Vincenzo Trione (a cura di), Umberto Eco.
Sull'arte. Scritti dal 1955 al 2016
La nave di Teseo, 2022
Quasi a sua insaputa, nel corso degli anni, Umberto Eco ha scritto un autentico trattato sull'arte. Un opus magnum frammentario, discontinuo, divagante, stratificato e, appunto, inintenzionale. Vi confluiscono saggi, presentazioni, conferenze, articoli e Bustine di Minerva. Materiali eterogenei in larga parte dispersi e dimenticati che, ora, per la prima volta, sono stati ritrovati, riorganizzati, riletti da Vincenzo Trione e raccolti nel libro Sull'arte. Scritti dal 1955 al 2016, accompagnato da un'inedita galleria di ritratti di Tullio Pericoli.
L'opera, destinata a diventare un riferimento per chiunque si occupi di Arte ed Estetica, arriva in libreria il 19 maggio per La nave di Teseo e sarà presentata al Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino il 22 maggio, alle 17.15 in Sala Rossa, con Vincenzo Trione, Maurizio Ferraris, Anna Maria Lorusso, Stefano Lucchini, Piergaetano Marchetti.
Pagina web dell'Editore
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Salone Internazionale del Libro 2022
Torino, 19-23 maggio
La XXXIV edizione del Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino si aprirà giovedì 19 maggio con la lectio inaugurale dello scrittore indiano Amitav Ghosh, in collaborazione con Neri Pozza. In contemporanea, nell'Arena Bookstock, si terrà l’inaugurazione del Bookstock, lo spazio dedicato ai giovani lettori, con l’intervento di Maria Falcone, che racconterà agli studenti le battaglie e il lascito morale del fratello Giovanni a 30 anni dal suo assassinio. Il programma è online! Scopri qui gli appuntamenti.
22 maggio, Ore 17:15-18:15
Omaggio a Umberto Eco
Sala Rossa, PAD 1
Con Maurizio Ferraris, Anna Maria Lorusso, Stefano Lucchini, Piergaetano Marchetti e Vincenzo Trione
Liberi dal lavoro
Maurizio Ferraris, La Stampa (07/05/2022)
Quest'anno il primo maggio si è focalizzato su casi individuali e tragici, le morti sul lavoro, che dipendono dalla morte del lavoro, non più fenomeno di classe e di massa, ma frammentato tra individui, particolarmente indifesi e precari. Perché a parità di funzioni una macchina è sempre più conveniente dell'umano: non si stanca, non ha fame, non ha diritti e non muore. [Continua a leggere]
L’archivio e il web. Le memorie tra accumuli e sovraccarichi
Zoom, 19-20 maggio
Il convegno ‘L’archivio e il web’ propone una indagine sulla formazione delle memorie considerando in particolare gli esiti dell’accumulo e del sovraccarico che possono caratterizzarla nell’epoca del web. Oggetto di indagine dei contributi delle relatrici e dei relatori saranno sia le diverse pratiche umane coinvolte nella produzione e raccolta di tracce sia l’utilizzo delle risorse tecnologiche e dei dispositivi che le rendono possibili. Questi temi saranno affrontati attraverso diverse prospettive teoriche – filosofia, informatica, diritto, archivistica, storia e teorie dell’arte, teoria della composizione architettonica – in due giornate dedicate rispettivamente ai temi delle tecnologie e degli archivi.
Responsabile scientifico: Davide Dal Sasso (Università di Torino)
Comitato scientifico: Tiziana Andina (Università di Torino), Carola Barbero (Università di Torino), Carlo Birrozzi (ICCD), Maurizio Ferraris (Università di Torino), Chiara Veninata (ICCD)
Intervengono: Tiziana Andina (Labont, Università di Torino), Carlo Birrozzi (ICCD), Maurizio Ferraris (Università di Torino), Angela Vettese (Università IUAV di Venezia), Maria Guercio (Sapienza Università di Roma), Aldo Gangemi (Università di Bologna, ISTC-CNR), Elisabetta Pallottino (Università Roma Tre), Alessandra Donati (Università Bicocca di Milano, ADVANT Nctm), Marco Scotti (Università IUAV di Venezia), Elisabetta Modena (Università di Milano), Davide Dal Sasso (Università di Torino)
Chair delle sessioni giornaliere: Valeria Martino (Università di Torino), Gregorio Fracchia (IUSS Pavia, Università di Torino), Mario Pati (Università di Torino), Lara Barbara (Consorzio FINO)
Pagina web del convegno
De Bosis/Scienza Nuova Colloquia
De Bosis (Harvard)/Scienza Nuova Colloquia | Tiziana Andina
Nine new books about Italy presented by their authors at Harvard between February 7 and April 25.
Tiziana Andina on Transgenerational Thought
Professor Tiziana Andina (Università di Torino) discusses her book Transgenerazionalità: una filosofia per le generazioni future, published by Carocci editore in 2020. In the book, Professor Andina builds a metaphysical foundation for thinking about the concept of future generations.
Watch the video clicking here!
Enrico Terrone, "Creativity and Innovation in Engineering Design. A Philosophical Account"
Pizzo Calabro, 12 maggio
Hotel TUI Magic Life Calabria, Contrada Difesa 89812 Pizzo Calabro (VV)
All'interno del 2022 Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS, 21st edition)
, si segnala la relazione di Enrico Terrone
dal titolo "
Creativity and Innovation in Engineering Design. A Philosophical Account".
Per maggiori informazioni, clicca qui
Cultura animi. Esperienza
Zoom, h 16-18
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: quotidianità, ecologia, narrazione, tecnologia, esperienza, critica. Ciascun tema sarà affrontato presentando due prospettive, una del filosofo e l’altra dell’artista.
Sul tema Esperienza intervengono Giovanni Matteucci (Università di Bologna) ed Linda Carrara (artista).
Laudatio e Lectio magistralis del Prof. Luigi Tassoni
Pécs, 12 maggio
Aula 230 Edificio A, Kari Tanácsterem, h 10.00-13.00
e Lectio magistralis
del Prof. Luigi Tassoni
. Il programma è inserito nell’aggiornamento dei Seminari di Pécs diretto e coordinato dal prof. Tassoni e appoggiato dall’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Budapest.
10.00. Intervento e saluti del Vicedecano della Facoltà di Lettere, Dr. Láng András
, e del Direttore dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura per l’Ungheria, Dr. Gabriele La Posta
: Prof. Gian Mario Anselmi,
Università di Bologna; Prof. ssa Monica Fekete
, Università Babeş-Bolyai di Cluj
10.40. Lectio magistralis
del Prof. Luigi Tassoni
: Il mio Diario di lettura e di letteratura
11.15. Intervento e saluti del Direttore dell’Istituto di Romanistica della Facoltà di Lettere dell’Università degli Studi di Pécs, Dr. Domingo Lilón,
Universidad de Pécs Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Instituto de Romanística Depto. de Estudios Hispánicos e Iberoamericanos; Dr. Bene Krisztián
, Associate Professor, Head of Department Vice-Dean, University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of French Studies; Dr. Farkis Tímea
, Direttore del Dipartimento d’Italianistica di Pécs.
12.00. Interventi e saluti delle Allieve e Colleghe del Prof. Tassoni: Dr. Dimák-Tombi Beáta
e Dr. Rónaky Eszter
Exposition Valerio Adami
14 maggio-16 luglio
Galerie Templon, 30 Rue Beaubourg, Paris
Born in 1935 in Bologna, Valerio Adami
is a leading figure in the Narrative Figuration movement. His acrylic paintings are characterised by blocks of colour outlined in black evoking the themes of travel, music, literature and theatre. The notion of mystery is expressed in the many literary references that populate the paintings, a notion that always plays a central role in his work, which he defines as a philosophical questioning. His works will be exposed at Galerie Templon
from May 14 to July 16.
For more information, click here
Presentazione del volume "La tradizione dell'ideale classico"
Torino, 19 maggio 2022
Sala Avorio, Lingotto Fiere, Via Nizza 294, h 15.00
La tradizione dell’“Ideale classico” rientra nell’ambito del Programma di studi sull’Età e la Cultura del Barocco che la Fondazione 1563 porta avanti dal 2012 e raccoglie gli esiti di un ampio ciclo di seminari che ha coinvolto in un dialogo multidisciplinare e transgenerazionale giovani ricercatori, accademici e specialisti. Il volume intende verificare in che misura l’“Ideale classico”, nel suo significato antinaturalistico e antibarocco, corrisponda all’“Idea del Bello” di matrice seicentesca e alla sua fortuna nel Settecento e nell’Ottocento, e quanto invece non sia da riconoscere come una chiave interpretativa del Novecento.
Socio-Ecological Reshaping of European Cities: workshop "Urban transformations towards NBS in different contexts"
Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT)
Turin, 26 May
Campus Luigi Einaudi, Sala Lauree Blu, h 4.00-6.00
As anticipated, within the project "Socio-Ecological Reshaping of European Cities", a workshop event will take place on Monday, May 23, 4 – 6 pm. The title will be “Urban transformations towards NBS in different contexts – Drivers of change and the role of researchers”.
Among the speakers:
- Dr. Jochen Hack, Assistant Professor for Ecological Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (Principal Investigator of the CAT network)
- Dr. Maria Manso, Postdoctoral Researcher in Civil Engineering, Insituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Dr. Rieke Hansen, Professor for Open Space and Ecological Urban Design (Tenure Track), Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany
- M.Sc. Andrea Nóblega Carriquiry, PhD candidate at the Department of Geography, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
- Dr. Joana Guerrin, Senior researcher at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Incontro con l'autore. Come onde del mare
Torino, 25 maggio
Circolo dei lettori, via Bogino 9, h 18:30
Come onde del mare. Diario di bordo di un’esperienza umanitaria.
Presentazione del libro di e con Valentina Brinis
edito da Castelvecchi con Angela Condello,
nell’ambito di Il Maggio dei libri
. Un’operatrice umanitaria racconta la migrazione in mare dal punto di vista di professionisti, volontari e marinai che dedicano tempo al salvataggio e all’accoglienza.
Per maggiori informazioni, clicca qui
Mostra Due mesi di carta 2021/2022. Da Venezia a Torino
Biblioteca Civica Centrale, Via della Cittadella 5; Libreria Antiquaria Freddi, Via Mazzini 40
Due eventi distinti ma intimamente connessi a cura dell'Associazione culturale Collezione Piero Marengo Progetto libro animato e d’artista con al centro la figura di Dario Cestaro, paper engineer di fama internazionale e Docente del corso Tecnologia della carta presso l' Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, si propongono, l'uno, di presentare i frutti dell' attività didattica del prof. Cestaro attraverso l'opera dei suoi allievi dimostrandone la capacità, da lui promossa e ispirata nell ambito del Paper Design configurandosi come vere e proprie opere d'arte scultoree e architettoniche in carta e in cartoncino di cellulosa. Il secondo evento, diviso in due sessioni, mattino e pomeriggio che si terrà esclusivamente alla Biblioteca civica Centrale, ad opera del prof. Dario Cestaro, cercherà di sviluppare attraverso l'approfondimento di conoscenze teoriche e l'uso di tecniche applicative l'interesse per il paper engineering secondo i diversi percorsi creativi sperimentati da Cestaro, eventualmente proiettando i partecipanti nel più vasto campo della creatività e dell'arte.
Per maggiori informazioni, clicca qui
Micromega 3/2022: Almanacco di Filosofia
È uscito il 12 maggio un nuovo ricchissimo numero di MicroMega. In vendita in formato digitale
e in libreria.
Di fronte al tragico ritorno sulla scena mondiale della minaccia atomica, MicroMega propone – nel nuovo numero in uscita il 12 maggio – due testi inediti di Günther Anders, nei quali il filosofo tedesco amplia le riflessioni contro l’equiparazione della bomba nucleare a semplice «strumento di guerra» che aveva già avviato e si confronta con la tesi avanzata da Karl Jaspers secondo la quale l’essere umano potrebbe decidere di intraprendere un conflitto nucleare rischiando coscientemente (in una sorta di stoicismo estremo) la propria esistenza, piuttosto che soccombere a pericoli di sottomissione totale, come quello rappresentato da uno Stato totalitario.
Maurizio Ferraris sostiene che ciò cui comunque non dovremmo cedere è il millenarismo catastrofista, più pericoloso del negazionismo, perché induce all’impotenza e alla rassegnazione, mentre un atteggiamento critico dovrebbe spingerci a investire nell’unico capitale che può salvarci: i nostri dati.
What is free speech absolutism anyway?
Luca De Biase, Media Ecology Newsletter (20/5/2022)
Elon Musk is talking about freedom of expression. He says he's a free speech absolutist. But of course he also wisely says that Twitter will guarantee freedom of expression within the limits of the law. It's a fascinating topic. Balancing freedom of expression with privacy on the one hand and the right not to be misinformed on the other is just one aspect of the complexity of this topic. I wrote - in Italian - about this matter: Three hypotheses about Musk and Twitter. [Keep on reading]
Passepartout, a giugno arriva Paolo Conte
Valentina Fassio, La Stampa (10/05/2022)
Paolo Conte, Amy Kellogg, Domenico Quirico e Manuela Furnari: nuovi ospiti si aggiungono al programma di Passepartout. Si annuncia un’attesa anteprima, quella con Elisabetta Sgarbi. Il 24 maggio sarà intervistata da Roberta Bellesini, presidente della Biblioteca e presenterà il suo film documentario «Deserto Rosa – Luigi Ghirri» (2009) dedicato alla figura di uno dei più influenti fotografi italiani del Novecento (alle 17,30 in Sala Pastrone, ingresso libero). […] Con loro, relatori dei tanti incontri sul «Fragile Occidente» tra storia e attualità, il filosofo Maurizio Ferraris, gli ambasciatori Stefano Pontecorvo e Gianpaolo Scarante, padre Enzo Bianchi, i giornalisti e scrittori Paolo Garimberti, Claudio Pagliara e Aldo Cazzullo. E ancora saranno presenti Christian Greco, Roberto Ragazzoni e Giovanni Caprara, Salvatore Settis, Alessandleri, Gherardo Colombo e Gustavo Zagrebelsky, Piercarlo Grimaldi, Guido Crosetto, Giovanni Quaglia, Mario Sacco, Giuseppe Tardivo e Luca Ubaldeschi, Pietrangelo Buttafuoco, Carlo Ratti, Alessandra Tarquini, Fulvio Cammarano.
[Continua a leggere]
#SEMIOBOOMER 2022 – Maurizio Ferraris
Maurizio Ferraris discute con Gabriele Marino e Bruno Surace a partire dal suo "Post-Coronial Studies. Seicento sfumature di virus" (Einaudi 2021).
Webfare, una proposta per la ripartenza - Maurizio Ferraris
discute di Webfare alla Festa di Scienza e Filosofia 2022.
I dati che produciamo sul web valgono non se riferiti ai singoli, ma solo in correlazione con milioni di altri dati di umani. Sono dunque un patrimonio dell'umanità, nuovissimo perché non c'era venti anni fa, che può e deve essere restituito all'umanità, portando la pace di cui si sente la mancanza.
NEW! Virtue Ethics & The Ends of Moral Action
Roma Tre University, September 29 – October 1, 2022
Submission deadline: 30 May 2022
Annual Aretai Conference. Virtue Ethics & The Ends of Moral Action.
What is the goal of the moral actions we perform? This question has always played a central role in moral philosophy, and it is still the locus of vibrant discussions. Within a virtue ethical perspective, the ends of moral actions are strictly related to the exercise of virtuous character traits, but virtue ethicists still disagree about how to define the achievement of a virtuous life. Should we conceive of it in terms of flourishing, happiness, or well-being? Or should we find other ways to identify proper targets of virtuous actions? Are virtues even necessary to perform moral actions?
The conference aims at bringing together philosophers interested in the topic of moral action and its ends from a variety of perspectives, with a particular focus on the relationship between ends, flourishing, and the character traits we need to achieve them. Alongside the import of virtue ethics, the conference explores how other ethical, historical, psychological, and educational approaches can contribute to addressing this topic. With the aim of including as many contributions as possible, the conference will be structured around plenary sessions and parallel sessions with the contributed papers selected by double-blind review. The contributed papers should last 30 minutes (presentation + discussion). Abstracts of 300-500 words (references included), prepared for blind refereeing, should be sent as email attachments to email@example.com
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following questions:
- What is the relation between efficient cause and final cause in the explanations of moral actions?
- What role, if any, should the good or flourishing life play in a virtue-ethical theory?
- Is eudaimonism a tenable account, or should its prominence be downsized in favor of rival
approaches (agent-based, target-centered, exemplarist)?
- How should we understand the relationship between flourishing, well-being, and happiness?
- How can the ends of different virtues be identified, and/or related to the final end of leading a flourishing life?
- Can virtuous ends guide actions and provide criteria to morally assess them?
- What role does practical wisdom play in leading a virtuous life?
- What role do non-ethical virtues (intellectual, civic, aesthetic) play in leading a flourishing life?
- What is the relation between personal flourishing and the flourishing of a community? What are
its political implications?
- Should flourishing be the aim of education?
- Which insights does the history of philosophy provide us with in order to address the questions regarding flourishing and virtuous ends?
- Can we offer a naturalistically acceptable account of the notions of practical wisdom, virtues, character, and moral goals that are central to virtue theory?
Confirmed keynote speakers: James Arthur
(Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues); Robert Audi
(University of Notre Dame); Claudia Navarin
i (European University, Rome); Dan Russell
(University of Arizona); Valerie Tiberius
(University of Minnesota)
Scientific Committee: Sofia Bonicalzi, Angelo Campodonico, Michel Croce, Mario De Caro, Michele Mangini, Claudia Navarini, Maria Silvia Vaccarezza
: Noemi Calidori, Matilde Liberti, Giulia Luvisotto, Chiara Palazzolo
: Deadline for submissions: May 30, 2022; communication of acceptance: June 15, 2022; accepted abstracts will be available online before the conference. For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the Conference webpage
The language of the conference will be English. The conference will be held in person if conditions allow. Participation in the conference is subject to a registration fee, which includes lunch on September 29 and 30, plus coffee and tea on both days. The “social” registration includes also the social dinner on September 29. Bank account details to pay the conference fee and deadlines for registration will be provided in due course.
Standard, 60 euros - Social, 90 euros
Standard: 40 euros - Social, 70 euros
Standard, 90 euros - Social, 120 euros
Standard, 70 euros - Social, 90 euros
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
DEADLINE APPROACHING! Submission deadline: 30 May 2022
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 email@example.com
Alghero is on the Western seaboard of Sardinia and can be most easily reached by air from Rome, Milan and Naples.
(University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
(University of Leeds)
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
(University of Leeds)
(University of California, San Diego)
(University of Waikato)
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 right, wrong, good, bad, beautiful, 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, deflationist, pluralist, correspondentist, 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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
– “YOUNG SCHOLAR PRIZE” should be in the object of the email.
Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism
Series editors: Phillip Sidney Horky (Durham University - email@example.com), Irmgard Männlein-Robert (University of Tübingen - firstname.lastname@example.org), Federico M. Petrucci (University of Turin - email@example.com)
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.
NEW! The future of science and ethics
Il futuro verde. Etica ambientale, tutela degli ecosistemi e sostenibilità
Sumbission deadline: 1 settembre 2022
NEW! Lex Academic Prize
Il prossimo numero di The Future of Science and Ethics
è dedicato alle nuove frontiere del rapporto tra uomo e ambiente, ovvero alle nuove possibilità offerte dal progresso tecnico-scientifico, in particolare biotecnologico, e dall'
obiettivo di immaginare e costruire un futuro più sostenibile ed equo per le presenti e le future generazioni. Tra le possibili tematiche oggetto della call for paper
vi sono: il futuro del settore bio-agro-alimentare e il suo rapporto con il Pianeta e la tutela degli ecosistemi; le grandi sfide biopolitiche del settore agro-alimentare, a partire dalla crisi delle commodities
agricole; la tutela del paesaggio come bene culturale e patrimonio dell'
umanità; le prospettive del rapporto tra uomo e animale, anche alla luce delle più recenti disposizioni normative nazionali ed europee, nonché della modifica dell’
art. 9 della Costituzione; le possibilità aperte dall'
applicazione delle tecniche di editing
del genoma al mondo animale e vegetale, anche per scopi di conservazione ambientale e protezione della biodiversità; l’
Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile approvata dall'
Assemblea Generale del’’
ONU; le strategie di contrasto al cambiamento climatico e il loro impatto in termini di sviluppo ed equità; l’
elaborazione di nuovi modelli di sviluppo per il benessere socio-economico, l’
organizzazione del lavoro e degli spazi urbani e il contenimento dei rischi ambientali – compresi i rischi legati alle zoonosi, a possibili future pandemie e, in generale, a patologie legate all’
inquinamento. Non da ultimo, il Volume si propone di ospitare una discussione sugli aspetti teorici, filosofici e normativi che possano orientare il dibattito sul rapporto uomo-natura e costituire un fondamento per le future politiche in materia ambientale.
Gli articoli pubblicati sulla rivista hanno una lunghezza di 10.000-25.000 battute (inclusi spazi, note e bibliografia). Il termine ultimo per la sottomissione
dei contributi alla Redazione è fissato per il 1 settembre 2022.
Essay prize in philosophy of action and ethics in the analytic tradition
Submission deadline: October 30th
We are glad to announce that, starting in 2022, Lex Academic, the Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), and the journal Argumenta will jointly sponsor a yearly prize in philosophy of action and ethics in the analytic tradition.
The prize will be awarded to the best paper on any topic within the two areas above. Papers may be up to 7,000 words, including footnotes and references.
For the current year, the deadline for submitting papers will be October 30, 2022. An ad hoc committee—formed by experts in the fields involved—will evaluate the papers. Decisions will be made by December 19, 2022.
The best paper will be awarded a 500-euros prize and will be published in the first available issue of Argumenta. The author(s) will also be invited to present their paper as keynote speaker(s) at the subsequent SIFA conference. There, they will also be awarded the official prize certificate. Runners-up will be free to re-submit their manuscript to Argumenta via the standard procedures and will undergo the standard peer-review process.
To qualify for the prize, please send an anonymized version of your paper to info at argumenta.org (specifying “Lex Academic Prize” in the subject of the email), with author(s)’ name and affiliation in the message text. Please do not submit more than one paper per author(s) as the first author(s).
Note that the committee will make every effort to ensure equality and diversity in the attribution of the prize.
For more information about the present call, please click here.
Je-LKS - Journal of e-Learning And Knowledge Society
Special Issue Call: Digital Citizenship
DEADLINE APPROACHING! 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 experiments, research 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.
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 authors, Maurizio Ferraris (Università di Torino)
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
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
179-214, DOI: 10.1413/97570
Sacchi, E. (2021), Is so-called Phenomenal Intentionality Real Intentionality? Axiomathes
Tomasetta, A. (2015), Persone umane. Teorie contemporanee in metafisica analitica
, Carocci: Roma.
Tomasetta, A. (2015). Physicalist naturalism in the philosophy of mind. Discipline Filosofiche
Tomasetta, A. (2016), Knowledge by Experience. Or Why Physicalism Should not be Our Default Position in Consciousness Studies Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia
(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
Voltolini, A. (2021), Troubles with Phenomenal Intentionality, Erkenntnis
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.
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(University of Liège)
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(San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan)
(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.
: 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.
Translation as Interpretation
DEADLINE APPROACHING! 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.
: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Gian Luigi Paltrinieri email@example.com
Please submit your proposals to the email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.
Instructions: 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 (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).
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.