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LabOnt newsletter informs about scientific, didactic, and dissemination activities ("Terza missione") of the research group and its associate members.

Il notiziario del LabOnt è redatto da Elena Casetta e Erica Onnis.

 

Rivista di Estetica is now an Open Access Journal

The following issues are already available: 
http://estetica.revues.org/263,
and others will follow soon.

 

M. Ferraris, L' imbecillità è una cosa seria
Il Mulino 2016, pp. 128

Primo in classifica su IBS
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Verba Woland: il web e l'imbecillità iper-documentata
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"L’imbecillità, condizione diffusa da perdonare"

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"La prevalenza dell'imbecille"
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"L'Imbecillità è una cosa seria" a Otto e Mezzo
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"A volte anche i geni sono imbecilli"

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"Sì o no? L'imbecillità ai tempi di Facebook"
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T. Andina, An Ontology for Social Reality, Palgrave
Macmillan 2016, pp. 197

Recensione all'edizione italiana di Sebastiano Maffettone, “Architettura della realtà sociale“, Il Sole 24 ore, 06/11/2016.
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Highlights


Why We’re Post-Fact
Peter Pomerantsev
www.granta.com


"As his army blatantly annexed Crimea, Vladimir Putin went on TV and, with a smirk, told the world there were no Russian soldiers in Ukraine. He wasn’t lying so much as saying the truth doesn’t matter. And when Donald Trump makes up facts on a whim, claims that he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering the Twin Towers coming down, or that the Mexican government purposefully sends ‘bad’ immigrants to the US, when fact-checking agencies rate 78% of his statements untrue but he still becomes a US Presidential candidate – then it appears that facts no longer matter much in the land of the free. When the Brexit campaign announces ‘Let’s give our NHS the £350 million the EU takes every week’ and, on winning the referendum, the claim is shrugged off as a ‘mistake’ by one Brexit leader while another explains it as ‘an aspiration’, then it’s clear we are living in a ‘post-fact’ or ‘post-truth’ world. Not merely a world where politicians and media lie – they have always lied – but one where they don’t care whether they tell the truth or not [keep reading]".

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Internet. Kiedy wszyscy kłamią, wszystko jest dozwolone
Peter Pomerantsev, 25 listopada 2016

"Kiedy jego armia anektowała Krym, Władimir Putin wystąpił w telewizji i z drwiącym uśmieszkiem oznajmił światu, że na Ukrainie nie ma żadnych rosyjskich żołnierzy. Nie tyle kłamał, ile mówił, że prawda nie ma znaczenia. A kiedy Donald Trump konfabuluje – twierdząc, że widział w New Jersey muzułmanów cieszących się, gdy waliły się wieżowce World Trade Center – i kiedy badacze rzetelności polityków uznają 78 proc. jego wypowiedzi w kampanii za niezgodne z prawdą, można odnieść wrażenie, że także w krainie wolności fakty nie mają już znaczenia" 
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This week


Journée d’étude. Penser les soulèvements 
Paris, 3 décembre
Auditorium du Jeu de Paume, 11h - 19h

Journée d’étude sous la direction de Georges Didi-Huberman et Sara Guindani.
Une collaboration du programme Politiques des images de la Fondation Maison Sciences de l’Homme et du Jeu de Paume.
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Programme

Le Fiction alla prova della Fiction
Torino, 5 dicembre  
Università degli Studi di Torino, Biblioteca Arturo Graf, via Verdi 8, ore 17:30
 

Scarica la locandina con il calendario degli eventi
Introduce e Modera: Marta Benenti (Consorzio FINO)
Intervengono: Enrico Terrone (Collège d'étues mondiales - FMSH Paris), Angela Maiello (Università La Sapienza - Roma), Giacomo Tagliani (Università degli Studi di Siena).
"Gomorra - La Serie racconta la Camorra con sguardo spietatamente realistico. Homeland incamera in tempo reale e mette in scena fatti di cronaca internazionale. Making a murderer documenta una reale vicenda giudiziaria con i linguaggi e il formato della fiction. Le nuove serie televisive sfidano ancora una volta il confine tra realtà e finzione"
 
L'evento è sostenuto da Fondazione Fondo Ricerca e Talenti grazie alle risorse derivanti dal 5x1000 dell'Università degli Studi di Torino.


Labont Seminar. Enrico Terrone (University of Turin): “The Band of Theseus. Social Ontology and Mental Files”
Torino, 7 dicembre, ore 14-16
Università di Torino, Palazzo Nuovo, Aula 8

Suppose that Theseus is the singer of the rock band ‛The Ship’, which he started together with a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer. After a while the guitarist leaves the band and is replaced; then, also the bassist and the drummer are replaced; finally, Theseus himself is replaced. Furthermore, Theseus and his former partners decide to start a new band called ‘The Shop’. I shall argue that The Shop is a new band which is distinct from The Ship, in spite of the fact that the members of The Shop were the former members of The Ship. I shall explain this by using of the notion of a mental file, understood as a mental particular that functions as a vehicle of singular thought. I shall conclude that there are two bands in this community, namely The Ship and The Shop, because there are two distinct public mental files about them.
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Otello. Tre seminari tra letteratura, filosofia, teatro e musica
Roma, 7 dicembre
Teatro Eliseo, Via Nazionale, 183, 00184 Roma

A cura di Giuseppe Di Giacomo. Universalmente riconosciuta come una delle opere imprescindibili della letteratura occidentale, l'Otello di Shakespeare nell'immaginario collettivo è la tragedia della gelosia, dell'irrefrenabile furore della passione e della debolezza del raziocino umani dinanzi all'orgoglio e al sospetto del tradimento; l'Otello è anche la tragedia del Male, incarnato da quella straordinaria invenzione letteraria che è Iago, l'infido Alfiere che trama diabolicamente alle spalle del Moro, sfruttando le debolezze di quest'ultimo. 
Le tre giornate dedicate all'Otello, in programma al Teatro Eliseo, intendono mettere in luce, attraverso la riflessione di illustri intellettuali ed esperti della materia, le molteplici implicazioni teoriche e filosofiche di quest'opera.
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Forthcoming


International Conference. New Ontologies of Art
Warsaw, December 14-15
University of Warsaw


Tiziana Andina, "New perspectives in the ontology of art: Embodied Meanings and Normativity"
14th December, Warsaw University Library, h.09.30
Program

International Conference. Why does what exists exist?  
Siena, December, 14-16
University of Siena, Department of Education, Human Sciences and Intercultural Communications 

Participants 
Ferdinando Abbri, Alexander Afriat, Mariano Bianca, Stefano Besoli, Konstantinos Boultzis, Marina Christodoulou, Gerardo Cunico, Maurizio Ferraris, Marco G. Giammarchi, Enrico Guglielminetti, Roberta Lanfredini, Fabio Minazzi, Giuseppe Nicolaci, Crister Nyberg, Paolo Piccari, Paolo Rossi, Angelo Scribano, Kordula Świetorzecka, Gino Tarozzi, Furia Valori, Angelo Vulpiani. 


News on Emergence and New Realism


En busca de lo real una aventura de la filosofía francesa
Por José Duarte Penayo y Ernesto Ruiz-Eldredge
27 de Noviembre de 2016
www.abc.com.py

"Tras la refrescante liberación de esa mirada estrecha del sentido común que da por sentado que las cosas existen fuera de la mente por mero hábito, la filosofía parece haber quedado, sin querer, encerrada en un escepticismo exquisito pero claustrofóbico, incapaz de alcanzar ninguna realidad extramental u objetiva. Frente a esto, se buscan salidas y grietas a veces tan brillantes como extrañas. El animal, el psicótico –figuras del encierro en la correlación– o el «acontecimiento» –irrupción de lo absolutamente imprevisible que rompe la cadena causal– están entre las bellas e inquietantes sombras que, invocadas por algunas de las grandes voces del «nuevo realismo», recorrieron la semana pasada corredores y anfiteatros durante el coloquio internacional de filosofía cosa en sì [sigue leyendo]"
 

Per un’etica dell’emergenza
di Antonio Ria, con Maurizio Ferraris
RSI Rete Due

La necessità di riaffermare che il pensiero e i suoi significati nascono dalla realtà materiale e che quindi vengono dopo e non precedono gli eventi della realtà con cui interagiamo, nasce dal fatto che a lungo i filosofi ci raccontano, al contrario, che è l’uomo – con il linguaggio e il pensiero – che costruisce il mondo. A questa visione “filosofica” della realtà e dell’uomo reagisce Maurizio Ferraris (professore ordinario di Filosofia teoretica nell’Università di Torino) con un suo nuovo libro, Emergenza, pubblicato da Einaudi, dai critici giudicato un “piccolo straordinario libro”. È un saggio composito, di approfondimento filosofico ed etico, ma con un occhio ben rivolto alla realtà quotidiana contemporanea, fatta anche di Web e di Rete, in cui sempre più veniamo “avvolti” e con cui ogni giorno (ogni momento?) dobbiamo fare i conti.
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LabOnt Informs


Federica: una fabbrica digitale per il futuro dell’istruzione universitaria
A Federica produciamo il bene più prezioso, e scarso, per il futuro del Paese: formazione universitaria, pubblica, di qualità. 

"Grazie ai fondi strutturali europei, Federica è diventata una piattaforma d’avanguardia nel panorama internazionale. Oggi è un Centro d’Ateneo dell’Università di Napoli Federico II per l’innovazione, la sperimentazione e la diffusione della didattica multimediale. L’Italia è oggi il fanalino di coda nella classifica dei laureati in Europa. Nella fascia d’età 25-34 anni, con una media UE del 37%, siamo al 24%. La metà di Francia, Regno Unito, Spagna, Polonia. Con un trend in peggioramento: negli ultimi dieci anni siamo passati da 290 mila a 215 mila laureati annui, un calo del 25%. Sono cifre che condannano il paese all’eutanasia. Per invertire questo trend investendo sulle strutture universitarie tradizionali, mancano le risorse finanziarie, i tempi sarebbero lunghissimi, le soluzioni farraginose e obsolete. L’unica alternativa praticabile, e sostenibile, è la formazione multimediale d’eccellenza [continua a leggere]"

Da gennaio, disponibile su Federica, il corso di Maurizio Ferraris,"Introduzione alla Filosofia"."Che cosa è la filosofia? Dopo una introduzione volta a spiegare che cosa si intende (o si può intendere) con “filosofia”, si passa a quindici scansioni storico-teoriche. Facendo ovviamente presente che, come ha scritto Pierre Bayle, non c’è setta filosofica, per quanto sconfitta e superata, che non sia pronta a ripresentarsi. E non c’è posizione teoretica, neppure il parmenidismo, che non possa ritrovare attualità addirittura mediatica. Sicché il superamento storico non vuol dire “oblio”, né comporta mai un definitivo superamento teorico. Al massimo insegna che sbagliando si impara, o che altri imparano, e che nulla – nemmeno le dottrine che negano il divenire – ritorna mai come prima".
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Federico Fubini, in prima sul Corriere della Sera, presenta Federica come la  prima piattaforma Mooc europea che ha raggiunto circa 5 milioni di utenti, con 75 corsi online, coinvolgendo numerosi nomi di punta del panorama accademico nazionale. 
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Meraviglie filosofiche
Palazzo Ducale, Genova
Maurizio Ferraris su La différance di Derrida.
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El Barcelona Pensa acompleix amb escreix les expectatives de participació
Entre les activitats que han suscitat més demanada destaquen la conferència de Maurizio Ferraris «¡Muera la inteligencia! ¡Viva la muerte!» i la seva anàlisi de la imbecil·litat com a factor polític; els dos cafès filosòfics que abordaven la justícia i l’humanisme; la ruta filosòfica pels carrers de Barcelona, i les activitats «Biotecnologies i eugenèsia: una perspectiva ètica»; «Frankenstein: Ecce Homo»; «Espectres de Hamlet», i «Perduts en l’espai-temps. El filòsof davant la física contemporània». 
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Convegno conclusivo programma Cervantes 2016: "Don Chisciotte in esilio"
Torino, da lunedì 5 dicembre 2016 alle ore 14:30, a martedì 6 dicembre 2016 alle ore 13:00
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Lunedì 5 e martedì 6 dicembre 2016 a Torino, rispettivamente presso la Sala lauree ex-Giurisprudenza (Palazzo Nuovo - Via Sant'Ottavio, 20) e presso l'Aula Magna del Rettorato dell'Università di Torino (Via Verdi, 8 / Via Po, 17), è in programma il convegno conclusivo del programma Cervantes 2016, dedicato al tema "Don Chisciotte in esilio". 

Il programma Cervantes 2016 è l'iniziativa organizzata dal Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell'Università di Torino in occasione del IV centenario della morte di Cervantes, padre del romanzo moderno e luogo d’incontro della diversità culturale ispanica ed europea.

 

Calls


Journals

APhEx 15, 2017
Deadline: 31 novembre 2016
APhEx. Portale italiano di filosofia analitica  – ISSN: 2036-9972
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La redazione di "APhEx. Portale italiano di filosofia analitica" invita chiunque fosse interessato ad inviare un contributo per la prossima pubblicazione del portale (APhEx 15, 2017). Tutti i contributi vanno spediti all'indirizzo e-mail alle rispettive sezioni del portale "Temi" (Francesca Ervas, Paolo Labinaz, Vera Tripodi, temi@aphex.it), "Profili” (Bianca Cepollaro, Valeria Giardino, profili@aphex.it), “Letture critiche" (Pierluigi Graziani, Claudio Calosi, recensioni@aphex.it), "Interviste” (Federica Berdini, redazione@aphex.it) accompagnati da quattro parole-chiave, un breve cv ed un abstract di mille battute per le sezioni "Temi" e "Profili". I contributi inviati devono essere originali, non devono essere stati pubblicati per intero o in parte presso altri portali, riviste o case editrici.

Ciascun contributo verrà sottoposto a referaggio anonimo e dovrà seguire le norme editoriali disponibili all'indirizzo:

http://www.aphex.it/index.php? Norme= 567D0571570474005472727677

Il portale APhEx è aperto a diversi tipi di collaborazione da parte dei lettori. E' possibile inviare recensioni di libri e articoli o scrivere un pezzo per la rubrica "profili" e "temi". I contributi, la cui valutazione in vista della pubblicazione spetta alla redazione del sito, dovranno pervenire preferibilmente in formato Word e in modo conforme alle norme redazionali. Ogni proposta va preferibilmente concordata con la redazione.

1. Temi: Nei contributi di questa sezione, l'autore/autrice fornisce una visione panoramica e critica di un area di ricerca della filosofia analitica contemporanea attualmente in discussione, presentandone le teorie più significative e gli autori più influenti. L'obiettivo di questa sezione è di fornire al lettore e alla lettrice, anche non esperto o esperta del particolare settore filosofico, uno sguardo generale su una questione che abbia generato un dibattito senza necessariamente presentarne i dettagli dello sviluppo storico. La lunghezza di un contributo è di circa 6000/7000 parole.
2. Profili: Il testo di un profilo non deve semplicemente ripercorrere la vita, i concetti e le opere principali dell'autore in questione, ma deve essere un'esposizione critica e argomentata degli aspetti più influenti del suo pensiero. Il testo dovrà essere seguito dalla bibliografia primaria dell'autore (opere in lingua originale e traduzioni in lingua italiana) e da una breve bibliografia secondaria. La lunghezza di un contributo è di circa 5000/7000 parole.
3. Letture critiche: Una Lettura Critica non è semplicemente un resoconto o descrizione del contenuto di un librò, né è uno strumento meramente pubblicitario. Essa è piuttosto un modo di riflettere criticamente su un testo considerandone l'approccio al problema in oggetto, il nesso con la letteratura pertinente, il ruolo rispetto ad altri libri sullo stesso argomento. La Lettura Critica può essere diretta a un libro o, in particolari casi, a diversi libri che siano tematicamente collegati (ad esempio: i recenti dizionari di filosofia in lingua italiana). Nel primo caso, la lunghezza sarà di circa 3000-4000 parole, nel secondo di circa 4000-6000 parole.
4. Interviste: I contributi di questa sezione sono trascrizioni di interviste ai maggiori filosofi analitici contemporanei. Le domande vanno concordate con la redazione e la lunghezza delle interviste può variare secondo le esigenze dell'autore/autrice.

Per ogni informazione di carattere generale, vi invitiamo a contattare Vera Tripodi (redazione@aphex.it)


 Special Issue - Philosophy and Geography: History and Theory  
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas launches a call for papers on the historical connections between philosophy and geography
Deadline: May 15, 2017
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The relationship between philosophy and geography, especially in the european tradition, has gone overlooked. If we look briefly at the history of philosophy, we notice that only a few authors seems to show a deep interest to geographic knowledge. Only in recent years the analysis of the connections between philosophy and geography has gained interest, especially thanks to the classical works of authors such as Carl Schmitt, Michel Foucault, Claude Raffestin, Brian Harley and David Harvey, just to mention a few of the leading figures in this field of studies. The rapid development of similar studies is due mostly to the complex global conditions of today’s society, but also to the theoretical necessity to overcome a lack of communication existing the disciplines.

This lack of interest seems to be a real paradox, if one considers Strabo’s Geographica, one of the first examples of a systematic elaboration of geographic thought, which not only highlights a vague affinity between geography and philosophy highlighted, but also considers this affinity as a general methodology to study the universality of knowledge: “the science of Geography, which I now propose to investigate, is, I think, quite as much as any other science, a concern of the philosopher” (I, 3).

After all, man’s geographic position is one of the most fascinating topic of the entire history of philosophy from its very beginning. For instance Anaximander was the first, at least in the Western World, who drew a map of the known world. And Thales had already conceived the Earth as a body floating in waters, implicitly defining a radical dichotomy between land and sea, establishing for the first time one of the most important categories of political and legal philosophy developed in the 20th century primarily by Carl Schmitt.

The aim of this issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas is to answer the many relevant questions concerning the historical connections between philosophy and geography, exploring the possible theoretical intersections between them to which this history points.
  1. The most general topic to deal with in this issue concerns the mutual influence of geography and philosophy from an historical, political and theoretical point of view. When, why, and how has philosophy been influenced by geography, and viceversa?
  2. The second point we would like to develop is the relevance of geographical knowledge in the history of science, especially for the modern period, and its philosophical background.
  3. In the third place, the contributions should analyze the role of geography, especially the rising cartographic techniques in the so called “age of discovery”. This topic should be addressed both from a political and historical point of view.
  4. A fourth point involves the problematic legacy of Ptolemy’s doctrines in the modern age. Indeed, while astronomic discoveries were mostly influenced by Copernicus’ works, the revival of Ptolemy’s Geography provided the theoretical frameworks for the representation of the world according to the laws of perspective and its “canonization” in the famous atlases of modern age. The authors interested in this topic should focus their contributions on the impact of Ptolemy’s works on the modern geographical knowledge.
  5. A further, more theoretical point, deals with the question of a possible epistemology of geography. What is geographic knowledge? Is it autonomous from other forms of knowledge? How can we know something from a geographic knowledge? Is there such a thing as “truth” in the geographic knowledge?
  6. Finally there’s one last theme in need of a closer examination, related to a possible ontology of geographical concepts. What is a border? What is a place? What is a territory? Are the traditional tools of ontology able to answer such questions?

The special issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas on Philosophy and Geography is planned for the end of 2017.

Deadlines: Articles, along with a 300-words abstract and keywords, must be submitted before May 15, 2017.

Submission: Submissions must contain original and unpublished work. Contributions are ex­pected to adopt a genuinely interdisciplinary perspective in the history of ideas. Submitted articles may be written in English or French, and shall be sent to the fol­lowing e-mail address: phil_geo@jihi.eu

All submitted articles will undergo a double-blind review process. The text can be provided in .odt, .doc, .docx, or .pdf format, and must not include authors’ names and affiliations (pay attention to metadata and file properties), nor self-references that re­veal the author’s identity.
Contacts: For further information, please contact the editors of the special issue:
Simone Mammola (sokrates@alice.it)
Ernesto Sferrazza Papa (ernesto.sferrazza.papa@gmail.com)

Authors are welcome to discuss their prospective contributions with the editors be­fore submission.

Call for Papers: Linguistic Justice and Analytic Philosophy
Special issue of _Philosophical Papers_
Deadline: 1 October, 2017
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*Guest editors*: Filippo Contesi (Jean Nicod Institute), Moti Mizrahi (Florida Tech) and Enrico Terrone (Turin)
Expected contributors include *Eric Schwitzgebel* (University of California, Riverside), *Hans-Johann Glock* (Zurich), *Elisabetta Galeotti* (Eastern Piedmont) and *Eric Schliesser* (Amsterdam)

The topics of linguistic discrimination and linguistic justice have received little attention from contemporary analytic philosophers despite the fact that there is a growing body of evidence in linguistics and social psychology about implicit negative biases towards speakers and writers perceived as non-native. In fact, issues of linguistic discrimination and justice are particularly urgent in analytic philosophy because English is undoubtedly the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy. For this reason, it is important to think about what it means to be a person for whom English is not a first language and who tries to participate in the academic life of contemporary analytic philosophy.

The aim of this special issue of _Philosophical Papers_ is to consider the circumstances of being a non-native speaker and writer of English in analytic philosophy. In addition to philosophical and meta-philosophical perspectives, we also encourage submissions from different approaches and disciplines, including psychology, linguistics and the social sciences.

Possible questions for discussion include:

- Is there linguistic discrimination or injustice in analytic philosophy? If so, what should we do about it?
- Are the percentages of non-native-speaker faculty members of the most reputable analytic philosophy departments comparable to those in arts and humanities and STEM departments? What should any differences teach us?
- How can diversity of native languages and cultures be beneficial, if at all, to analytic philosophy?
- Are perceived linguistic fluency and eloquence important factors in philosophical writing and presenting? Should they be?
- Is it true, as is sometimes claimed, that publishing philosophical work in the most reputable venues in contemporary analytic philosophy only requires linguistic competence of a level that is reasonably easy for a non-native writer to achieve?
- Should English (or any other language) be the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy?
- Should study and research in analytic philosophy be a global and cosmopolitan enterprise?
- What if any extra policies can or should professional journals or institutions adopt to address any specific difficulties faced by non-native speakers and writers?
- Are there any precedents in the history of intellectual communities, including contemporary ones and those in different philosophical traditions, that can provide a useful model of how to approach the language issue in analytic philosophy?
- How does the language issue intersect with issues of race, ethnicity or nationality (or other issues)? How important are such intersections (or lack thereof)?

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1 October, 2017. This issue of _Philosophical Papers_, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in *March 2018*.

Authors should submit manuscripts electronically, as a PDF or MS Word document attachment, to the Managing Editor at Philosophical.Papers@ru.ac.za. Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence with their submission.

Further inquiries may be addressed to Filippo Contesi (filippo.contesi@york.ac.uk) or Ward Jones (w.jones@ru.ac.za).

COSTELLAZIONI
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Costellazioni, Anno II, n. 4, Realism in the arts (and beyond)
Deadline for submission: December 31, 2016 

In recent years, an overt turn back towards the domain of the real has occurred in the arts, with efforts in this direction being witnessed in the visual arts, in music, and in literature alike. In parallel, the status of reality within our linguistic, emotive, and cognitive practices continues to provoke a heated debate among philosophers.
Instead of such answers as might be supplied by rigid philosophical paradigms, it seems to us that the debate over the status of reality demands an open dialogue and the contribution of diverse modes of enquiry and reflection. Focussing primarily on realism in the arts (ranging from the visual arts to cinema, music, literature, etc.), we wish to approach the issue of realism from the angle of aesthetics and of the theories and criticism of art and literature, as well as in the light of the mutual contributions of philosophy and the sciences (which recently appear to have taken a new turn, as in the instance of the non-restrictive paradigm of cognitive processes with which neuroscience is currently engaged).
Contributions on the following topics are thus especially welcomed:
  1. The theoretical, philosophical, and scientific status of realism;
  2. Transformations in the notion of realism in the wake of the demise of strong ideologies and of the crisis of postmodernity;
  3. The real as experienced in the new media and in multimedia practices;
  4. The notion of mimesis in the light of emerging trends in the representation of reality;
  5. Realism as historical and political documentation, and as ethical or political claim;
  6. Developments in the arts arising from the need to narrate contemporary reality, and as reformulation of traditional artistic modes (as in the graphic novel, in street art, etc.)
Please send abstracts for proposals to rivistacostellazioni@gmail.com by December 31st 2016.

"FILOSOFIA" 2017
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Call for papers: Burocrazia / Bureaucracy
Deadline for submission: 15 marzo 2017 / March 15th, 2017 
“Filosofia” accepts submissions in Italian or English. Submitted essays, prepared for blind peer review and according the editorial rules (see the following website: http://mimesisedizioni.it/riviste/filosofia.html) should be sent with an abstract in English within 15th March, 2017 to the following address:redazionefilosofia.dfe@unito.it. Authors will be notified of the result of the selection and will receive a detailed referee report on their contribution. 

RIVISTA DI ESTETICA
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(3/2017) "The Auditory Object"
Advisory Editors
: Elvira Di Bona, Vincenzo Santarcangelo 
mail to: elviradibona@gmail.com, vincenzosantarcangelo@yahoo.it and rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: December 30th, 2016

(1/2018) "Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones"
Advisory Editors: Alexander Chertenko (Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia), Janna Nikolaeva (Saint-Petersburg State University), Sergey Troitćkii (Saint-Petersburg State University).
Mail to: sergtroy@yandex.ru, chertenko1980@gmail.com, rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: January 30th, 2017
 
(2/2018) "Trusting institutions"
Advisory Editor: Jacopo Domenicucci (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Mail to: jacopo.domenicucci@ens.fr; rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: April 30th, 2017

(3/2018)  "Empirical Evidence and Philosophy"
Advisory Editors: Petar Bojanic (University of Beograd), Samuele Iaquinto (University of Milano), Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milano)
Mail to: giuliano.torrengo@gmail.com and rivista.estetica@gmail.com
Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2017

(2/2019)  "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

THE MONIST
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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
 


Conferences


18Th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law 2017
Deadline: 1st December, 2016

The 18th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL 2017, hosted by the Cardozo Law School  in collaboration with the University of Roma Tre – Law School), will take place from 25 May to 28 May 2017.

The use and practice of exemplarity are rooted in classic rhetoric, literature, politics and law. Because of the shift from pre-modern to modern ways of thinking – as modern knowledge came to privilege abstraction over exempla, the general over the singular and particular – exemplarity lost its way.

The aim of this Roundtable is to discuss how in the contemporary legal discourse exemplarity regained relevance in human and legal thought: it constitutes the “compromise” between different orders: positive law (civil law, common law) and natural law, general and particular, abstract and concrete, societal and individual. Exemplary judgments (at a national and at an international level, e.g. Landgericht Köln – N. 151 Ns 169/11; Enel v. Costa; Scordino v. Italy) bridge the divide between traditional dichotomies, such as Common Law/Civil Law and positive law/natural law — by linking the ordinary (cases that are already described by a norm, which provides for them) and the extreme (cases that challenge the normative order because they are not yet provided for by law).

The legal exemplary case embodies the tension between ordinary – extraordinary and general – singular, and at the same time it offers a model, a solution to “go through” that tension. The tension between ordinary and extraordinary is, in the law, related to the essential juridical tension between facts and norms. From a philosophical perspective, exemplary and paradigmatic forms are elements that constitute the hermeneutic parameters of a given context.

In its many forms, exemplarity entails the dialectical oscillation around an internal divide: whether it comes as paradeigma or paradigm, as exemplum, exemplar, or mere instance, as Exempel or Beispiel, as model or precedent, exemplarity mediates between the singular and the general. Especially in philosophy, the use of examples has often been devoted to the mere didactic illustration of general concepts for those unable to understand them without assistance from concrete cases or instances. “Examples are thus the go-cart of judgment,” as Immanuel Kant’s well-known dictum goes, “which he who is deficient in that natural talent cannot afford to dispense with” (CPR: B 174).

Natural law re-emerges through exemplarity in the form of the “just” reason in the specific case: the single narrative in the single case challenges the ratio legis by proposing a new and different ratio. The particular and the universal are given in the same form through the exemplary case because they express a contradiction between extra-legal values and abstract and general rules.

CFA: Abstracts of 300 words (max.) can be submitted by 1 December 2016 to Angela Condello (angela.condello@uniroma3.it) and Peter Goodrich (goodrich@yu.edu) with participation decisions made by 1 January 2017.


4th Annual IAPT Conference — Lake Garda (Italy)
Deadline: 31st December 2016
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The International Association for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT) invites submissions of high quality papers for the 4th annual IAPT conference, to be held from 12th–14th June 2017, at the Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Lake Garda, Italy.
The IAPT conference will involve five themed sessions with invited keynote speakers and several open sessions. The themed sessions (with keynotes) are as follows:

The Logic and Language of Time — Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde)
Time, Action, and Ethics — Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck)
Temporal Experience — Jenann Ismael (Arizona)
Time and the Scientific Image — Tim Maudlin (NYU)
Non-Standard A Theories — Sven Rosenkranz (Barcelona)

Temporal Illusion Round Table:
A. Bardon (Wake Forest), V. Arstila (Turku), S. Power (Cork), A. Vatakis (Athens)

Papers (suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation, and no longer than 5,000 words) should be submitted via EasyChair by 31st December 2016: http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iapt2017

Submissions on any topic in the philosophy of time are welcomed. All papers must be prepared for blind review and include a short abstract. Early career scholars, e.g. graduate students, postdocs, pre-tenure faculty (etc.), are eligible for a prize bursary — participants awarded a prize will be entitled to reimbursement for conference expenses up to the value of $500.

NB. The conference fee is €230, which includes three nights lodging in the Palazzo (from Sunday 11th to Wednesday 14th June) and all meals. Since the Palazzo has limited space, for those who cannot be lodged in the University facilities the fee is €120, which includes all meals (served in the Palazzo).

Organising Committee:
A. Bardon (Wake Forest), V. Buonomo (Milan), C. Calosi (Neuchâtel), F. Correia (Neuchâtel), S. Iaquinto (Milan), D. Ingram (Milan), U. Meyer (Colgate), K. Miller (Sydney), B. Neeser (Neuchâtel), G. Torrengo (Milan), and C. Wüthrich (Geneva).


2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion. University of Warsaw, June 18-22, 2017
Deadline: 15 January, 2017 (http://www.uni-log.org/logos2017-cfp)
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The 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion will be held at the University of Warsaw (Poland) on June 18-22, 2017, the institutional organiser being the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw (Instytut Filozofii, Uniwersytet Warszawski) (see the map).

The 1st World Congress on Logic and Religion was organized jointly by the Federal University of Campina Grande, the Federal University of Paraiba and the University of Brazil in João Pessoa, and held on April 1-5, 2015. It was devoted to a wide range of problems concerning the relations between logic and religion. At the conclusion of the congress, many participants expressed the wish to continue discussions on these topics in the future and also warmly welcomed the idea to organize such an event in Poland, which can be called a country of logic and religion thanks to both the tradition of Lvov-Warsaw School of logic and a considerable level of religiosity.

There are a number of important topics that are proposed be discussed at the 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion in Warsaw, which include such fields as:

  • Impact of religious beliefs on logical structures;
  • Logic at the service of apologetics;
  • Rationalization of religious beliefs;
  • Justification in religious legal traditions (including Talmudic Logic);
  • Logics vis-a-vis illogicalities in religion;
  • Non-classical logics and religion;
  • Models of argumentation in religious discourse, etc.

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in Warsaw.

The deadline for submission of an abstract is January 15, 2017.
In order to send your submission please go to the registration form.

4th Annual International Associaton for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT) Conference - First Call for Papers
Deadline: December 31, 2016
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The International Association for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT) is formed by the Philosophy of Time Society, the Centre for Time (Milan), and the Centre for Philosophy of Time (Sydney). 
The IAPT invites submissions of high quality papers for the 4th annual IAPT conference, to be held from 12th–14th June 2017, at the Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Lake Garda, Italy.
The IAPT conference will involve five themed sessions with invited keynote speakers and several open sessions. The themed sessions (with keynotes) are as follows:

The Logic and Language of Time — Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde)
Time, Action, and Ethics — Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck)
Temporal Experience — Jenann Ismael (Arizona)
Time and the Scientific Image — Tim Maudlin (NYU)
Non-Standard A Theories — Sven Rosenkranz (Barcelona)
Temporal Illusion Round Table — A. Bardon (Wake Forest), V. Arstila (Turku), S. Power (Cork), A. Vatakis (Athens)

Papers (suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation, and no longer than 5,000 words) should be submitted via EasyChair by 31st December 2016http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iapt2017

Submissions on any topic in the philosophy of time are welcomed. All papers must be prepared for blind review and include a short abstract. Early career scholars, e.g. graduate students, postdocs, pre-tenure faculty (etc.), are eligible for a prize bursary — participants awarded a prize will be entitled to reimbursement for conference expenses up to the value of $500.

NB. The conference fee is €230, which includes three nights lodging in the Palazzo (from Sunday 11th to Wednesday 14th June) and all meals. Since the Palazzo has limited space, for those who cannot be lodged in the University facilities the fee is €120, which includes all meals (served in the Palazzo).

Organising Committee: A. Bardon (Wake Forest), V. Buonomo (Milan), C. Calosi (Neuchâtel), F. Correia (Neuchâtel), S. Iaquinto (Milan), D. Ingram (Milan), U. Meyer (Colgate), K. Miller (Sydney), B. Neeser (Neuchâtel), G. Torrengo (Milan), and C. Wüthrich (Geneva).

Sponsors: State University of Milan (15-5-3007000-601), Fondazione Cariplo-Regione Lombardia (15-6-3007000-2021), Philosophy of Time Society, Department of Philosophy (State University of Milan)

 

Partner Institutions


The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”
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FMSH, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme
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NCOR: National Center for Ontological Research
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