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Notiziario LabOnt n. 266 (18-24 marzo)
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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 Francesco Camboni e Erica Onnis.
Rivista di Estetica
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Progetto Start@Unito
Tiziana Andina, Maurizio Ferraris:
 Cos'è la Filosofia


LabOnt ha il piacere di presentare il corso Cos’è la filosofia realizzato nell’ambito del progetto Start@UniTo dai Professori Maurizio Ferraris e Tiziana Andina in collaborazione con Davide Dal Sasso.

Il Progetto Start@UniTO, realizzato dall' Università di Torino con il contributo della Compagnia di San Paolo, intende promuovere e facilitare la transizione dalla scuola secondaria di secondo grado al sistema didattico universitario attraverso la realizzazione e la diffusione di venti  insegnamenti offerti interamente on-line. Gli insegnamenti riguardano discipline dei primi anni accademici di quasi tutti i corsi di studio dell’Ateneo - dalla fisica alla sociologia, dall’informatica all’antropologia culturale, dal diritto alle lingue, dalla matematica alla zoologia - e sono pensati appositamente per chi deve avvicinarsi agli studi universitari; sono facilmente accessibili perché si trovano su una piattaforma multimediale dedicata.
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Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Editors-in-Chief:
Tiziana Andina, University of Turin, Italy
Gianmaria Ajani, University of Turin, Italy
Werner Gephart, University of Bonn, Germany

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Latest issue
What is Art? The Question of Definition Reloaded
by Tiziana Andina
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ACAMEDIA
Per il miglioramento della qualità della produzione scientifica

 

Il progetto ACAMEDIA nasce dalla collaborazione tra Collegio Carlo Alberto e i Dipartimenti di Filosofia e Scienze dell'Educazione e di Psicologia dell'Università degli Studi di Torino.

Si rivolge a docenti e ricercatori dell’Università di Torino e delle Università italiane appartenenti alle aree delle scienze filosofiche, psicologiche, politiche e sociali e offre servizi di:

  • Publishing advice
  • Dissemination and archivial advice
  • Evalutation advice
  • Sostegno ai ricercatori
www.acamedia.unito.it





Maurizio Ferraris
President of LabOnt

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Tiziana Andina
Director of LabOnt

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Highlights


Colloque “Hommage à la licorne”

Paris, 23 et 24 mars 

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Au bestiaire des philosophes, la licorne constitue un exemple traditionnel d' « objet inexistant ». Markus Gabriel l'a récemment remis au goût du jour, plaidant, sur ce cas exemplaire, pour qu'on reconnaisse une forme d'existence auxdits objets. Il faudra donc se demander, en métaphysiciens ou tout au moins en ontologues, si les licornes existent. Il semble, au premier abord, que la question de l'existence de ce genre d'objets ne puisse se poser indépendamment de leur histoire. Entrelaçant les considérations métaphysiques et d'histoire culturelle, nous ouvrirons donc, à la croisée des disciplines, une discussion libre sur l'inspiration, la fabrication, la représentation et l'usage ainsi que le statut logique desdits objets, espérant retirer de cette enquête une meilleure intelligence de la vraie fausse question de leur existence.

Vendredi 23 mars 2018 (Salle de formation de la BIS, Sorbonne)

9h Jocelyn Benoist:

Introduction

9h15 Béatrice de Chancel-Bardelot (Musée de Cluny) :

La tenture de la Dame à la licorne au musée de Cluny : le chef-d'œuvre de la tapisserie et sa réception

10h15 Jens Rometsch (Université de Bonn) :

À propos de la licorne et du wolpertinger : Le réel et l’imaginable

11h30 Maurizio Ferraris (Université de Turin) :

Kant et la licorne

14h30 Virginie Greene (Université Harvard) :

Faire tapisserie: la licorne décorative

15h30 Wouter Goris (Université de Bonn) :

Formalités et réalité chez Duns Scot - un chapitre du journal de la chimère

16h45 Jean-Baptiste Rauzy (Paris 4) :

Le vinculum substantiale et les gluons: un usage des mondes impossibles dans Leibniz

Samedi 24 mars 2018 (Sorbonne, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, escalier C, 1er étage, Salle Lalande)

9h Florencia Di Rocco Valdecantos (ENOJP) :

Zoo-logique de la licorne

10h Nicholas Stang (Université de Toronto) :

Are There Unicorns? Towards A (Neo)-Kantian Answer

11h15 Markus Gabriel (Université de Bonn) :

La possibilité d'une licorne

14h15 Sophie Albert / Jean-René Valette (Paris 4) :

La licorne à la croisée des sens dans quelques textes des 12e-14e siècles

15h15 Félix Duportail (Paris 1) :

La loi de la licorne

16h30 Paolo Spinicci (Université de Milan) :

Looking for unicorns: a taxonomy of fictional objects and the forms of imagination

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This Week


Seminario sui limiti della razionalità
Napoli, 16 marzo

Istituto italiano per gli studi storici, Via Benedetto Croce 12, h. 16.00

L'Istituto italiano per gli studi storici (IISS) ospiterà un seminario organizzato congiuntamente al Dipartimento di ingegneria elettrica e tecnologie dell'informazione (DIETI). L'incontro del 16 marzo verterà sul tema: "Razionalità limitata nell'animale e nella macchina". 

Interverranno:
Maurizio Ferraris (Università degli Studi di Torino – IISS), "Umanismo, Organismo, Meccanismo"
Luigi Sauro (DIETI) 
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Third annual workshop of the International Society for Nietzsche Studies
London, 16-17 March

Birkbeck - University of London

This third annual workshop of the International Society for Nietzsche Studies will be held at Birkbeck – University of London. As in the two previous years, papers from this meeting will be published in a special issue of the journal Inquiry.
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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
Christopher Fowles (University of Oxford), "Nietzsche on Conscious and Unconscious Thought"
Sebastian Gardner (University College London), "Nietzsche on Kant and Teleology in 1868: '"Life" is something entirely dark...'"
Thomas Lambert (Princeton University), "Discovering Values: Nietzsche’s Constructivist Metaethics"
Brian Leiter (University of Chicago), "The Innocence of Becoming: Nietzsche Against Guilt"
James A. Mollison (Purdue University), "Nietzsche's Critique of Stoicism: Naturalism and Value, Suffering and Amor Fati"
Gudrun von Tevenar (Birkbeck – University of London), "Gratitude, Revenge, and Mitleid: Reading Nietzsche's Daybreak 138"

INVITED PARTICIPANTS:
Tiziana Andina (University of Turin), Jessica N. Berry (Georgia State University), Reid Blackman (Colgate University)
Maudemarie Clark (UC Riverside), João Constâncio (Nova University Lisbon | IFILNOVA), Manuel Dries (The Open University), David Dudrick (Colgate University), Michael Forster (University of Chicago | Universität Bonn), Ken Gemes* (Birkbeck College, University of London), Béatrice Han-Pile (University of Essex), Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck – University of London), Christopher Janaway (University of Southampton), Scott Jenkins (University of Kansas), Peter Kail (Oxford University), Paul Katsafanas (Boston University), Paul S. Loeb (University of Puget Sound), Simon May (King's College London), Allison Merrick (California State University – San Marcos), Mark Migotti (University of Calgary), Enrico Müller (Universität Bonn), Alexander Nehamas (Princeton University), Peter Poellner (University of Warwick), Alexander Prescott-Couch (University of Chicago), Christopher Raymond (Vassar College), Bernard Reginster (Brown University), Mattia Riccardi (University of Porto), John Richardson (New York University), Christoph Schuringa (NCH London), Paolo Stellino (Nova University Lisbon | IFILNOVA), Benedetta Zavatta (ITEM | CNRS/ENS – Paris).

Social Ontology and the Role of Technology
Torino, 19 marzo
CLE, Classroom D4, h. 14.00

Si segnala che, contestualmente al corso di "Ontology" di Tiziana Andina, lunedì 19 marzo Davide dal Sasso terrà una lezione dal titolo: "Social Ontology and the Role of Technlology".

Undergraduate Workshop. Mind the Gap - Prospettive sul problema mente-corpo
Torino, 20 marzo

Sala Arturo Graf, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 18, h. 09.30-18.00

Workshop di studio conclusivo e presentazione dei paper finali degli studenti dei seminari tenuti da Mariagrazia Pia ed Erica Onnis nella cornice del corso triennale Filosofia Teoretica della Professoressa Tiziana Andina.
Locandina 
Programma 

Ontologia dell’arte ed estetica: a partire dalle arti contemporanee
Asti, 22 marzo 
Liceo Classico Vittorio Alfieri, Asti

Provate a immaginare di entrare in una sala cinematografica in cui viene proiettato un film che parla del tempo, e di accorgervi che il tempo del film coincide con il tempo della vita degli spettatori. Magia? Suggestione? Semplicemente un'opera d'arte: The Clock. Ma cosa vuol dire che è un'opera d'arte? E, soprattutto, quando è arte? 
Giovedì 22 marzo Tiziana Andina terrà una lezione su questi temi presso il Liceo Classico Vittorio Alfieri di Asti, dal titolo "Ontologia dell'arte ed estetica: a partire dalle arti contemporanee".

Presentazione del libro "La donna non esiste. E l'uomo? Sesso genere identità"
Torino, 24 Marzo 

Biblioteca civica centrale, h. 16.00

Si segnala che sabato 24 marzo la Biblioteca civica centrale ospiterà la presentazione del libro curato da Nicla Vassallo, "La donna non esiste. E l'uomo? Sesso genere e identità” (Codice Edizioni, 2018). Parteciperanno all'incontro Maurizio Mori e Vera Tripodi, autori di due capitoli del volume: bioetica e comunicazione.
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News on L'imbecillità è una cosa seria & Mobilitazione totale


Imbéciles
Fernando Savater - El País

Al hablar de imbecilidad, tenemos siempre que hacerlo en primera persona del plural. ¿Imbéciles? Me too... Los animales aciertan por instinto, el superhombre (cuando llegue) nunca fallará en su esplendor: cojeando entre ambos extremos, el simple humano hace diana o falla el tiro sin saber nunca su puntuación definitiva. Eso es lo malo: el mismo que da muestras de talento incurre al momento en una estupidez desoladora. Y ello trae malas consecuencias: reparen, sin ir más lejos, en la historia de la humanidad. Tal es el aviso de Maurizio Ferraris en La imbecilidad es cosa seria (Alianza), donde define esta enfermedad endémica en nuestra especie —un mal derivado del desempeño racional, igual que la silicosis acompaña la minería— como “ceguera, indiferencia u hostilidad a los valores cognitivos, más extendida entre quienes tienen ambiciones intelectuales”. [Sigue leyendo]

Penso, taggo, dunque sono? Nuovi rituali e apparenze digitali
Pietro Piro

L'accelerazione è un fattore determinante per comprendere il nostro tempo così come ha ben evidenziato Hartmut Rosa nel suo lavoro: Accelerazione e alienazione. Per una teoria critica del tempo nella tarda modernità (Einaudi, Torino 2015): "Il soggetto moderno può quindi essere descritto come condizionato in maniera minima da regole e sanzioni e sanzioni etiche, e quindi considerato "libero", sebbene sia strettamente regolato, dominato e oppresso da un regime temporale per lo più invisibile, depoliticizzato, indiscusso, sottoteorizzato e inarticolato. Questo regime del tempo può essere di fatto analizzato sotto un unico concetto unificante: la logica dell'accelerazione sociale". (p. VIII). Pochi sono oggi le persone che non sentono "la terra sfuggire da sotto i piedi" e il fatto che "tutto diventa vecchio in pochissimo tempo". E' forse questo il "segno" più evidente dei tempi di Internet: l'estrema velocità con cui tutto si consuma e diventa antiquato (Günther Anders ci aveva fornito le basi per comprendere questa caducità già nel 1958 con il suo Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen). L'avvento e la diffusione capillare dei dispositivi per la comunicazione mobile hanno accelerato ancora di più i processi comunicativi e imposto un "regime" invisibile che c'impone la disponibilità continua alla "mobilitazione" (fenomeno abilmente descritto da Maurizio Ferraris nel suo Mobilitazione totale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2015). [Continua a leggere]

La réinvention du passé. Une lecture de Qu’est-ce que le patrimoine numérique? de Matteo Treleani
Servanne Monjour

Le cas du patrimoine digital native, ou né-numérique, s’avère à cet égard des plus critiques : il est celui qui, finalement, est le plus précaire en raison de l’obsolescence rapide des technologies et supports. Le patrimoine né-numérique est par ailleurs tributaire d’un défi quantitatif qui lui est propre et qui pourrait presque sembler paradoxal : il existe en effet un écart conséquent entre la masse archivable et le patrimoine numérique potentiel. Twitter illustre bien ce défi, lui qui constitue un cas limite mais essentiel, tant l’application fait partie du quotidien des internautes : faut-il archiver chaque tweet, comme l’avait initialement entrepris la Library of Congress en 2010, avant de renoncer tout récemment à ce projet titanesque ? On comprend bien les limites d’une telle entreprise, qui reflète un état d’esprit finalement très contemporain - comme l’indique le philosophe Maurizio Ferraris (2014), nous ne serions pas tant une société de la communication qu’une société de l’enregistrement. Tel le suggère l’auteur, nous avons encore du mal à opérer la distinction pourtant essentielle entre la trace et le patrimoine. C’est ainsi que, là où l’on a pu plaider, autrefois, pour un devoir de mémoire, nous militons à présent pour un droit à l’oubli. [Continue à lire]

 

Rivista di estetica - CFP


Ethics of the Environmental Crisis
Advisory Editors: Davide Pala (University of Rijeka) and Carlo Burelli (University of Rijeka)
Submission deadline: 31 March 2019
Submission and Information: rivista.estetica@gmail.com, davide_pala@hotmail.comburelli.carlo@gmail.com 

In the last decades, the environmental conditions of our planet have dramatically worsened. For example, planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.1 degrees Celsius since the 19th century, and most of this warming has occurred in the past 35 years. Moreover, since 1970, CO2 emissions have increased by about 90%, and the current rate of ocean acidification is faster than at any time in the past 300 million years. Besides this, it has been estimated that we are losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, i.e. about one to five species per year, with a precipitous decline of biodiversity. Hence, one could argue that we are currently experiencing an environmental crisis of unprecedented magnitude, pace and severity.
There is an urgent need to reflect on this crisis from both a moral and political point of view, either in a comprehensive or in a more focussed way. In particular, we should ask: what makes the current environmental crisis or one of its specific manifestations distinctively bad or unjust? Are they bad or unjust per se, or rather for derivative reasons dealing with their bad impact on the well-being of humans? In the latter case, to what extent should we care about the well-being of future generations, besides that of the present ones? Does the current environmental crisis or one of its specific manifestations represent an evil that can be more or less easily avoided, or rather a specific form of injustice? If the perspective of justice is adopted, which kind of injustice is at stake? A form of distributive injustice or rather a violation of either human or environmental rights? Or do the phenomena under analysis represent another form of injustice, such as, for instance, a form of domination? Moreover, who is both causally and morally responsible for the current environmental crisis or one of its manifestations? Should we point at several states and transnational private agents, both understood as collective agents, or at our species as a whole, if it makes sense to speak of our species as a (responsible) agent? And what about our shared responsibilities either as citizens or human beings, if there are any? How should we judge those citizens that deny the seriousness of the environmental crisis? Also, who has now the duty to redress the current environmental crisis? How? Are proposals such as the Half-Earth project desirable and do they meet feasibility requirements?  

This issue of “Rivista di Estetica” invites papers concerning the current environmental crisis that address these and related questions from the perspective of both moral and political philosophy, philosophy of science and ontology. Papers must be written in English, should not exceed 40.000 characters, notes and blank-spaces included, and should be prepared for blind review. Both PDF and Word format will be accepted.
Editorial norms: http://labont.it/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Norme-RdE-Submission-ENG1.pdf



LabOnt Informs


Inaugurazione della piattaforma Start@UniTO
Il LabOnt è lieto di annunciare che da questa mattina la piattaforma Start@UniTO è aperta al pubblico (ad eccezione degli insegnamenti di Elementi di sociologia e di Storia della psicologia, che saranno disponibili più avanti). Nei prossimi giorni verranno apportati ulteriori aggiustamenti, ma il servizio è pronto per i primi utenti. Si segnala, inoltre, che il video promozionale è ora disponibile sui canali istituzionali unito (a questo link su Youtube, a questo link su Unito Media), dai quali è più semplice la condivisione.

Call for Editorship - Argumenta
The Editorial Board of Argumenta invites scholars in analytic philosophy to submit projects for Special Issues, in which they can act as editors. The project should consist of a title, an introduction to the selected theme with the specification of the aim of the project given the status of the research, and a list of invited contributors.
 Please send your proposal to the following email address: editor@argumenta.org
 Argumenta (www.argumenta.org/) 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.

Terne dei finalisti al Premio Croce 2018
La Giuria del Premio nazionale di Cultura Benedetto Croce di Pescasseroli presieduta da Natalino Irti, ha definito le terne delle opere candidate al Premio 2018 per le tre sezioni del Premio. Per la narrativa: “Borgo vecchio” di Giosuè Colaciura, editore Sellerio; “L’ombra di Trieste”, di Cristina Batocletti, editore La Nave di Teseo; “Ballata senza nome” di Massimo Bubola, editore Frassinelli. Per la letteratura giornalistica:  “Caos italiano” di Paolo Mieli, editore Rizzoli; “L’anno del ferro e del fuoco”, di Ezio Mauro, editore Feltrinelli; “Bellissime” di Flavia Piccinni, editore Fandango. Per la sezione saggistica: “Malacarne”, di Annacarla Valeriano, editore Donzelli; “Postverità e altri enigmi”, di Maurizio Ferraris, Editore Il Mulino; “Dieci lezioni sui classici” di Piero Boitani, editore Il Mulino. Dalla prossima settimana le opere verranno presentate alle 24 giurie popolari, di cui 20 scuole, sparse in tutto l’Abruzzo.
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Dialoghi di Estetica. Parola a Domenico Quaranta
Davide Dal Sasso
Critico e curatore di arte contemporanea, Domenico Quaranta pone al centro delle sue ricerche l’impatto dei più recenti mutamenti tecnologici sui mezzi di produzione e disseminazione artistica. Collabora irregolarmente con diverse riviste, tra le quali Flash ArtArtpulseRhizome. È autore di saggi, recensioni e interviste pubblicati in riviste, giornali e portali online. Tra i suoi libri: NET ART 1994-1998. La vicenda di Äda’web (Vita & Pensiero, Milano 2004); GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames (Johan and Levi, Milano 2006, curato con M. Bittanti), Media, New Media, Postmedia (Postmedia Books, Milano 2010), In My Computer (2011), AFK. Texts on Artists 2011-2016 (2016). Insegna presso l’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore e l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara.
In questo dialogo abbiamo affrontato in particolare: la relazione tra rinnovamento operativo e tecnologico nelle pratiche artistiche contemporanee, il ruolo del web e dei dispositivi di produzione di immagini e video, le caratteristiche della prospettiva postmediale e gli approcci curatoriali alle sperimentazioni tecnologiche nell’arte contemporanea. [Continua a leggere]

Premio "Edoardo Ruffini" 2018 - ANL
L’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei bandisce un concorso al Premio «Edoardo Ruffini», dell’importo di € 5.000 (al lordo dell’imposizione fiscale), destinato a giovani studiosi, in tema di “Maggioranza e minoranze”.
Possono concorrere al Premio coloro che, in Italia, abbiano conseguito la laurea magistrale o specialistica o il dottorato di ricerca nelle scienze umane (filosofiche, giuridiche, sociali, politiche), nel triennio antecedente alla data di scadenza del termine di presentazione delle domande e che non abbiano superato il giorno del compimento del trentaduesimo anno di età alla data di detto termine. E' escluso qualsiasi beneficio di elevazione dei limiti di età. La domanda di ammissione al concorso, redatta in carta libera, dovrà essere indirizzata alla Segreteria dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Via della Lungara 10, 00165 Roma, entro il 31 marzo 2018 (data del timbro postale). 
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Presentazione della rivista Aredth
Paris, 26 marzoENSA Paris la Villette
La redazione di Aredth è lieta di annunciare che il 26 marzo si terrà una presentazione della rivista a Parigi. Il progetto editoriale e scientifico sarà discusso con Jacques Lucan, Albena Yaneva, Pierre Chabard, Debora Domingo Calabuig e con alcuni membri della redazione. La redazione ringrazia Pierre Charad, il cui supporto è stato fondamentale per l’organizzazione dell’evento.
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Calls


Conferences

Workshop "Layers of Collective Intentionality“,
Vienna, August 16-18, 2018
Organizers: Hans Bernhard Schmid, Michael Schmitz, Leo Townsend (University of Vienna)
Submission deadline: March 25, 2018 

Invited speakers:
Steve Butterfill (Warwick)
Katja Crone (Dortmund)
Christian List (LSE)
Kirk Ludwig (Indiana)
Elisabeth Pacherie (Jean Nicod)
Herlinde Pauer-Studer (Vienna)
Glenda Satne (Santiago)
Michael Schmitz (Vienna)
Hans Bernhard Schmid (Vienna)

Imagine a group of kids kicking a ball around, evolving certain patterns of play, and, over time, shared skills and a shared practice. Imagine further that they jointly form intentions to meet regularly, that they evolve a narrative, a body of beliefs about how their group and their game came about, and negotiate a set of rules for it, which is passed on in the oral tradition. Finally, imagine these rules are written down, various kinds of functionaries are appointed to enforce them and to organize various aspects of the sport, fixed procedures are put into place for electing these officials and for resolving disagreements within the organization, and so on.

This vignette is supposed to illustrate that there are different layers or levels of collective intentionality. These layers can roughly be distinguished as the pre-conceptual layer of joint attention, joint bodily action, shared emotions and corresponding dispositions; the conceptual layer of we-beliefs, we-intentions and other joint propositional attitudes; and the documental layer of institutional reality. Similar distinctions have sometimes been drawn in the literature. For example, Mike Tomasello distinguishes collective from joint intentionality and partly grounds this distinction in an account of their ontogeny and phylogeny. Others have emphasized the importance of writing and documentation for some (Barry Smith) or even all (Maurizio Ferraris) forms of collective intentionality. Yet others have given accounts of collective intentionality which are explicitly restricted in scope, for example to small-scale cooperative activity (Michael Bratman). Such work raises the question what a unified account of collective intentionality might look like and what role, if any, a distinction between layers might play in such an account.

We want to discuss these issues at a workshop in Vienna from August 16-18, 2018. A small number of slots for contributed papers are available, for which we invite submissions of abstracts of 800 - 1000 words. Please send an abstract prepared for blind review and your identifying information in a separate file to Michaela.Bartsch@univie.ac.at by March 25, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by mid-Aprill.

Questions to be addressed include the following:
· Can layers be distinguished in terms of the representational formats of the representational states and artefacts that are
involved, as suggested above, or are there problems with such an approach?
·  What other parameters might be helpful in distinguishing layers?
·  Is the distinction between layers categorical or should we rather think in terms of a continuum?
· Do higher levels, as has often been thought, depend on lower levels? For example, do joint beliefs depend on joint attention
episodes? Or do the rules of a group depend on its practices? What does ‘dependence’ mean here? Or is that notion too strong or otherwise defective? How else might one conceptualize the relation between layers?
· Is the distinction between layers helpful at all, or might it also be misleading or counterproductive in certain ways?
· What is the relation between layers and the phylogeny and ontogeny of human and other animal minds?

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"Without future, without memories, thus I sit here“ (ZaIV). Friedrich Nietzsche between History and Memory
Naumburg (Saale), 11-14 October 

Organising Committee: Anthony Jensen (Providence), Carlotta Santini (Berlin)
Submission deadline: 31 May 2018

Keynote speakers:
Jan Assmann (Basel)
Christoph Schuringa (London)
Vanessa Lemm (Sidney) 
Aviezer Tucker (Boston)
Didier Franck (Paris) 
Hubert Thüring (Basel)
Hans Ruin (Stockholm)
Carlotta Santini (Cambridge)
Anthony Jensen (Providence)
Martin Saar (Frankfurt am Main)

History and memory rank as central themes in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. As one of the last philosophers of the 19th Century, Nietzsche naturally belongs to the so-called ‘historical century’. The contentious exchange with the past and with antiquity – as much as the mechanisms, the dangers, and the lessons of memory and tradition – are continually examined and stand in close relationship with Nietzsche’s vision of life and his project of
human development. As Jacob Burckhardt once wrote of the cultural critique to his Basel colleague: “Fundamentally, you are always teaching history” (13.09.1982). Following Burckhardt’s judgment, the 2018 Jahrestagung of the Nietzsche Gesellschaft will focus on the analysis of core questions in the philosophies of history and memory, and their respective convergence in the thought of Nietzsche. The epistemological relevance of these central
concepts will be thematized alongside those concerning history, forgetting, memory, tradition, and education. The discussion of these rich themes unifies a broad spectrum of questions, from that of cultural memory and contemporary philosophy of mind to a reconstruction of Nietzsche’s sources and reception.

Panels:
A) History as “Geschichte” or “Historie”
B) Memory between “Erinnern” and “Vergessen”
C) Traditions and their Critique
D) Education and ‘Mnemotechnik’
E) Sources and Reception

Download Call for Papers

Ardeth (Architectural Design Theory): Rights/Diritti
Theme editor: Carlo Olmo
Submission deadline: 15/07/2018

The range of actions deployed by design professions have seldom entered the debate regarding the relationship between city, rights, and powers. The legitimacy of design actions, though, undergoes the same fragmentation that, in a complementary fashion, questions both the credibility of physical limits in defining what a city is (for instance walls, urban morphology, the district) as well as the universal validity of the rights that are spatially defined by such units.
The project of architecture is often the carrier of a “tyranny of values” (Schmitt, 1966), as it breeds paradigms centered on form, on function or even on consensus, that, for instance, have indirectly reinforced the High-Tech trend, the naturalization of technology and of ecology in the project, as well as the various declinations of participatory action. Perhaps design can still offer itself as a complex dialogical form intended as the sum of technical and relational knowledge sets, and maintain its “discursive” role: nonetheless, the development of such a discursive potential implies the opening of a dialogue with the juridical (Butler, 2012) and historical disciplines (in light of the fact that even the hard sciences have been by now historicized) as well as with geography and the human sciences that deal with the urban dimension. On these premises, this call for papers proposes three main lines of reasoning.

The project as apparatus for the transfer and translation of values and rights
The principle of authority as answer to growing complexity allowed for the affirmation of a priori legitimized positions within international debate, from a form of creativity which coincides with star-architects and their signature, to scientifically tested – and thus guaranteed – systems of technical knowledge (Blau, 1976). Today, architecture and – in part design, answer not only to simplified representations of reality (Smart, Green, Sustainable architecture and city...), but also to systems of values and rights which are external to their own possibilities for negotiation and decision, and often decontextualized from the places in which they produce effects. In this situation, architectural design reads like a technical discipline relying on set ideologies, which cannot be the result of transactions and exchanges constructed along the way. Is this disciplinary marginality a given, or can it be improved upon?

The project as strategy for the statement and construction of rights
The political foundation of space has been constructed, ever since antiquity, on the definition of boundary (Barbera, 2017; Gaeta, 2004; Hansen, 1999).
Today, the coincidence between physical and juridical boundary appears to blur, while, on the contrary, the web of rights that have stratified over space
have multiplied in representations and self-referentiality. How can the transformation of space through the tool of architectural projects facilitate the construction of new rights (of access, of ownership, of citizenship, of use, of cultural and symbolic representation) and guarantee their stability? This same constitutive bond governing space has succeeded, since V-Century Athens, in tying together narrative, democracy, rights and design (Loraux, 1997). Today, these concepts seem to indicate self-referential threads, working towards separate objectives: storytelling, electoral consensus, normativity of procedures, technical and economical efficacy, etc. Is this specialization of competence sets necessary and inevitable, or is it still possible to recompose these seemingly separate dimensions through the design of physical space?

The project as map for a space of fragmented rights
On the one hand, rights answer to a system of values and norms that were made autonomous from space, and rather functional to other dimensions (for instance, the financial sphere or even the World Wide Web). On the other, clusters of rights that are increasingly fragmented and hidden can define other types of spatial boundaries, for which neither ideologies of sprawl nor jeux d’échelles (Revel, 1996) seem to offer effective interpretive strategies. Megalopolises like Mexico City, São Paulo, Mumbai, Guangzhou, rely on boundaries governed by property legislations, on increasingly stronger physical barriers, on a model of city that works through closed sub-communities – gated communities- and through research clusters inaccessible to new ‘strangers in the city’ (as it happens, for instance, in the case of Google, Amazon, or Facebook in California). These are socially impenetrable enclaves, not only because the communities living there abide to informal rules that are much more rigid than formal ones (thus replicating forms of self-segregation like the
ones regulating the favelas or those districts founded on religious exclusiveness), but also because those rules are legitimized and recognized by outside society as well, thus maintaining and reinforcing their conditions of separation. Today, the boundaries that politically shape space, which is often seen as
globalized and abstract, are marked by rights that are increasingly “corporative” and often made invisible – as in the case of Asian smart cities designs. Which are the implications of this? In such conditions, where the separation of space coincides with a segregation of rights, which design action can be of use? Can the project of architecture critically confront conditions such as the ones described?

This call for papers addresses scholars that variously deal with the spatial, social and political dimension of urban transformations, and that through the proposition of theoretical argumentations, case studies, and field work, attempt to answer one or more of the following questions:
1. Can the project of architecture transfer a system of general values and rights within a specific action of spatial transformation? And if so, through which scientific alliances, and, even more importantly, with which outcomes?
2. Does the project of architecture have the power of dialoguing with the juridical foundation of space? If so, through which tools can this power be effective? 3. Can the design of space still be the tool through which to reframe narratives, democracy and rights?
4. Is it possible to unhinge the segregated system of rights through the action of the project, or should we give in to the clustered structure of contemporary urban space?

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RIVISTA DI ESTETICA
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(1/2019)  "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

(2/2019) "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 
 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 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

ARGUMENTA. Journal of Analytic Philosophy
Deadline for submission: July 31st, 2018
Notification of acceptance: November 30th, 2018

https://www.argumenta.org/
 
The Editorial Board of Argumenta invites the submission of papers in answer to the following call: Persons, Reasons, and What Matters: The Philosophy of Derek Parfit 
Guest editor
Fabio Patrone (University of Genova) 
Invited contributors
John Perry (Stanford University) 
Eric T. Olson (University of Sheffield)
Martine Nida-Rümelin (University of Fribourg)
 
For any query, use please the following address:
fabio.patrone@unige.it
  
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Derek Parfit’s influence has been substantial in the discussions on personal identity, rationality, and ethics in general. On the one hand, since his first works (Parfit 1971, Parfit 1984) he initiated a new trend in the classic debate about criteria of personal identity, putting forward different and more specific methodological requirements. With the so-called “identity doesn’t matter view” he stressed the importance of a metaphysical analysis of personal identity, arguing that (logical) identity doesn’t matter in survival. On the other hand, Parfit analysed the relation between rationality and time (Parfit 1984: Ch. 2), as well as the concerns about the future generations (Ch. 4), and argued in favour of a universal moral theory (Parfit 2011).
The purpose of this issue is to stress Parfit’s influence in the contemporary philosophical debate, and the significance of his revolutionary ideas. We welcome papers that analyse Parfit’s theses on (but not limited to) the following topics:
 
- Parfit “identity doesn’t matter view”
- Personal identity and its criteria
- Thought experiments
- Reductionism
- Time and rationality
 
References
Parfit D. (1971), “Personal Identity”, Philosophical Review 80, 3-27.
Parfit D. (1984), Reasons and Persons, Oxford: OUP.
Parfit D. (2011), On What Matters, Oxford: OUP.
 
Articles must be written in English and should not exceed 8000 words.  For the presentation of their articles, authors are requested to take into account the instructions available under Information for Authors. Submissions must be suitable for blind review. Each submission should also include a brief abstract of no more than 250 words and five keywords for indexing purposes. To submit a paper, please visit this page.

 

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