Enrico Terrone awarded a ERC Starting Grant with the project PEA – The Philosophy of Experiential Artifacts.
Labont is pleased to announce that Enrico Terrorne has been awarded a ERC Starting Grant in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities (SH5 Cultures and Cultural Production) with the project PEA – The Philosophy of Experiential Artifacts.
"The aim of the PEA project is to rethink the role of art within a cultural system such as ours, in which technology is increasingly pervasive. The traditional notion of artwork will be brought into the new category of experiential artefacts: technical objects whose function is to generate shared experiences. Combining aesthetics with ontology and cognitive science, PEA will develop the philosophy of experiential artefacts as a new discipline that aims to overcome the traditional separation between art on the one hand and technology and science on the other" (Prof. E. Terrone).
Comunicato stampa dell'Università di genova
Silvio Berlusconi hat ein komplexes Privatleben und war ein lausiger Politiker. Das gilt für andere auch. Trotzdem sollte er nicht Staatspräsident werden
Maurizio Ferraris - NZZ (12/01/2022)
Jeffrey Epstein ist gestorben, vermutlich von eigener Hand im Gefängnis; Harvey Weinstein hat alles unter der #MeToo-Welle verloren, und selbst Prinz Andrew riskiert den gesellschaftlichen Tod. Aber Silvio Berlusconi wurde ein ernstzunehmender Kandidat für das Staatspräsidium Italiens. Ich werde mich hüten zu behaupten, das seien eben Dinge, wie sie nur in Italien geschehen können, denn das würde bloss den Blick verstellen für die grössere Dimension des Problems. [Lesen Sie weiter
Il senso di libertà
Maurizio Ferraris - La Stampa (08/01/2022)
Non si è mai parlato tanto di libertà come in questi ultimi due anni. Ciò è accaduto sin dall’inizio, quando c’è chi ha sostenuto che il virus era soltanto il pretesto per una dittatura biopolitica. Poi, come in una profezia che si auto-avvera, abbiamo avuto a che fare (in modo diverso a seconda dei Paesi) con il lockdown, le mascherine, i vaccini, il Green pass, in un susseguirsi di norme che ci ha fatto dimenticare che, per fortuna, non abbiamo più l’obbligo di portare i guanti, come le autorità di molti Paesi avevano imposto alle prime settimane della pandemia. [Continua a leggere
Filosofia a Torino
Studiare la filosofia all'Università di Torino
Alcuni docenti del Corso di studio integrato in Filosofia dell'Università degli Studi di Torino presentano lo studio della filosofia presso il Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell'Educazione di Torino.
Kant, oltre Kant: Alison Laywine
14 gennaio, h 18-20
Promotori: Stefano Bacin
(Milano), Luca Fonnesu
(Pavia), Gabriele Gava
(Torino), Marco Giovanelli
(Torino), Claudio La Rocca
(Genova), Paola Rumore
Il seminario Kant, oltre Kant è un’iniziativa che nasce dalla collaborazione tra docenti delle Università di Genova, Milano, Pavia e Torino. Il suo intento è quello di incentivare la cooperazione tra coloro che fanno ricerca su Kant e sulla filosofia kantiana in questi centri. Il seminario ospita sia interventi di ricercatrici e ricercatori di questi Atenei, sia presentazioni di esperte ed esperti provenienti dall’Italia e all’estero. Anche se il seminario è incentrato sull’interpretazione del pensiero di Kant, intende dare spazio a contributi che vadano al di là di Kant, mostrando sia l’impatto del suo pensiero su altre filosofe e altri filosofi nella storia della filosofia, sia come un approccio kantiano possa essere difeso in modo efficace per risolvere problemi e questioni che animano il dibattito contemporaneo.
14 gennaio 2022, h 18-20
(McGill University, Montreal), The Cosmological Pattern of Thinking in Kant's Transcendental Deduction
Per ricevere il testo sul quale si baserà un incontro e il link di collegamento vi preghiamo di registrarvi scrivendo a: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master in Filosofia del digitale: "Governare la trasformazione". Università di Udine e Università degli Studi di Torino
Udine, 17 gennaio
fra i docenti del primo modulo del Master di I livello in Filosofia del Digitale "Governare la trasformazione": Filosofia del digitale
Introduzione alla trasformazione digitale; Filosofia della tecnologia; Antropologia digitale; Etica e Postumano; Teoria delle decisioni; Filosofia della mente; Filosofia dell'intelligenza artificiale; Teoria politica del digitale; Governance del digitale; Filosofia, diritto e nuovi media.
Due mesi di carta 2021/22. Fantastic Bestiary
Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna Ca' Pesaro a Venezia - Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, 22 dicembre 2021-1 marzo 2022
Due mesi dedicati al Paper design e alle molteplici possibilità creative connesse all’uso della carta, concentrati in una mostra in cui verranno esposti i migliori lavori degli studenti dell'Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia prodotti durante il corso "Tecnologia della carta" tenuto dal prof. Dario Cestaro che, oltre alle attività editoriale, artistica, e accademica, tiene da circa 20 anni laboratori creativi del Dipartimento Education della Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
Per “Paper house 2021/22” & “Bestiario fantastico” le tematiche sviluppate in questa edizione della mostra sono una selezione di lavori/composizioni in tactile design, dei tableaux e piccole scenografie realizzate con oggetti ed elementi in carta.
Durante il periodo della mostra (dal 22 dicembre 2021 al 1 marzo 2022) sono previste attività collaterali di approfondimento e workshop sul tema, rivolte a diverse fasce di utenza e orientate su varie specializzazioni.
Il futuro. Storia di un’idea
L’uomo ha sempre immaginato il futuro. Lo ha fatto con un misto di speranza e paura, liberando la sua fantasia con racconti, utopie e progetti. Tracce di queste idee del futuro si trovano nelle più diverse opere dell'uomo: dalle tragedie antiche ai romanzi di fantascienza, dalle opere filosofiche ai manifesti politici, ma anche nel cinema e nel teatro, nelle architetture, nei dipinti e nella musica, fino ad arrivare ai serial televisivi. Pagina dopo pagina intellettuali e interpreti del nostro tempo risalgono la storia del futuro attraverso le opere che hanno costruito la nostra cultura attuale: dal Prometeo di Eschilo a La città di Dio di Agostino, dai disegni sul volo di Leonardo da Vinci a L’origine delle specie di Darwin, da Chandigarh di Le Corbusier a La fine dell'eternità di Asimov, da Imagine di John Lennon a Black Mirror di Brooker, fino a Fratelli tutti di papa Francesco.
Tra i contributi, si segnala:
, La Città di Dio di Agostino
Pasquale Pantalone (a cura di), Doveri intergenerazionali e tutela dell'ambiente. Sviluppi, sfide e prospettive per Stati, imprese e individui
Il Diritto dell'Economia (numero monografico, 2022)
Il Convegno dal titolo “Doveri intergenerazionali e tutela dell’ambiente. Sviluppi, sfide e prospettive per Stati, imprese e individui” è stato organizzato nell’ambito del progetto di ricerca SEED dell’Università degli Studi di Milano "The Common Core of European Intergenerational Duties: Towards a European Charter". Un tema alto e impegnativo, come dimostra anche il titolo dell’incontro, che rappresenta innanzitutto una difficile “sfida” di tipo metodologico, in quanto ciò che si vuole proporre è un “cambio di paradigma” nella lettura tradizionale dei modelli di tutela ambientale, peraltro già emerso in una parte della dottrina giuspubblicistica. Il tentativo, cioè, è quello di concepire l’ambiente non tanto come oggetto di una pretesa giuridica – “il diritto (soggettivo) a un ambiente salubre” –, ma come oggetto di un dovere di solidarietà anche nei confronti delle generazioni future.
Tra i contributi, si segnala:
, Il dovere di essere transgenerazionali
Scarica il numero intero
Il trionfo della manualità
Maurizio Ferraris - La Stampa (19/12/2021)
Una qualche regina scandinava ha assistito a una qualche cerimonia di stato sferruzzando. Le interpretazioni possibili sono molte: si annoiava, come la signora Maigret che fa la maglia per sopportare la vita di attese e di cene settimanali con i coniugi Pardon; prendeva tempo per rispondere con ponderatezza (il filosofo Bertrand Russell consigliava di fumare la pipa durante i dibattiti, perché di fronte a una domanda difficile si poteva armeggiare con la pipa fingendo che si fosse spenta). [Continua a leggere
Sono in pochi ad aver capito il ruolo della natura: non mamma bensì matrigna
Camillo Langone - Il Foglio (22/12/2021)
Dei pochi autori che segnalano la presente mutazione religiosa, un’Europa già cristiana che ritorna pagana sprofondando nel fango dell’ambientalismo, Maurizio Ferraris
è il più icastico: “Il vero grande evento è il passaggio delle consegne dal Vegliardo Barbuto a Madre Natura”, scrive in “Post-Coronial Studies” (Einaudi). Il problema, com’è noto a chiunque abbia minimamente compreso Leopardi, è il ruolo di costei: non mamma bensì matrigna. Passando da Cultura a Natura per i vecchi, per i malati, per i bambini non ancora nati, che soltanto un antichissimo libro difendeva, sono guai grossi. Mentre ai maschi sani è concesso appena il sopravvivere: lo Stato grandematerno impone la parità uomo-donna e dunque la castrazione delle differenze. [Continua a leggere
Si può essere amici di un No vax? Chiacchiere filosofiche
Nicola Contarini - Il Foglio (7/1/2022)
I filosofi Bruno Moroncini e Silvano Petrosino
erano ospiti qualche anno fa a una puntata di “Lo stato dell’arte”, trasmissione di Maurizio Ferraris
su Rai 5. A dispetto della documanità – la teoria dello stesso Ferraris per cui è essenziale “lasciare tracce” – quella puntata è scomparsa da RaiPlay. Si parlava di Jacques Derrida, e dall’autore di Politiche dell’amicizia, 1994, si riparte per chiedere: il legame con un amico si può consumare a partire da una presa di posizione sul vaccino? Si può restare amici di un No vax? [Continua a leggere
“Don’t look up” – “Sing 2”
Carlo Turco - La Fedeltà (17/12/2021)
DON’T LOOK UP di Adam McKay; con Timothée Chalamet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Melanie Lynskey, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep.
In piena “era Trump”, probabilmente il più grande divulgatore di menzogne e notizie false del mondo contemporaneo (a comprendere meglio la situazione può aiutarci Gianrico Carofiglio il quale nel suo ultimo saggio riprende un’indagine del “Washington Post” dell’aprile del 2019 la quale ha rivelato come l’allora presidente degli Usa Donald Trump abbia formulato più di diecimila frasi inesatte, fuorvianti o semplicemente false nei primi mille giorni di mandato), il filosofo torinese Maurizio Ferraris
dava alle stampe un simpatico ed incisivo saggio dal titolo “Post verità e altri enigmi” nel quale si sostiene che l’ideologia che anima la post verità sia sostanzialmente costituita dal fatto che milioni di persone sono convinte di aver ragione non insieme, ma da sole, in una sorta di atomismo ideologico a dir poco sconcertante. [Continua a leggere
In-baculum. Dopo il flop dei Cinquestelle, Beppe Grillo può riciclarsi come leader no vax
Mario Lavia - Linkiesta (8/01/22)
Se la scienza e la politica sono due tra le massime conquiste dell’homo sapiens, per converso l’antipolitica e l’antiscienza sono due sorelle venerate dagli stolti, o dagli imbecilli. Il capo spirituale dell’antipolitica, come sappiamo, in questo nostro tempo è stato Beppe Grillo, di cui abbiamo tutti visto la partenza, l’ascesa, il culmine, la parabola e la sparizione, anticipando sempre la medesima traiettoria del suo Movimento. Il comico di Genova è un imbecille nel senso etimologico della parola, così come ce lo ha spiegato il filosofo Maurizio Ferraris
in un libretto di qualche anno fa (“L’imbecillità è una cosa seria”): deriva dal latino “in-baculum”, cioè “privo di bastone“, dunque non dotato di appositi sostegni e l’essere umano è incapace di affrontare la vita «senza ausili tecnici, giuridici e sociali, siano questi foglie di fico o loden, clave, ruote, accendini, telefonini». Senza cultura, si farebbe prima a dire. [Continua a leggere
RaiPlay Sound celebra Umberto Eco, a 90 anni dalla sua nascita
RaiPlay Sound (2/1/2022)
avrebbe compiuto 90 anni il 5 gennaio del 2022.
In ricordo del grande scrittore e intellettuale italiano, proprio in questa data, la nuova piattaforma di RaiPlay Sound regala agli ascoltatori una playlist composta dai migliori contributi dell’archivio di Rai Radio a lui dedicati. A cominciare da “Le interviste impossibili”, programma cult del 1975, dove Umberto Eco si ritrova a dialogare tra gli altri, con personaggi quali Attilio Regolo, Pitagora, e la mitica Beatrice di Dante. E ancora, sarà disponibile l’audiolibro del romanzo più famoso di Eco, “Il nome della rosa”, vincitore del Premio Strega, tradotto in 40 lingue, con oltre 50 milioni di copie vendute ed riprodotto sia al cinema che in tv. [Continua a leggere
Maurizio Ferraris ospite a Zapping
Radio 1 (20/12/2021)
Un programma storico che si rinnova e anticipa. Partenza alle 18.35 con il giro del mondo in dieci tweet (visto che ormai anche la politica passa da qui). E sempre, come da vent'anni, i titoli dei telegiornali, le notizie del giorno discusse e commentate da direttori, giornalisti, ascoltatori. Intervengono i protagonisti dell'imprenditoria, dell'economia, della politica, della cultura. Conduce Giancarlo Loquenzi. Ospite della puntata del 20 dicembre Maurizio Ferraris
Ascolta la puntata
Elogio de la mentira
Víctor J. Vázquez - Tribuna (06/01/2022)
Ha llegado ya el momento en que la joven Valentina duda y me pide, no sin rubor, una confirmación de su creencia ¿A qué no es verdad que los Reyes sean los padres? Los Reyes son Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar, Magos de Oriente, certifica el padre, a quien le sigue pareciendo temprano y cruel el inevitable desencanto. Puede que nos queden dos años más, se dice, y otra vez reincidirá ritualmente en la mentira, siempre con el agravante de la premeditación y la nocturnidad, prevalido de su autoridad y de la inocencia ajena [...] La postverdad, como sugiere Maurizio Ferraris
, no se parece a la mentira, sino a una versión postmoderna y digital de la imbecilidad clásica. En la nueva ciudad inverosímil, por lo tanto, no solo corremos el riesgo de perder la verdad, sino también la mentira [Siga leyendo
Climate Crisis and Future Generations: Samantha Noll
30 November, h 4:00-6:00 pm
(Washington State University), Balancing Food Security & Ecological Resilience in the Age of the Anthropocene
Climate changes are harming the resilience of ecosystems and agricultural production. We live in an age where over one billion people are going hungry and this number is expected to rise as climate change impacts displace communities, separating them from their means of food production. In this context, prioritizing agricultural production, and thus food security, may seem like the ethical path that we should follow. On the other hand, ecological resilience is also harmed, as species go extinct or migrate due to fluctuating temperatures and shifting weather patterns. This reduction of resilience negatively impacts ecosystem services and the ability of the natural world to support life. From an environmental holist perspective, then, one could argue that the ethical path would be to focus on reducing negative impacts to species and/or local ecosystems rather than increasing crop yields. Thus, there appears to be a tension between the prioritization of crop yields and the mitigation of ecosystem impacts. This talk explores the tension between increasing crop yields and cultivating ecological resilience. Specifically, the first section of the talk outlines the growing problem of human and non-human climate induced migration and how migration impacts food security. After which, I go on to apply ethical theories prominent in food security and environmental ethics to the conflict, illustrating how dominant theories fail to resolve the dispute. I end by arguing that insights coming from food sovereignty movements could help resolve the tension, as they challenge agricultural paradigms and provide a blueprint for cultivating ecological resilience, as well as food-crops, in the age of the Anthropocene.
Generare scienza transdisciplinare e sviluppo sostenibile: il ruolo dei giovani
Sala Capitolare presso il Chiostro del Convento di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, 17 dicembre 2021
Generation Transdisciplinary Science and Sustainable Development: The Role of Youth - Generare scienza transdisciplinare e sviluppo sostenibile: il ruolo dei giovani è il titolo della giornata inaugurale del curriculum n. 4 "Teorie, istituzioni e culture della transizione ecologica" del Dottorato Nazionale in Sviluppo Sostenibile e Cambiamento Climaticoche si terrà il 17 dicembre 2021 ore 9.30 presso la Sala Capitolare del Chiostro del Convento di Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Roma).
Il workshop istituzionale si è aperto con il messaggio del Presidente del Senato della Repubblica, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati e i saluti della Senatrice on. Valeria Fedeli, del Prof. Riccardo Pietrabissa, Rettore della Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS di Pavia, del Prof. Marco Dell'Isola, Rettore dell'Università di Cassino e del dott. Giovanni Betta, Delegato alla Didattica - CRUI. Sono seguiti gli interventi del Prof. Roberto Buizza (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa), del Prof. Mario Martina, Coordinatore del Dottorato Nazionale in Sviluppo Sostenibile e Cambiamento Climatico, e del Prof. Alberto Pirni, PhD Coordinatore del Curriculum n. 4 "Teorie, istituzioni e culture della transizione ecologica". Nel corso della cerimonia sono stati presentati i candidati al Dottorato che hanno avuto l'opportunità di esporre i propri lavori progettuali, orientati al consolidamento del principio della giustizia tra le generazioni.
NEW! International Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy: From a ‘Philosophical’ Point of View: ‘True’ and ‘False’ Philosophers from Antiquity to Late Modernity
Submission deadline: 15 April 2022
Pavia, Collegio Giasone del Maino, 12-13 September, 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 email@example.com 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.
NEW! Cambridge University Press
Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism
Series editors: Phillip Sidney Horky
(Durham University - firstname.lastname@example.org), Irmgard Männlein-Robert
(University of Tübingen - email@example.com), Federico M. Petrucci
(University of Turin - firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Greek and Contemporary Philosophies of Language Face to Face
Submission deadline: 28 February 2022
Guest editor: Begoña Ramón Cámara
: In the last hundred years, language has been at the centre of interest in philosophy, so much so that we have come to speak, with reference above all to the philosophy that developed between the 1920s and the end of the century, of a “linguistic turn”. Nor should it be forgotten that this interest in language, which certainly distinguished analytic philosophy, also involved much “continental” philosophy (it is enough to mention Heidegger, philosophical hermeneutics, or Derrida). The same decades also saw a great development of the investigation of the conception of language in ancient Greek, Roman and late ancient philosophy. The works on the theme of language in the sophists, Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophies, Neo-Platonism, Augustine and the Patristic, etc., are increasingly numerous. In this panorama there are two points that deserve more attention than has been devoted to them so far. The first point concerns contemporary philosophy of language. With a few, albeit notable, exceptions, one feels the lack in contemporary philosophy of language of a systematic study of the previous history of philosophical reflection on language. This is true of the Modern Age (16th–18th centuries) and the Middle Ages; but it is perhaps more true of the Greek, Roman and Late Antiquity. Obviously, all this can be explained by the explicit theoretical orientation of contemporary philosophy of language, especially analytical philosophy; however, this does not exclude that a critical comparison with one’s own history could contribute to enriching and also making more perceptive the current philosophical research on language. The second point concerns research into ancient conceptions of language. Perhaps in order not to fall into anachronisms or an undue updating of ancient thought, many scholars have avoided using contemporary theoretical acquisitions on language in their approach to Greek, Roman or Late Antiquity conceptions. This is an entirely understandable caution. However, this does not exclude that, read in the light of the current philosophy of language, many ancient pages may reveal new aspects to us, and that the historical reconstruction may come out richer and more percipient. In this issue we would like to bring together (a) essays that, from the contemporary philosophy of language, want to reflect on the Greek past of language research, without renouncing the theoretical motivation of the research; (b) essays that, committed to the research on Greek conceptions of language, want to confront what has happened in the last century in the reflection on language. One of the aims of this issue is also to collect essays that investigate (c) the way in which some contemporary philosophers of language (Austin, Wittgenstein, Davidson, etc.) have confronted Greek thought; (d) the cases in which Greek texts on language have been read and interpreted in the light of this or that contemporary theory of language (for example, the Cratylus and contemporary theories of reference).
Invited Contributors: Juan José Acero, James C. Klagge, Marcello La Matina, Lidia Palumbo, Luigi Perissinotto, Francesca Piazza, Mauro Serra.
: Papers will be subject to double-blind peer review by at least two referees, following international standard practices. Articles must be written in English and should not exceed 6,500 words. 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. The instructions for authors can be consulted in the journal’s website: ‘Editorial Guidelines’. 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. Please submit your proposals to the email email@example.com or using the section ‘Contacts’ of the ‘Journal info’ page.
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NEW! 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.
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Rivista di Estetica (2/2023)
The Philosophy of Television Series
Submission deadline: 1 April 2022
Guest editors: Mario Slugan
(Queen Mary University of London) and Enrico Terrone
(Università di Genova)
Description: It is often said that television series are nowadays as good as films, or even better than them, but the philosophical inquiry into the former remains much less developed than the philosophy of film. A handful of recent books have tried to fill the gap, but there is much work still to be done. Significant contributions to the aesthetics of television series are coming from television studies and film studies, raising issues which philosophers are challenged to address. The special issue of Rivista di estetica looks for philosophical perspectives on television series with the aim of exploring this new fascinating area of research in which aesthetics and media studies can fruitfully interact. Topics for papers may include but are not limited to the following:
- Is TV series a self-standing form of art or is it to be traced back to the cinema?
- What is the relationship between television series and films?
- What is the relationship between television series and other forms of television (e.g. talk shows, reality shows, news)?
- What sets the Golden Age of Television (Peak Television) apart from the preceding era?
- Is there a narrative specificity of television series?
- What is the effect of seriality/seasonality on television series?
- How are television series related to other serial narratives such as comics?
- How do television series deal with the system of film genres?
- The fiction/nonfiction divide in television series.
- The antihero and the antiheroine as outstanding characters in television series
- Philosophical themes in television series
: Articles must be written in English and should not exceed 30.000 characters. In order to submit your paper, please register and login to: http://labont.it/estetica/index.php/rivistadiestetica/login When asked “What kind of file is this?”, please select the relevant CFP.
Journal of Transcendental Philosophy
Kant and the Role(s) of Doctrines of Method
Submission deadline: 1 April 2022
Guest editors: Andrew Chignell
(Princeton University), Gabriele Gava
(University of Turin)
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.
: 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the Editorial staff (email@example.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
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;
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, toVenanzio Raspa (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 at http://www.disciplinefilosofiche.it/en/norme-redazionali/). 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
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:
- History of Analytic Philosophy
- 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.