Evaluation and Novelty


The thesis of this essay is that the current research quality evaluation system is allergic to greatness. The mantra of innovation seems intentionally made to caution us against novelty. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 13 EVALUATION February, 2015 - Autore:


Issue 12 – Luck

Num°12 LUCK



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. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 12 LUCK October, 2014 - Autore:,


Issue 11 – Space

Num°11 SPACE

The Necessary Space


Had Heidegger not become for some time now (and perhaps for a while longer) an embarrassing presence for thought, one could have invited a reflection on Space (in philosophy, in science, in architecture, etc.) via some of his dynamic tautologies such as: Leggi tutto »


The Logical Space of Contradiction

Num°11 SPACE

This paper interprets the criticism of the principle of non-contradiction (whose itinerary is retraced especially in G. Priest and N. Vasiliev) as a way to make space. It is difficult that a blue surface may also be red, and thus non-blue, at the same time and in the same respect. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 11 SPACE July, 2014 - Autore:


Education as “Accessible Beyond”: A Proposal for Reforming the Educational System


The educational system—first of all, schools and universities—is an institution; yet an institution is a dwelling for human beings. What is this dwelling like? What kind of (public) space is it? It would not be a dwelling if it were not fully accessible, or even better, if it were not a place which we do not even need to access because we are always already in it. Leggi tutto »


Issue 09 – Political Parties


The Parties That Are Not There


1. Schuld sind immer die Anderen

In Germany these days one can see a Green Party’s electoral poster. On it, Frau Merkel is pointing her finger, like a young teacher, onto the head of Philipp Rösler, FDP President, Vice-Chancellor, and minister of Economy. Leggi tutto »


More Philosophy in Politics: The Formula that Saves the “Form” Party


Through a cross-examination of Aristotle and Lenin, this essay claims that only the rebirth of philosophy will enable the rebirth of parties (and of politics): without philosophy, there are no parties, and therefore there is no politics. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 09 POLITICAL PARTIES November, 2013 - Autore:


The Missed Hit: On the Meaning of Duplicity for Political Parties


In the following remarks, I address the question of “duplicity” within political parties and politics in general. My thesis is that, whereas it is true that—first and for the most part—we encounter duplicity in politics as a form of grim hypocrisy, nevertheless this does not imply that all forms of duplicity have to be overcome. The dream of an overcoming of duplicity, I argue, brings close the positions, albeit very distant from one other, of Hobbes, Marx, Schmitt, Gramsci, and Croce, and can be considered a legacy of the metaphysics of the One. In what sense is duplicity in politics not only unavoidable but also opportune and necessary? Leggi tutto »

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Numero 09 POLITICAL PARTIES November, 2013 - Autore:


Issue 08 – Reality





In recent months, the philosophical and political debates have been characterized by an exorbitant frequency of the term “realism.” As usual, the suffix “-ism” is used to indicate “‘doctrines or attitudes’ (realism, heroism, …) or ‘physical or moral qualities or affections’ (alcoholism, … egoism).” The case is in fact that of a debate concerning the attitude that one should have with respect to reality. First of all, reality is to be taken seriously, it is an inescapable given with which we must come to terms. Amanda Berry, the young woman from Cleveland, was really kidnapped and kept captive with the other women for ten years. Unfortunately, this is not a product of the imagination. Leggi tutto »


Reality and Poverty


The essay examines the myth of Prometheus and Epimetheus narrated by Plato in the Protagoras and investigates what in it remains insufficient (sophistic) when considered from Plato’s point of view. The answer is that in the myth, being is without remedy and technique provides a remedy for it. Plato seems instead to suggest the hypothesis that being itself is a kind of technique. There is no being without an addition (a prosthesis) of goodness. The remedy is thus not simply an external addition suggested by the pressing practical needs of humans; rather, it is a characteristic of being itself, and simply for this—in the form of culture—it is also an anthropological feature.


Issue 07 – Economy/Economics




As a real process, economy is among the most meaningful forms of worldlization of human beings. To have a world always means also to work. Hence, the attitude toward economy can never be separated from the attitude toward the world in general. As there can be a Weltverneinung, a denial of the world, likewise there can be a denial of the economic forms that, time after time, worldlization assumes. Leggi tutto »

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