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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

www.brill.com

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

Download the CV and the bibliography HERE

 



Tiziana Andina
Director of LabOnt

Download the CV and the bibliography HERE


Highlights


Giovedì 29 marzo ore 18, Circolo dei lettori di Torino
L’uomo-interprete in un mondo di macchine

Con i filosofi Maurizio Ferraris e Angela Condello e i notai Massimo Palazzo, presidente Fondazione Italiana Notariato, Consiglio Nazionale Notariato, Roberto Martino, Consiglio Nazionale Notariato e Giampaolo Marcoz, Consiglio Nazionale Notariato.

Che impatto hanno la tecnologia e l’intelligenza artificiale sulle professioni costruite intorno alla figura di un esperto, come quella del notaio? Di fronte alla proliferazione di fonti, strumenti e programmi che mirano a sostituire la figura dell’uomo-interprete, come si può distinguere una fonte affidabile da una truffa? Giuristi e non giuristi si confrontano sul ruolo del diritto e delle istituzioni all’era dell’industria 4.0.
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This Week


Che cos'è un oggetto sociale?
Lecce, 26 marzo
Cinelab “G. Bertolucci”, Via Vecchia Frigole 36, h 18

Il 26 marzo il Cinelab "G. Bertolucci" di Lecce ospiterà un incontro con Enrico Terrone (Università di Torino) e Stefano Cristante (Università del Salento), con proiezione del film "La corrispondenza" di Giuseppe Tornatore.
L'evento è organizzato dal Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca in Digital Humanities (Università del Salento).
 

Presentazione della rivista Aredth
Paris, 26 mars
ENSA Paris la Villette

La redazione di Ardeth 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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Cinema e realtà
Torino, 27 marzo

Cinema Massimo (Sala Tre), Via Giuseppe Verdi 18, h 17

Il 27 marzo si terrà presso il Cinema Massimo un incontro con Enrico Terrone (Università di Torino) e Antonio Santangelo (Università di Torino) a seguito della proiezione del film "Benny’s Video" di Michael Haneke.
La rassegna è organizzata dal gruppo universitario CinePhilo, della facoltà di filosofia dell’Università di Torino
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Clairvoyance in Minority Report and in other stories
Torino, 28 marzo
Aula di Medievale, Palazzo Nuovo, Via Sant'Ottavio 20, h 16-18

Mercoledì 28 marzo, contestualmente al corso di Andrea Iacona "Logic and Language", Enrico Terrone terrà una lezione dal titolo "Clairvoyance in Minority Report and in other stories".


 

Forthcoming


La maestra e la camorrista
Torino, 6 aprile
Circolo dei lettori, via Bogino 9, h 17.30

Tre forze silenziose dominano oggi la società italiana: la ricchezza patrimoniale di milioni di famiglie, la povertà demografica di un Paese nel quale le nascite di nuovi bambini sono sempre più rare (mentre i giovani emigrano) e la fragilità culturale evidente in una proporzione di laureati e diplomati fra le più basse dell'Occidente. Il modo in cui queste forze si combineranno fra loro è destinato a decidere del nostro futuro. 
Il 6 aprile il Circolo dei lettori ospiterà un incontro dedicato al libro di Federico Fubini, La maestra e la camorrista (Mondadori, 2018), cui parteciperanno, insieme all'autore, Danco Singer e Francesco Profumo


Herméneutique (du) numérique
Créteil, 13 avril 2018 
Salle Keynes, Université Paris-Est Créteil

Le numérique est en train de transformer profondément l’herméneutique, dans toutes les acceptions que ce terme a acquis dans le temps. Nous observons la naissance, par exemple, de nouvelles méthodes pour l’analyse textuelle, ainsi que pour l’analyse des traces numériques. Le rôle de l’herméneute serait non seulement de pratiquer ces méthodes, mais aussi d’en connaître les potentiels et les limites. D’un point de vue ontologique, des agents artificiels comme les algorithmes de machine learning posent des questions importantes sur ce qu’on entend par «interpréter», «comprendre» et, éventuellement, «agir» et «être moralement responsables». Le but de cette journée d’études est donc de montrer comment l’herméneutique peut jouer un rôle fondamental pour rendre compte de la conversion numérique.

 


Publications


Filosofia da Biodiversidade
Andrea Borghini & Elena Casetta 
Edições Colibri, forthcoming April 2018


O conceito de "biodiversidade" é extremamente intuitivo: a diversidade das forma de vida cerca-nos. Basta-nos olhar para un jardim, um parque ou um fundão no mar para nos apercebermos disso, e quando ouvimos falar de biodiversidade, mais ou menos todos nos entendemos. E contudo, a diversidade dos seres vivos é tào óbvia quào dificil de definir e analisar de modo sistemático e definitivo. O objectivo deste livro é introduzir o leitor nas principais questões filosóficas sobre a biodiversidade e esclarecer alguns aspetos conceptuais particularmente significativos e, por vezes, controversos, que emergem na definição, medição e conservação da biodiversidade.
 




News on New Realism and Post-Truth


Realismo, metafisica, modernità
ILIESI-CNR, 2018

“Realismo, metafisica, modernità” costituiscono altrettanti nuclei tematici della monografia recentemente pubblicata da Vittorio Possenti sul problema del Realismo e la fine della filosofia moderna (Roma, Armando 2016), che sta al centro delle riflessioni raccolte in questo volume. In un dialogo serrato con l’autore intervengono filosofi di diverso orientamento: analitico, neoclassico, aristotelico, ermeneutico, classico tomistico, solo per citarne i principali. In questione sono il realismo, l’istanza metafisica, e il tema appassionante - e controverso - se la filosofia moderna sia finita da tempo, e se la filosofia dell’essere non abbia aperto un nuovo ciclo filosofico postmoderno, lontano da ogni disfattismo della ragione. Vi sono più cammini per rinnovare la filosofia: con l’antropologia, con l’etica, con l’ispirazione religiosa protologica ed escatologica, con gli stimoli della scienza; ma in maniera più intensa e radicale, secondo Possenti, mediante il discorso metafisico e l’impegno realistico. Introdotto da R. Pozzo, il volume include contributi di E. Berti, M. Dell’Utri, M. Ivaldo, M. Marassi, L. Messinese, G. Mura, N. Vassallo, J. Villagrasa, M. Visentin, cui seguono ulteriori considerazioni di Vittorio Possenti sulle questioni da loro sollevate.
[Scarica il testo]


Databite No. 96: Post-Truth and New Realities

“Post-Truth and New Realities: Algorithms, Alternative Facts, and Digital Ethics”, a public talk featuring Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin) and Martin Scherzinger (NYU). Recent scandals around alternative facts, post-truth, and hacking have raised a constellation of questions regarding the intersection of digital tools, the construction or verification of reality, and issues of power and authorship. Such questions have been at the center of theoretical and literary discussions in continental philosophy and critical theory for some years, drawing from or pushing against post-structuralist assertions regarding the death of the author and the relativism of ontology. Today, these questions are articulated in the realm of techno-politics with a new urgency. The talk will be moderated by Jessica Feldman from New York University’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and hosted by Robyn Caplan from Data & Society Research Institute.
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Realismo critico
di Carlo Freccero

Ho letto con grande interesse il libro di Ferraris. Di Ferraris apprezzo praticamente tutto l’apparato teorico e sono sinceramente colpito ed anche un po’ invidioso per la sicurezza con cui procede, con ironia e decisione, alla riedificazione di tutti quei pilastri della filosofia che il pensiero postmoderno aveva raso al suolo. In particolare, per chiunque abbia qualche interesse filosofico, l’idea di rifondare un’ontologia e, simmetricamente una gnoseologia in grado di dire il vero è un compito che mi intimorisce, ma appare necessario per ridare credibilità alla filosofia stessa. Necessario perché, uccidendo il concetto di verità come fine ultimo della filosofia, il postmoderno, l’ermeneutica, il pensiero debole, hanno di fatto sancito l’inutilità della filosofia. Detto questo un compito così complesso, soprattutto perché viene dopo la valanga di critiche che avevano sommerso tutte le precedenti certezze, è un compito impegnativo che dovrebbe intimorire chiunque. Non Ferraris. Passo per passo Ferraris ricostruisce una realtà ed una verità, nella misura in cui per lui la realtà risulta accessibile. [Scarica il testo]

 

News on L'imbecillità è una cosa seria & Mobilitazione totale


Usted también lo piensa: "El mundo está lleno de gilipollas"
Alberto Olmos


Todos somos el idiota de alguien y, sobre todo, el idiota de algo. Como prueba de lo primero nos sirven las redes sociales, donde se llama idiota hasta a Javier Marías. Pero como prueba de lo segundo tenemos que Javier Marías sí es idiota si hacemos depender en exclusiva este juicio peyorativo de su habilidad para manejarse en las redes sociales. ¡Qué idiota es Javier Marías, que no sabe hacer retuits! Tú no sabes escribir obras maestras y él no sabe hacer retuits: todos idiotas.
Rafael Reig me hizo ver en una ocasión lo curioso que era que todos tuviéramos dudas sobre nuestro aspecto físico, pero nadie tuviera la menor preocupación por su inteligencia. “¿Tú crees que soy guapo?” se pregunta mucho. “¿Tú crees que soy inteligente?”, nunca. Yo, que me considero muy inteligente por descarte, me he sentido atraído de inmediato por este librito que acaba de publicar Alianza: 'La imbecilidad es cosa seria', de Maurizio Ferraris. Ya su diseño es completamente imbécil, pues han puesto las letras en sentido vertical, como hacía 451 Editores, en la creencia de que los libros no son para leer, sino para que un diseñador se luzca. [Sigue leyendo]


Filosofía de la imbecilidad (I)
Rafael Núñez Florencio

La noticia del fallecimiento del humorista me pilló mientras estaba enfrascado en la lectura de dos libros de temática coincidente que acaban de salir al mercado. El primero es un opúsculo – no llega a las ciento treintra páginas ‒ de Maurizio Ferraris titulado La imbecilidad es cosa seria. El segundo, algo más voluminoso, es también, significativamente, de un autor italiano, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, y lleva por título Diccionario de la estupidez. De modo natural, el recuerdo de Forges y el repaso de su obra se superpusieron a la lectura que estaba realizando de los dos libros, en particular en el caso del primero. El espécimen forgesiano de tontolculo, con todas sus variantes, que no son pocas, se me presentaba con frecuencia según iba desgranando los rasgos y modalidades de la imbecilidad humana. Debido a ello, decidí matar dos pájaros de un tiro: por un lado, hacerle aquí mi particular homenaje al maestro o, simplemente, trazar una breve evocación del humorista y su obra al hilo de lo que me estaba ocupando en ese momento. Por otra parte, servirme de ese solapamiento o coincidencia como preludio a una reflexión de más amplio espectro sobre la imbecilidad como una de las dimensiones de la conducta humana, individual y colectiva. No teman, procuraré no perder el tono jocoso, porque en el fondo pocas cosas hay más risibles y ridículas que la imbecilidad. [Bajas el texto]

 

 

LabOnt Informs


Tempo di libri: intervista a Maurizio Ferraris
Gianluca Herold -
Lo sbuffo

A Milano s’è appena conclusa Tempo di Libri, fiera internazionale dell’editoria che quest’anno, alla sua seconda edizione, ha ospitato la bellezza di 850 eventi, per un totale di 425 espositori e quasi 100.000 spettatori.
Sabato scorso ci siamo sentiti in dovere di dare un contributo a quei quasi 100.000. Un po’ perché pioveva (tempo di libri, per l’appunto) e un po’ perché avevamo promesso a Mimemis di dare una mano con l’organizzazione di un evento. Nella fattispecie, un dialogo tra Alain Badiou e Maurizio Ferraris, filosofi di spessore internazionale. [...] Siccome non ne avevamo abbastanza, dopo l’evento abbiamo pensato bene di portare ai tempi supplementari la chiaccherata filosofica. I diretti interessati, inutile dirlo, non si sono fatti pregare. A partire da Maurizio Ferraris, del quale vi proponiamo l’intervista.
[Leggi l'intervista]


Da Pif a Silvio Muccino, perché le star flirtano col M5s
Antonio Gurrado - Il foglio

Da Pif a Silvio Muccino, ho capito perché molte star (magari non eccelse) flirtano col Movimento 5 stelle. Come ha giustamente notato Maurizio Ferraris durante un incontro con Alain Badiou, la novità di queste elezioni è stata che per la prima volta la classe politica vincitrice è perfettamente intercambiabile col proprio elettorato, essendogli uguale in tutto e per tutto, mentre in passato una distanza incolmabile in termini di modi e capacità separava dalla base i vertici di qualsiasi partito.  [Continua a leggere]

 


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
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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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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

(4/2019) "Ethics of the Environmental Crisis"
Advisory Editors: 
Davide Pala (University of Rijeka) and Carlo Burelli (University of Rijeka)
Mail to: rivista.estetica@gmail.com, davide_pala@hotmail.com, burelli.carlo@gmail.com
Submission deadline: March 31st, 2019

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 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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