A Preview of 2019
The reasonable interpreter. Perspectives on legal and non legal semiotics
Turin, 19-21 September
International Roundtables for Semiotics of Law organized by LabOnt, Scienza Nuova and CIRCe
Legal normativity is nowadays characterized by many forms. Multi‐level governance amplifies this attitude: there are different judges, different courts, and many codes (aesthetic, digital, etc) can now be recalled as valid arguments in legal reasoning. The 2019 Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law addresses this plural and many‐sided attitude of legal discourse from the perspective of the interpreter of the legal text. What is the role of reasonableness in legal hermeneutics today? Against this background, the conference will address issues such as: can algorithms be considered as the new topoi of legal science? How are legal semiotics and legal rhetorics interconnected? Is there still room for pathos and ethos within reasoning that makes reference to big data? Therefore, and, most importantly: how are legal and non‐legal semiotics connected today? And can this relationship be traced back to antiquity?
Call for Papers—Rivista di Estetica (2/2020)
Title: Rethinking Schelling. Nature, Myth, Realism
Advisory Editors: Emilio Carlo Corriero (University of Turin), Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England, Bristol)
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Submission deadline: March 1st, 2019
The international debate around realism, revitalized today by the emerging “new realism”, meaningfully interweaves with a renewed interest in Schelling’s philosophical positions, an author who, right in the midst of the philosophical project of German Idealism, forcefully insinuated the natural-realistic objection introducing a breach within the modern rationalism. On the one hand, philosophy of nature represents a line of continuity along which the whole Schelling’s philosophical journey develops in its various phases; on the other hand, the relevance of Schelling’s philosophy of nature to the contemporary debates cannot be properly understood but in the wider context of that entire journey.
This issue of “Rivista di Estetica” has two main aims: examining how and to which extent the contemporary international debate on New Realism brought to the forefront Schelling’s Naturphilosophie; and exploring the value of Schelling’s Naturphilosophie as a theoretical resource for several fields of research such as the contemporary philosophy of nature and the ontology of powers, the concept of identity and the mind-body problem, the speculative realism and the metaphysical issue of the ground.
(1/2020) "New Ontologies of Art"
: Adam Andrzejewski (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
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Submission deadline: January 30th, 2019
(3/2020) "Ethics of the Environmental Crisis"
Davide Pala (University of Rijeka) and Carlo Burelli (University of Rijeka)
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Submission deadline: March 31st, 2019
(1/2021)Thinking with Umberto Eco: Philosophy, Semiotics, and the Arts
The Meanings of Emergence in Philosophy and Science. International Conference
Turin, March 11th-12th
Sala Principi d'Acajia, Palazzo del Rettorato, Via Po 15
Sala Principi D’Acaja, Palazzo del Rettorato, Via Po 15
Advisory Editors: Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin), Ugo Volli (University of Turin), Davide Dal Sasso (University of Turin)
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Submission deadline: May 1st, 2019
After many years of mistrust and caution, the notion of emergence is nowadays the object of interest for both scientists and philosophers for several reasons. Firstly, natural sciences deal with phenomena that are well described by this concept (for example, quantum entanglement, phases of matter, ferromagnetism and superconductivity). Secondly, complexity science has taken the emergence of new patterns and new systemic properties as the mark of many complex physical, biological, social, and cultural systems, such as the behavior of social insects or flocks of birds, the development and organization of the Web, the formation of cognitive processes starting from brain activity, but also the normativity of human interaction, as paradigmatically shown by conversational practices and by collective improvisation. Finally, the notion of emergence is used in contemporary metaphysics, as well as in philosophy of mind and philosophy of biology to define some relationships of ontological and nomological dependence.
The aim of the international conference The Meanings of Emergence in Science and Philosophy is to gather experts from different disciplines in order to clarify the notion of emergence and to assess its relevance within different scientific and philosophical fields.
(University of Turin)
(University of Lisbon)
(University of Geneva)
(NOVA University of Lisbon)
(University of Turin)
(University of Oxford)
(University of Bergamo)
Gil C. Santos
(University of Lisbon)
(University of Cologne)
(University College Cork)
(University of Lisbon)
The conference is organized with the patronage of the University of Turin by Erica Onnis (University of Turin, Labont – Center for Ontology) and David Yates (University of Lisbon, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia).
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Parti, insiemi e sistemi. Il concetto di emergenza nella filosofia e nella scienza/Parts, Wholes and Systems. The Concept of Emergence in Philosophy and Science.
A cura di Erica Onnis, Philosophy Kitchen, VII, n. 11, settembre 2019
Emergence seems to have two unquestionable characteristics: on the one hand, emerging properties depend on lower-level processes; on the other hand, they present a certain degree of autonomy and irreducibility with respect to the latter. These two features, 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).
The main goal of this issue of Philosophy Kitchen
is to examine the methodological value of the concept of emergence, as well as its theoretical complexity, potentiality and ambiguity.
Combinare combinazioni - Laboratorio di filosofia con e per artiste e artisti
Milano, Gennaio 2019
Viafarini - Fabbrica del Vapore
Prosegue a gennaio 2019 “Combinare combinazioni
- Laboratorio di filosofia con e per artiste e artisti” ideato e condotto da Davide Dal Sasso
(LabOnt, Università di Torino) presso Viafarini Fabbrica del Vapore. Il laboratorio mira a sviluppare insieme alle artiste e agli artisti che vi partecipano una indagine sulle condizioni di possibilità per fare arte, sulla transitorietà e i fattori di determinazione che orientano e rendono possibili le pratiche artistiche.
Partecipano al laboratorio gli artisti: Riccardo Arena, Daniela Ardiri, Margaux Bricler, Alessandra Caccia, Sara Enrico, Paolo Inverni, Silvia Mariotti, Valentina Ornaghi, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Claudio Prestinari, Fabio Roncato, Natalia Trejbalova, Alberto Venturini.
Combinare combinazioni è parte di una serie di workshop e di focus tematici sulle pratiche artistiche che caratterizzano la programmazione di Viafarini alla Fabbrica del Vapore tra l’autunno 2018 e l’estate 2019. L’attività di formazione è riservata ai soli partecipanti del laboratorio.
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The Philosophy and Art of Wang Guangyi
Tiziana Andina and Erica Onnis (Eds.) Bloomsbury Academics, June 2019
Tiziana Andina, Erica Onnis, Chinese Contemporary Art: Between Deconstruction and Construction
1. Defining the Human and Humanizing the Divine
Luca Illetterati, Gratings, Barriers and Boundaries. Wang Guangyi’s Transcendental Painting
Demetrio Paparoni, Wang Guangyi. Popular Study on Anthropology
2. Duplicating the Scene
Tiziana Andina, Wang Guangyi’s “Material Spirit”: a Religion Embodied in Art
Enrico Terrone, The Tears of Pictures. Duplication and Inflection in Wang Guangyi’s Oeuvre,
3. Bridging the Cultural Divide Through Pop
Erica Onnis, The (Reverse) Power of Propaganda. Reflections on “Great Criticism”
Xian Zhou, A Critique of Wang Guangyi’s “Great Criticism: Coca Cola”
4. Words and Images: Two Instruments to Describe the World
Babette Babich, Wang Guangyi and the Culture of the Cover: on Contemporary Pop Art and Political Theology
Davide Dal Sasso, The Globalist Dimension of Art. Wang Guangyi and Transculturalism
5. Erasing the Emotions
Carola Barbero, Grief and the Power of the Mind
Andrew Cohen, Thinking with Idols. A Conversation with Wang Guangyi
6. The Circle of Life: Presenting and Representing Food.
Mary Bittner Wiseman. Food Art, A Hymn to Nature
Nicola Perullo, Food in Wang Guangyi’s Art
7. In Dialogue with Wang Guangyi
Demetrio Paparoni, Nothingness, God, the Soul and the World. A Conversation with Wang Guangyi
Yan Shanchun, Dark Learning, Mysticism and Art. A Conversation with Wang Guangyi
From assessing to conserving biodiversity
Elena Casetta, Jorge Marques da Silva, Davide Vecchi (Eds.)
This open access book features essays written by philosophers, biologists, ecologists and conservation scientists facing the current biodiversity crisis. Despite increasing communication, accelerating policy and management responses, and notwithstanding improving ecosystem assessment and endangered species knowledge, conserving biodiversity continues to be more a concern than an accomplished task. Why is it so? The overexploitation of natural resources by our species is a frequently recognised factor, while the short-term economic interests of governments and stakeholders typically clash with the burdens that implementing conservation actions imply. But this is not the whole story. This book develops a different perspective on the problem by exploring the conceptual challenges and practical defiance posed by conserving biodiversity, namely: on the one hand, the difficulties in defining what biodiversity is and characterizing that “thing” to which the word ‘biodiversity’ refers to; on the other hand, the reasons why assessing biodiversity and putting in place effective conservation actions is arduous.
CFP - International Conference on Ethics
Deadline: January 27, 2019
Porto, June 19-21 2019.
Official languages: English and Portuguese
- Luísa Neto (Law, University of Porto)
- Cátia Faria (Pos-Doc, University of Minho)
- Peter Singer (Melbourne / Princeton University).
- Viriation Soromenho-Marques (University of Lisbon)
(More confirmations soon).
Scientific Committee: Sofia Vaz (Portuguese Environmental Ethics Society), Fabienne Peter (Moral and Political Philosophy, Warwick University), Tamar Schapiro(Ethics and Philosophy, Massachuseets Institute of Technology), Elena Casetta (LABONT, University of Turin / CFCUL, University of Lisbon), Jeff Sebo (Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy, New York University), Miguel Ricou (Bioethics and Medicine, CINTESIS, University of Porto), Patrick Tomlin (Moral, Politic and Legal Philosophy, University of Warwick), Fernando Conde Monteiro (Law, University of Minho), Sofia Miguens (Philosophy, MLAG-IF, University of Porto), Mª José Varandas (Portuguese Environmental Ethics Society), Cátia Faria (Ethics and Philosophy, University of Minho), Patrícia Fernandes (Political Philosophy, Beira-Interior University), Ana Leonor Santos (Ethics, Beira-Interior University), Lucília Nunes (Bioethics, Vice-President of the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences) and Mª Luísa Ribeiro Ferreira (Portuguese Environmental Ethics Society).
Graduate students, junior researchers and senior scholars are welcome to submit their work.
We invite submission for a 30-minute presentation (followed by 10-minute discussion).
The following tracks are available: Track A: Meta-Ethics; Track B: Theories of Moral Philosophy; Track C: Ethics and Politics; Track D: Animal Ethics; Track E: Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Track F: Philosophy and Ethics of Information; Track G: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence; Track H: Ethics and Aesthetics; Track I: Ecology and Environmental Ethics; Track J: Feminist and Gender Ethics
An extended abstract of approximately 300-500 words should be prepared for blind review. You should also include a cover page with full name, institution, contact information and short bio (150 words). Files should be submitted in doc(x) word. You shall indicate clearly for which track you are applying your submission.
Please indicate in the subject of the message the following structure:
“First Name Last Name - Track - Title of Abstract"
Proposals must be sent to email@example.com
Further queries can be directed to the same address.
Organization: Episteme & Logos Association
Support: Mind, Language and Action Group - Institute of Philosophy (University of Porto)
ScientificParterns: S.E.A (PortugueseEnviromental Ethics Society)
Ingiustizia epistemica e questioni di genere
Udine, 29 gennaio
Università di Udine
Contestualmente alla settimana didattica invernale del Dottorato interateneo Università di Trieste – Università di Udine "Storia delle società, delle istituzioni e del pensiero. Dal Medioevo all’Età Contemporanea”, Vera Tripodi
(Università di Torino) terrà una lezione intitolata "Ingiustizia epistemica e questioni di genere".
Darwinismo, scienza e questioni di genere
Roma, 12 febbraio
Università Sapienza di Roma
Contestualmente alla giornata di studi "Darwin Day 2019", organizzata dal centro interuniversitario Res Viva e inclusa fra le attività del Dottorato in Filosofia dell'Università Sapienza di Roma, terrà un intervento Vera Tripodi
(Università di Torino).
College of Art Association Annual Conference - CAA2019
New York, 13-16 February 2019
New York Hilton Midtown - 2nd Floor - Nassau West
13th February - Panel Title: "Thou Shalt Not Copy – Or Should You? Copyright and Its Enemies in Contemporary Visual Arts"
Panel Organizer: Prof. Andrea Baldini (on behalf of the ASA)
Panel Chair: Prof. Tiziana Andina
The Trace, The Document, The Archive. Encounters Between Legal Grammatology and Digital Technology
A. Condello (ed.), Vol. 22 (2018) "Law Text Culture"
The issue embraces the intersection of technology and human action, on the one side, and of laws, regulations, and new forms of communication and information, on the other. The contributions are strongly interdisciplinary (covering law and legal theory, law and language, theoretical and moral philosophy, history of law, technopolitics, and the aesthetics of new technologies).
Money, Social Ontology and Law
A. Condello - M. Ferraris - J. R. Searle
Routledge Series "Law & Politics: Continental Perspectives” (in press)
The book cuts across different disciplines, since money touches upon economic theory, legal and political theory, law and financial regulation, and diverse fields of philosophy. Among these, social ontology is perhaps the field where money has been discussed more thoroughly. This book offers a different perspective on the nature of money since it aims at showing the conditions that make us believe that an object like a piece of paper, or an electronic signal, has a value.
Law, Labour and the Humanities: Contemporary European Perspectives
A. Condello and T. Toracca (Eds.)
Routledge Series "Discourses of Law" (forthcoming 2019)
The volume aims at analyzing labour in light of the transformation of European identity and of its interaction with the latest legal, socio-economic and political trends such as deregulation, flexibility, deindustrialization, pervasive enlargement of markets, digitalization and virtual relationships, social polarization and migratory fluxes. It aims to investigate the contradictions of the relationship between labour and identity from both legal and humanistic perspectives, such as the fact that very often labour does not produce any social integration but, on the contrary, hides new and old forms of alienation.
New Rhetorics For Contemporary Legal Discourse
A. Condello (Ed.)
Edinburgh University Press Law (forthcoming 2019)
This book offers a timely attempt to think through the changes in legal form and transmission that have been generated both by globalization and by common law’s irreversible encounter with the civilian methods of European law. The international and diverse character of the contributors is thus a very important aspect of this book. Thinking law through the commonalities of diverse juristic traditions leads back to an emphasis on the relation between exemplarity, singularity and generality as a practice common to both civil law and common law systems.
Law, Documentality, Digital Society. Through a Paradigm Shift
A. Condello, Routledge Series "Law, Language and Communication" (forthcoming 2019)
When we say that new media have changed the way we talk, we write, and we construct social bonds - we are not addressing one specific issue but various, correlated issues. This book addresses some specific questions concerning the relation between law and the digital turn - and it does so from a multiple perspective. With «digital society», in fact, we can define a wide range of aspects of contemporary society: labour, markets, human relations, identity politics, human activity, legal procedure, archiviation, documentation, normativity. Through this paradigm shift, it is important to make sense of the different dynamics that characterize the use of computing in different human activities: this book offers a specific focus on how this shift has had an impact on law and legal theory.
Twofileness. A Functionalist Approach to Fictional Characters and Mental Files.
Enrico Terrone - Erkenntnis
Abstract. This paper considers two issues raised by the claim that fictional characters are abstract artifacts. First, given that artifacts normally have functions, what is the function of a fictional character? Second, given that, in experiencing works of fictions, we usually treat fictional characters as concrete individuals, how can such a phenomenology fit with an ontology according to which fictional characters are abstract artifacts? I will indirectly address the second issue by directly addressing the first one. For this purpose, I will rely on the notion of a mental file. I will argue that the function of fictional characters is the generation of mental files of a special kind. I will show that our experience of fictional characters as concrete individuals depends on the kind of mental files that are generated by fictional characters as abstract artifacts. I will conclude that an appreciator of a work of fiction can open two files about a certain fictional character; one about the character as an individual in the fictional world, and the other about the character as an abstract artifact in the actual world. In this sense, our relation to a fictional character is characterized by a duality of files or ‘twofileness’.
PPA+: Philosophy, Politics, Anthropology and Allied Disciplines
Amsterdam, 15-17 May
University of Amsterdam
Francesco Camboni (University of Eastern Piedmont - FINO Consortium), Solidarity as an anthropologically-laden concept
Abstract: There has been, over the last decade, a remarkable reappraisal of the normative use of the concept of solidarity, especially in the field of political philosophy. Many of these approaches, though, highlight the normative question about the relationship between solidarity and justice at the expense of neglecting both the descriptive comprehension of what solidarity is and, consequently, the sociological background underlying the descriptive dimension of solidarity.
6th International Research Conference - Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (CEFZ)-2019
Against this background, I claim that:
a) a descriptive account of solidarity is a primary task for social philosophy, which takes itself to be committed to revolve «around the concept of the social, as a concept distinct from the older concepts of the political and the moral and irreducible to them» (Ferrara 2002, 419-20);
b) social philosophy can − and indeed should – fulfill this explicative task only bridging the gap between philosophy and the social sciences, for both historical and methodological reasons;
c) solidarity is an anthropologically-laden concept, in that its philosophical definition necessary varies depending on our anthropological assumptions (e. g. a Hobbesian account of human nature presumably leave a narrow conceptual space for solidarity meant as self-interested cooperation, whereas an Aristotelian one is likely to leave conceptual space for a larger range of forms of solidarity, such as personal and civic friendship).
Concludingly, I will assess the question whether solidarity is eligible to be qualified as a basic category in Berlin’s terms, namely as a concept that captures those «central features of our experience that are invariant and omnipresent, or at least much less variable than the vast variety of its empirical characteristics» (Berlin 1980, 165–66). In fact, it seems that, in the opposite direction of fit, we have first to settle on an anthropological account, and only then are enabled to come to a definition of solidarity.
Saint-Petersburg, October 2-6
Saint-Petersburg State University
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.
- Prof. Tiziana Andina, PhD (University of Turin, Italy)
- Elizaveta Blagodatova (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia), Press-Secretary of the Conference
- Prof. Dr. Petar Bojanic, PhD (University of Belgrade, Serbia; Centre for Advanced Studies
- University of Rijeka, Croatia)
- Dr. Borys Bigun (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
- Prof. Alexander Brodsky, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)
- Dr. Alexander Chertenko, PhD in Philology (Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)
- Mårten Frankby (Consulate General of Sweden in Saint Petersburg, Sweden – Russia)
- Prof. Dr. Hannes Krämer, PhD (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
- Ksenia Kapelchuk, undergraduate student (European University at Saint-Petersburg, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)
- Dr. Janna Nikolaeva, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)
- Dr. Eugeny Makovetsky, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)
- Prof. Alexey Malinov, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)
- Dr. Elena Ovchinnikova, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)
- Elena Perova (Suomen Pietarin instituutti, Finland - Russia)
- Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schoor, PhD in Philology (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany)
- Dr. Maria Semikolennykh, PhD in Cultural Science (Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
- Dr. Lada Shipovalova, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia)
- Dr. Sergey Troitskiy, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia), Chairman
- Prof. Dr. Ievgeniia Voloshchuk (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
CALL FOR PAPERS
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 April, 2019.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select papers for participation in the Conference.
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 sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. When an application is received, the Committee sends to an applicant a letter confirming its receipt and containing invitation (in case of personal participation).
Post-Truth. Perspectives in Law, Politics and Philosophy
T. Andina and A. Condello (Eds.)
Routledge Series 'Law & Politics: Continental Perspectives” – Taylor & Francis' (forthcoming 2019)
This book engages with issues such as: what is post-truth from a theoretical point of view? Can it actually change the perception of law, institutions and political power and does it affect the understanding of society and social relations? What are its ideological premises? What are the technical conditions that foster it? And most importantly, what can it teach to the lovers of truth?