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Newsletter 
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




LabOnt Workshop: LLC Seminar Joint Session
Turin, 24th May

Palazzo Nuovo, Aula di Antica, h 17

LabOnt announces that on 24th of May Maximiliano Martínez (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana/UAM) will hold the seminar "Natural Selection as a Creative Process in Evolution".
Funding: Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 609402 – 2020 (Train to Move).

Abstract. In this talk I will defend the creative role of natural selection in the generation of organismal form. Despite the general view that selection only plays a negative role in the evolution of form, I’ll claim, in contrast, that the Darwinian factor is a crucial element in morphological complex organization. The concept of “multilevel causation” will play a large part in my approach.
 
LabOnt Workshop: Ontology and the Arts
Turin, 29th May

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Palazzina Einaudi, Aula 6, h 10-13/15-17

Abstract. What is a work of art? What method can philosophy adopt to understand the nature of contemporary arts? What is the relationship between performance and appreciation?  What kind of artworks are the conceptual ones? Which is the relationship between aesthetic and ontology of art? The workshop aims to investigate these subjects and the different approaches developed in the ontology of contemporary arts.
 
Program
 
Morning Session: 10.00 – 13.00
CHAIR: Carola Barbero (Università di Torino)
10.00 - 10.40, Adam Andrzejewski and Marta Zaręba (University of Warsaw)
The Ontology of Aesthetic Reasons
11.00 - 11.40, Tiziana Andina (Università di Torino)
 Revisioning the Ontology: Exemplarity and Normativity in Contemporary Art
 12.00 - 12.40   Davide Dal Sasso (Università di Torino)
Symbolic Attitudes: Conceptualism and Ontologies of Arts
 BREAK (13.00 – 15.00)
 Afternoon Session: 15.00 - 17.00
 CHAIR: Vera Tripodi (Università di Torino)
 15.00 - 15.40, Elisa Caldarola (Università di Padova)
Methodology in the Ontology of Art: a Novel Approach
 16.00 - 16.40,  Enrico Terrone (Università di Torino)
The Standard of Correctness and the Ontology of Depiction
    

LabOnt Workshop: Ontologia delle istituzioni
Turin, 31st May

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Aula D5, h 15

Interverranno:
Giulia Andrighetto: "Modellare le norme sociali e le loro dinamiche" (CNR, Roma; Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden) 
Francesco Guala: "Istituzioni e funzioni, o come convivere con il riduzionismo e la realizzazione multipla" (Università di Milano)
Modera: Vera Tripodi (Università di Torino)
 
 

This week


Presentation of Ardeth #02
Milano, 24 maggio

Patio di architettura, Campus Leonardo, Politecnico di Milano, h. 15

Giovedì 24 maggio, al Patio di Architettura del Politecnico di Milano, si terrà una discussione in occasione dell'uscita del secondo numero della rivista Ardeth, a proposito della natura sociale e tecnica dei progetti di architettura. 
Scarica la locandina cliccando QUI

Future Urban Legacy Lab
Venice, 24th May

Tesa 105, Arsenale Nord, h. 17

FULL the Future Urban Legacy Lab is glad to announce its International Presentation at Arsenale Nord in Venice.
FULL is a Politecnico di Torino research centre that merges and boosts established PoliTo research experiences into a brand new interdisciplinary approach to urban phenomena, built on the integration of morphology, economy, evidence-based design and socio-technical understanding.
FULL, as a research group, explores, imagines and designs the future of global and local urban and industrial architecture legacy embodied in city form.
During the event we will discuss the issue of Urban Legacies and their relationship with the Future of the Cites with:
Matteo Robiglio Architect and Project Manager of FULL
Vicente Guallart Chief Architect Barcelona City Council (2011-15)
Nina Rappaport Architectural Critic, Curator, and Educator. Author of the book “Vertical Urban Factory"
Hyungmin Pai Architectural Historian, Critic, Curator. Co-Director of the Seoul Biennale 2017
José Aragüez Architect and Writer. Author of the book “The Building”
Jianxiang He Architect and Co-Founder of O-office Architects

The event will be held at Tesa 105 - Arsenale Nord, the 24th of May at 5 pm.
For further information please contact full@polito.it

Cuore/Tenebra al Teatro Carignano
Torino, 24 maggio
Teatro Carignano, h 19:30

Al Teatro Carignano di Torino debutta martedì 22 maggio, ore 19.30, in prima assoluta CUORE/TENEBRA Migrazioni tra De Amicis e Conrad, adattamento di Gabriele Vacis e Angelo De Matteis da CUORE di Edmondo De Amicis e CUORE DI TENEBRA di Joseph Conrad, con la regia di Gabriele Vacis. Scenofonia, luminismi, stile di Roberto Tarasco, pedagogia dell’azione Barbara Bonriposi, video Indyca. Lo spettacolo sarà replicato al Carignano fino al 10 giugno 2018.

Lo spettacolo è interpretato da: Jurij Ferrini, Elena Aimone, Paolo Bonato, Didie Caria, Carlo Cusanno, Giuseppe Fabris, Gloria Giacopini, Francesco Giorda, Gerald Mballe, Luca Nava, Simone Rosset, Alberto Rosso, Giuseppe Saccotelli, Elia Tapognani.

In ogni serata sono previste delle brevi lezioni iniziali affidate a diversi maestri del mondo culturale e scolastico: giovedì 24 maggio è in programma un intervento di Maurizio Ferraris.
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Le nuove frontiere del notariato. Viaggio alla ricerca della "misura eroica"
Grottammare, 26 maggio

Teatro dell'Arancio, Piazza Peretti, h 9-19

Il 26 maggio Angela Condello parteciperà al convegno organizzato dal Consiglio Notarile dei Distretti Riuniti di Ascoli Piceno e Fermo, dal titolo "Le nuove frontiere del notariato. Viaggio alla ricerca della misura eroica". L'evento avrà luogo presso il Teatro dell'Arancio a Grottammare.

Scarica la locandina e il programma cliccando QUI

La retorica per insegnare e per fare un discorso
Roma, 28-29 maggio
Centro Congressi Cavour - Fondazione CRUI, h 9:30-16:30

Si segnala che la Fondazione CRUI organizza un corso di due giornate, 28 e 29 maggio 2018, dal titolo “La retorica per insegnare e per fare un discorso”. I contenuti del corso sono: le tecniche del teatro per gestire il corpo; tecniche della retorica e dell’argomentazione per preparare una lezione e un discorso; preparare un discorso o una lezione in stile TED; esporre un discorso o una lezione in stile TED. Il corso punta a trasferire le tecniche della retorica per la didattica e per il public speaking che possono essere utilizzate sia per gestire al meglio una lezione sia in occasione di convegni e di riunioni importanti. I destinatari del corso sono: responsabili della comunicazione delle università, docenti, ricercatori, personale tecnico e amministrativo.

Per ulteriori informazioni sui contenuti del corso e le modalità di registrazione, clicca QUI

Key Works in Law & the Humanities - Cornelia Vismann's Files: Law and Media Technology
London, 1st June

CLO B01, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JL., h 14:30-17:30

Organised by Birkbeck Centre for Law & the Humanities, the Key Works in Law and the Humanities Series focuses on works that offer important theoretical contributions and disciplinary and methodological innovations in humanities approaches to law. Rather than proposing a canon, the Key Works Series aims to enable encounters that may inform and inspire new forms of writing and thinking on law through the humanities. 

Roundtable with:
Angela Condello (Roma Tre)
Bernard Keenan (Birkbeck)
Nayanika Mathur (Oxford)
Shela Sheikh (Goldsmiths)
Mayur Suresh (SOAS)

The roundtable will be preceded by two reading group sessions that are open to research students and academics from Birkbeck and beyond. Please email Charlotte Lowe c.lowe@bbk.ac.uk to let us know that you would like to take part in the reading groups sessions, which will be held at Birkbeck:

Session 1 – Wed. May 16th, 4-6pm: Files, Preface & Chapter 1 (pp. xi-38)
Session 2 – Wed. May 30th, 4-6pm: Files, Chapters 2-6 (pp. 39-164)
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Forthcoming


Communism without Community
Salzburg, 4th June
Unipark Nonntal, Seminarraum 4.102, h. 17

LabOnt announces that on 4th of June Maurizio Ferraris will hold a guest lecture at Unipark Nonntal, as a part of the Research Project "Kollektiv Individuell" (M2346), directed by Dr. Antonia Egel. The title of the lecture is "Communism without Community: The Need for a Choral Work in the Web".
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Perchè l'arte conta
Noli, 9 giugno
Piazza Milite Ignoto, h. 15


La Fondazione Cultura Noli presenta la nuova edizione del festival di arte contemporanea Dialoghi d’Arte, che vedrà l’8-9-10 giugno 2018 scrittori, sociologi, filosofi, antropologi, critici d'arte, curatori ed artisti, a confronto sui temi dell'arte contemporanea e della sua fruizione. Si segnala che il 9 giugno, alle h 15, Tiziana Andina e Stefano Castelli dialogheranno sul tema "Perché l’arte conta.  Riflessioni sulla contemporaneità dell’arte".
Scarica il preprogramma cliccando QUI

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Publications


La confiance à l'ère numérique
M. Doueihi e J. Domenicucci (eds.) 
Editions Berger-Levrault e Editions Rue d'Ulm

 

Blockchain, anonymat en ligne, fake news, données personnelles, cloud-computing, surveillance de masse, fiabilité des dispositifs, cyber-sécurité, etc. Ces outils, ces promesses, ces préoccupations ont quelque chose en commun : ils interpellent la confiance. 
Voici le premier volume en français dédié au devenir de la confiance à l’ère numérique. 
C’est la tentative d’organiser une réflexion entre l’éthique, la philosophie de la technique, les digital studies et la philosophie sociale. 
Que devient la confiance en ligne ? 
À quelles conditions peut-on faire confiance à un dispositif numérique ? 
Comment les relations de confiance évoluent-elles à l’ère numérique ? 

Sommaire:

Préface, par Pierre-Marie LEHUCHER 

Introduction générale. La confiance à l’ère numérique, par Jacopo DOMENICUCCI et Milad DOUEIHI 

I - La confiance en ligne – Toiles, interfaces et téléprésence 
Introduction. La confiance connectée, par Jacopo DOMENICUCCI et Milad DOUEIHI 
Interactions en ligne et concept de confiance, par Laurent JAFFRO 
Téléprésence et confiance : une théorie des actes de langage appliquée à la communication médiée, 
par Thomas W. SIMPSON 

II - La confiance dans les dispositifs numériques – Dispositifs, algorithmes, blockchain 
Introduction. Se fier aux artéfacts numériques, par Jacopo DOMENICUCCI et Milad DOUEIHI 
Faire confiance aux artéfacts – Faire confiance à distance, par Christopher THOMPSON 
Les paradoxes de la confiance distribuée : l’architecture pair à pair et la confiance des utilisateurs dans le système Bitcoin, par Alexandre MALLARD, Cécile MÉADEL et Francesca MUSIANI 

Le « cloud » : éthique du nuage informatique, par BOUDEWIJN DE BRUIN et Luciano FLORIDI 

III -  La confiance en devenir – Mutations de la confiance et de la privacy dans une société connectée 
Introduction. La confiance dans une société numérique, par Jacopo DOMENICUCCI et Milad DOUEIHI 
La privacy dans les médias numériques : une approche arendtienne, par Tobias MATZNER 
Confiance et testaments : questions de vie privée et d’écoute éthique à l’ère de la surveillance de masse ex-ante, par Jessica FELDMAN 

Post-vérité : le défi de la défiance, par Maurizio FERRARIS 
Ouverture In Code we trust?, par Jacopo DOMENICUCCI et Milad DOUEIHI 
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Towards a Philosophy of Digital Media
Alberto Romele and Enrico Terrone (eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan

This book uses the conceptual tools of philosophy to shed light on digital media and on the way in which they bear upon our existence. At the turn of the century, the rise of digital media significantly changed our world. The digitizing of traditional media has extraordinarily increased the circulation of texts, sound, and images. Digital media have also widened our horizons and altered our relationship with others and with ourselves.
Information production and communication are still undoubtedly significant aspects of digital media and life. Recently, however, recording, registration and keeping track have taken the upper hand in both online practices and the imaginaries related to them. The essays in this book therefore focus primarily on the idea that digital media involve a significant overlapping between communication and recording. 
 

Index

Introduction, Alberto Romele and Enrico Terrone

Part I Digital Media as Recording Devices

Between Formats and Data: When Communication Becomes Recording, Bruno Bachimont

From Capital to Documediality, Maurizio Ferraris

Recording the Web, Janne Nielsen

You Press the Button, We Do the Rest. Personal Archiving in Capture Culture, Jacek Smolicki

Part II Consequences of Digital Recording

Ecyclopedias, Hive Minds and Global Brains. A Cognitive Evolutionary Account of Wikipedia, Jos de Mul

Trust, Extended Memories and Social Media, Jacopo Domenicucci

Digital Eternities, Fanny Georges and Virginie Julliard

Safeguarding Without a Record? The Digital Inventories
of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Marta Severo

Part III Digital Media Beyond Recording 183 e Unbearable Lightness (and Heaviness) of Being Digital, Stacey O’Neal Irwin

From Cellphones to Machine Learning. A Shift in the Role of the User in Algorithmic Writing,  Galit Wellner

A Philosophy of “Doing” in the Digital, Stefano Gualeni

From Registration to Emagination, Alberto Romele

 

News on New Realism and Post-truth


Essere e dintorni
Gianni Vattimo, La Nave di Teseo

I testi che compongono questo volume sono variazioni su un unico tema, il tema di una filosofia che si esercita con il mettere alla prova prospettive, seguendo le occasioni. Il tipo stesso di filosofia che io coltivo – posso dire ‘il mio pensiero’ – è piuttosto retto da una logica della conversazione che da una logica argomentativa serrata. Non si ‘arriva’ da nessuna parte, ci si aggira sempre nei dintorni, si permane dentro un orizzonte. È questo del resto il nostro rapporto con l’essere stesso, esso è l’apertura entro cui stiamo, niente come una struttura sistematica con inizio, mezzo, fine.” Gianni Vattimo torna a percorrere i sentieri di Heidegger in un libro che è il manifesto di una nuova filosofia della prassi. Contro ogni tentazione metafisica, e contro il nuovo realismo molto di moda, Vattimo invita a un’ermeneutica della prassi e richiama la filosofia al suo ruolo primario: interrogare il presente, prendere parte all’oggi, perché l’unico accesso che abbiamo all’essere è nel suo accadimento. La filosofia ha dunque il dovere dell’impegno attivo, politico nel senso più etico del termine, di capire e partecipare alla realtà che viviamo. L’impegno è certamente un pensiero divisivo – alimentato da movimenti “indignati” e populismi, forme di democrazia dal basso e predicatori televisivi – ma è una responsabilità ineludibile a cui non possiamo più sottrarci. 

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Anche gli spiccioli generano filosofia
Marco Mazzeo - ALIAS

Gli spiccioli che abbiamo in tasca costituiscono un oggetto filosofico. Sono protagonisti dei nostri comportamenti quotidiani, eppure denunciano un enigma antropologico. Come è possibile che qualche grammo di metallo sia in grado di condannarci alla fame o sottrarci all’inedia? Questo è l’interrogativo del quale discutono due tra i più noti filosofi contemporanei, John Searle e Maurizio Ferraris in "Il denaro e i suoi inganni" (Einaudi, pp. 126, e 12,00) mettendo in scena un dibattito vivace in un volume agile e comprensibile anche ai non filosofi. Searle legge il denaro attraverso una delle sue nozioni cardine, la «funzione di status». Il denaro non ha valore in sé, come vorrebbe il feticista accumulatore, la sua importanza è dettata,piuttosto,dal contesto sociale. Come il governo e il matrimonio, anche il denaro è una istituzione dipendente dalla comunità che gli riconosce una funzione. A prescindere dal tipo di moneta,ribadisce il filosofo americano, denaro e funzione di status traggono la propria forza dalla mente umana: il denaro trova uso perché questa è l’intenzione e la volontà di chi lo impiega. Pur riconoscendo l’utilità del denaro, Searle si concentra sugli inganni monetari legati alle sue forme più recenti. Oggi più che mai, la funzione di status tenderebbe a divenire una finzione che porta alla frode e al disastro economico. Ferraris, invece, parte da un diverso punto di vista. A un primo sguardo potrà anche sembrare che le istituzioni umane si basino sulle intenzioni di chi vi partecipa. Ma se si va più a fondo, si scopre che anche il denaro si basa su quel che Ferraris chiama ormai da tempo «documentalità». [Continua a leggere]


Verso una nuova antropologia
Gianfranco Ravasi - Riflessioni

È indispensabile segnalare, sia pure in modo sommario, alcuni cambi di paradigma socio-culturale. Il primo riguarda lo stesso concetto di cultura che non ha più l’originaria accezione intellettuale illuministica di aristocrazia delle arti, scienze e pensiero, ma ha assunto caratteri antropologici trasversali a tutti i settori del pensare e agire umano, recuperando l’antica categoria di paideia e humanitas, i due termini che indicavano nella classicità la cultura (vocabolo allora ignoto se non per l’“agri-cultura”). Per questo il perimetro del concetto è molto ampio e coinvolge, ad esempio, la cultura industriale, contadina, di massa, femminile, giovanile e così via. Essa si esprime, poi, oltre che nelle civiltà nazionali e continentali, anche in linguaggi comuni e universali, veri e propri nuovi “esperanto”, come la musica, lo sport, la moda, i media. [...] Un altro esempio “sociale” (ma nel senso di social) che anticipa il discorso più specifico, che svolgeremo successivamente, è quello espresso da un asserto da tempo formalizzato: «Non ci sono fatti, ma solo interpretazioni’, asserto che coinvolge un tema fondamentale come quello di verità (e anche di “natura umana”).
Il filosofo Maurizio Ferraris, studiandone gli esiti sociali nel saggio Postverità e altri enigmi (Il Mulino 2017), commentava: «Frase potente e promettente questa sul primato dell’interpretazione, perché offre in premio la più bella delle illusioni: quella di avere sempre ragione, indipendentemente da qualunque smentita». Si pensi al fatto che ora i politici più potenti impugnano senza esitazione le loro interpretazioni e postverità come strumenti di governo, le fanno proliferare così da renderle apparentemente “vere”. Ferraris concludeva: «Che cosa potrà mai essere un mondo o anche semplicemente una democrazia in cui si accetti la regola che non ci sono fatti ma solo interpretazioni?». Soprattutto quando queste fake news sono frutto di una manovra ingannatrice ramificata lungo le arterie virtuali della rete informatica? [Continua a leggere]


eXistenZ: “terroristi e nuovi realisti”. Osservazioni fenomenologiche sul rapporto illusione-realtà nel cinema e nella realtà virtuale
Luca Taddio - Scenari

eXistenZ è il titolo che il regista canadese David Cronenberg ha dato a un suo film del 1999 nel quale riflette sul tema nella “nuova carne”, ossia sull’ibridazione tra l’uomo e la tecnologia, richiamando e anticipando studi che in seguito prenderanno il nome di “post-human”. Analizziamo brevemente il film di Cronenberg al fine di affrontare il tema della realtà virtuale: “realtà” che consideriamo – in modo affine all’opera del regista – “virtuale” non in opposizione a “reale”, bensì come “realtà espansa” o “potenziata”, una estensione-espansione del “corpo” e dell’esperienza. La trama del film è la seguente: per conto della società Antenna Research, Allegra Geller ha ideato un videogioco virtuale denominato “eXistenZ”. Esso prevede l’uso di un dispositivo semi-organico chiamato “game-pod” che, collegato da una sorta di “cordone ombelicale”, viene inserito nel corpo dei giocatori mediante un foro posto al termine della spina dorsale. I giocatori vengono così condotti all’interno di un mondo “apparente”, “eXistenZ”, identico a quello “reale”. All’interno di una chiesa, durante la prima inaugurazione del videogioco, Ted Pikul – un dipendente dell’Antenna Research – salva Allegra Geller da un attentato di un gruppo di terroristi che si definiscono “Nuovi realisti” e che combattono – contro la multinazionale – la realtà virtuale e questi giochi capaci di porre in discussione lo statuto ontologico della realtà. Entrati nel gioco, Ted Pikul e Allegra Geller affronteranno una complessa battaglia in opposizione a coloro che intendono sabotare e contrastare la libertà e l’utilizzo dei giochi virtuali. Al termine del film, Allegra, Pikul e tutti gli altri personaggi che hanno partecipato al gioco si ritrovano all’interno della chiesa per commentare quanto appena vissuto all’interno del gioco (“eXistenZ”), mentre si preparano a iscriversi al “vero” gioco, “traScendenZ”; è a questo punto che Allegra e Pikul si rivelano essere i veri “terroristi” determinati a uccidere l’ideatore del videogioco e il suo assistente. I due ragazzi impugnano le pistole e cominciano a sparare al grido di “morte a traScendenZ”. Nella scena finale, compiuta l’esecuzione, si avvicinano all’ultima vittima che, prima di essere giustiziata, chiede: “Siamo ancora nel gioco?”. [Continua a leggere]

 

LabOnt Informs


Nuotare è tuffarsi
Torino, 24 maggio-30 giugno
Galleria In Arco, Piazza Vittorio Veneto 3


La mostra "Nuotare è tuffarsi" (dal titolo dell’opera di Alighiero Boetti) allestita presso la Galleria In Arco a cura di Carola Barbero, prende spunto dal libro "L’arte di nuotare. Meditazioni sul nuoto" (Genova, Il melangolo, 2016) dedicato al profondo rapporto degli uomini con l’acqua. L'inaugurazione della mostra si terrà giovedì 24 maggio a partire dalle 10,30.
Attraverso una selezione di opere di arte contemporanea e di alcuni passi tratti dal libro, la mostra mira a presentare quel punto di vista diverso sulla vita e sulle cose che si acquisisce entrando in mari, laghi, fiumi e piscine.
Un tuffo e tutto scompare: il mondo è messo tra parentesi, fino al prossimo respiro. In filosofia quando si trattiene il fiato dal punto di vista teorico, quando si vive quel momento magico di sospensione, si parla di epochè (dal greco ἐποχή), ossia dell’astensione dal giudizio in assenza di elementi sufficienti per pronunciarsi su una determinata questione. Con il nuoto accade qualcosa di molto simile. Ma mentre l’epochè ha luogo a livello cognitivo, la messa tra parentesi del mondo alla quale assistiamo, una bracciata dopo l’altra avviene in primo luogo a livello fisico. L’acqua ci aiuta a sospendere il rapporto con il mondo, a mettere da parte problemi, cose, persone, urgenze, suoni e odori fino a quando non saremo pronti per farvi ritorno: l’acqua è un altro mondo e il nuoto è lo stile per viverlo. In un certo senso il nuoto è un rifugio, una pausa fatta di solitudine e potenza.
Saranno esposte opere di: Alighiero Boetti, David Bowes, Kathe Burkhart, Brian Calvin, Michela Forte, Daniele Galliano, Alex Katz, Richard Kern, Ryan Mendoza, Jack Pierson, Pierluigi Pusole, James Reilly, Salvo, Mario Schifano, Laurie Simmons, William Wegman.
Nel periodo di apertura della mostra sono previsti interventi di alcuni studiosi sul tema dell’acqua e del suo rapporto con la storia, la filosofia, l’arte, la letteratura e la musica.
Il 31 maggio, alle ore 18, Maurizio Ferraris terrà un intervento dal titolo "Nuotare è tuffarsi". 
Il 7 giugno, alle ore 18.15, Carola Barbero e Davide Dal Sasso terranno un intervento dal titolo "Le espressioni dell'acqua".
Il 15 giugno, alle ore 18, Chiara Lombardi terrà un intervento dal titolo "Quando Shakespeare nuota in acque ovidiane: storie, forme, personaggi".
Il progetto della mostra è stato curato da Danilo Miroglio.

Lucciole per lanterne

Venerdì 11 maggio Alessandro Barbero e Maurizio Ferraris hanno tenuto un dibattito intitolato al tema "Lucciole per lanterne: visioni del passato – visioni del futuro", che è stato moderato da Danco Singer e si è tenuto presso il Salone del Libro di Torino. 
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Pic submissions open

LabOnt announces that submissions to Pic (Philosophy International Curriculum) for the a. a. 2018/19 are now open!
Starting from October 2016, the University of Turin offered a new MA program in philosophy completely taught in English: the Philosophy International Curriculum. The program aims at providing thorough insight into a comprehensive range of philosophical problems and at developing the distinctive transferable skills arising from an advanced philosophical education. A core curriculum on classical texts and issues is available, along with courses reaching out to forefront debates not only in current philosophy but also in foundational issues concerning contemporary politics, arts, and the sciences. 
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Bando per 14 borse di dottorato in filosofia (Consorzio FINO)

Il Consorzio di Filosofia del Nord Ovest (FINO) apre il bando per 14 borse di dottorato (più 3 posti senza borsa) presso l’università di Genova, su diversi settori della filosofia (logico-linguistico-epistemologico, etico-politico, storico-filosofico, ermeneutico-fenomenologico).
La scadenza del bando è fissata al 12 giugno.
Per informazioni sul consorzio vedi http://www.fino.unige.it/
Per informazioni sul bando vedi:  http://www.fino.unige.it/?page_id=2047&it=1

 

Calls


Conferences

 
"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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Analytic Aesthetics and Film Studies
University of Warwick, October 26-27, 2018
Organizing committee: Dr Mario Slugan (Ghent University/University of Warwick), Dr Enrico Terrone (Università di Torino/Collège d'études mondiales): aesthetics.film.studies@gmail.com
Submission deadline: 2 July 2018

Confirmed keynotes:
Dr Catharine Abell (University of Manchester).
Dr Andrew Klevan (University of Oxford).

“Analytic Aesthetics and Film Studies” will explore how film scholars and practitioners can contribute to the analytic aesthetics as much as how analytic aestheticians can contribute to our understanding of film. It welcomes analytic aestheticians working on film and film scholars and practitioners interested in contributing to the debates in analytic aesthetics.
Topics for papers and pre-constituted panels may include but are not limited to:

  • Analytic aesthetics’ actual or potential contribution to film theory, history, criticism, or practice
  • The potential or actual contribution of film theory, history, criticism, or practice to the analytic aesthetics
  • The history of analytic aesthetics’ engagement with film
  • The present-day status of analytic aesthetics in film studies
  • The treatment of philosophical subjects in film (philosophers as filmmakers, filmmakers as philosophers, film-philosophy)
  • Challenges from film history and theory to analytic accounts of representation in film (including both fiction and depiction)
  • The role of film theory in the development of analytic aesthetics
  • The nature of distinction between film theory and philosophy of film
  • Moving images beyond the realm of films: TV series, video games, virtual reality, video art... How are they currently accounted for in analytic aesthetic and in film studies? How can the cooperation between the two disciplines improve the research on such moving images?
  • Which films count as works of art? What does it mean for a film to be a work of art? What is the relationship between film as an art form and the art system as a whole? How can the dialogue between analytic aesthetics and film studies shed some light on these issues?

Speakers will be notified of decisions by the end of July. There will be no conference fees. The conference is open to both individual papers or pre-constituted panels (with 3 speakers each and a chair). In the case of individual papers, please submit abstracts between 500 and 1000 words (references included) together with a title and 5 keywords. The abstracts should be prepared for blind review (with name, institutional affiliation, contact details, and the title of the proposal in a separate file). In the case of pre-constituted panels, the conveners are asked to submit a panel proposal including the title, a 300- to 500-word justification for the panel and 300- to 500-word abstracts (references included) for each of the three presentations making up the panel accompanied by a title and 5 keywords. Also included should be names and institutional affiliation for the three presenters and the name, institutional affiliation, contact details, and institutional affiliation for the chair. Panel conveners will be also requested to conform to the Good Practice Policy making sure that at least two of the panellists (including the convener/chair) are female. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 746619 and the British Society of Aesthetics.
Website: https://aestheticsfilmstudies.weebly.com/


Fifth International Research Conference "Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones" (CEFZ)
Submission deadline: 10/08/2018


There are two aspects of the formation of cultural memory. The first one is memorial zone. The second is the zone of oblivion and experience excepted from ordinary cultural practice; it is more important as it involves more cultural phenomena. Like some inconvenient historical figure or uncomfortable historical event this cultural experience is excepted but not completely forgotten. It shapes cultural borderlines and defines processes of identification. Such zones of excepted but unforgotten cultural experience were named Cultural Exclusion and Frontier  Zones (on the analogy with the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone). The main objectives of the Conference: To reveal the mechanisms for formation of cultural exclusion zones on the example of the totalitarian Soviet past. Though topographical representation of national culture is nowadays quite common in the field of the Humanities (the methods of exposing of geographical boarders of national cultures are drawn up, theories of “cultural boarders” are elaborated and imagology is actively developing), borderline is usually regarded as a characteristic of some territory possessing distinct outlines. The research group brought together by this project takes into consideration multifactor influence upon the contents of culture and sees in interaction of different cultures not only frontier zones (marginal and containing elements of two and more interacting cultures) but also exclusion zones, i. e. zones of cultural suppression whose importance for interacting cultures becomes rather questionable. Application and abstract of presentation (recommended length is 200–300 words) or full text of the paper (not exceeding 5000 words) in Russian or in English should be submitted by the 10th of August, 2018. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select papers for participation in the Conference. The acceptance will be communicated to authors by the 30th of August, 2018. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select papers for publication and edit them. The papers are not reviewed or sent back. An application containing applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information (e-mail, phone, post address) as well as information on mode of participation (personal or virtual) should be send to the following e-mail address: sergtroy@yandex.ru. When an application is received, the Committee sends to an applicant a letter confirming its receipt and containing invitation (in case of personal participation).
For further information see: http://www.philhist.spbu.ru and http://www.labont.it
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Journals

 NEW  RIVISTA DI ESTETICA
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(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

(1/2020) "New Ontologies of Art"
Advisory Editor: Adam Andrzejewski (Uniwersytet Warszawski) 
Mail to: adam.epoche@gmail.com; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: January 30th, 2019

(2/2020) "Thinking with Umberto Eco. Philosophy, Semiotics, and the Arts"
Advisory Editors: Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin), Ugo Volli (University of Turin), Davide Dal Sasso (University of Turin)
Mail to: davide.dalsasso@labont.it,  rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: March 1st, 2019

(3/2020) "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
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New issue of Argumenta: Naturalism and Normativity in Hegel’s Philosophy
Guest Editor: Guido Seddone (University of Parma)
Submission deadline: 31/10/2018

Invited contributors: 
Antón Barba-Kay
(The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.)
David Ciavatta (Ryerson University, Toronto)
Katerina Deligiorgi (University of Essex)
Elena Ficara (Universität Paderborn)
Dean Moyar (John Hopkins University, Baltimore) 
Terry Pinkard (Georgetown University, Washington D.C.)
Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego)

For any query, please use the following address:
guido.seddone@unipr.it

Deadline for submission: October 31st, 2018
Notification of acceptance: January 31st, 2019

Description
The aim of this special issue is to tackle Hegel’s approach to the constitution of the normative on the basis of natural premises and to investigate his original version of naturalism. In the ambit of the American analytical philosophy, scholars like Sellars, Brandom and McDowell have already pointed out that Hegel’s thought is based on the inferential analysis of the logical and pragmatic elements constituting the mind, reason, self-consciousness and the normative. More recently authors like Terry Pinkard, Michael Thompson and Robert Pippin have highlighted that the Hegelian philosophy leads to the investigation about the natural requisites and premises of the cognitive and intentional stances, pinpointing that a naturalistic method of scrutiny is in play. Hegel’s naturalism is therefore a novel version of naturalism enhancing our understanding of the cognitive, intentional and social human dispositions by addressing their dependence on natural elements like life, desires, instincts and perception. As a naturalist Hegel claims that philosophy deals with natural entities and that the occurrence in human life of non-observational entities like mind, cognition, self-consciousness, etc. has to be explained as emerging from and depending on natural requisites that the empirical sciences can directly observe like organic and biological properties. The domain of the normative is, following Hegel, constituted by means of the self-conscious life, namely the capacity to articulate concepts and to constitute a social dimension based on norms and interpersonal interaction. Self-conscious life and the normative, namely the domain of freedom and autonomy, are not explained in his thought as irreducible to and independent from nature understood as the domain of causality, but rather as elements proper of a natural substratum with which they establish a mutual dependence. Briefly illustrated, his naturalism consists in keeping the difference between the normative and nature and, nonetheless, avoiding any sort of dualism or unsolvable contrast between them. The advantage of this approach is explaining these two ambits as reciprocally dependent: self-conscious life does not originate by the separation from nature, but rather by establishing and understanding its own bonds and dependence to nature. In contrast to other more naive versions of naturalism, which separate mind from nature by underlining the former’s emergent character, Hegel’s one maintains that the relation nature-mind is based on the mutual dependence between these two ontogenetic factors of human life and that the cognitive and social dispositions originate from the naturalization of logical and inferential categories of thinking. Consequently, understanding the normative requires a naturalized approach to the cognitive and social aspects constituting what Hegel calls Geist, namely the normative substance subjected to a historic evolution and deployed for explaining the logical structure of human civilization. Finally, this special issue intends to account for the naturalistic premises of normativity in order to extend our understanding of the philosophical category of naturalism and to enhance the comprehension of normativity from a naturalized perspective.

Contributions addressing the following topics are welcome:
  • Self-conscious life and normativity
  • Normativity and recognition
  • Free will
  • Continuity between life and mind
  • The constitution of self-consciousness from natural premises 
  • The relation between the individual organism and its genus (Gattung)
  • The relation between the propositional content of the normative and the social interaction.
  • Does the notion of freedom belong to the normative or is it a regulative contentless notion?
  • Interdisciplinary aspects related to neuroscience, philosophy of biology and evolutionary psychology.

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.
Notification of intent to submit, including both a title and a brief summary of the content, will be greatly appreciated, as it will assist with the coordination and planning of the special issue.
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New issue of Philosophy Kitchen
Parts, Wholes and Systems. The Concept of Emergence in Philosophy of Biology and of Mind

Theme Editor: Erica Onnis (Università di Torino)
Submission deadline: 30/10/2018

After over fifty years of mistrust and caution, the notion of emergence is once again the object of interest for both philosophers and scientists. On the one hand, physics and the natural sciences have had to deal with phenomena that could be well described by this concept (for example, ferromagnetism and superconductivity); on the other hand, complexity science has taken the emergence of new patterns and new systemic properties as the mark of many complex physical, biological and social systems(for example, the behavior of social insects or flocks of birds, the organization of the Web into web-communities, or the formation of cognitive processes starting from brain activity). Finally, the notion of emergence is used in contemporary metaphysics, as well as in philosophy of mind and in philosophy of biology, to better define some relations of ontological and nomological dependence.
Being used in very different scientific and philosophical fields, the notion of emergence undoubtedly seems to be a useful conceptual tool; on the other hand, though, precisely because it appears in such different disciplines, there is no univocal agreement on its definition and on its explanatory power, especially in relation to complex problems such as those linked to the nature of life and of the mind. Are the latter emerging properties? If so, how can one clearly define an emerging property? And again: does emergence concern the way we know and explain phenomena (epistemological emergence), or is it rather the veritable introduction of new realities - or levels of reality - into the world (ontological emergence)?
Emergence seems to have two unquestionable characteristics: emerging properties depend on lower-level processes, but present a certain degree of autonomy and irreducibility with respect to the latter. These two characteristics, however, are insufficient to define precisely what is emerging and what is not, provided that there really are authentic cases of emergence (which is sometimes called into question).
This issue of Philosophy Kitchen has a dual goal: on the one hand, to examine the methodological value of the concept of emergence, as well as its theoretical complexity and ambiguity; on the other, to investigate how this notion can shed light on two phenomena that, despite the progress of knowledge, seem to resist any philosophical or scientific explanation, namely life and consciousness.

The proposed contributions must correspond or come close to one of the following thematic areas:
The scope of the concept: do emerging phenomena indicate an epistemological gap or an objective metaphysical difference? In other words, is the concept of emergence metaphysically innocent, indicating a (perhaps temporary) insufficient knowledge of the world? Or does it force us to admit new levels of reality and/or causal powers?
What theoretical framework does the concept of emergence belong to? Does accepting an emergentist vision coincide with abandoning physicalism? What is the relationship between emergence, physicalism and reductionism?
The usefulness of complex systems theory in putting the concept of emergence in the right scientific and philosophical perspective.
The problem of life and consciousness. Can emergence shed light on the origin of life and consciousness?
 
Deadline for submission of proposals: October 30th, 2018
Accepted languages: Italian, English, French and German
Procedure: send an abstract of up to 6000 characters, including the title of the article and an outline of its structure, to philosophykitchen@gmail.com by October 30th, 2018. Proposals will be evaluated by the editors and editorial board and the results will be announced, by email, by November 30th, 2018, including a new deadline for the presentation of the article, which will undergo a double-blind review.
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New issue of Pólemos. Materiali di filosofia e critica sociale
Filosofia e cartografia. Prospettive storiche, teoriche, estetiche e politiche
Theme editors: Tommaso Morawski e Ernesto C. Sferrazza Papa
Submission deadline: 15/07/2018

Tra i grandi rimossi della tradizione occidentale, va segnalato il rapporto che lega riflessione filosofica e sapere cartografico. Non si è ancora sufficientemente riflettuto su un insieme di problemi comuni a queste due discipline che ne mostri le reciproche implicazioni: tra questi il problema della verità, il rapporto tra segno visivo e riferimento reale, l’uso politico dei saperi e dunque la loro relazione con la sfera del potere. Nonostante quest’aria di famiglia, il nesso tra le due discipline è stato scarsamente indagato, rimanendo oscuro e confuso. Negli ultimi anni, sia in area continentale sia all’interno della tradizione anglosassone, si è registrato un aumento costante di interesse per quest’area di ricerca grazie ai lavori di storici e teorici della cartografia, filosofi, politologi, giuristi e teorici dei media. In questa costellazione possiamo annoverare, tra gli altri, Brian Harley, Denis Wood, David Harvey, John Pickles, Stuart Elden, Jeremy Crampton, Gilbert Simondon, Bernhard Siegert, Carl Schmitt, Michel Foucault, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Franco Farinelli. In ogni caso, la ricerca sul tema è lontana dall’essere esausta. Scopo di questo numero di “Pólemos. Materiali di filosofia e critica sociale” è promuovere la traduzione e lo scambio di teorie, linguaggi e concetti da una disciplina all’altra. Si tratta in questo senso di ricostruire i rapporti storici, teorici, estetici e politici tra filosofia e cartografia. Forse mai come oggi i processi di globalizzazione e di mondializzazione, le nuove tecnologie di mappatura dello spazio, la dislocazione degli sguardi e delle pratiche dal piano tellurico a quello marittimo e aereo (quando non atmosferico, spaziale), obbligano il pensiero critico a rifiutare uno sterile isolamento dei saperi, per favorire la loro continua articolazione e ibridazione.
La rivista mira a ospitare contributi che esplorino i seguenti nuclei tematici:

  • Storia della filosofia e storia della cartografia
  • Ontologia degli oggetti cartografici
  • Uso politico del sapere cartografico
  • Cartografia critica e rapporto sapere/potere, con particolare attenzione all’epistemologia di matrice foucaultiana
  • Nuove cartografie della globalizzazione e della mobilità
  • Spazi virtuali, GIS e mappature digitali
  • Pensiero diagrammatico e cartografia
  • Enciclopedie del sapere e modelli cartografici
Gli articoli, per un limite massimo di 40.000 caratteri (spazi inclusi), accompagnati da un abstract di 1000 caratteri (in italiano e in inglese), devono essere proposti attraverso l’indirizzo e-mail cfp@rivistapolemos.it entro il 15 luglio 2018 (in uno dei seguenti formati: doc, docx, odt). Inviare cortesemente articoli e abstract in un univo documento che sia adatto alla revisione anonima. Sono accettati contributi in italiano, inglese, francese, tedesco e spagnolo. Gli autori che intendano sottoporre alla rivista contributi che eccedano i temi individuati sono invitati a discuterne preliminarmente con i curatori del numero monografico, inviando una mail ai seguenti indirizzi: tommaso.morawski@uniroma1.it ernesto.sferrazza.papa@gmail.com.
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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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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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