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Appamāda: Seriousness of Non-Distraction

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The word used for “serious,” in the Pāli language of the Buddhist Canon, is garu (the equivalent of the Sanskrit guru); however, in the canonical texts, one cannot find the derivative abstract noun garutā. Instead, there is another key term that could be translated as “seriousness”: appamāda. Before his passing away, the Buddha told his disciples: “Strive on with appamāda”. Now, appamāda is a negative concept (a-ppamāda) that can be translated in many ways: for example, absence of negligence, distraction or laziness. According to Buddhaghosa’s commentary, the phrase of the Buddha means: “Carry out all things that need to be done with uninterrupted awareness”. Leggi tutto »

 
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Issue 04 – Sophists

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DIFFERENTLY SOPHISTS:

DOUBLE BREASTED SUITS AND TANK TOP T-SHIRTS

EDITORIAL

(translated by Silvia Benso)

For this issue of SpazioFilosofico, we have chosen the theme “Sophists” because when it comes to marking the urgency of a rethinking, such a theme seems to us to be more precise than the subject “Truth.” Leggi tutto »

 

Truth and Authority

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Political constructivists (such as John Rawls) and pluralists (such as Bernard Williams) refrain from using truth in political matters and moral disagreements. They agree with relativists on the “polemical conception of truth,” which takes moral truths to enjoy only a local kind of normativity. Leggi tutto »

 

Saying Good-Bye to Truth? The Role of eikos in the Debate Against Sophistry

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This paper deals with the concept of eikos, traditionally translated as “probability” or “likelihood.” The aim is to show the complexity and the theoretical value of this notion and, more specifically, the crucial role it plays in the Platonic attack against the Sophists. Leggi tutto »

 

Practices of Truth

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The essay proposes an excercise of recapitulation of some originary philosophical structures in which the theoretical commitmens that are made and the internal boundaries that are marked have relevant consequences in terms of the destiny of the truth. Leggi tutto »

 

«Truth is not served on silver plates»

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Truth is not served on silver plates by obliging servants. One must look for the truth each time anew. Truth is the result of procedures and rules Leggi tutto »

 

Truth, Parrhesia, and Politics in Ancient Greece

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Following up on Foucault, the author addresses the idea of parrhesia in ancient Greece, especially in Plato. There is no democracy if there is no parrhesia, Leggi tutto »

 
 
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