimenti, parteciperanno, insieme a Scienza Nuova, il governo della Città, dell’Università, del Politecnico; le istituzioni e le aziende con cui Scienza Nuova ha avviato le proprie collaborazioni; quelle con cui propone di stringere l’alleanza per il Webfare; e gli amici della città a cui si rivolge.

Programma
Saluti istituzionali
Guido Saracco, Rettore del Politecnico di Torino
Giulia Carluccio, Prorettrice dell’Università degli Studi Torino

Interventi
Maurizio Ferraris, Presidente di Scienza Nuova
Alessandro Zennaro, Vice-Rettore Vicario per la Terza Missione, Università degli Studi di Torino
Giovanni Durbiano, Consiglio Scientifico di Scienza Nuova, Politecnico di Torino

Interventi dell’assemblea e raccolta di proposte

Per ragioni organizzative, è possibile partecipare solo su invito



Per amor di bellezza #2. 
Agostino e la bellezza del vero
Torino, 19 aprile
Circolo dei lettori, Via Gianbattista Bogino 9, h 18:30

All'interno del ciclo d'incontri Per amor di bellezza, organizzato da Torino spiritualità in collaborazione con il Mulino, Maurizio Ferraris sarà al Circolo dei lettori per un incontro dal titolo Agostino e la bellezza del vero, a partire dal suo ultimo volume Agostino. Fare la verità (il Mulino, 2022).

Nel libro decimo delle Confessioni, Agostino si rivolge a Dio, la «bellezza tanto antica e tanto nuova» che gli ha catturato l’anima, domandando se valga la pena confessarsi a chi, di lui, sa già tutto. Sì, conclude, ne vale la pena. E confessandosi a Dio, racconta la propria verità anche alle orecchie degli altri uomini: testimoni curiosi, ma benevoli o giudicanti?

Ingresso libero con prenotazione obbligatoria: clicca qui per prenotare
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La parabola dei russi da liberatori a tiranni

Maurizio Ferraris, la Repubblica (09/04/2022)

Non sembra una buona idea aspettarsi che la fine dell'attacco russo in Ucraina dipenda da una congiura di palazzo o da una presa di coscienza popolare. È successo solo in Italia, nel 1943, ma con gli Alleati in Sicilia e la monarchia che non vedeva l'ora di disfarsi di un inquilino moroso. Tutti gli altri esempi depongono contro questa eventualità: in Germania e in Giappone, a partire da quell'anno, il consenso si è rinsaldato e il patriottismo si è rafforzato, e i Paesi che hanno cercato di sfilarsi dall'alleanza erano quelli che, come la Bulgaria e l'Ungheria, ci si erano trovati a forza [continua a leggere].

 



De Bosis (Harvard)/Scienza Nuova Colloquia | Patricia Gaborik and Strategic Aestheticism in Fascist Italy


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

Patricia Gaborik and Strategic Aestheticism in Fascist Italy: Challenging binaries in 20th-century Italian cultural production. Dr. Patricia Gaborik (Università di Calabria) discusses her book Mussolini’s Theatre: Fascist



This Week




Transgenerazionalità: analogico e digitale

Università di Torino, 14 aprile 2022
Palazzo Nuovo, Laboratorio LIFE, Via Sant'Ottavio 20, Torino

L’obiettivo del workshop, a carattere interdisciplinare, è di analizzare i problemi sollevati dalla trasmissione di beni e valori alle generazioni future. Il titolo dell’incontro richiama il duplice sguardo che si è scelto di adottare, che tiene in considerazione sia le forme tradizionali (analogiche) della transgenerazionalità, sia le nuove possibilità aperte dalla rivoluzione digitale.

Le prospettive impiegate saranno molteplici. In mattinata, sarà proposto e discusso il quadro filosofico di riferimento, attraverso un’analisi della struttura delle azioni transgenerazionali e una riflessione sul genere di patrimoni che è possibile trasmettere, che comprende non soltanto beni materiali e immateriali, ma anche i dati raccolti dalle piattaforme digitali. Gli interventi di carattere storiografico e archivistico si focalizzeranno su un esame dei documenti che attestano la transgenerazionalità conservati dalla Fondazione 1563, con riferimento al progetto La vita in atto. Le relazioni a tema giuridico avranno lo scopo di analizzare le questioni legate alla proprietà, all’eredità e alla trasmissione transgenerazionale sia attraverso mezzi analogici che digitali.

L’intento della giornata è offrire strumenti teorici e indicazioni operative utili a documentare la transgenerazionalità tanto nell’ambito delle pratiche più tradizionali, quanto nell’universo digitale.
 

Programma

Sessione mattutina
10.00 Tiziana AndinaAzioni transgenerazionali
10.30 Maurizio FerrarisPatrimonio dell’umanità
11.00 Riccardo GenghiniAtti notarili digitalizzati

11.30 Pausa

12.00 Luigi Cameriero, L’intergenerazionalità come sinolo di Tempo e Diritto
12.30 Alice RaviolaLa vita in atto. Indice di un progetto di ricerca
13.00 Elisabetta Ballaira, Erika SalassaGli atti della Compagnia di San Paolo. Proposte per un progetto digitale
13.30 Daniela CereiaEredità digitale: conservazione per il futuro

Sessione pomeridiana

16.00 Roberto BocchiniI nuovi beni digitali: cose o servizi?
16.30 Roberto CarleoEredità digitale o diritto di accesso dei congiunti ai dati personali del de cuius?
17.00 Gianmaria AjaniNuove regole per la transgenerazionalità
17.30 Discussione finale
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Il mercato dei dati: un’asimmetria tra piattaforme e consumatori

Martedì 19 aprile 2022, ore 17.30

In diretta streaming: sulla pagina Facebook e sul canale YouTube della Fondazione Istituto piemontese A. Gramsci


Terzo incontro del ciclo “@democrazia. Tecnologie digitali e mercati. Quali diritti per i cittadini?”

Il mercato dei dati sui consumi alimentato dalle piattaforme non sembra neutrale rispetto a un libero incontro di preferenze e offerte commerciali. Profonde trasformazioni della distribuzione e nuove opportunità di crescita  per beni, servizi, mercati e territori prima assenti sono oggi disponibili grazie alle piattaforme che sono divenute però grandi poteri economici scarsamente influenzabili e regolabili dagli stati nazionali. Sono anche sorte preoccupazioni sulla loro possibilità di sorveglianza su condotte personali lesive di diritti civili e sociali. Quali  politiche pubbliche e quali processi sociali possono riequilibrare queste asimmetrie?
 
Introducono: Pietro Terna e Maurizio Ferraris, Università degli studi di Torino
Discussant: Chiara Ferroni, Polo ICT-Fondazione Torino Wireless e Luciano Paccagnella, Università degli studi di Torino


Cultura animi. Narrazione
22 aprile

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 Narrazione intervengono Carola Barbero (Università di Torino) e Valerio Rocco Orlando (artista)


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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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Forthcoming



Charla-coloquio con Maurizio Ferraris: «El reto de la posverdad»

Granada, 26 Abr, 2022

Facultad de Psicología – 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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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


 


Labont Informs


 


La “fallacia dei giovani d’oggi” come ostacolo al dialogo intergenerazionale

Bruno Mastroianni, Exagère
 
In una classe di liceo, da qualche parte nel territorio italiano, entrano due formatori esterni per tenere una lezione di educazione digitale. Il professore li accoglie, li presenta agli studenti e poi aggiunge ad alta voce facendosi sentire dalla classe: “ditegli voi qualcosa a questi, che tanto non ascoltano nessuno!”. In un attimo il clima è rovinato e l’incontro inizia in salita. Questo episodio mostra, in modo particolarmente efficace, quanto l’uso delle parole influenzi la qualità delle relazioni tra parlanti e come gli effetti pragmatici negativi siano acuiti da modalità argomentative fallaci. Nel caso in questione, da un tipo di fallacia che affiora spesso sia nelle micro-interazioni quotidiane sia nel dibattito pubblico quando si parla di educazione. È quella che chiamerei la fallacia dei giovani d’oggi. […]
Ma operano anche altri meccanismi. In merito alla correlazione giovani-digitale, ad esempio, si può riscontrare la presenza di quel “vittimismo tecnologico” che Maurizio Ferraris definisce come l’atteggiamento quasi superstizioso che sfocia nel negazionismo, di chi cerca di attribuire a forze occulte e incontrollabili – internet, gli smartphone, i social – ciò che in realtà dipende dall’uomo [continua a leggere]. 



Calls


 

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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International Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy: From a ‘Philosophical’ Point of View: ‘True’ and ‘False’ Philosophers from Antiquity to Late Modernity
Pavia, Collegio Giasone del Maino, 12-13 September, 2022
 DEADLINE APPROACHING  Submission deadline: 15 April 2022
 
Description: The History of Philosophy Curriculum of the North-Western Italian Philosophy PhD Consortium (FINO), together with Collegio Giasone del Maino in Pavia, is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the International Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy: From a ‘Philosophical’ Point of View: ‘True’ and ‘False’ Philosophers from Antiquity to Late Modernity, Pavia, Collegio Giasone del Maino, Sept. 12-13, 2022.From its very beginnings, philosophy has striven to define its own boundaries and distinctiveness with the aim of distinguishing itself from other forms of knowledge such as science, art, and religion. At the same time, determining what genuinely constitutes a ‘philosophical’ point of view has often meant contrasting ‘true’ philosophy with its allegedly false or unacceptable aliases. In fact, philosophers themselves throughout a long process of self-comprehension and self-definition have variously worked out the image of the ‘true’ philosopher in opposition to quasi-, pseudo- or anti-philosophers, as well as school “philosophers,” religious “philosophers,” and anyone else who could be viewed as failing to understand the authentic remit of philosophy, the specificity of its approach, sources, and methodology.
Presentations will discuss salient instances of 'false’ philosophers as discussed across the different phases of the history of philosophy, from antiquity through the nineteenth century, with special attention to understudied or particularly emblematic cases.
 
Invited speakers include: Dimitri El Murr (ENS – Paris), Mogens Laerke (CNRS - Maison Française d'Oxford), Catherine König-Pralong (EHESS – Paris)
 
Istructions: Submissions are encouraged from PhD students and early career scholars with a PhD earned no earlier than 2018. Presentations may be delivered in either English or French. Time allowance is 30 minutes for presentations, followed by 20 minutes for discussion. Successful applicants will be notified by June 30, 2022. Participants will be hosted in Collegio Giasone del Maino, Pavia, and they may wish to inquire about funding for travel costs from their home institutions as no reimbursement is available. No registration fees apply.  Please submit your application to Paola Rumore no later than April 15, 2022, at paola.rumore@unito.it as .doc(x), .rtf, or .pdf enclosing: (i) a cover letter with the applicant’s full name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and title of the proposed paper; (ii) an abstract of 250 words in either English or French carrying the title of the paper and, for the purpose of blind review, no information identifying the author or his/her affiliation. Submissions that are not prepared for blind review will not be considered.

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
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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