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LabOnt newsletter informs about scientific, didactic, and dissemination activities ("Terza missione") of the research group and its associate members.

Il notiziario del LabOnt è redatto da Elena Casetta e Erica Onnis.

 

Rivista di Estetica is now an Open Access Journal

The following issues are already available: 
http://estetica.revues.org/263,
and others will follow soon.
An Ontology for Social Reality
Tiziana Andina, Palgrave Macmillan 2016

Recensione all'edizione italiana di Sebastiano Maffettone, “Architettura della realtà sociale“, 
Il Sole 24 ore, 06/11/2016.
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Highlights


Philosophisches Seminar. Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin), Trascendental Realismus
Heidelberg, 31. Januar
Schulgasse 6, 18 Uhr




Präsentation von „Nietzsches Gespenster“, von und mit Maurizio Ferraris (Turin) und Andreas Kemmerling (Heidelberg)
Bonn, 1 Februar
Max Weber Lecture Room, Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, 18 Uhr

"Der italienische Philosoph Maurizio Ferraris verfolgt Leben und Nachleben Nietzsches über 111 Stationen hinweg: durchs Engadin und entlang der Riviera, vom schicksalsträchtigen Turin bis zu den Ursprüngen in Sach­sen — von der dionysischen 'ewigen Wiederkehr' bis zum Nihilismus und dem Tode Gottes. Jede Facette dieses fas­zinierenden Kaleidoskops bringt eine neue Perspektive auf die intellektuelle Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, auf Jim Morrison und Heidegger, den Heroismus des "Viva la muerte!" Millán-Astrays, die von Deleuze/Guattari ersehnte Revolution des Begehrens und die Erfindung der Antidepressiva. Ferraris entwirft eine Genealogie der Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts, in denen der "Wille zur Macht" gespenstische Gestalt gewinnt – von den Stahlgewittern des Ersten Weltkriegs bis zum Untergang Hitlers in Berlin. Es ist zugleich eine Phänomenologie des Geistes der tragischen und geräuschvollen Moderne aus der Perspektive desjenigen, der sich selbst (nicht ganz zu Unrecht) als den "stillsten Menschen" wähnte"
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MOOC. Maurizio Ferraris: "Introduzione alla filosofia"
http://www.federica.eu/c/introduzione_alla_filosofia
La data di inizio sarà annunciata a breve. Ci si può prenotare liberamente e si riceverà una mail appena il corso sarà aperto.
Che cosa è la filosofia? Dopo una introduzione volta a spiegare che cosa si intende (o si può intendere) con “filosofia”, si passerebbe a 15 scansioni storico-teoriche. Facendo ovviamente presente che, come ha scritto Pierre Bayle, non c’è setta filosofica, per quanto sconfitta e superata, che non sia pronta a ripresentarsi. E non c’è posizione teoretica, neppure il parmenidismo, che non possa ritrovare attualità addirittura mediatica. Sicché il superamento storico non vuol dire “oblio”, né comporta mai un definitivo superamento teorico. Al massimo insegna che sbagliando si impara, o che altri imparano, e che nulla – nemmeno le dottrine che negano il divenire – ritorna mai come prima.

 

This week


Table-ronde et débat. Heidegger: de l’implicite à l’explicite. Relectures et traductions en France et en Allemagne
Paris, 27 janvier
Université Paris Sorbonne, Centre Universitaire Malesherbes 108, boulevard Malesherbes, Paris 17e
Amphi 117, 11h-12h15

Participants
Emmanuel Faye, Université de Rouen
François Rastier, CNRS, Paris Modératrice
Astrid Guillaume, Université Paris Sorbonne

Parutions récentes en débat
Martin Heidegger, « Schwarze Hefte », Gesamtausgabe, Frankfurt/Main, Klostermann, t. 94, 95, 96, 97, 2014-2015.
Emmanuel Faye, éd., Heidegger, le sol, la communauté, la race, Paris, Beauchesne, 2014.
Emmanuel Faye, Arendt et Heidegger. Extermination nazie et destruction de la pensée, Paris, Albin Michel, 2016.
Stéphane Domeracki, Heidegger et sa solution finale, Paris, Connaissance et savoirs, 2016. Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, Heidegger et la langue allemande, Paris, CNRS Éditions, 2016.
Astrid Guillaume (dir.), Traductologie et idéologie, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2016.
Astrid Guillaume (dir.), Traduction et implicites idéologiques, Besançon, Éditions La Völva, 2016. Marion Heinz & Sidonie Kellerer (dir.), Martin Heideggers »Schwarze Hefte« - Eine philosophisch-politische Debatte, Berlin, Suhrkamp, 2016.
François Rastier, Naufrage d’un prophète. Heidegger aujourd’hui, Paris, PUF, 2015. Trad. all. par Ulrich Hermann, Schiffbruch eines Propheten. Heidegger heute, Berlin, Neofelis, sous presse. Yves Charles Zarka (dir.) « Heidegger côté noir », in Cités, 61, 2015, pp. 71-174.
Programme

Valerio Adami. Metafisiche e Metamorfosi di un artista da riscoprire
Roma, 20 gennaio – 26 febbraio 2017

Accademia d’Ungheria, Galleria André, Galleria Mucciaccia

L’Accademia d’Ungheria, la Galleria André e la Galleria Mucciaccia presentano una grande mostra antologica di Valerio Adami a cura di Lea Mattarella. Con 50 opere dal 1972 ai giorni nostri, l’esposizione vuole rendere omaggio ad un grande artista italiano, noto più all’estero che in patria. La mostra è accompagnata da un catalogo bilingue, italiano e inglese, illustrato (Cambi Editore) con un testo di Lea Matterella, un’intervista rilasciata dall’artista a Christophe Penot, e una selezione di scritti di filosofi, intellettuali e scrittori fra cui Italo Calvino, Jacques Derrida, Maurizio Ferraris, Carlos Fuentes, Michel Onfray, Octavio Paz, Antonio Tabucchi.
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Incontro con l'autore. Giuliano Pontara, Quale pace? Sei saggi su pace e guerra, violenza e nonviolenza, giustizia economica e benessere sociale
Torino, 1 febbraio

Sala Gioco, Il Circolo dei Lettori, Via Bogino 9, ore 18.00

Quattro fenomeni profondamente interrelati costituiscono gravi ostacoli a una pace stabile a livello mondiale e mettono a repentaglio interessi e diritti basilari di generazioni presenti e future: l'escalation della violenza; il costante approfondirsi delle disuguaglianze nella distribuzione di risorse e potere; il crescente aumento della temperatura del pianeta e il conseguente degrado ambientale; il forte aumento dei flussi migratori nel mondo con decine di milioni di persone che fuggono dai massacri, dalle persecuzioni, dalla povertà cronica. Nei sei saggi raccolti in questo volume, Giuliano Pontara, argomentando che la guerra moderna è ingiustificabile, e che non si esce dal vortice della violenza con ulteriore violenza, esplora e analizza alcuni problemi centrali riguardanti la nozione e le vie della pace: dalla istaurazione di un governo mondiale democratico alla nonviolenza attiva, fino ai fattori istituzionali e alle forze situazionali che ne favoriscono o impediscono l'applicazione; memore del detto kantiano per cui, pur non sapendo "se la pace perpetua sia una cosa reale o un nonsenso [...] dobbiamo agire come se fosse una cosa reale, il che forse non è, e operare per la fondazione di essa", qui e ora.
Con l'autore, Giuliano Pontara (Università di Stoccolma), ne discutono Gianluca Cuozzo, Amedeo Cottino, Roberto Burlando e Luigi Bonanate.
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Forthcoming


LabOnt Seminar
The Question of Spectacle: Rousseau, Nietzsche and Michael Fried

Tracy B. Strong, University of Southampton, UK / UCSD Distinguished Professor, emeritus

Torino, 9 febbraio 
Palazzo Nuovo, Aula di Antica, ore 17.00

 denn da ist keine Stelle, /  die dich nicht sieht. Du mußt dein Leben ändern.
[ For there is no place / which does not see you. You have to change your life.]”
(Rilke)

Michael Fried’s early and seminal essay, “Art and Objecthood” is built around a set of assertions about the phenomenology of the experience of art.  He also refers to himself as a “Diderotian” critic and in a later book on Diderot engages in a brief discussion of Rousseau on this question.  From an analysis of Diderot, Rousseau’s Lettre à M. d\Alembert sur les spectacles and Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy,  I argue that his criticism in fact rather shows deep resemblances to the second two thinkers but that their analyses go deeper than does Fried and raise a question he avoids or overlooks about the relation of aesthetics to the political. 


Giornata di studi. Tra finzione e realtà
Torino, 10 febbraio
Università degli Studi di Torino, Aula Guzzo, Via Po 18

Relatori: Carola Barbero, Gianluca Cuozzo, Maurizio Ferraris, Guido Ferraro, Giovanni Leghissa, Massimo Leone, Roberto Mastroianni, Antonio Santangelo, Enrico Terrone, Maria Grazia Turri, Alberto Voltolini, Ugo Volli.
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CPT Colloqium. Christian Wüthrich (Geneva) | When the Actual World is Not Even Possible
Milano, 10 febbraio
Sala Enzo Paci, Via Festa del Perdono 7, h. 15:00-17:00

Abstract: Approaches to quantum gravity often involve the disappearance of space and time at the fundamental level. The metaphysical consequences of this disappearance are profound, as is illustrated with David Lewis’s analysis of modality. As Lewis’s possible worlds are unified by the spatiotemporal relations among their parts, the non-fundamentality of spacetime – if borne out – suggests a serious problem for his analysis: his pluriverse, for all its ontological abundance, does not contain our world. Although the mere existence – as opposed to the fundamentality – of spacetime must be recovered from the fundamental structure in order to guarantee the empirical coherence of the non-spatiotemporal fundamental theory, it does not suffice to salvage Lewis’s theory of modality from the charge of rendering our actual world impossible.
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News on New Realism and Documentality


Philosophie im Alltag: Zum Manifest des neuen Realismus
VHS, Wiener Urania, 1010, Uraniastraße 1

Die Erfahrung des zunehmenden Populismus sowie politischer und ökonomischer Unsicherheiten hat Maurizio Ferraris dazu veranlasst in seinem Manifest des neuen Realismus die These zu verwerfen, dass die gesamte Realität gesellschaftlich konstruiert und die Wahrheit ein unnützer Begriff sei. Anhand seines Buches werden wir die Auswirkungen des neuen Realismus sowohl auf die Erkenntnistheorie, als auch auf die Ethik und Politik besprechen und diese ausführlich diskutieren.  
Die Workshop-Reihe ist als fortlaufender Kurs konzipiert. Es ist jedoch möglich nur einzelne Module zu buchen, da jeder Termin als eigenständiges Thema abgehandelt wird. Philosophische Vorkenntnisse sind nicht notwendig. 

Modul 1 (Termin 13.3.2017) Der Postmoderne Angriff auf die Wirklichkeit 
Modul 2 (Termin 20.3.2017) Von der sprachlichen Wende zur Philosophie der Wahrnehmung 
Modul 3 (Termin 27.3.2017) Die konstruktivistische Verwechslung von Sein und Wissen 
Modul 4 (Termin 3.4.2017) Warum die Kritik mit der Wirklichkeit beginnt 
Modul 5 (Termin 10.4.2017) „Wage zu wissen!“ 
Website
 

"Levande dualism eller realism?"
Av Tord Bergmark

Är moral, medlidande och mänsklighet i själva verket bara materia och elektriska impulser – och spelar det någon roll om så är fallet? Tord Bergmark reagerar på en recension av Mary Midgleys ”Är du en illusion?”

Den 97-åriga brittiska filosofen Mary Midgleys bok Är du en illusion? har nyligen recenserats i SvD. Midgley beskrivs som en ”blåslampa mot alla former av naturvetenskaplig självbelåtenhet”, vilket kan te sig behövligt efter Macchiariniaffären och annat forskningsfusk. Men Midgley’s bok visar sig vara ett korståg mot vetenskaplig materialism, som påstås vara själsdödande och reduktionistisk. Enligt Midgley betyder det att naturvetare ser människor som ”själlösa automater”; att ”jaget inte finns” och att det föreligger en ”konflikt mellan materialism och medvetande”.
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THE REINFORCED ENTERPRISE BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE (REBAR) ONTOLOGY
Christine A. Hoyland
The philosophical ontology regarding documentality probes ways in which social reality is created and used. The thesis regarding documentality finds that words not only convey information, they bring new types of social entities into being. For example, there is no physical manifestation of a debt. It is only after two or more specific humans make a promise that the entity of debt can exist. Left unwritten, that debt relies on human memory for its existence. Documents evolved through time have provided humans a way to make up for short or inconsistent memory, since a document is something that is able to endure self-identically through time. Ferraris extended the documentality concept as he described how social objects come into existence...
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News on L'imbecillità è una cosa seria


M. Ferraris, L' imbecillità è una cosa seria
Il Mulino 2016, pp. 128
Webpage

Da 14 settimane in testa alla classifica Bestseller di IBS.it
Filosofia sociale e politica


"A imbecilidade é uma coisa séria"
José Tolentino Mendonça
Expresso
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"La solitudine dell'imbecille"
di Sandro Vero
Website

"Maurizio Ferraris 'L'imbecillità è una cosa seria'"
TRS Radio
Watch the video on youtube

L'imbecillità è una cosa seria su Rai 3
"Chiunque se ne sente immune, ma l'imbecillità è una categoria che domina il mondo. Nella puntata di Quante Storie in onda martedì 24 gennaio alle 12.45 su Rai3, il filosofo Maurizio Ferraris racconta chi sono gli imbecilli di ieri e di oggi, senza risparmiare i titani del pensiero, i geni della cultura, i protagonisti della storia universale, e spiega perché l'imbecillità è una prerogativa così tipicamente umana. 
 
 
 

LabOnt Projects


AcaMedia. Diffondere la ricerca italiana nel mondo

AcaMedia è il nuovo progetto del Collegio Carlo Alberto e del Laboratorio di Ontologia dell’Università degli Studi di Torino, teso a fornire al ricercatore italiano strumenti volti a supportare e migliorare la qualità e la diffusione della produzione scientifica. 
AcaMedia si propone di offrire una serie di servizi utili all’internazionalizzazione della ricerca italiana, tramite puntuali consulenze editoriali:

  • Publishing advice: Servizio volto a supportare i ricercatori nel processo di pubblicazione di monografie e articoli scientifici presso case editrici e su riviste internazionali.
  • Dissemination and archivial advice: Servizio volto a valorizzare e monitorare nel tempo la produzione scientifica dei ricercatori italiani.
  • Evalutation advice: Servizio volto a valorizzare e monitorare nel tempo la produzione scientifica dei ricercatori.

Per ulteriori informazioni scarica il Comunicato Stampa o contatta la direzione all’indirizzo acamedia@labont.it


 

LabOnt teachings


PIC M.A. Philosophy Curriculum in Turin

Tiziana Andina. "Philosophy of Art" 
Drawing on the philosophies of art developed by the continental authors and studies of Anglo-American philosophers, the course presents a panorama of the philosophy of art. It discusses definitions offered from the analytical school including Danto's representationalism, Dipert's theories of artefactualism, Dickie's institutional and procedural theories and Levinson's historical and cultural theories. From the continental theories it reflects on Hegel's notion of philosophy of art, Heidegger and Gadamer's hermeneutic tradition and Alexius Meinong's theory of objects.
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Graham Harman. "Metaphysics: Three Hidden Keys to the History of Philosophy"
The course will be a brief but intense examination of three key concepts that are not normally discussed in courses on Western metaphysics, but which I will present as being central to the discipline: duomining, indirect causation, and the continuum. The readings will be intellectually challenging, though not overwhelming in terms of length.


Available HERE the video of the opening lesson of the course: Ontology: EMERGENCE, INTENTIONALITY, DOCUMENTALITY (Prof. Maurizio Ferraris)
 

 

LabOnt Informs


Ernesto Sferrazza Papa 2016-2017 Post-doctoral Fellow al Collège d'études mondiales
Il LabOnt è lieto di annunciare che Ernesto Sferrazza Papa è risultato vincitore di una borsa di ricerca annuale presso il Collège d'études mondiales di Parigi con un progetto dal titolo "Une théorie philosophique et politique du mur".

La doppia vita di Raffaella Scarpa
di Giulia Alice Fornaro
La Repubblica, 24 gennaio
"Raffaella Scarpa doveva essere medico. Con il nonno medico condotto a San Nicola, un paesino tra Gallipoli e Lecce, e il padre ginecologo, era ovvio che intraprendesse questa professione. Ma da giovani si protesta un'autonomia spesso più dichiarata che reale. E lei ama la poesia. Così sceglie di studiare lettere senza mai dimenticarsi l'aria di casa, trovando negli anni un felice connubio tra la linguistica, per lei il mezzo principe per entrare nel cuore dell'umano, e la medicina, l'essenza stessa dell'umano, perché tocca la sofferenza profonda e il rapporto vita/morte 
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Calls


Jobs

DEA - Candidatures Directeurs d'Etudes Associés 2017
Appel à candidature Directeurs d’Études Associés 3e Appel 2017, programme de mobilité internationale invitant des personnalités scientifiques étrangères originaires de tous les continents.
Le formulaire de candidature en ligne seulement, ainsi que le détail de l'appel, des conditions d'admission et de sélection sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante: http://www.fmsh.fr/fr/international/139


Conferences


XX International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics. SPACETIME AND QUANTUM PHYSICS
Urbino, 10th- 13th July, 2017

Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca in Filosofia e Fondamenti della Fisica (CIRFIS)
Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (SILFS)
Istituto di Studi Filosofici, Università di Lugano, FNS Project: Quantities

The school will feature morning lectures given by Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva) and Francesca Vidotto (Radboud University); and afternoon seminars given by Carlo Rovelli (CPT, Aix-Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS), F.A. Muller (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Tiziana Vistarini (University of Colorado Boulder).

For further information please visit the Website
 

ENSO V The Fifth Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology
Lund, Sweden, August 30 – September 1, 2017
Deadline: March 31st, 2017

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS – SUBMISSION NOW OPEN 

The European Network on Social Ontology invites contributions to its fifth conference. ENSO V is an interdisciplinary conference concerning social ontology. Possible topics include but are not limited to

  • The metaphysics of social reality
  •  Team reasoning, coordination problems, preference and value aggregation
  •  The nature of collective intentionality and agency
  •  Moral and legal aspects of collective agency
  •  Social conventions, norms, and power
  •  Non-human sociality 

We wish to fill 40-50 slots with submitted papers. To apply, please submit a long abstract (max 1000 words) via www.ensov.org by *March 1st 2017*. Papers should be suitable for a 15-20 minutes presentation. If your paper is accepted, then a short abstract (maximum 200 words) will also be required for the conference booklet and/or conference website.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick)

Sara Rachel Chant (Tulane University)

Christian List (London School of Economics)

Karen Mccomb (University of Sussex)

Julie Zahle (University of Copenhagen)

BOOK SYMPOSIA

Kirk Ludwig, From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action 1, Oxford U P 2016

Participants:

Sara Rachel Chant, Tulane University

Kirk Ludwig, University of Indiana

Michael Schmitz, University of Vienna

Raimo Tuomela, University of Helsinki

Francesco Guala, Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living

Together, Princeton U P 2016 

Participants:

Francesco Guala, University of Milano

Rico Hauswald, Technische Universität Dresden

Elisabeth Pacherie, Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS

Wlodek Rabinowicz, Lund University

Additions to the program are expected. 

ORGANISERS

The European Network on Social Ontology was founded in 2007 with the goal to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas, future research activities at European level and the organization of a biennial international conference focusing on social ontology. Attendance to the conference allows participants to join the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS). The conference will be organized by the Metaphysics & Collectivity Research Group in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy at Lund University and The International Social Ontology Society.

Organising committee:

Björn Petersson (Chair), Lund University; Gunnar Björnsson, Umeå University; Olle Blomberg, University of Copenhagen; Johan Brännmark, Malmö University; Åsa Burman, Stockholm University; Mattias Gunnemyr, Lund University; Tobias Hansson Wahlberg, Lund University; Anna-Sofia Maurin, University of Gothenburg; Tomas Persson, Lund University; Jeroen Smid, Lund University; András Szigeti, Linköping University.

The organizers are grateful for generous financial support from the Swedish Research Council.

MORE

Website: www.ensov.org

This call for papers on PhilEvents: http://philevents.org/event/show/26334

The conference on PhilEvents: http://philevents.org/event/show/18713


Considerations in Urban Aesthetics: Planning, Mobilities, and Everyday Life
Deadline: 31st January 2017

The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics’ (IIAA) XIIth IIAA Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics, will be organized in both Lahti and Espoo, Finland. The conference will begin in Lahti on 31.5.–1.6.2017, and conclude at Aalto University in Helsinki, on 2.6.2017. The theme of the conference is “Considerations in Urban Aesthetics: Planning, Mobilities, and Everyday Life.“ Aesthetic considerations constitute one of the important aspects of urban experience, with aesthetics likewise playing a major role within urban planning. Our routes of commuting, for example, span across different units of the environment and include a variety of aesthetic experiences: an apartment, a building, the neighborhood block, the city district, the whole city. These different zones affect habituation processes and function as a setting with which we engage and disengage within the fluctuating spatio-temporal rhythms of the everyday. It is paradoxical, therefore, that even though the relevance of aesthetic considerations both in planning processes and in the experience of built environments is undeniable, the nature of the aesthetic and aesthetic experience is only seldom, if ever, analyzed explicitly in regards to Urban Planning. However, these issues concerning the urban environment are so complicated and multifaceted that an interdisciplinary approach may be needed to grasp them. Can we bring together expertise in philosophical aesthetics, architectural theory, and planning theory to develop the conceptual tools needed to better understand the relevance and role of aesthetic values both in the complicated planning processes of urban environments and in the everyday lives of urban citizens? What, for instance, is:
• the role of aesthetics in the confrontation between consensus-based and pluralism-based theories of urban planning?
• the aesthetic preconditions of achieving a consensus?
• the aesthetic assumptions both in planning processes and in people’s judgments of the results of proposed plans?

To discuss these and related themes, we enthusiastically invite researchers interested in exploring the topic to
send an abstract of 400 words to iiaa-info@helsinki.fi by the 31st of January 2017. The time allotted to each
paper is 40 minutes (30 minute presentation, 10 minutes for discussion).

Keynote Speakers: Michael Gunder (University of Auckland); Tim Schwanen (University of Oxford)Conference fee: 100€ and 50€ graduate students
Contact person: Raine Vasquez, raine.vasquez[at]gmail.com


Journals

Special Issue - Philosophy and Geography: History and Theory  
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas launches a call for papers on the historical connections between philosophy and geography
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Man’s geographic position is one of the most fascinating topic of the entire history of philosophy from its very beginning. For instance Anaximander was the first, at least in the Western World, who drew a map of the known world. And Thales had already conceived the Earth as a body floating in waters, implicitly defining a radical dichotomy between land and sea, establishing for the first time one of the most important categories of political and legal philosophy developed in the 20th century primarily by Carl Schmitt. The aim of this issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas is to answer the many relevant questions concerning the historical connections between philosophy and geography, exploring the possible theoretical intersections between them to which this history points.
More:  Website

The special issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas on Philosophy and Geography is planned for the end of 2017. Deadlines: Articles, along with a 300-words abstract and keywords, must be submitted before May 15, 2017.

Submission: Submissions must contain original and unpublished work. Contributions are ex­pected to adopt a genuinely interdisciplinary perspective in the history of ideas. Submitted articles may be written in English or French, and shall be sent to the fol­lowing e-mail address: phil_geo@jihi.eu

All submitted articles will undergo a double-blind review process. The text can be provided in .odt, .doc, .docx, or .pdf format, and must not include authors’ names and affiliations (pay attention to metadata and file properties), nor self-references that re­veal the author’s identity.
Contacts: For further information, please contact the editors of the special issue:
Simone Mammola (sokrates@alice.it)
Ernesto Sferrazza Papa (ernesto.sferrazza.papa@gmail.com)

Authors are welcome to discuss their prospective contributions with the editors be­fore submission.

Call for Papers: Linguistic Justice and Analytic Philosophy
Special issue of _Philosophical Papers_
Deadline: 1 October, 2017
Website

*Guest editors*: Filippo Contesi (Jean Nicod Institute), Moti Mizrahi (Florida Tech) and Enrico Terrone (Turin)
Expected contributors include *Eric Schwitzgebel* (University of California, Riverside), *Hans-Johann Glock* (Zurich), *Elisabetta Galeotti* (Eastern Piedmont) and *Eric Schliesser* (Amsterdam)

The topics of linguistic discrimination and linguistic justice have received little attention from contemporary analytic philosophers despite the fact that there is a growing body of evidence in linguistics and social psychology about implicit negative biases towards speakers and writers perceived as non-native. In fact, issues of linguistic discrimination and justice are particularly urgent in analytic philosophy because English is undoubtedly the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy. For this reason, it is important to think about what it means to be a person for whom English is not a first language and who tries to participate in the academic life of contemporary analytic philosophy.

The aim of this special issue of _Philosophical Papers_ is to consider the circumstances of being a non-native speaker and writer of English in analytic philosophy. In addition to philosophical and meta-philosophical perspectives, we also encourage submissions from different approaches and disciplines, including psychology, linguistics and the social sciences.

Possible questions for discussion include:

- Is there linguistic discrimination or injustice in analytic philosophy? If so, what should we do about it?
- Are the percentages of non-native-speaker faculty members of the most reputable analytic philosophy departments comparable to those in arts and humanities and STEM departments? What should any differences teach us?
- How can diversity of native languages and cultures be beneficial, if at all, to analytic philosophy?
- Are perceived linguistic fluency and eloquence important factors in philosophical writing and presenting? Should they be?
- Is it true, as is sometimes claimed, that publishing philosophical work in the most reputable venues in contemporary analytic philosophy only requires linguistic competence of a level that is reasonably easy for a non-native writer to achieve?
- Should English (or any other language) be the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy?
- Should study and research in analytic philosophy be a global and cosmopolitan enterprise?
- What if any extra policies can or should professional journals or institutions adopt to address any specific difficulties faced by non-native speakers and writers?
- Are there any precedents in the history of intellectual communities, including contemporary ones and those in different philosophical traditions, that can provide a useful model of how to approach the language issue in analytic philosophy?
- How does the language issue intersect with issues of race, ethnicity or nationality (or other issues)? How important are such intersections (or lack thereof)?

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1 October, 2017. This issue of _Philosophical Papers_, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in *March 2018*.

Authors should submit manuscripts electronically, as a PDF or MS Word document attachment, to the Managing Editor at Philosophical.Papers@ru.ac.za. Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence with their submission.

Further inquiries may be addressed to Filippo Contesi (filippo.contesi@york.ac.uk) or Ward Jones (w.jones@ru.ac.za).


"FILOSOFIA" 2017
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Call for papers: Burocrazia / Bureaucracy
Deadline for submission: 15 marzo 2017 / March 15th, 2017 
“Filosofia” accepts submissions in Italian or English. Submitted essays, prepared for blind peer review and according the editorial rules (see the following website: http://mimesisedizioni.it/riviste/filosofia.html) should be sent with an abstract in English within 15th March, 2017 to the following address: redazionefilosofia.dfe@unito.it. Authors will be notified of the result of the selection and will receive a detailed referee report on their contribution. 


RIVISTA DI ESTETICA
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(1/2018) "Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones"
Advisory Editors: Alexander Chertenko (Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia), Janna Nikolaeva (Saint-Petersburg State University), Sergey Troitćkii (Saint-Petersburg State University).
Mail to: sergtroy@yandex.ru, chertenko1980@gmail.com, rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: January 30th, 2017
 
(2/2018) "Trusting institutions"
Advisory Editor: Jacopo Domenicucci (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Mail to: jacopo.domenicucci@ens.fr; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: April 30th, 2017

(3/2018)  "Empirical Evidence and Philosophy"
Advisory Editors: Petar Bojanic (University of Beograd), Samuele Iaquinto (University of Milano), Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milano)
Mail to: giuliano.torrengo@gmail.com and rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2017

(1/2019) "The science of futures. Promises and previsions in architecture and philosophy"
Advisory Editors: Alessandro Armando (Politecnico di Torino), Giovanni Durbiano (Politecnico di Torino)
Mail to: alessandro.armando@polito.it; giovanni.durbiano@polito.it; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: January 30th, 2018

(2/2019)  "Philosophy and Literature"
Advisory Editors: Carola Barbero (Università di Torino), Micaela Latini (Università di Cassino)
Mail to: carola.barbero@unito.it; m.latini@unicas.it; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: April 30th, 2018

(3/2019) "Bridging Traditions. Chinese and Western Philosophy in Dialogue"
Advisory Editors: Wang Chengbing (Beijing Normal University), Erica Onnis (University of Turin)
Mail to: erica.onnis@unito.it; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2018


THE MONIST
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101:3 July 2018: Food
Advisory Editors: Tiziana Andina (tiziana.andina@unito.it), Carola Barbero (carola.barbero@unito.it), Carolyn Korsmeyer (ckors@buffalo.edu)
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2017


 

Partner Institutions


Collegio Carlo Alberto
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The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”
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FMSH, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme
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NCOR: National Center for Ontological Research
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