Workshops

Esthetics Workshop - Topology of Common Sense
 
Faculty Sponsor: prof. Stefano Velotti
Students Coordinator: Andrea D’Ammando
 
Objectives
In this seminar – organized in collaboration with the “CiEG” association (“Emilio Garroni international Chair”, www.cieg.info) – we invite speakers and participants to re-think the notion of “common sense” in relation to some of its already conceptually articulated meanings (from Aristotle to Vico, from Kant to Arendt, from Gramsci to Bion etc.).
We would also link the idea of “common sense” to some of its places traditionally dedicated to its formation: from public squares and institutions to universities, museums, and theaters; from the media to art, from different kinds of associations to personal relationships etc. In this sense, we have proposed the theme of a “topology of commons sense”.
The research on the structure and nature of common sense could open new perspectives on the elusive and very tangible idea of culture, in some of its non secondary declinations. In the meantime, it could shed some light on the possibility of transforming “the mind of  the citizens” in the nation-state or in other kinds of communities, on its inertia, its sudden breakdowns and its slow sedimentation, on consent and dissent, on the formation of public opinion and its deformation or dissolution.
For each meeting, we will post (on www.cieg.info) an abstract of the lecture and a bibliography, in order to allow a better participation.
 
Program 2018

This year, the Aesthetics Workshop will be centered on a series of issues explored by Emilio Garroni in his book L'arte e l'altro dall'arte. Saggi di estetica e di critica, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2003.
The meetings will have a strict seminar format.
Before each meeting, people who are going to attend the seminar should ask for a copy of the text to be discussed. The speaker will illustrate the main theses of the text in 20 minutes (40 minutes if the speakers are two).  The rest of the time will be dedicated to discussion among the participants. The seminar is open to everyone, on a first come first served basis. Seminars will be held in room XI, which – for the disposition of its tables - suits best the seminar format.
Speakers will talk in Italian, but the discussion can be held in English.

May 21, Room XI
1. 15:00-17:00: Immagine interna, figura-segno e lo schematismo kantiano. Speakers: Dario Cecchi e Martino Feyles.
2. 17:00-19:00: La famiglia dei significati di "verità" e la sua condizione estetico-immaginativa. Speaker: Draga Rocchi.

May 29, Room XI
3. 15:00-17:00: Relazione interna, relazione esterna e combinazione delle arti (con riferimenti a Cultura, arte, telematica). Speaker: Andrea D'Ammando.
4. 17:00-19:00: Di un possibile rapporto reciproco e unilaterale di immagine e musica nel film. Speaker: Angela Maiello.

May 31, Room XI
5. 15:00-17:00: Comprendere e narrare. Speakers:Tommaso Morawski e Moreno Rocchi.
6. 17:00-19:00: Magia ed eros: due esempi pretelematici di unità di realtà e finzione. Speaker: Francesco Restuccia.

 
 
 
 
Ethics Workshop
 
Faculty Sponsor: prof. Piergiorgio Donatelli
Students Coordinator: Miranda Boldrini
 
Objectives
The Ethics Workshop seeks to explore philosophical reflection on ethics from the perspective of the pluralism of normative agendas and theoretical languages, across a variety of issues: foundational themes, questions of human nature seen in the dimensions of the everyday and common life, philosophical psychology, social ethics, bioethics and issues concerning the non human world and the environment, as well as the study of the history of ethics as the source of new genealogies of contemporary problems. The Workshop privileges the analytical style in philosophy, with the aim to foster a dialogue among independent critical approaches (such as the ethical liberalism of J.S. Mill and John Rawls, Martha Nussbaum’s capability approach, Amartya Sen’s anti-transcendentalism, care ethics, feminist theory and gender studies, Stanley Cavell’s moral perfectionism, Cora Diamond’s Wittgensteinian conceptual approach, Michel Foucault’s perspective on the technologies of the self, recent forms of ethical naturalism) with different disciplines such as the natural sciences, law, political theory, cognitive science, and the social sciences.
 
Program 2018
Analytic Ethics
  • 14 March 2018: Introduzione all’etica analitica, Piergiorgio Donatelli
  • 22 March 2018: (room VIII): G. E. Moore e l’intuizionismo, Gianfranco Pellegrino
  • 28 March 2018: (room II, 13,30-15,30) Etiche dopo Wittgenstein, Matteo Falomi
  • 4 April 2018: L’utilitarismo novecentesco, Gianfranco Pellegrino
  • 11 April 2018: Bernard Williams e l’etica delle virtù, Alessio Vaccari
  • 18 April 2018 (room X): Il pragmatismo: Dewey, Putnam e Rorty, Sarin Marchetti
  • 2 May 2018: L’espressivismo classico e contemporaneo, Sarin Marchetti
  • 9 May 2018: Etiche femministe ed etiche della cura, Caterina Botti

Room XI, h. 16.30-19.30

 
 
Evolution & Cognition Workshop
 
Faculty Sponsor: prof.ssa Elena Gagliasso
Students Coordinator: Giulia Iannucci e Stefano Pilotto
 
Objectives 
Organization of:
Lectures and seminars on philosophical and scientific topics, held by prominent scholars, with a special consideration to biological and cognitive perspectives. The main aim is that of encouraging interdisciplinary research in philosophy of science, and especially of life sciences: one-day seminars on a single topic, approached from various perspectives, will also be organized.
Seminars held by young researchers, with a twofold purpose: promoting their work, and making it accessible to the wider scholarly world.
Seminars in which PhD candidates present their work to colleagues, academics and researchers.

Program 2018

21 March 2018, h. 16.30-18.30, room VIII:

    Fabrizio Rufo: Ripensare il rapporto tra scienza e democrazia
    Gerardo Ienna: Handbook come forme di consolidamento intellettuale
    

18 April 2018, h. 16.30-18.30, room VIII:

    Mariachiara Tallacchini: Gli algoritmi ingiusti. Discriminare con i numeri – pt I
    Chiara Sabelli: Gli algoritmi ingiusti. Discriminare con i numeri – pt II
    

9 May 2018, h. 16.30-18.30, room VIII:

    Mauro Capocci: Big data e medicina: i geni del biocapitalismo
    Mattia Della Rocca: Neuroscienze e società tra grandi speranze, paure e ideologie
    

30 May 2018, h. 16.30-18.30, room XI:

    Ignazio Licata: Epistemologia dei Big Data: Approccio sistemico e Meta-Strutture
    Marco Casali: Verso una nuova ontologia del ruolo del caso in biologia

13 June 2018: h. 16.30-18.30 room XI

    Olga Rickards – Gianfranco Biondi: Umanità senza razze – Costituzione senza ‘razza’
    Marco Capocasa: Antropologia, società e pregiudizio: dalla diversità genetica alla disuguaglianza biologica
    

October 2018:

    Caterina Botti: Lo sguardo del genere sulle dinamiche tra scienze e società
    Eleonora Severini: “What Can She Know?” Questioni di genere e naturalizzazione della conoscenza
    

 
 
 
History of Philosophy Workshop
 
Faculty Sponsor: prof.ssa Anna Lisa Schino
Students Coordinator: Paola Mastrantonio
 
Objectives

The History of Philosophy Workshop covers topics and methodological approaches in the history of philosophy from Antiquity to the present day.

Program 2018

  •  18  January:  Luka Bogdanic, Marx e la questione dell'ateismo
  •  25 January: Marcello MUSTÈ, Nietzsche e l’ateismo
  •  9 February: Sergio BUCCHI, Darwin e la religione
  •  15 February: Stefano BANCALARI, Il problema dell’ateismo nella fenomenologia contemporanea
  •  22 February: Elena GAGLIASSO, L’Intelligent Design non c’è (ma sempre ci riprova)
  •  26 February: Piergiorgio DONATELLI, La religione e l’etica contemporanea

All the meetings: room II, h. 15.30-17.30
 

Program 2016-2017

 
 
History of Brain and Mind Sciences
Faculty Sponsor: prof. Nunzio Allocca
Students Coordinator: Eleonora De Caroli
 
Objectives
 
The permanent Seminar on History of Brain and Mind Sciences aims to address some of the main topics of philosophical and scientific reflection developed in the Modern and Contemporary Age, in order to analyze its keys aspects both from the historiographic and epistemological point of view: the debate on the Mind-Body Problem between Philosophy, Medicine and Neuroscience; the History of Psychology, with particular reference to research in Italy and its link with the international context; the History of Mind Sciences and Cognition in connection with the development of Technologies and Media Environments.
The meetings will take shape as moments of discussion and interdisciplinary investigation in which experts, professors and experienced researchers in the philosophical, technical and scientific fields will take part.
 
Program 2018
  •  21 March 2018: RICCARDO FINOCCHI, Ipermediazione, realtà aumentata e smart objects
  •  28 March 2018 (h. 18-19.30): CARLO UMILTÀ, Il cervello: la macchina della mente
  •  12 April 2018: GIOVANNI PIETRO LOMBARDO, Sante De Sanctis (1862-1935) tra Filosofia e Medicina
  •  19 April 2018: GIORGIA MORGESE, Studi scientifici sul sogno tra Ottocento e Novecento: storia e metodologie
  •  3 May 2018: GIOVANNI PIETRO LOMBARDO, Il tema della crisi nella Psicologia in Italia tra Ottocento e Novecento
  •  10 May 2018: GIORGIA MORGESE, Luigi Luciani (1840-1919) e il costrutto unitario della coscienza

All the meetings room XII h. 12,30

 
 
 
Neuroethics and Social Cognition Workshop
 
Faculty Sponsor: prof. Alessandra Attanasio
Students Coordinator: Giulio Azzolini
 
Objectives 
The Workshop is the result of the integrated activities of the three Departments that established the Laboratory NeuCoS (http://151.100.26.22/filosofia/filosofia/strutture/laboratorio-neucos), Philosophy (supervisor A. Attanasio), Psychology (supervisor S. Puglisi Allegri), Biology and Biotechnology Charles Darwin (supervisor Alberto Oliverio).
The interdisciplinary exchange between scholars of human sciences and neurosciences aims to an improved investigation of the complex issues related to the brain, intelligence, affective cognition, and social cognition. Together with the latest discoveries in neuroscience, these issues have given rise to Neuroethics, a new discipline between ethics and neuroscience, which deals with problems that would be difficult to understand separately with the tools of philosophy and neuroscience.
Meetings are held in the 1st and the 2nd semester. They are structured in two parts: 1) lecture; 2) discussion with participants. At the end of each semester participants are encouraged to form discussion groups, which should give rise to papers or power point presentations to be discussed in the class.
 
 
Social Philosophy Workshop

Faculty Sponsor: proff. Virginio Marzocchi, Andrea Salvatore
Students coordinator: Giorgio Astone

Objectives
The seminar sets out to thematize a few crucial issues of social philosophy to explore both their theoretical relevance and their politic-juridical effects: how subjectivity is conceived; the processes whereby it is formed; the ways in which fluid and multifarious social normativity relates to the more formal and less flexible normativity of law; how to determine/think of the social and to account for its constitutive elements; the relationship between sociology and social philosophy. These are themes that allow investigating, both theoretically and meta-theoretically, the grammar of the social as an object of inquiry (in what way it is accessible, what it is and how it should be thought) as well as a point of departure for political and legal reflection. In doing so, the distinct sessions will focus on basic themes of social-philosophical and political-theoretical thinking, such as the concepts of action, subject, rule, normativity, institution, differentiation, in an ongoing interdisciplinary exchange with disciplines (like sociology and anthropology) which, from different angles, provide alternative readings of politics, law, and society.

Program 2016-2017
Program 2015-2016
Program 2014-2015

 
 

Theoretical Philosophy Workshop

Faculty Sponsor: prof.ssa Donatella Di Cesare
Students Coordinator: Federica Pitillo
 

Objectives

The workshop in Theoretical Philosophy, organized in collaboration with the Centro di Filosofia Italiana e Continentale, aims at investigating some of the key theoretical issues of the western philosophical tradition, with the goal to foster the debate between professors, researches, graduate and undergraduate students. The workshop will comprise of lectures held by Italian and foreign scholars, as well as of meetings run by graduate students in which they will be presenting their current researches and submit them to their fellow students and to professors.

Program 2018

  •     Tuesday 10 april 2018:  Francesca Rigotti, Filosofia e autobiografia: il caso del pensiero pendolare
  •     Tuesday 17 april 2018: Adriana Cavarero,  Fonosfere del politico
  •     Tuesday 8 may 2018: Roberto Esposito,  Politica e negazione

All the meetings room II h. 17,30

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