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Time for a New Paradigm

Num°21 SYNTHESIS
Maddalena

Kant’s definition of the distinction between analysis and synthesis and his attempts to find an a priori synthetic type of judgment have been criticized several times during the past two centuries. However, successive amendments and critiques failed at both giving an account of the Kantian distinction that would fit with the development of knowledge and science or to finding a serious alternative to the explicative power of the distinction. Leggi tutto »

 
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Towards a Synthetic Resistance in Mathematical Philosophy

Num°21 SYNTHESIS
Zalamea2

We study the concept of border/frontier under non-analytical perspectives (reverse, continuity, mediation), and we situate Riemann’s surfaces (1850), Peirce’s continuum (1890) and Grothendieck’s categorical archetypes (1960) under those three perspectives. We further present sheaf logic as a mediation between logical (analytical) and topological (synthetical) polarities, which helps to better understand some border/frontier problems, and to expand reason beyond purely linguistic constraints.

 
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Poverty, Responsibility Practices, and Social Welfare

Num°20 POVERTY
Poverty

This paper addresses the problem of domestic poverty in the Global North. There is a presumption that healthy, capable adults are responsible for meeting their own needs. Still, we must ask when this presumption is defeated and the state becomes responsible for providing welfare payments and services. Leggi tutto »

 
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“Et Coram Patre Le Si Fece Unito”: Reflections on Poverty and its Equivocations

Num°20 POVERTY
Cuniberto

The theme of poverty as spiritual virtue, as radical renunciation to what belongs to oneself and, in the end, as renunciation to one’s own very self is already present in Greek thought, which alludes to it for example through Plato’s image of Penia, Eros’ mother. In the Christian tradition, we find paupertas spiritu, the spiritual poverty mentioned in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Leggi tutto »

 
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Poverty Upside Down

Num°20 POVERTY
Guglielminetti

Christianity introduces a dangerous shift in the order of categories so that poverty ends up assuming a role similar to that played by substance. Poverty becomes the central category to which all others make reference. Health, strength, reason, and success remain part of substance, but substance, the essence, by itself is inessential. Leggi tutto »

 
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A Short History of the Future of Elections

Num°19 ELECTIONS
Keane

We live in times shaped by the conviction that periodic ‘free and fair’ elections are the heart and soul of democracy. Since 1945, when only a dozen parliamentary democracies were left on our planet, elections have come to be seen widely as the best way of forming good governments, sometimes even as a ‘timeless’ and non-negotiable feature of political life. Article 21 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in December 1948, famously set the standard: ‘The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage’. Leggi tutto »

 
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Numero 19 ELECTIONS July, 2017 - Autore:

 

Is Voting No Longer Democratic? Elections and the Democratic Fatigue Syndrome

Num°19 ELECTIONS
Palano

This essay critically addresses the arguments developed by Belgian intellectual David Van Reybrouck in his book Against Elections and specifically the presupposition underlying his entire discourse, namely, that “voting is no longer democratic.” The essay will consider Van Reybrouck’s proposed interpretation of the various causes of the democratic “crisis” and will highlight some problematic elements that have to do with the “insufficiency” of the electoral process in terms of guaranteeing the democratic character of Western political systems. Leggi tutto »

 
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In Defense of Elections

Num°19 ELECTIONS
PosadaCarbò

This article presents the case for the defence of a beleaguered creature in the twenty-first century: elections. It looks first at the arguments against elections, recently articulated by David Van Reybrouk. It then revises the value of representation to restate the central place elections have had and ought to have in modern democracies. It does so particularly by highlighting Nadia Urbinati’s important contribution to our understanding of representative democracies. Leggi tutto »

 
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The Mob Came Wielding Pitchforks, but they had a Good Story to Tell

Num°19 ELECTIONS
Boatright

Recent elections in Western democracies have brought into question the relationship between electoral mechanisms and democracy. I argue that while democratic impulses can be identified in political systems where elections either do not take place or are flawed, such impulses cannot be measured and are therefore destined to become the subject of ideological contestation. Leggi tutto »

 
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