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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. 12

Primo in classifica su IBS
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"La prevalenza dell'imbecille"

Un tipo umano che va sempre forte in libreria sul quale si interrogano in due saggi Ferraris e Odifreddi, scoprendo che a volte può anche essere avvantaggiato.
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"Il voto a Trump una grande imbecillità, quello italiano meno spettacolare"

Intervista al filosofo del nuovo realismo. Ci si occupa di questioni che dovrebbero essere infime o ridicole. Come Francischiello che nel 1859 pensò bene di cambiare le uniformi all’esercito.
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"Una especie imbécil"
El filósofo Maurizio Ferraris comparte en Barcelona su visión antropológica del irremediable humano tonto
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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


Luca Illetterati: Machines and Organisms
November 29, University of Turin (room 8), 2 pm
"Machines and Organisms. An Historical and Conceptual Thought"


Abstract. Martin Heidegger wrote that the notion of organism is a typical modern notion and it is so, because it is a mechanical-technical notion. The assertion might sound strange to our (modern) ears, because from the beginning of the 19th century what is organic is thought as the opposite of what is simply a machine. In my talk I want to show in what sense the heideggerian assertion is true from an historical point of view as well from a conceptual perspective.
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The LabOnt Seminar 2016-17 is organized by Elena Casetta and Vera Tripodi.




AA.VV.
Il pregiudizio universale. Un catalogo d'autore di pregiudizi e luoghi comuni
Laterza 2016 


…L’abito non fa il monaco; I bambini sono buoni; Con la cultura non si mangia; La democrazia è il governo del popolo; Le donne non sanno guidare; I giovani non leggono; Le ideologie sono morte; Gli immigrati ci rubano il lavoro; Gli insetti sono bestie schifose; L’islam è intollerante; Il jazz è difficile; La letteratura italiana è morta; La mafia è invincibile; Di mamma ce n’è una sola; Non ci sono più le mezze stagioni; La musica classica va ascoltata in silenzio; Il Nord ha colonizzato il Sud; Il pesce fa bene alla memoria perché contiene fosforo; I politici sono tutti ladri; Il pubblico ha sempre ragione; La rete non ha padroni; La salute non ha prezzo; Il Sud vive alle spalle del Nord; Gli uomini sono tutti uguali… Pregiudizi, luoghi comuni, credenze: «sono tutte quelle cose che ognuno di noi crede di sapere sulla base non di una vera informazione, ma di una percezione più o meno passivamente condivisa. Come recita un facile aforisma, d’altronde, il pregiudizio peggiore è quello di chi crede di non avere pregiudizi». Dall’Introduzione di Giuseppe Antonelli
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Il libro sarà presentato a Torino giovedì 1 dicembre alle ore 21, nella Chiesa di San Giuseppe – Via Santa Teresa 22.



This week


Incontro con l'autore. Carola Barbero presenta Attesa, Mursia, 2016
Torino, 29 novembre
Circolo dei Lettori, Via Bogino 9, ore 18.00

C’è chi aspetta il treno, chi un bambino, chi la morte, qualcuno aspetta una lettera e qualcun altro l’amore. Ma che cos’è l’attesa? E poi, che differenza c’è tra attendere qualcosa che siamo certi arriverà rispetto all’attesa di qualcosa o qualcuno che forse non arriverà mai? In dialogo con Maurizio Ferraris, l’autrice Carola Barbero cerca di rispondere, fra filosofia e letteratura, nella certezza che, come dice Pavese, «Aspettare è ancora un’occupazione. È non aspettar niente che è terribile».
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Storie, adolescenza e linguaggi per una didattica di genere
Ravenna, 30 novembre
Aula Magna dell’ITES Ginanni,  via Carducci 11

Vera Tripodi, "Introduzione agli studi di genere. Generi e Sessi”, ore 14.30

Il corso è organizzato da UDI (Unione Donne in Italia) in collaborazione con il Comune di Ravenna (Ufficio Politiche di genere) e con il patrocinio della Regione Emilia-Romagna.
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Teatro Eliseo, Via Nazionale, 183, 00184 Roma
A cura di Giuseppe Di Giacomo
Programma

"Aktionstage: Flucht - Migration - Demokratie"
Wien, 29 November - 2 Dezember 2016
Akademie der bildenden Kunst

For LabOnt, Ernesto C. Sferrazza Papa at Panel 6: Towards a new research agenda: Debate and exchange on current topics and critical junctures for thinking and researching in the field of refugees, migration and democracy.
Mariana Fragkou (Greek Council for Refugees, Athens), Andjelka Pantelić (Asylum Protection Centre, Belgrade), Sanja Bojanić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka), Kevin Hinterberger (IWM, University of Vienna), Ernesto C. Sferrazza Papa (CAS SEE Fellow, Rijeka/Torino)
Moderation: Heide Hammer (Refugee Convoy – Schienenersatzverkehr für Flüchtlinge, Vienna
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Program


Schutz und Freiheit?  Staatsbürgerschaft in Europa im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert
Bonn, 29. november
Käte Hamburger Kollegs "Recht als Kultur"

Hiermit laden wir Sie herzlich zu einem weiteren Forumsabend am 29. November 2016 in das Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Recht als Kultur“ ein.  Prof. Dr. Dieter Gosewinkel, Leiter des Center for Global Constitutionalism am Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung und Fellow am Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Recht als Kultur“, wird an diesem Abend sein im Juni im Suhrkamp Verlag erschienenes Werk „Schutz und Freiheit?  Staatsbürgerschaft in Europa im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert“ präsentieren. 



Forthcoming


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


International Conference. New Ontologies of Art
Warsaw, 14–15th December
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? Between Physics and Metaphysics 
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 

 

Publications


Sara Boggio, Luisa Di Biagio, "Un ragionevole compromesso: Lingua, tempo e diagnosi"
A cura di Raffaella Scarpa, Mimesis 2016

Il discorso intorno alla condizione autistica, così come impostato dal punto di vista ‘tipico’, rimarrà sempre a senso unico se prescinde dal confronto tra le rispettive modalità logico-percettive, e dalla lingua, che ne è il vettore primo. L’intervista esplora il territorio della neurodiversità a partire dal modo in cui viene esperita la parola, ascoltata, parlata e scritta, e virando gradualmente l’indagine ad altri ambiti (la percezione del tempo, il percorso che ha portato alla diagnosi, le dinamiche dell’interazione sociale), rileva come “all’origine della discrasia tra ‘tipici’ e ‘autistici’ - scrive Raffaella Scarpa nella presentazione - ci sia nulla di più che un vizio di arroganza”, che ascrive a una sola delle parti la facoltà di “fare testo”. Website

Un ragionevole compromesso: Lingua, tempo, diagnosi è il secondo testo edito nella Collana di Mimesis LINGUA MEDICINA MALATTIA, diretta da Raffaella Scarpa. La collana è stata inaugurata dalla pubblicazione di Raffaella Scarpa, Le lingue della malattia.
 


News on Documentalità and New Realism


Frank Thomas Meyer, "Dokumentarisch? Neue Perspektiven im Smartphone-Film"
In C. Heinze, T. Weber, Medienkulturen des Dokumentarischen, Springer, 2016

Mit der Omnipräsenz des Smartphones und seiner Kamera hat sich der Status des Dokumentarischen verändert. Im Zeichen mobiler Aufzeichnungsmedien wird Alltag als etwas sich Realisierendes und Werdendes verstanden. Kategorien wie Stabilität, der Status des Dokuments und der damit verbundene Purismus von Konventionen lösen sich auf.
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El nuevo diccionario global
Cinco claves que están en debate tras el triunfo de Trump. Cómo se empieza a percibir la discusión desde la Argentina.

Como en 2013, con la irrupción de la expresión selfie , el diccionario que publica Oxford University Press eligió la palabra del año.
Se decidieron por el término inglés post-truth , en español “posverdad”, cuyo uso aumentó –dicen– 2.000 por ciento desde que los británicos resolvieron abandonar la Unión Europea y el republicano Donald Trump ganó en las elecciones de Estados Unidos.
La conversación global en 2016 está dominada por un nuevo abanico de temas. Los siguientes son sólo cinco de esos nuevos debates, tal como empiezan ser percibidos desde la Argentina.
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LabOnt Informs



 

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


NEW18Th 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)

 

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The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”
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