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Some General Clarifications Related to Health and Disease


What is health? What is disease? In the contemporary literature on health and disease, the notions of health and disease are indirectly if not directly related to other more general cognates like “(un/counter)nature”, “natural vs. artefactual kind”, “(ab)normality”, “(dys/mal)function” or “(dis)value”, without that the relationship between health, disease and these very general notions is clearly further analyzed. Leggi tutto »

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23 PATHOLOGY July, 2019 - Autore:


The Artifice of Grace. The Broken Dream of Modernity

Num°17 GRACE

The essay explores grace starting with modernity, particularly through a confrontation with Schiller and Kleist. Some features of grace emerge: it is an artifact yet it is essential to nature, to which it belongs; it mixes with nature, yet it is effective in the order of the human and freedom without thereby being chosen; nor can it be repeated as natural immediacy. One arrives at the extreme feature of grace as pure artificiality, which is not convincing either. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 17 GRACE July, 2016 - Autore:


Nature, Art, and Beauty: The Theme of Grace in Schelling’s Akademie-Rede

Num°17 GRACE

Focusing on Schelling’s 1807 lecture Über das Verhältnis der bildenden Künste zu der Natur (the so-called Akademie-Rede, given by the German philosopher at the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts), this essay explores Schelling’s conception of “grace” in the context of the wider relationship between art, nature, and beauty. Not only is grace a “feature” of some particular forms of art, as previously stated in the Philosophie der Kunst (1803), but it is also the most perfect achievement of the process of artistic creation. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 17 GRACE July, 2016 - Autore:


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

Num°12 LUCK

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. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 12 LUCK October, 2014 - Autore:


Economy and Nature


“Economics” and “ecology” are disciplines that share the same etymological root. Despite this fact, however, they have followed very different lines of development. Economics has focused on human beings, and has ended up ignoring nature. Contrariwise, ecology has concentrated on the study of nature, ignoring human beings and society. This is clearly an unsatisfactory situation. Disciplines such as environmental economics or ecological economics have been introduced so as to remedy the situation. This essay explores the philosophical presuppositions of such endeavors. In particular, through the debate on the limits of development, it explores the various value presuppositions that have rendered the emergence of consensus difficult.



The Force of the Weak Sex: Modesty between Nature and Convention according to J.-J. Rousseau

Num°05 SHAME

The aim of this paper is to show the originality of Rousseau’s conception of modesty (pudeur) when compared to the eighteenth-Century debate, in which two sharply contrasting explanations for this feeling were opposed. Leggi tutto »

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