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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
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SCOPUSISIRevues.orgThe Philosopher’s IndexRépertoire bibliographique de la philosophie, ERIH, Articoli italiani di periodici accademici (AIDA), Catalogo italiano dei periodici (ACNP), Google Scholar.
Open access:
http://estetica.revues.org/263,
 

 

Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law

An Interdisciplinary Journal

www.brill.com

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

Download the flyer HERE

Latest issue
What is Art? The Question of Definition Reloaded
by Tiziana Andina
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Il nuovo libro di Maurizio Ferraris
In libreria dal 2 novembre
Pagina web



Maurizio Ferraris
President of LabOnt

Download the CV and the bibliography HERE

 



Tiziana Andina
Director of LabOnt

Download the CV and the bibliography HERE

Highlights




«(Tr)oppressé», la web série qui vous invite à baisser la pression

Avec (Tr)oppressé, Arte Creative esquisse le portrait robot du citoyen lambda et de ses névroses consuméristes sur fond d'injonction à "la vie intense". Alors, ça va pas déjà mieux?

« L’utilisateur est le produit »

Pour James Williams, ex-Google expert en éthique, c’est compliqué d’améliorer nos vies dès lors que beaucoup de sociétés se sont approprié ce désir d’amélioration en en faisant le centre de leur marketing et de leur communication. Il prend l’exemple de Steve Jobs et de l’iPad. Ce dernier disait que chez Apple, le but était de créer des outils pour que les gens puissent « se divertir, communiquer et créer » tout en interdisant à ses propres enfants d’utiliser l’iPad. Selon James Williams, la raison de cette interdiction est que le fondateur d’Apple savait très bien que ce genre de produits généraient, et génèrent encore, la manipulation, la dépendance, la distraction et le détournement de l’attention à travers la flopée d’applications disponibles. Le but ? Nous entraîner « là où on n’a pas envie d’aller » en captant et en exploitant au maximum notre attention. On constate cette dépendance tous les jours puisque comme le souligne James Williams, la première et la dernière chose que l’on regarde chaque jour n’est autre que notre… smartphone. Et d’ajouter « Si je m’ennuie une seconde, je le sors ». Au début, le but de la technologie était de nous aider mais aujourd’hui, ce sont « des milliers de chercheurs (qui) aident les concepteurs à exploiter au maximum nos points faibles pour nous rendre accros à leurs créations, pour qu’on y revienne ».

Un exemple contemporain ? Netflix et son lancement automatique de l’épisode suivant. Sur notre addiction à nos smartphones, Maurizio Ferraris, se demande si on a vraiment des limites puisqu’à partir du moment où on est capable de répondre à un mail professionnel à 3h du matin c’est que l’on ne fait plus la distinction entre repos et travail. Il assimile ce comportement à la « situation du militaire » qui doit répondre aux ordres peu importe le moment. Christophe Bouton, quant à lui, se demande si « mettre son portable en mode avion, (peut éviter) les crashs », sous-entendu éviter de craquer. Il prône le « droit à la déconnexion » et soutient qu’un salarié « qui ne se déconnecte jamais s’expose à un burn-out (…) ». Enfin, Maurizio Ferraris conclut sur le fait que le Web est, avant tout, un grand système d’enregistrement de nos données et que la communication n’est en réalité pas sa fonction principale. Et puis, n’oublions pas : si c’est gratuit, c’est que nous sommes le produit ! [Continuer à lire]                    

 

Les Lundis de la Philosphie
Séminaire de Francis Wolff - Quelques aspects de la philosophie en train de se faire
École normale supérieure, Salle dussane, 45 rue d'Ulm 75005
 

 

This Week


L’altérité de l’étranger
Paris, 22 janvier

Salle du conseil A et B | 54 boulevard Raspail, h.9-13 

Comment penser ou repenser le problème de l’altérité de l’étranger aujourd’hui, en fonction du phénomène migratoire et des logiques politiques qui l’organisent et le régissent ? Quelle peut être la contribution de la réflexion philosophique en ce sens ? Le scénario actuel oblige à réfléchir sur les thèmes éthiques et politiques de l’inclusion, de l’exclusion, de la citoyenneté, de la séparation, et sur d’autres qui leur sont liés. Le but de cette matinée d’études est d’interroger ces questions fondamentales pour notre époque. 

Intervenants: 
Petar Bojanić, Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory (Belgrade)/CAS SEE (Rijeka)
Thomas Nail, University of Denver
Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss), Université d’Aix-Marseille/Collège d’études mondiales
Ernesto C. Sferrazza Papa, Collège d’études mondiales/University of Turin
Modératrice: Sara Guindani, Collège d’études mondiales/FMSH
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Maurizio Ferraris, Lectio Magistralis
Palermo, lunedì 22
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Aula Multimediale, VII piano, Viale delle Scienze, edificio 15, h. 10.30

Saluti delle autorità
Fabrizio Micari, Rettore dell'Università degli Studi di Palermo
Maria Concetta Di Natale, Direttore del Dipartimento Culture e Società
Michele Cometa, Coordinatore del Dottorato in Studi Culturali Europei

Lectio Magistralis di Maurizio FerrarisLa Rivoluzione Documendiale e il comunismo senza comunità
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La révolution documédiale. Séminaire: Du Capital à la Documédialité
Paris, 9 janvier-20 février

Collège d’études mondiales de la FMSH, 54 bd Raspail, 75006

Mardi 23 janvier 2018 de 17h à 19h30, "Du travail à la mobilisation"
Avec Marc De Vos et Angela Condello
Programme complet sur le site du Collège (FMSH)

La documédialité, c’est-à-dire l’union entre la force institutive des documents et le dynamisme des médias, a transformé le monde social avec une rapidité et une puissance dont le seul équivalent est la révolution capitaliste du début du dix-neuvième siècle. Mais cette transformation n’a pas encore été conceptualisé, et elle est souvent interprétée comme une évolution du capitalisme, alors qu’il s’agit d’une transformation radicale introduisant une discontinuité dont les traits caractéristiques doivent être analysés.

Ce séminaire est organisé par Maurizio Ferraris, responsable de l’initiative de recherche Documédialité, Sara Guindani, Enrico Terrone et Angela Condello. Chaque séance sera introduite par une relation de Maurizio Ferraris et par un commentaire de Enrico Terrone.

Il se tiendra au forum de la bibliothèque (1er étage) de la Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, 54 bd Raspail, 75006, Paris.


Workshop “Numérique et Apprentissage”
Paris, 24 janvier

FMSH, bvd Raspail 54, 12h, Paris

In the frame of the seminar “La révolution documediale” (FMSH) directed by Prof. Ferraris, there will be a workshop with Jaqueline Bergeron, Chair UNESCO “Numérique et Apprentissage” and Angela Condello.


Phenomenology Today Workshop: Alessandro Salice (University College Cork), Sull’invidia
Milano, 24 gennaio

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Aula Agnodice (Dibit 1), h 11-13

All’interno della ricerca sulle emozioni, l’invidia è generalmente descritta come un’emozione puramente individualistica: la rivalità che inerisce all’invidia indica che la relazione tra l’invidioso e il rivale è di natura antagonistica e, pertanto, antisociale. Nella sua presentazione, l'autore contrasta quest’idea difendendo la tesi che l’invidia presuppone un senso del noi.

Direzione scientifica: Roberta De Monticelli, Francesca De Vecchi, Francesca Forlè
Organizzazione: Bianca Bellini, Nicole Miglio

I seminari sono aperti a tutte le persone interessate
Per ulteriori informazioni: n.miglio@studenti.unisr.it

XXIV National Conference of the Italian Society for the Philosophy of Language 
Milan, 24-26 January

Department of Philosophy, Via Festa del Perdono 7

The notion of identity plays a prominent role not only in the philosophy of language but in any area of philosophy. One goal of the conference is to investigate the different ways in which the notion of identity can be articulated. As usual, the conference will host parallel sessions with talks that may also concern other themes in the area of philosophy of language.
The conference is dedicated to the memory of Eva Picardi.

Carola Barbero – ‘Being Anna Karenina’
January 25, h.3:40-4:10pm Aula 435
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Critical perspectives on Identity in the European Framework
Gent, January 26, 2018

Faculteitsraadszaal (110.009), Arts and Philosophy Faculty, Blandijnberg 2.,9h00 - 18h00

Organising Committee
Prof. Angela Condello: angela.condello@uniroma3.it - Department of Philosophy, University of Turin
Prof. Gertrudis Van de Vijver: gertrudis.vandevijver@UGent.be - Department of Philosophy and Moral Science, Ghent University
Prof. Emiliano Acosta  emiliano.acosta@vub.ac.be - Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Scientific Committee
Mara Santi (UGent)
Georges Martyn (UGent)
Emiliano Acosta (VUB/UGent)
Bart Dessein (UGent)
Marc De Vos (UGent)
Bruno De Wever (UGent)
Jan Orbie (UGent)
Christophe Verbruggen (UGent)

The specialist course Humanities and Law: Critical perspectives on Identity in the European Framework aims at fostering interdisciplinary doctoral training about Europe’s cultural and political identity by means of a critical analysis of concepts such as democracy and rule of law. The approach involves law, philosophy, literature, history, and political science. It draws upon insights and methods from law and the humanities in order to develop a more integrated and engaged perspective on law and politics within the European frame. In doing so, it is meant to give creative answers to related gaps in current European academia already at a doctoral level and specifically the absence of a structured and institutionalised research and teaching perspective that addresses - at the same time - the humanities, political and legal studies.
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News on New Realism & Post-truth


Intorno al neorealismo. Voci, contesti, linguaggi e culture dell'Italia del dopoguerra
A cura di Giulia Carluccio, Emiliano Morreale e Mariapaola Pierini, Scalpendi Editore 2018
 
Questo volume raccoglie e sviluppa gli esiti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi Intorno al neorealismo. Voci, contesti, linguaggi e culture dell’Italia del dopoguerra, tenutosi all’Università di Torino dal 1 al 3 dicembre 2015, organizzato dal DAMS – Dipartimento Studi Umanistici, Dottorato in Lettere – Curriculum Spettacolo e Musica e Centro Ricerche Attore e Divismo, con il patrocinio e il contributo del Consiglio Regionale del Piemonte e della Consulta Universitaria per il Cinema e in collaborazione con il Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino e il Department of Film and Television – University of Warwick. ll convegno si è svolto nel quadro delle manifestazioni organizzate a Torino in occasione del settantesimo anniversario di Roma città aperta.

Il Manifesto, Nell’era della postverità
Codici aperti. Il teorico del diritto statunitense Cass R. Sunstein e il filosofo italiano Maurizio Ferraris, nei loro rispettivi libri, si interrogano su fake news, produzione di informazione e opinione pubblica. E, soprattutto, sull'esercizio della democrazia al tempo dei social media.
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News on L'imbecillità è una cosa seria


La imbecilidad es cosa seria (Alianza Editorial) 
Traduzione di Marco Aurelio Galmarini

A mitad de camino entre dos perfecciones (la animal en cuanto instintiva, natural, y la del superhombre nietzschiano o la propia de la divinidad), el hombre recibe con su naturaleza la inteligencia que lo distingue como especie, pero también, al mismo tiempo, la cruz de esa misma moneda: la convivencia con la posibilidad de juzgar y decidir, y consiguientemente de cometer imbecilidades, como demuestra con gran ironía el autor mediante múltiples ejemplos que van de los personajes más vulgares de la sociedad a eminentes figuras del pensamiento y la creatividad artística. Este ser necesitado de apoyo ("in-baculo") depende de las armas de la técnica, de la cultura, del arte y de la ciencia para enfrentarse al mundo, pero éstas, si bien suplen sus carencias, dejan asimismo al desnudo el clamor de sus imperfecciones. Aun en el filo del abismo (un imbécil reflexionando sobre la imbecilidad y otros imbéciles), el prestigioso filósofo Maurizio Ferraris reivindica en este libro singular la necesidad de volver sobre este rasgo esencial, que no accidental, de todo ser humano.
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Publications


Idee viventi. Il pensiero filosofico in Italia oggi
A cura di Gianluca Barbera, Mimesis 2018

Di cosa parliamo quando parliamo di filosofia in Italia? Gianluca Barbera traccia una mappa ragionata del pensiero filosofico italiano contemporaneo per mezzo di tredici interviste realizzate con i più autorevoli esponenti della disciplina. 
Da Emanuele Severino a Maurizio Ferraris, da Dario Antiseri a Stefano Zecchi, passando per Remo Bodei, Giulio Giorello, Silvano Tagliagambe, Franca D’Agostini, Marcello Veneziani, Roberto Esposito, Luciano Floridi, Roberta De Monticelli e Massimo Donà. I diversi ambiti della filosofia vengono interrogati da Barbera per fare il punto su una materia eclettica che investe tutti i campi del sapere: linguaggio, scienza, comunicazione, politica, etica e molto altro ancora. Iniziata sulle colonne de “il Giornale”, l’indagine di Barbera si arricchisce ed espande i propri confini in questo volume, allo scopo di cogliere il “qui e ora” della filosofia italiana.




LabOnt informs


Premio Nazionale di Cultura “Benedetto Croce"

Definiti i libri in concorso, ora per il Premio Nazionale di Cultura "Benedetto Croce" di Pescasseroli non resta che passare al vaglio i testi alle varie giurie popolari. La giuria, presieduta da Natalino Irti, ha definito e presentato le cinquine di libre, diventate sestine per due sezioni, da analizzare, parte della produzione libraria delle più note case editrici italiane tra le quali Laterza, Rizzoli, Il Mulino, Piemme, Chiarelettere, Marsilio, Donzelli, Sellerio. Per la saggistica, le opera selezionate sono: Maurizio Bettini – Viaggio nella terra dei sogni – , Maurizio Ferraris – Postverità ed altri enigmi, Pietro Boitani, Dieci lezioni sui classici, editi da Il Mulino; Annacarla Valeriano – Malacarne e Vito teti – Quel che resta, editi da Donzelli; Alessandro Barbero – Caporetto, edito da Laterza. Per la arrativa: Giosuè Calaciura – Borgo Vecchio, edito da Sellerio; Dario Franceschini – Disadorna ed altre storie, e Cristina Battocletti – L’ombra di Trieste, editi dalla Nave di Teseo; Tiziana Ferrario – Orgoglio e pregiudizi, edito da Chiarelettere; Massimo Bubola – Ballata senza nome, edito da Frassinelli. (Continua a leggere)

 


Calls


Conferences

CFP The Association for Social and Political Philosophy Rome Conference will be held at Sapienza University of Rome and LUISS Guido Carli on June 21-23 2018

Deadline: January 30th2018
Webpage: https://aspprome2018.com/cfp-2/
Panel and paper proposals are invited on Legitimacy and: 
Public Ethics
Human Rights
Democracy and Transitional Justice
Rawls and his critics
Power, Knowledge and Exploitation
Gender and Sexuality
Toleration
Religion
Republicanism and Roman Political Thought
Law, History and Political Science

Please send panel proposals to aspprome2018@gmail.com by January 30th2018.


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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Aesthetics of Popular Culture Conference 
Deadline: February 1st, 2018
4th-6th May 2018
University of Warsaw
Submission deadline February 1, 2018

Keynotes:
David Davies (McGill University, Montreal)
Tomas Kulka (Charles University, Prague)

Granting that we are constantly bombarded with various forms of popular culture with little room for reprieve, how is it that the popular discourse of philosophical aesthetics seems to offer little insight to the increasingly pervasive artist renderings of this ‘lower’ art form? Recently, aestheticians and philosophers have been turning their gaze to new domains of human creative activities, i.e., comics, advertisements, pornography, popular music, video games, etc. Yet – the question still burns regarding the relationship between aesthetics of the canonical, high culture and low, popular culture. Do they have different methodologies or just different subjects of inquiry? We warmly invite papers that reconsider the value and methods of aesthetics of popular culture and art – broadly understood – by exploring new concepts and fields of inquiry. Given the explorative mandate of the papers — no specific methodology or philosophical orientation is required in submissions. 
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the newly emerged peer- and blind-reviewed open access online journal Popular Inquiry: The Journal of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture.
The conferences will be hosted the University of Warsaw, Poland and is co-organized with Alto University, Finland.

Suggested topics (which should not be seen as restrictive, but more as an invitation): 

– avant-garde popular culture

– art from the point of view of popular culture studies

– aesthetic properties and concepts of popular culture

– popular culture, aesthetic education and art schools

– official popular culture (nazism, socialism, etc.)

– popular culture in post-communist countries

– the relation of aesthetics and cultural studies

– popular culture as a shared outsider (Americanization)

– European aesthetics of popular culture

– kitsch, trash, camp

– video games, digital art, popular film & television

– urban/public space

– the art/craft distinction

Please send a title and a 500 word abstract, suitable for blind review, in either Word or PDF format, to popularculture.uw@gmail.com. For each talk, there will be time for a 30-minute presentation, with another 15 minutes designated for discussion. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 20, 2018. The conference fee for both established academics and PhD students is 40 Euros. There is also a separate (optional) fee for the conference dinner of 50 Euros.

Steering Committee: Adam Andrzejewski (University of Warsaw), Karan August (independent scholar), Max Ryynänen (Aalto University), Mateusz Salwa (University of Warsaw) 


World Congress of Philosophy 2018. Learning to be human
Beijing, August 13-20, 2018

Submission deadline February 2017

The World Congress of Philosophy is organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) in collaboration with one of its member societies. The XXIV World Congress will be held in Beijing, China, from August 13 to August 20, 2018, under the auspices of the Chinese Organizing Committee. The complementary aims of the 2018 Congress include an emphasis on exploring dimensions of the human and inquiring into the challenges facing humanity:

To globalize philosophical investigations to encompass the diverse forms of philosophizing by past and present thinkers across cultures, with special attention to critical reflections on philosophy itself and the tasks and functions of philosophy in the contemporary world.

To open the philosophical area to enable philosophers to address emerging global issues through fruitful interactions with other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with other activities in economic, social, political, and religious spheres, as well as with diverse cultures and traditions.

To encourage philosophical reflections to become public discourses on recurrent human concerns, such as ecology, justice, and peace.

***Submissions should not exceed 1,800 words (or 3,000 characters for papers submitted in Chinese), and should be accompanied by a 200 words abstract (500 characters in Chinese). The submission should include an indication, prominently displayed, of the section for which the contributed paper is intended and shall be written in one of the official languages of the Congress.

All persons who want to participate in the Congress are welcome to submit their abstract and paper. Abstract and paper should be intended to one of the 99 Sections for contributed papers announced in the tab menu "Sections for Contributed papers"

WAYS OF SUBMISSION
There are three ways of submitting the abstract and paper:
(1) Online submission
Click here to reach the Online submission Page.
(2) As attachment to an email message: secretariat@wcp2018.pku.edu.cn
(3) the archaic way of sending the documents by post: 

Chinese Organizing Committee
24th World Congress of Philosophy Secretariat
Department of Philosophy—Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China 100871

We strongly recommend all participants to use the online abstract and paper submission for their convenience and for reduction of costs.
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Journals


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
  
Description
Derek Parfit’s influence has been substantial inthe discussionson personal identity, rationality, and ethicsin 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.


 

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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