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Issue 12 – Luck

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The Core of Fortune

EDITORIAL

The thought of having barely made it, of having been lucky or, on the contrary, really unlucky often comes to mind.
There are circumstances that are lucky and others that are, clearly, unlucky; people who are luckier than others; entire lives that unfold with no major obstacles and rather full of opportunities, and other lives that develop on difficult paths ever since the beginning and where the lack of opportunities is accompanied by serious negative events. Carlo S. died the very day when the end of the war was announced—he was standing on the roof of his house when he was hit by a bullet shot in a celebration for which he himself was dancing with joy. In this case, we may say that it was a fatality; for him, it was definitely bad luck. Read more »

 
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The French Aesthetics of Contingency

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This essay considers three important French literary authors who have made contingency (chance, fortune, randomness) a significant and explicit subject of their writings.  Read more »

 
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Luck, Chance, and Distributive Justice

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This essay examines the idea of luck in its possible relation with distributive justice. It then presents Dworkin’s distinction between “brute luck” and “option luck.” Read more »

 
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Fortune and Chance in the Age of Capitalism

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Of the ancient meanings of the Latin term “fortuna”, the only ones that still survive are those of “abundance” (that is, the so-called cornucopian worldview) and “chance” (that is, to take a chance, to gamble). Read more »

 
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Aesthetic Luck: On the (Un)Luck of a Concept

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The notion of “aesthetic luck” has not had the same luck – no pun intended – of concepts such as “moral luck” and “epistemic luck.” In the aesthetic field, there is no debate similar to the ones ongoing in moral philosophy and epistemology. Read more »

 
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Questa inconstante dea: Machiavelli’s amoral Fortuna

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Machiavelli often portrays fortuna as an inconstant, amoral power that gives or takes benefits regardless of its beneficiaries’ or victims’ merits. Yet though fortune appears omnipotent, he also insists that human beings have a power of their own – virtú – that can reduce its impact. Read more »

 
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How Much Fortune? Machiavelli and the Dilemma of Contingency

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The register of political actions situates itself, for Machiavelli, in the relation between virtue and fortune. Fortune is that which escapes, it is the configuration given in a specific moment to the conflict that devastates the political space, namely the conflict between the many, who do not want to be dominated, and the great, who want to dominate. Read more »

 
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Luck and Institutions: A Defense of Institutional Luck Egalitarianism

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Luck egalitarianism is a picture of distributive equality which holds that a just distributive allocation of the goods or resources (that we take to matter) must reflect the choices of people and not their bad or good luck. Read more »

 
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Alternating Fortune. On the Squandering of the “Most Paltry People”

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Between the end of the nineteenth and the first years of the twentieth century, there have been various analyses (of a juridical, fiscal, psychological, social, empathic-literary, moralizing or more properly philosophical nature) concerning the pathological drifts of gambling. Read more »

 
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The Concept of Luck (τύχη and εὐτυχία) in Aristotle

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This essay analyzes the concept of “luck” in Aristotle on the basis of the two Greek words around which the Aristotelian doctrine in question gravitates, namely: tuche and eutuchia. Read more »

 
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Survey on the Theme of Fortune in Seneca

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The essay aims at providing an update regarding the scientific acquisitions concerning the term and concept of fortune in Seneca, and highlights the importance of this theme in Seneca’s thinking by describing the main features of this theme and suggesting some possible paths for deepening the inquiry.

 
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“Vous Faites Fortune Deesse…”: Turns and Returns of Fortune in the Roman de la Rose

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In the Roman de la Rose, one of the masterpieces of medieval French literature, begun by Guillaume de Lorris around 1230 and completed by Jean de Meun between 1270 and 1280, the allegory of Fortune has a prominent place, especially in the second part of the work, where more than two thousand verses are devoted to her personification. Read more »

 
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The Experience of Things: Petrarch’s Reflection on the Power of Fortune

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The essay retraces some moments of Petrarch’s reflection on Fortune as it can be found in the collection of his family letters (the Familiares). In them, we observe a substantial change of perspective at the time of the events that struck the poet, and with him Italy and Europe, in the years 1348-49 (namely, the end of the dream of a restoration of Rome by Cola di Rienzo and the plague). Read more »

 
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Astrology and Fortune

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The techniques of astrological diagnosis and prevision entail the idea that the fortuitous events constellating human existence have to do with the unfolding within time of dispositions and predispositions that are present in the individuals at the moment of birth. Read more »

 
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The Faces of Fortune: Notes on a Renaissance Debate

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This essay offers some thoughts on the Renaissance debate about fortune, a topic which expresses a common belief and involves the fundamental philosophical question of human destiny and actions. Fortune is in fact used to describe the relation between human beings and contingency. The goal of the essay is to propose some examples of how “Fortuna” is present in Renaissance philosophy.

 
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Necessity, Fortune, and Chance from the Ancient World to the Crisis of Divine Omniscience

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This essay contributes to the discussion of the concepts of necessity, fortune, and chance. It shows the complexity of these concepts and the precariousness of the idea of necessity, an idea that is fundamental for Stoicism and Laplace’s determinism. Read more »

 
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No Happiness without Freedom, No Freedom without Happiness: Adorno’s Concept of Fortune

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At the center of Theodor W. Adorno’s critical theory is a systematically thought out concept of happiness. This concept is however not sustained coherently; rather, it is presented in a variety of sometimes paradoxical aphorisms that simultaneously claim the possible presence and the real absence of happiness. Read more »

 
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