Rethinking Jacques Derrida
Jacques Derrida, Maurizio Ferraris, Le Goût du secret. Entretiens 1993-1995
Hermann, 8 Novembre 2017
« Mes intérêts privilégiés se sont orientés vers le grand canon de la philosophie – Platon, Kant, Hegel, Husserl ; mais, en même temps, vers des lieux dits “mineurs” de ces textes-là, de problématiques inaperçues, de notes en bas de page – vers ce qui peut gêner le système et en même temps rendre compte du souterrain dans lequel le système se constitue en réprimant ce qui le rend possible, qui n’est pas systémique. Donc, une explication à la fois canonique et non-canonique, avec le canon de la philosophie [...] » J. Derrida
Jamais publié en français, perdu puis retrouvé dans les archives de Derrida, ce texte a donc une histoire. Pendant trois ans, Maurizio Ferraris a interrogé Jacques Derrida sur son expérience de pensée. En croisant le geste autobiographique et l’enquête philosophique, ce dialogue fait émerger plusieurs thèmes de la pensée derridienne, comme la singularité, la justice ou la question de la mort. Les entretiens sont enrichis par une postface de Maurizio Ferraris: Et nunc manet in te .
Derrida chi? Un ritratto, tredici interviste
Igor Pelgreffi (cur.)
Orthotes, 21 ottobre 2017
Cosa resta, oggi, di Derrida? Che tipo di riflessione è oggi possibile sulla sua opera? Questo libro raccoglie tredici interviste inedite a filosofi e intellettuali italiani che ripercorrono il proprio rapporto con la figura e il pensiero di Jacques Derrida, sia da un punto di vista teorico che biografico. Muovendo da acquisizioni, allontanamenti e qualche retroscena, il libro ricostruisce la figura di Derrida mediante una molteplicità di voci, differenti sia per formazione che per età anagrafica: un “ritratto cubista” che restituisce un’immagine tutt’altro che unitaria. Indagando il modo nel quale i protagonisti delle interviste si confrontano e (si) riflettono sull’oggetto rappresentato (Derrida), indirettamente il libro rappresenta anche un’indagine sulla filosofia italiana del secondo Novecento e sulle ragioni della ben nota difficoltà di assimilazione della riflessione derridiana. E sui possibili problemi da ciò sollevati: che cosa accadrebbe se Derrida fosse davvero compreso?
Contributi di: Valerio Adami, Stefano Agosti, Gianfranco Dalmasso, Silvano Facioni, Maurizio Ferraris, Manlio Iofrida, Riccardo Panattoni, Silvano Petrosino, Caterina Resta, Pier Aldo Rovatti, Carlo Sini, Gianni Vattimo, Francesco Vitale.
Ferraris, la verità, la democrazia. Quale può essere la democrazia nell'era della post-verità?
Festival della Scienza 2017
Torino, 30 ottobre
Centro Pannunzio, Sala di Palazzo Cisterna, Via Maria Vittoria, 12, ore 17.30
Maurizio FERRARIS parlerà sul tema “DEMOCRAZIA E POST-VERITÀ”. Introdurrà Anna RICOTTI
Workshop über „L’adresse du réel“ von Jocelyn Benoist (in Anwesenheit des Autors)
Bonn, November 2
Tagungsraum (2. OG, Fahrstuhl vorhanden) des Internationalen Zentrums für Philosophie NRW, Poppelsdorfer Allee 28, 53115 Bonn
„Le réel qui nous adresse“, 10.30-11.30am
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Genova, 26 ottobre-5 novembre
Palazzo Ducale, Sala Camino, Piazza Matteotti, 9
Specie a contatto? Il problema delle specie tra biologia e filosofia, 5 novembre, ore 15.00
Incontro con Cristina Amoretti
, Emilio Balletto
, Elena Casetta,
modera: Marcello Frixione
La sistematica biologica si fonda sulla gerarchia linneana, il cui elemento più importante è costituito dalle specie. A differenza di taxa
quali famiglie, ordini, classi e phyla, ritenuti raggruppamenti convenzionali, le specie sono perlopiù considerate dei raggruppamenti “reali”, che troviamo bell’e fatti in natura, delle unità discrete, nettamente separate le une dalle altre. Eppure le specie entrano in contatto molto più spesso di quanto si potrebbe immaginare. Pensiamo a quando da una specie se ne genera un’altra: il processo è graduale e c’è una sorta di zona grigia
, dove dire se abbiamo una specie o un’altra, oppure due, non è affatto scontato. Pensiamo, ancora, a quando due specie entrano in contatto perché i loro membri si accoppiano tra loro, dando origine agli ibridi, come i muli. O a quando il contatto diventa talmente stretto da dare vita a nuove unità, come il caso dei licheni, associazioni simbiotiche di alghe e funghi. Che cosa sono, allora, le specie? Come possono essere definite? La risposta non è banale. Charles Darwin, in una lettera del 1859, ammise di non saper rispondere a tale domanda. Ci troviamo di fronte al cosiddetto problema delle specie
. Le interessanti problematiche circa i contatti tra le varie specie saranno indagate mettendo a confronto il punto di vista della biologia e quello della filosofia.
Bilder beweglich denken Cusanus Symposion zu Ehren von Kazuhiko Yamaki
3.-5. November 2017 Cusanus Geburtshaus, Nikolausufer 49, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Freitag, 3. November 2017
16:30 – 17:30 Gianluca Cuozzo
, Nikolaus von Kues und Leonardo da Vinci im Spiegel der Bildtheorie. Zu Ehren von Kazuhiko Yamaki
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International Conference. I work Therefore I Am European
Bruxelles, November 9-11
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) - Workers’ Group; La Fonderie, Museum of Industry and Labour
Labour shapes European Identity
In contemporary Europe, labour occupies a central position in human existence: it is the principal criterion of reciprocal recognition and of universal mobilization. In a multi-level governance system like the EU, through their profession people feel recognized by the others: they are. Labour is more than a mere economic relationship: it is an identitarian process. How does social identity interact with European identity?
Roundtables. The conference will be organized around four roundtables that will be held on the following dates:
- Law and Social Sciences: November 9
- Philosophy and Technological Innovation: November 10
- Politics and Civil Society: November 10
- Literature and Cinema: November 11
Maurizio Ferraris a Storie, 22.10.2017
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Le storie hanno conquistato il mondo, dalla politica alla pubblicità, le storie incantano il mondo, scorrono intorno e dentro di noi, in ogni momento della vita quotidiana, aggregano, uniscono, creano attenzione collettiva. Le storie e i personaggi raccontati nei documentari sono il nuovo punto di incontro in cui ritrovarsi e specchiarsi.
I temi trattati portano alla luce i problemi, le contraddizioni, gli eventi e i personaggi che agitano la nostra società creando delle storie del reale che diventino coscienza critica, luogo di approfondimento e occasione di riflessione.In studio, un ospite , si racconta e approfondisce i temi trattati nel documentario.
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Nordic Network of Women in Aesthetics (NNWA).
The main aim of this newly founded network is to represent academics who are women and who work in Aesthetics in the Nordic countries. We also welcome women who may not work in the Nordic countries but who have a strong connection to one or several such countries. Aesthetics is here broadly defined, and is considered as a discipline building on a variety of scholarly traditions, ranging from philosophy, art theory, art history, musicology, literary studies, and more.
One of the primary objectives of the network is to be a platform for debate about the research we conduct in Aesthetics from these different perspectives. As a part of that work, we intend to promote collaboration across the Nordic countries in terms of research projects, but also the transfer of information about conferences and workshops, studies and research investigations, etc. Another important goal is to bring together academics who are women and encourage an open discussion about issues to do with the representation of women in the various disciplines, including on reading lists, teaching material, and conference programmes etc.
A web-page is currently being constructed. Please check the home-page of Uppsala University’s Department of Philosophy regularly for more information (www.filosofi.uu.se).
News on L'Imbecillità è una cosa seria
Maurizio Ferraris, penseur de la Génération Z
Alexandre Gilbert, 20 octobre 2017, 12:47
Dans son nouvel essai, L’imbécilité est une chose sérieuse, le philosophe italien Maurizio Ferraris qui participa, aux 25èmes Rencontres philosophiques de Tel Aviv, en 2016, aux cotés, de Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Ruwen Ogien et Joseph Cohen, rappelle qu’un « imbécile » (inbaculum, en latin, « sans bâton »), être-sans-technique, s’inscrit dans notre époque où « plus présente est la technique, plus grande est l’imbécillité perçue ».
Dialoghi di Estetica | Rubrica di filosofia e arte
Pubblicato su Artribune il dialogo di Davide Dal Sasso con Enrico Rava. Parola a Enrico Rava
Sicuramente il jazzista italiano più conosciuto e apprezzato a livello internazionale, Enrico Rava è da sempre impegnato nelle esperienze più diverse e stimolanti. È apparso sulla scena jazzistica a metà degli Anni Sessanta, imponendosi rapidamente come uno dei più convincenti solisti del jazz europeo. La sua schiettezza umana e artistica lo pone al di fuori di ogni schema e ne fa un musicista rigoroso ma incurante delle convenzioni. Il dialogo inizia con alcune riflessioni sul ritmo e la dimensione narrativa della musica e prosegue valutando il rapporto con la tecnologia, le potenzialità dell’elettronica, lo spazio del jazz e le eventuali simmetrie tra suoni e colori.
Leggi il dialogo: http://www.artribune.com/professioni-e-professionisti/who-is-who/2017/10/intervista-enrico-rava-musica/
RE–USA: 20 American Stories of Adaptive Reuse. A Toolkit for Post-Industrial Cities
JOVIS Verlag GmbH
Based on best-practice examples in American cities such as Detroit, New York, or Pittsburgh, this book shows successful cases of adaptive reuse that preserve the legacy of the industrial past while turning it into a key ingredient for urban regeneration. An aquaponics farm in a former meatpacking facility or a freight train railroad converted into a linear park: these are just two successful examples of the creative and effective reuse of abandoned industrial infrastructure. Culture, leisure, sport, research, education, design, services, production, housing, and even agriculture regenerate former factory sites and upgrade cities economically and culturally.
Eight steps guide the way through the process of adaptive reuse—from choosing an existing site to the vision, design, and funding, and finally their implementation. Professionals, activists, decision-makers, as well as entrepreneurs and committed citizens worldwide are therefore provided with a practical toolkit to discovering the unused potential of their city.
Aesthetics of Popular Culture Conference
Deadline: February 1, 2018
4th-6th May, 2018
University of Warsaw
David Davies (McGill University, Montreal)
Tomas Kulka (Charles University, Prague)
Granting that we are constantly bombarded with various forms of popular culture with little room for reprieve, how is it that the popular discourse of philosophical aesthetics seems to offer little insight to the increasingly pervasive artist renderings of this ‘lower’ art form? Recently, aestheticians and philosophers have been turning their gaze to new domains of human creative activities, i.e., comics, advertisements, pornography, popular music, video games, etc. Yet – the question still burns regarding the relationship between aesthetics of the canonical, high culture and low, popular culture. Do they have different methodologies or just different subjects of inquiry? We warmly invite papers that reconsider the value and methods of aesthetics of popular culture and art – broadly understood – by exploring new concepts and fields of inquiry. Given the explorative mandate of the papers — no specific methodology or philosophical orientation is required in submissions.
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the newly emerged peer- and blind-reviewed open access online journal Popular Inquiry: The Journal of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture.
The conferences will be hosted the University of Warsaw, Poland and is co-organized with Alto University, Finland.
Suggested topics (which should not be seen as restrictive, but more as an invitation):
– avant-garde popular culture
– art from the point of view of popular culture studies
– aesthetic properties and concepts of popular culture
– popular culture, aesthetic education and art schools
– official popular culture (nazism, socialism, etc.)
– popular culture in post-communist countries
– the relation of aesthetics and cultural studies
– popular culture as a shared outsider (Americanization)
– European aesthetics of popular culture
– kitsch, trash, camp
– video games, digital art, popular film & television
– urban/public space
– the art/craft distinction
Please send a title and a 500 word abstract, suitable for blind review, in either Word or PDF format, to email@example.com. For each talk, there will be time for a 30-minute presentation, with another 15 minutes designated for discussion. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 20, 2018. The conference fee for both established academics and PhD students is 40 Euros. There is also a separate (optional) fee for the conference dinner of 50 Euros.
Steering Committee: Adam Andrzejewski (University of Warsaw), Karan August (independent scholar), Max Ryynänen (Aalto University), Mateusz Salwa (University of Warsaw)
International Society of Nietzsche Studies
Third annual workshop
London, March 16–17
Deadline: November 1, 2017
The ISNS Executive Committee invites papers for presentation and discussion at its annual workshop to be held next at Birkbeck – University of London (March 16–17, 2018). Papers are welcomed on any aspect of Nietzsche’s philosophical thought.
Workshop attendance and participation will both be limited by invitation, but anyone, irrespective of rank, is eligible to submit a paper, and we particularly welcome submissions from women and minorities. ISNS will fund the travel and lodging of those whose papers are selected. The format of the workshop will favor discussion; papers will be circulated to attendees in advance, and two-hour sessions will begin with a brief summation, after which they will be devoted to discussion among participants.
All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Since selected papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Inquiry, submissions should be in English.
- Papers should not exceed 10,000 words (including footnotes) and should be formatted in a standard font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. Consult The Chicago Manual of Style on other matters of style and citation.
- Authors should send TWO files: (1) Use file name 'LASTNAME cover' for a one-page document containing only (i) the title of the paper, (ii) author's name, (iii) institutional affiliation and (iv) e-mail address, and (v) a 250-word abstract. (2) Use file name 'LASTNAME CFP' for the main submission; please include the title and abstract on the first page of the paper.
- Papers should contain nothing that identifies either author(s) or institution(s), including any references in the endnotes or bibliography that would betray the identity of the author. Submissions not suitably anonymized will be returned or rejected.
- Send papers as either Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: November 1, 2017
Notification: The Committee will endeavor to notify authors of accepted papers by December 31, 2017.
Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC), Turin
Topoi Conference - Foundational Issues in Philosophical Semantics
Turin, May 31-June 1 2018
) is an international journal of philosophy based in Rome, Italy.
Every other year, Topoi funds a conference in a different city, that purports to focus on foundational issues in some subfield of analytic philosophy. Previous Topoi conferences were Rome 2012 (“Intentions: Philosophical and Empirical Issues”); Oxford 2014 (“The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics”); Munich 2016 (“New Trends in Rational Choice Theory”). Following the conference, contributions are then selected for publication on Topoi.
Next year (2018), Topoi conference will happen at the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition
) in Turin and will focus onfoundational issues in philosophical semantics
. The event will take place for 2 days on May 31-June 1
. It will involve a 6 keynote speakers (listed below) as well as several other speakers selected through a call for abstract.
Emma Borg (University of Reading)
Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)
Hannes Leitgeb (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Paul Pietroski (Rutgers University)
Francois Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
Frank Veltman (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
Call for Abstracts
Foundational Issues in Philosophical Semantics
The last 15 years have seen an explosion of renewed philosophical interest in semantics and its foundations. This renewed interest is partly due to an unprecedented collaboration between philosophers of language, linguists, computer scientists, and psychologists. This interdisciplinary effort that has led to breakthroughs on specific topics, such as, notably, the semantics of conditionals, of epistemic modals, deontic modals, imperatives, de se reports , non-factual language such as predicates of taste, moral language, and so on. In addition to specific results in the semantics of natural languages’ fragments, the exchange with linguists, computer scientists, and psychologists has also led to the widening of a discussion of foundational questions about the nature of meaning, such as:
- Whether the meaning of sentences is to be modeled as static and truth-conditional, as traditionally understood, or dynamically, as an update on context.
- Whether conventional meaning, plus eventually saturation of hidden variables, suffices to determine truth-conditional content, at least a “minimal” one, or whether it provides just a semantic potential that must be freely enriched with contextual information in order to get truth conditional content.
- Whether the content that is conventionally encoded by a sentence coincides or not with its truth conditional/at issue meaning, or whether it exceeds its truth conditional content to include presuppositions, conventional implicatures and more generally “non-at-issue content”.
- How to understand the semantics/pragmatics divide in the light of the complexity of the at issue/non-at-issue distinction, in the light of the phenomena of sarcasm and metaphor, and in the light of the debate between static and dynamic approaches to the study of languages
- The nature of linguistic conventions and the study of their game-theoretical underpinnings.
- The effect of question-sensitivity on the nature and structure of content.
- Whether a sufficiently fine-grained notion of semantic content can be construed using the notion of truth-making.
- Whether notions such as truth and reference, at the core of truth-conditional semantics, are really suitable for doing semantics of natural languages or whether one should abandon them in favour of other notions, such as use and instructions, assertibility conditions, inferential and conceptual role.
The aim of this conference is to bring together experts of the field to discuss and to assess some of these most recent advances on foundational issues in philosophical semantics.
Guidelines for submissions
: 17 November 2017, at midnight
Abstract should be prepared for blind review and emailed, as PDF documents, to the following address:
Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information in the body of the e-mail.
Abstracts should not be longer than 1000 words and should fall within the broad topics described above.
Verdicts will be communicated by the end of December 2017.
After the conference, the best papers will be selected for publication on a Topoi special issue.
Stefano Caputo (University of Sassari)
Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin)
Andrea Iacona (University of Turin)
Carlotta Pavese (Duke University/University of Turin)
For additional information, write to: email@example.com
World Congress of Philosophy 2018. Learning to be human
Deadline: February, 2017
Beijing, August 13-20, 2018
The World Congress of Philosophy is organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) in collaboration with one of its member societies. The XXIV World Congress will be held in Beijing, China, from August 13 to August 20, 2018, under the auspices of the Chinese Organizing Committee. The complementary aims of the 2018 Congress include an emphasis on exploring dimensions of the human and inquiring into the challenges facing humanity:
To globalize philosophical investigations to encompass the diverse forms of philosophizing by past and present thinkers across cultures, with special attention to critical reflections on philosophy itself and the tasks and functions of philosophy in the contemporary world.
To open the philosophical area to enable philosophers to address emerging global issues through fruitful interactions with other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with other activities in economic, social, political, and religious spheres, as well as with diverse cultures and traditions.
To encourage philosophical reflections to become public discourses on recurrent human concerns, such as ecology, justice, and peace.
***Submissions should not exceed 1,800 words (or 3,000 characters for papers submitted in Chinese), and should be accompanied by a 200 words abstract (500 characters in Chinese). The submission should include an indication, prominently displayed, of the section for which the contributed paper is intended and shall be written in one of the official languages of the Congress.
Online submission is open now.
All persons who want to participate in the Congress are welcome to submit their abstract and paper. Abstract and paper should be intended to one of the 99 Sections for contributed papers announced in the tab menu "Sections for Contributed papers"
WAYS OF SUBMISSION
There are three ways of submitting the abstract and paper:
(1) Online submission
Click here to reach the Online submission Page.
(2) As attachment to an email message: firstname.lastname@example.org
(3) the archaic way of sending the documents by post:
Chinese Organizing Committee
24th World Congress of Philosophy Secretariat
Department of Philosophy—Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China 100871
We strongly recommend all participants to use the online abstract and paper submission for their convenience and for reduction of costs.
ARGUMENTA. Journal of Analytic Philosophy
Deadline for submission: July 31st, 2018
Notification of acceptance: November 30th, 2018
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
Fabio Patrone (University of Genova)
John Perry (Stanford University)
Eric T. Olson (University of Sheffield)
Martine Nida-Rümelin (University of Fribourg)
For any query, use please the following address:
Derek Parfit’s influence has been substantial inthe discussionson personal identity, rationality, and ethicsin general. On the one hand, since his first works (Parfit 1971, Parfit 1984) he initiated a new trend in the classic debate about criteria of personal identity, putting forward different and more specific methodological requirements. With the so-called “identity doesn’t matter view” he stressed the importance of a metaphysical analysis of personal identity, arguing that (logical) identity doesn’t matter in survival. On the other hand, Parfit analysed the relation between rationality and time (Parfit 1984: Ch. 2), as well as the concerns about the future generations (Ch. 4), and argued in favour of a universal moral theory (Parfit 2011).
The purpose of this issue is to stress Parfit’s influence in the contemporary philosophical debate, and the significance of his revolutionary ideas. We welcome papers that analyse Parfit’s theses on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Parfit “identity doesn’t matter view”
- Personal identity and its criteria
- Thought experiments
- Time and rationality
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.
RIVISTA DI ESTETICA
(3/2018) "Empirical Evidence and Philosophy"
Advisory Editors: Petar Bojanic (University of Beograd), Samuele Iaquinto (University of Milano), Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milano)
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Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2017
(1/2019) "The science of futures. Promises and previsions in architecture and philosophy"
Advisory Editors: Alessandro Armando (Politecnico di Torino), Giovanni Durbiano (Politecnico di Torino)
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Deadline for submission: January 30th, 2018
(2/2019) "Philosophy and Literature"
Advisory Editors: Carola Barbero (Università di Torino), Micaela Latini (Università di Cassino)
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Deadline for submission: April 30th, 2018
(3/2019) "Bridging Traditions. Chinese and Western Philosophy in Dialogue"
Advisory Editors: Wang Chengbing (Beijing Normal University), Erica Onnis (University of Turin)
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Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2018
Collegio Carlo Alberto
The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”
FMSH, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme