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Notiziario LabOnt n. 113 (luglio 2014)

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News on New Realism


Maurizio Ferraris
Manifeste du nouveau réalisme

La réalité serait-elle socialement construite et infiniment manipulable ? Et la vérité une notion inutile ? Non. On ne peut pas se passer du réel, il faut l’affronter et négocier avec lui. La réalité nous rend heureux ou malheureux, elle résiste ou insiste, maintenant et toujours, comme un fait qui ne supporte pas d’être réduit à interprétation. Le réel refuse de s’évaporer en une reality. Le « nouveau réalisme » est la prise d’acte d’un changement de saison. Les populismes médiatiques, les guerres post 11 septembre et la récente crise économique ont démenti les deux dogmes fondamentaux du postmodernisme : la réalité n’est pas socialement construite et infiniment manipulable ; la vérité et l’objectivité ne sont pas des notions inutiles. Ce qui est nécessaire n’est pas une nouvelle théorie de la réalité, mais un travail qui sache distinguer, avec patience et au cas par cas, ce qui est naturel, ce qui est culturel, ce qui est construit ou non. Ainsi, s’ouvrent de grands défis éthiques et politiques et se dessine un nouvel espace pour la philosophie. Le Manifeste du nouveau réalisme, paru en langue italienne, a engendré des amples débats internationaux.

FORTHCOMING

  • (October) Maurizio Ferraris, Introduction to New Realism (Bloomsbury)
  • (October) Maurizio Ferraris, Die seele. Ein iPad? (Schwabe)
  • (December) Maurizio Ferraris, Manifesto of New Realism (SUNY)
  • (Forthcoming) Maurizio Ferraris, Positive Realism (Zer0 books)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS ON NEW REALISM

Der Neue Realismus, Herausgegeben von Markus Gabriel
http://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/der_neue_realismus-_29699.html
In den letzten Jahren zeichnet sich eine Kehrtwende in der Philosophie ab. Seit Kant galt es als ausgemacht, dass wir primär unseren Zugang zu den Dingen untersuchen müssen, da wir die Dinge an sich aus prinzipiellen Gründen nicht erkennen können. Obwohl beinahe niemand Kant im Detail gefolgt ist, hatte sich doch der Eindruck eingestellt, in der Philosophie ginge es um die Sprache, um Zeichen, ums Erkennen, nicht aber um dasjenige, worauf sich solche Systeme richten. Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert eine Wende, die als »Neuer Realismus« bekannt geworden ist und die darin besteht, dass die kantische Grundannahme fallen gelassen wird, ohne deswegen in einen naiven Realismus zurückzufallen. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Jocelyn Benoist, Paul Boghossian, Umberto Eco, Maurizio Ferraris, Hilary Putnam und John Searle.

A. Avanessian (ed.), Realismo Hoy, editorial circulo ermeneutico (forthcoming)

Maurizio Ferraris, “Documental violence”, in P. Bojanic - G. Sibertin-Blanc (eds.), De la terreur à l’extreme violence, Toulouse, Editions Europhilosophie 2014, pp. 285-307.

INTERNATIONAL DEBATE

Neuer realismus (7)
JULI 2014 DIE ZEIT No 28

Prochainement: Table ronde sur le nouveau réalisme à Genève
Jeudi, 4 septembre, à 18.30 au Mamco, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, CH-1205 Genève).  
"Vers un nouveau réalisme? Sur la situation actuelle de l'art, de la philosophie et de la société"
Table ronde à l'occasion de la publication des "Discours d'actualité. Du "postmoderne" aux nouveaux horizons de la culture" (Droz 2014), avec la participation de Ruth Dreifuss, Maurizio Ferraris, Françoise Ninghetto et Christoph Riedweg; modération: François Modoux (Le Temps). 

News Detail Kultur Zeitjung
Ist Postmoderne eine Illusion? Interview mit Markus Gabriel
"Das ist ein gigantischer Irrtum"
Read the interview

Albert Raven: About New Realism
"There is something rather exciting going on in the world of philosophy and art, and with it in the world of science, economy and politics. For several years now there’s a movement gaining shape and followers, which is strongly opposing to -and maybe announcing the end of- an era we know all too well: post-modernism..." Continue reading

2014 will be breakout year for Continental Realism
"As an outsider I've been fascinated by watching continental philosophers shake off many of the neo-Kantian aspects of phenomenology in the same way that analytic philosophers earlier shook off many of the (sometimes identical!) neo-Kantian aspects of logical positivism..." Continue reading

Pharmakon, panoptique, hypomnèse, oligoptique et autres concepts
"De Bernard Stiegler à Bruno Latour, passant par Maurizio Ferraris, Stephane Vial ou encore Thierry Hoquet, sans bien sûr parler des « anciens » et toujours « actuels » nouveaux philosophes (et en en oubliant bien d’autres patentés ou non), il y a une montée étonnante d’adrénaline philosophique autour du numérique..." Continuer la lecture

NATIONAL DEBATE
Continua l'acceso dibattito sul Nuovo Realismo su Micromega, con nuovi interventi.

Leggi il discorso d'apertura di Maurizio Ferraris al convegno internazionale "Conseguenze del realismo", Roma, 4-6 maggio 2014 [testo in inglese]

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference RELIGION AND REALISM
Date of the conference: November 28, 2014
Deadline for paper proposals: September 1, 2014
English will be the working language of the conference.
Paper proposals (abstracts) should contain no more than 250 words.
Abstracts, together with a short CV (not to exceed 1800 characters), should be sent no later than September 1, 2014 to: religionrealism@gmail.com
There will be no conference fee for speakers.
All presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

COLLANA "NUOVO REALISMO"
Ultime uscite:

Anna Longo e Roberto Masiero (a cura di), Il divenire della conoscenza. Estetica e contingenza del reale, 2013
Luca Martignani, Sociologia e nuovo realismo. Ontologia sociale e recupero dell’interpretazione, 2013
Paolo Bozzi, Scritti sul realismo. Mondo sotto osservazione, 2013
Raffaella Scarpa, Il caso nuovo realismo. La lingua del dibattito filosofico contemporaneo, 2013.
Quentin Meillassoux, Tempo senza divenire, a cura di Anna Longo, 2013, pp. 70,
Fausto Fraisopi (a cura di), Ontologie. Storie e prospettive della domanda sull’ente, 2014, pp. 522.

Di prossima pubblicazione:

Francesco Moiso Matteo d'Alfonso, La filosofia della mitologia di F.W.J. Schelling. Dagli inizi all’introduzione storico-critica, pp. 462


J.J. Gibson, L'approccio ecologico alla percezione visiva, a c. di Vincenzo Santarcangelo
L’approccio ecologico alla percezione visiva di J.J. Gibson costituisce uno studio imprescindibile su come funziona la visione umana. Oggetto della lucida analisi dello psicologo americano è non solo come vediamo l’ambiente che ci circonda (le sue superfici, i layout, i colori, le texture), ma anche la percezione di dove ci troviamo rispetto all’ambiente e la comprensione di come la visione ci permetta di fare le cose, dalle più semplici alle più complesse. In questo libro, inoltre, il concetto di affordance, coniato nel saggio The Theory of Affordances (1977), è sviluppato e approfondito. Tale nozione è stata ripresa di recente in moltissimi ambiti, dalla filosofia alla robotica alla psicologia evolutiva: per questo motivo, e per l’importanza che il pensiero dello psicologo riveste tuttora per le teorie della percezione post-cognitiviste (si pensi all’enactive approach), riproporre Gibson in traduzione aggiornata è operazione assolutamente necessaria.

 

Eventi

San Pietroburgo. SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE DI FILOSOFIA / МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ ШКОЛА ФИЛОСОФИИ
Dal 7 al 19 luglio
Sede: università ITMO di San Pietroburgo, San Pietroburgo, via Chaikovskogo, 11 / Адрес проведения: НИУ ИТМО, Санкт-Петербург, ул. Чайковского, 11
Website.
Corpo docente e corsi:
Преподаватели и курсы:

Prof. Tiziana Andina (Torino): Introduzione alla ontologia contemporanea h:16
Тициана Андина (Турин): Введение в современную аналитическую онтологию

Dr. Vera Tripodi (Torino): Epistemologia e questioni di genere h:16
Вера Триподи (Турин): Эпистемология и проблема гендера

Prof. Alberto Pirni (Pisa): Kant filosofo della comunità h:08
Альберто Пирни (Пиза): Кант как философ отношений общественных

Prof. Luigi Perissinotto (Venezia): L’ontologia dopo Wittgenstein h:08
Луиджи Периссинотто (Венеция): Онтология после Витгенштейна
Prof. Petr Kolychev (San Pietroburgo): L’ontologia relativa h:06
П.М.Колычев (Санкт-Петербург): Релятивная онтология

Prof. Igor Evlampiev (San Pietroburgo): La storia dell’ontologia nella filosofia russa h:06
И.И.Евлампиев (Санкт-Петербург): История онтологии в русской философии

Dr. Andrei Patkul (San Pietroburgo): Scientificità dell’ontologia h:08
А.Б.Паткуль (Санкт-Петербург): Научность онтологии

Dr. Igor Zaitsev (San Pietroburgo): Teologia filosofica h:08
И.Н.Зайцев (Санкт-Петербург):Философская теология

Занятия будут проходить на русском и итальянском языке с переводом.
Le lezioni si terranno in russo e in italiano con la traduzione.

Per informazioni scrivere a: yulia.spb.ru@mail.ru

Castello di Rivoli. Seminario: Ripensare i confini dell'animale
16 luglio - informazioni e programma http://studentipassoni.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/summer-school-programma-giovani-e-adulti.pdf
Ripensare i confini dell’animale
Seminario a cura di (e con) Leonardo Caffo e Valentina Sonzogni
Cos’è l’animalità? Cosa significano oggi, per noi, le immagini degli animali che attraverso i secolihanno popolato la storia dell’arte? Come può la filosofia rispondere alle inevitabili domande sulcomune destino che a loro ci accomuna nel nuovo millennio? A queste e altre domanderisponderanno, in dialogo con i partecipanti al seminario, Leonardo Caffo, filosofo e attivistaantispecista, e Valentina Sonzogni, storica dell’architettura e dell’arte autori dell’e-book Un’arte perl’altro (goWare, 2013) e direttori scientifici della rivista Animot. L’altra filosofia (Graphe edizioni). Apartire da un denso apparato iconografico, base visiva indispensabile per osservare con occhinuovi la prospettiva specista che emerge dalla storia dell’arte, gli autori offrono la possibilità di unavvicinamento critico al tema degli studi animali.
DESTINATARI Giovani, studenti, educatori, operatori culturali, insegnanti.
ORARI Dalle 10 alle 13.
COSTI €. 10 al giorno, pranzo escluso. Al termine verrà rilasciato un attestato di partecipazione.

Scuola di narrazione educativa
Dal 27 luglio al 2 agosto
Sede: Certosa 1515 di Avigliana (TO)
Con un intervento di Carola Barbero: “A che cosa serve la letteratura?”
http://www.gruppoabele.org/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/4117


Rivista di estetica

Rivista di Estetica n.s. n.56, (2/2014), anno LIV
the other(s)
A cura di: Massimo Dell’Utri and Stefano Caputo

As a result of globalization and recent technological innovations, over recent decades contact and interaction among individuals, groups, and cultures have dramatically increased. But such contact often comes with difficulties and costs, and this opens up the broad spectrum of issues that involves the concept of the other. It is this broadness that makes the other susceptible to multifarious declinations, and it is precisely these declinations that the essays in the present issue aim to shed light on. As the reader will see, one of the merits of these essays is that they help to clarify how the concept of the other represents a useful means to undermine one of the persistent philosophical prejudices of our time: that between continental and analytic philosophy there is a radical and irreconcilable divide. Nothing further from the truth

Indice:

Massimo Dell’Utri, Stefano Caputo, Introduction: Ten Trips around the Conceptual Galaxy of Otherness

Diego Marconi, Other than Whom?

Cristina Meini, Alfredo Paternoster, The Other “in” the Self: The Sense of Self and the Threat of Relativism

Cristian Muscelli, L’altro e il tempo dell’immediatezza

Wojciech Żełaniec, On a Value of Eccentricity

Pier Luigi Lecis, Noi e loro. Un approccio comunicativo

Maurizio Ferraris, Otherness: The Prevalence of the Real

Carola Barbero, Emma and The Others

Alberto Voltolini, The Depicted Gaze of the Other

Giuseppe Lorini, Meta-institutional Concepts: A New Category for Social Ontology

Maria Bettetini, The Ancient Faults of the Other: Religion and Images at the Heart of an Unfinished Dispute

varia

Carola Barbero, Risposta (tranquillizzante) a una nota critica (e a un grido di allarme)

Valentino Della Casa, Volontà di potenza come volontà di naufragio: quando il superamento passa dall’autodistruzione

Michele Di Francesco, Alfredo Tomasetta, Immaginare e sperimentare. Gli zombie e il problema della coscienza fenomenica

Igor Evlampiev, Pëtr Kolychev, L’influenza delle idee di Lev Tolstoj sul pensiero di Friedrich Nietzsche durante il lavoro sul trattato L’Anticristo

Venanzio Raspa, L’estetica dimenticata: la vicenda della scuola di Graz

Achille C. Varzi, Fictionalism in Ontology: The 2011 Paolo Bozzi Lecture


Pubblicazioni

THE
Where Are You? An Ontology of the Cell Phone
ONTOLOGY OF THE CELL PHONE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Fordham UP (Oxford University Press), paperback edition forthcoming
Texting: Do Fewer Words Equal Less Literacy?
http://fordhampress.com/index.php/where-are-you-paperback.html 

Read the essay by Tom Stoelker in the recent issue of Inside Fordham related to the theme of the book Where Are You?
 
On a recent visit to Fordham, philosopher Maurizio Ferraris, Ph.D., explained what many students already know and practice: cell phones are not for talking. In his new book to be published this summer by Fordham University Press, Where Are You? An Ontology of the Cell Phone, Ferraris argues that cell phones are writing machines. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/1F1F573741A84898453930696E4B732A478F8E8E?6994xxx1403869354#sthash.gYUmXKnu.dpuf
Texting: Do Fewer Words Equal Less Literacy
Texting: Do Fewer Words Equal Less Literacy?
On a recent visit to Fordham, philosopher Maurizio Ferraris, Ph.D., explained what many students already know and practice: cell phones are not for talking. In his new book to be published this summer by Fordham University Press, Where Are You? An Ontology of the Cell Phone, Ferraris argues that cell phones are writing machines. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/1F1F573741A84898453930696E4B732A478F8E8E?6994xxx1403869354#sthash.gYUmXKnu.dpuf
On a recent visit to Fordham, philosopher Maurizio Ferraris, Ph.D., explained what many students already know and practice: cell phones are not for talking. In his new book to be published this summer by Fordham University Press, Where Are You? An Ontology of the Cell Phone, Ferraris argues that cell phones are writing machines. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/1F1F573741A84898453930696E4B732A478F8E8E?6994xxx1403869354#sthash.gYUmXKnu.dpuf
On a recent visit to Fordham, philosopher Maurizio Ferraris, Ph.D., explained what many students already know and practice: cell phones are not for talking. In his new book to be published this summer by Fordham University Press, Where Are You? An Ontology of the Cell Phone, Ferraris argues that cell phones are writing machines. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/1F1F573741A84898453930696E4B732A478F8E8E?6994xxx1403869354#sthash.gYUmXKnu.dpuf
THE PHILOSOPHY OF ART, BLOOMSBURY
On a recent visit to Fordham, philosopher Maurizio Ferraris, Ph.D., explained what many students already know and practice: cell phones are not for talking. In his new book to be published this summer by Fordham University Press, Where Are You? An Ontology of the Cell Phone, Ferraris argues that cell phones are writing machines. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/1F1F573741A84898453930696E4B732A478F8E8E?6994xxx1403869354#sthash.gYUmXKnu.dpuTHE PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Paperback Edition
Tiziana Andina, The Philosophy of Art: The Question of Definition From Hegel to Post-Dantian Theories
Bloomsbury Academy, 2013
paperback edition forthcoming in October

LA BIODIVERSITé EN QUESTION, EDITION MATERIOLOGIQUES

Sous la direction d’Elena Casetta & de Julien Delord. Préface de Jean Gayon
Auteurs : Jean Gayon, Philippe Huneman, Anouk Barberousse, Julien Delord, Sarah Samadi, Elena Casetta, Patrick Blandin, Vincent Devictor, Frédéric Gosselin, Denis Couvet, Jean-Christophe Vandevelde , Christian Lévêque, Yves Meinard, Julien Mestrallet
http://www.materiologiques.com/La-biodiversite-en-question-Enjeux
Sommaire: http://www.materiologiques.com/La-biodiversite-en-question-Enjeux

COLLANA LABONT
VIOLENZA E MESSIANISMO di Petar Bojanic
a c. di G. Petrarca
In uscita il 26 luglio

 

Dialoghi di estetica - Artribune

Proseguono i Dialoghi di Estetica su Artribune, la rubrica di Filosofia e Arte curata da Davide Dal Sasso e Vincenzo Santarcangelo. Pubblicato il 26 giugno il dialogo con la filosofa Elisabeth Schellekens.


Bandi di concorso

E' uscito il bando per il concorso di dottorato in Filosofia, XXX ciclo, del consorzio FINO.
http://www.unito.it/unitoWAR/page/istituzionale/ricerca2/P10140018561309437024370
 


Call for Papers

[CFP] RIVISTA DI ESTETICA
“Call for paper” – “Rivista di Estetica” 2015
June 2015: Biodiversity
Advisory Editor: Elena Casetta
mail to: elenattesac@gmail.com and rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: September 30, 2014.
Description
The variety of the forms of life has been a subject of philosophical reflection since Plato, who in the Statesman celebrated the diversity of the natural world as a mean to shed some light on the relationship between humans and other animals. The term “biodiversity”, however, was coined only in 1986, proving immediately a huge success: conserving biodiversity (along with its measurement, assessment, and improvement) has become central to the interests of scientists, governments, NGO, media, and general public alike. Even in our daily lives, if we try to behave in an environmentally responsible manner, we do so, after all, because we believe that biodiversity is a value on which the quality and the very possibility of life of our species may depend. “Biodiversity”, in other words, seems to be something more than just a contraction of “biological diversity”: if biological diversity is the target of awe and wonder, primarily aesthetic, biodiversity becomes instead something to be protected, loaded with scientific, ethical, and political meanings. But what is it meant, exactly, by “biodiversity”? How are we to measure it, given the incredible complexity of the living world? What are, if any, the units of biodiversity? Is biodiversity a value in itself? Are charismatic taxa such as the Giant Panda more valuable than smallpox virus? Is biodiversity just an ideological construct? This issue of the Rivista di estetica aims to address such and similar questions, exploring what might be called “the philosophy of biodiversity”, a reflection at the intersection of the philosophy of science, epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
 
“Call for paper” – “Rivista di Estetica” (3, 2015)
December 2015: The Contemporary. Visual Arts, music and architecture.
Advisory Editor: Giuseppe di Giacomo
mail to: giuseppe.digiacomo@uniroma1.it and rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: December 31, 2014.
Description
The last thirty years, starting from the 1980’s, doubtlessly represent a rupture at all levels of cultural production in the western world: it is a real “break” which, against the background of the deep political and social transformations that have taken place, concerns not only philosophical, or aesthetico-philosophical, reflection, but also the artistic sphere considered in the multiplicity of its expressions: literary, visual, musical, theatrical, architectural. What we have witnessed is a fall, perhaps an irreversible fall, of all the paradigms which, in different ways, underlay the various forms of western culture at least until the end of the 1970’s. One could even go as far as to a affirm that the distinctive characteristic of our age, whose main trends have started to become fully visible in the 1980’s, is precisely a total absence of paradigms. As regards the arts, particularly the visual arts, this absence of paradigms has given rise to the simultaneous presence, and conflict, of profoundly heterogeneous modes and styles of expression such as abstract art, informal art or figurative art. The latter, in particular, has made a massive comeback, as the exemplary cases of Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Maurizio Cattelan demonstrate. In the same way, as concerns music, there has been a return to tonality, for instance in the works of the “neoromantics”. As for architecture, materials such as steel and glass tend to be more and more employed, in the postmodern horizon, replacing reinforced concrete. In the light of these premises, the objective of the present issue of Rivista di Estetica is to focus on, and arrive at a new understanding of, the themes and questions – of great cultural and political interest – connected with the phenomena referred to above, with an emphasis on the visual arts, music and architecture.

[CFP] THE MONIST
Issue 98:4 - October 2015: The New Realism
Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2014 

Advisory Editors: Mario De Caro and Maurizio Ferraris
www.themonist.com
Both in the Continental and in the analytic world, philosophical realism is becoming ever more fashionable. On the Continental side, the experience of the post-9/11 wars and of recent economic crises has led to a harsh denial of two central tenets of postmodernism, both held, for example, by Foucault, Vattimo, and Rorty: (1) that reality is socially constructed and infinitely malleable, and (2) that ‘truth’ and ‘objectivity’ represent useless notions. Facts cannot be reduced to interpretations, as even Derrida (in his final years) and more recently Latour, have recognized. On the analytic side, too, the situation is very different from what it was in the heyday of Feyerabend, Goodman, Davidson, Kuhn, Dummett, van Fraassen, and Hacking – as is shown by the growth of analytical metaphysics and of alternatives to anti-realism in semantics and philosophy of science. Now, however, philosophy is polarized between the (mostly analytic) view according to which only natural science can tell us what really exists and another (mostly Continental) view according to which only an anti-naturalistic stance can do justice to socio-political phenomena. The challenge, then, is this: can a New Realism be developed that can do justice both to the scientific worldview and to the phenomena of value, norms, politics, and religion. Papers are invited which rise to this challenge.

 
 
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