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Notiziario LabOnt n. 140 (14 - 20 marzo 2015)
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Il notiziario del LabOnt è redatto da Elena Casetta
Parigi, giugno 2014
Dialogo tra Walter Siti e Maurizio Ferraris sul realismo
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Highlights


NEW SERIES AT EDINBURGH: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN ONTOLOGY
Sean McGrath and Peter Gratton have started up a series with Edinburgh UP, ‘New Perspectives in Ontology’. The board is now just about in place, including Maurizio Ferraris (Turin), Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England), Garth Green (McGill), Adrian Johnston (U. of New Mexico), Catherine Malabou (King’s), Jeff Malpas (U. of Tasmania), Marie-Eve Morin (Alberta), Jeffrey Reid (Ottawa), Hasana Sharp (McGill U.), Uwe Voigt (Augsburg, Germany), and Jason Wirth (Seattle U.), among others–so quite divergent in ontological methods and theses.
Several works are already under consideration. If you have ideas, feel free to drop us a line!

SAVE THE CHAIR FOR PHENOMENOLOGY AND HERMENEUTICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG 
"Lanciata il 9 marzo, una petizione, che ha già raccolto quasi duemila firme, fa il giro del mondo filosofico non solo tedesco. Reagisce contro la decisione della Università di Friburgo di sostituite la cattedra di filosofia che è stata di Husserl e di Heidegger (ma anche di Windelband, e di Rickert, e ora è tenuta da Günter Figal), per sostituirla con una cattedra secondaria (Juniorprofessur) di logica e filosofia del linguaggio, che costerebbe la metà di quella attuale ..."
Continua a leggere l'articolo di Ferraris per "Repubblica"
Per firmare la petizione

MICROMEGA 2/2015 -ALMANACCO DI FILOSOFIA
dal 12 marzo in  in edicola, libreria iPad e ebook
Nuovo realismo o empirismo esistenziale? Heidegger e l'antisemitismo. Uno scambio fra Karl Marx e Abraham Lincoln. Sono solo alcuni dei temi di cui si occupa il nuovo numero di MicroMega, un Almanacco di filosofia in edicola, libreria iPad e ebook dal 12 marzo. Tra i nomi: Chomsky, Zizek, Ferraris, Flores d'Arcais, Rovelli, Origgi, Faye, Azzarà, Wolin, Anders, Moretti...
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This Week


LABONT SEMINAR & LABONT UK - REALISM NEW AND OLD
Turin, March 17

Fondazione Guzzo, Via Po 18, Turin, Italy, Spring term 2015, 3-5 pm
http://labont.it/realisms-new-and-old
LabOnt In collaboration with: Alliance Française Turin, Goethe Institut Turin, Compagnia San Paolo, University of Turin
You can register here

Fabio Gironi,  “Il (Vecchio) New Realism e i suoi Critici: Trarre Lezioni per il Presente da un Dibattito del Secolo Scorso”
Abstract: Il termine New Realism, che oggi indica la corrente filosofica realista sviluppatasi di recente in contesto italiano ed europeo, ha un passato poco conosciuto. Nelle prime due decadi del XX secolo, una nuova generazione di filosofi americani decise di fare fronte comune contro l'allora dominante influenza dell'idealismo tardo-hegeliano negli ambienti filosofici statunitensi. Sei di questi giovani filosofi pubblicarono importanti interventi tra cui il volume The New Realism: Cooperative Studies in Philosophy (1919), mentre un gruppo separato pubblicava, l'anno successivo, Essays in critical realism: A Co-operative Study of the Problem of Knowledge (1920). Lo scopo del presente intervento è di ricostruire i principali temi epistemologici nel dibattito tra New Realism e Critical Realism, concentrandosi in particolare sul lavoro di William Pepperell Montague e Roy Wood Sellars. Il legame di parentela e la consonanza di pensiero tra Roy Wood Sellars e il figlio Wilfrid – uno tra i massimi filosofi americani del XX secolo e autore di gran rilievo per alcuni esponenti contemporanei dello Speculative Realism – mi permetteranno di mappare questi "vecchi" dibattiti di un secolo fa sullo sfondo della situazione contemporanea, e di introdurre alcune considerazioni di carattere metafilosofico riguardo all'apparente perpetuo ripetersi del conflitto tra realismo e (varie forme di) antirealismo.

REDUCTIONISM AND ANTI-REDUCTIONISM ON AGENCY. CONVEGNO
Roma, 17 marzo

Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università Roma Tre, Aula Verra, via Ostiense 234, ore 14:45
Convegno su "Reductionism and Anti-reductionism on Agency".
Intervengono: Mark Balaguer, Gabriele De Anna, Philip Gerrans, Sofia Bonicalzi, Mario De Caro.

BERLINO NEGLI OCCHI DEI FILOSOFI
Torino, 17 marzo

Circolo dei lettori, via Bogino 9, ore 18
http://www.circololettori.it/berlino-negli-occhi-dei-filosofi/
La miseria tedesca | Heine e Marx
A cura di Pietro Kobau, il secondo di un ciclo di incontri dedicati ai grandi pensatori della Germania. Come da tradizione filosofica, ogni lezione è un dialogo a due per ricostruire, incontro dopo incontro, l’«amore per la sapienza» che ha animato la storia delle idee a partire dalla metà del Settecento.
Singola lezione € 8
Abbonamento 5 lezioni – intero € 35


GIANMARIA AJANI AT THE KÄTE HAMBURGER CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY
Bonn, March 19

Max Weber lecture room of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, 6 pm
Gianmaria Ahani: "Classic Law and Contemporary Art. A challenge"

ON GALILEO'S PLATONISM, AGAIN
University of Warwick, March 19

University of Warwick, Philosophy Department
Lecture by Mario De Caro: "On Galileo's Platonism, again"
 
 

Zettel


Prosegue il programma RAI filosofia ideato e condotto da Maurizio Ferraris.

Prossimi appuntamenti:
16 marzo: Natura: Bruno e Quine. Intervengono: Vincenzo Santarcangelo, Mario De Caro, Sarah De Sanctis.
23 marzo: Scrittura: Platone e Derrida. Intervengono: Carlo Sini, Stefano Catucci, Carola Barbero.

Errata corrige - Notiziario LabOnt n. 139
Per errore è stato indicato il nome di Roberto anziché di Costantino Esposito tra i partecipanti alla puntata di Zettel del 9 marzo. Ci scusiamo per l'errata informazione.
Buona visione!


News on New Realism


Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 06.03.2015: Alles ist wirklich
Er könne "beim besten Willen" nicht erkennen, was nun neu sei am "Neuen Realismus", gibt Umberto Eco gleich am Anfang zu. Dass die Welt unabhängig vom Menschen existiere, sei doch eine uralte Vorstellung, nachzulesen etwa bei Thomas von Aquin: Die Erkenntnis habe der Wirklichkeit zu entsprechen, und nicht umgekehrt. Aber dann entdeckt Umberto Eco doch etwas Neues am "Neuen Realismus", jener knapp zwei Jahre alten philosophischen Strömung, über deren Entwicklung nun ein Sammelband Auskunft gibt: "Der Neue Realismus ist ein probates Mittel, um auf die Philosophie des Postmodernismus zu reagieren."
Website

Fünf Freunde im Zeit-Raum
Zeit­ma­schine reloaded: In der fünften Dimension können wir uns selbst beim Erwach­sen­werden zugucken. Aber ange­nommen, wir könnten unsere Vergan­gen­heit verbes­sern – sollten wir das überhaupt wollen? Project Almanac ist ein kindi­scher Film über ein erwach­senes Thema, und schaltet sich ganz nebenbei in die philo­so­phi­schen Debatten der Stunde ein, etwa die um das »Manifest des neuen Realismus« von Maurizio Ferraris.
http://www.artechock.de/film/text/kritik/p/pralma.htm

 


Friend Institutions


FSMH - PARIS
Sociologie du Conflit
Séminaire Sociologie du Conflit, dirigé par Michel Wieviorka et Hervé le Bras en présence de Christian Walter.
18 mars 2015 -11h
Le France 
 
La séduction freudienne
Cours méthodique et populaire de philosophie, proposé par François Jullien, Chaire L'Altérité du Collège d’études mondiales avec Patrick Hochart.
Mercredi 18 mars 2015 - 12h30
Auditorium de la Bibliothèque François Mitterand | Quai François-Mauriac | Paris 13e
 


Calls


Journals

SPECIAL ISSUE OF "VERIFICHE" ON HEGEL'S PHILOSOPHY OF ART
Preliminary announcement
The issue will be edited by Luca Illetterati and Francesco Campana and it will include articles of invited guest contributors and young researchers. The special issue is scheduled to appear in the edition of Autumn 2015.
Full papers should be received by April 30th 2015.
Email a copy of your paper, as an attachment, in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) to hegel.pd@gmail.com
For further information, please contact Francesco Campana (francescocampan@libero.it) or Luca Illetterati (luca.illetterati@unipd.it).

MONIST
101:3 July 2018: Food
Advisory Editors: Tiziana Andina (tiziana.andina@unito.it), Carola Barbero (carola.barbero@unito.it), Carolyn Korsmeyer (ckors@buffalo.edu)
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2017
Food is normally considered as something natural, but there are good reasons to consider it also as belonging to the realm of artifacts and sometimes even as rising to the level of works of art. Food contributes to building that part of our human identity that has to do with culture and tradition and with social standing. Our relationship with food can be healthy, but it can also take on the form of a disease. In this issue of The Monist, philosophers and representatives of disciplines such as psychology, economics, sociology, and medicine will attempt to investigate the role and value of food in our lives. What kind of object is food? How are we to classify it in our ontology? What are its functions in our lives?

RIVISTA DI ESTETICA
“Rivista di Estetica” (3/2016).
“Images between intermediality and interactivity” (3/2016).
Advisory Editor: Dario Cecchi

mail to dario.cecchi@gmail.com ; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: June 30, 2015.
The visual practice knew a considerable shift in the last twenty years, mainly due to the emergence of new media technologies. Recurring to medial strategies is increasingly fundamental for visual artists (Bansky, Blu Blu), in order to make available new exhibition spaces and creative opportunities. At the same time, media webs like social networks, wearing technologies and opensource platforms ask the users – above all in political and ludic contexts (Persepolis 2.0, Selma & Sofiane Ouissi, Google Glass, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) – to display a higher “artistic” expertise in order to implement these devices. We witness a real aesthetic turn at all levels of the media practice.
On one side, this state of matter leads many theorists (Jenkins, Lovink, Rheingold, Shirky, Weinbgerger) to reconsider and develop Pierre Lévy’s idea that a new form of “collective intelligence” is emerging through new media: its implementation depends on peculiar perceptual, and more specifically aesthetic, reconfigurations of our life forms. On the other side, it becomes clear that images are not fixed on one single medium, but are transformed through processes of “remediation” and “premediation” (Belting, Bolter, Bredekamp, Grusin), or experimenting the “intermedial” and “interactive” impact of digital images (Antinucci, Casetti, Hagener, Lull, Montani, Spiegel, Stiegler, Stoltedijk). At this level, the artistic exploration of interactive and intermedial technologies points out to a new paradigm in the visual arts (Studio azzurro, Life in a Day, Italy in a Day).
This issue of the Rivista di estetica aims to address such and similar questions, exploring and reflecting on the most advanced examples of intermedial and interactive elaboration of digital images, at the intersection of aesthetics, art history, semiotics, media studies and political theory.

“Rivista di Estetica” (2/2016).
Homology and analogy: relationships and conceptual synthesis across philosophy, life sciences and arts.
Advisory Editor: Andrea Pinotti and Salvatore Tedesco

mail to: andrea.pinotti@unimi.it; saltedescoit@yahoo.it; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: March 30, 2015.
The special issue aims at analyzing uses and to understand the polarity homology/analogy across different conceptual fields in contemporary debates within philosophy, life sciences, and arts. The history of this conceptual pair shows the pervasive capacity to build relationships among different objects of knowledge and, much more interestingly, the possibility to achieve a conceptual synthesis of different methodological approaches. The concept of analogy establishes a relation of similarity among different features based on a functional consideration of the organisms, while the concept of homology sees the systemic identity of characters: it indicates the meaning (“Bedeutung” as Richard Owen says) of the shared character under any modification of form and function, thus allowing us to rethink the role of teleology and morphology in contemporary thought. Although widely employed, this categorial couple is far from being unanimously defined, offering a large provision of open questions. The distinction of different meanings of “function” and the renegotiation of the biological concepts of organism and biological act, focusing on a morphological account of modularity, encourages a conceptual synthesis among philosophy, arts, and life sciences.

TOPOI. AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY
Special Issue “Philosophy of sex and gender in gender-medicine”
DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

GUEST EDITORS: Maria Cristina Amoretti and Nicla Vassallo (University of Genoa)
Contributors are invited to address philosophical questions that are raised by gender-medicine. Contributions should be original and not submitted elsewhere. All papers will be subject to double- blind peer-review.
CONFIRMED INVITED CONTRIBUTORS
Sylvie Gambaudo, University of Durham (UK)
James Marcum, Baylor University (USA)
Leah McClimans, University of South Carolina (USA)
Mari Mikkola, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
Eileen Willis, Flinders University (Australia)

Formatting instructions can be found at:
http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/11245
(click ‘Information for Guest Editors and Authors’ on the right).
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: All manuscripts should be submitted exclusively through the Online Manuscript Submission System (Editorial Manager), accessible at:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/topo
When submitting, make sure to indicate the appropriate Article Type for your submission by selecting from the scroll-down menu:
"S.I. : Philosophy of sex and gender in gender-medicine (Amoretti/Vassallo)”
For any queries please contact: cristina.amoretti@unige.it or nicla.vassallo@unige.it

 

 

 

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