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Numero 12 LUCK

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. Leggi tutto »

 
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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.  Leggi tutto »

 
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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.” Leggi tutto »

 
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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). Leggi tutto »

 
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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. Leggi tutto »

 
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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. Leggi tutto »

 
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How Much Fortune? Machiavelli and the Dilemma of Contingency

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Machiavelli

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. Leggi tutto »

 
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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. Leggi tutto »

 
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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. Leggi tutto »

 
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