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Understanding Simone Weil’s “Science of the Supernatural” within the Context of Rationalism

Num°17 GRACE

Given the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, empiricism and the laïcité on which la République prides itself, one might be surprised that a non-Christian French philosopher of the 20th century analyzes the supernatural from a philosophical perspective. Despite an education in the tradition of rationalism, Simone Weil (1909-43) does precisely that – unfalteringly and unapologetically. Leggi tutto »

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Dante and Reality/Dante and Realism (Paradiso)


The invitation to contribute to this issue of “SpazioFilosofico” begins with a distinction, one that turns out moreover to be quite hermeneutically useful when applied to Dante: “Il numero non si occupa di ‘realismo’, ma di realtà”. What made the invitation even more enticing is that the description of realism that follows seems to have been tailor-made as a definition of who Dante is as a poet: “Il realismo, in un senso molto ampio, è l’atteggiamento di chi non è disposto a tradire la realtà, o a voltare le spalle all’essere”. The heuristic intersection of Dante and reality with Dante and realism is the starting point for this investigation. Leggi tutto »


The Real, The Fictional and The Fake


real: actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact, objective, genuine, rightly so called, natural, sincere, not purely nominal or supposed or pretended or artificial or hypocritical or affected.

(Oxford English Dictionary)

For a while, as I mulled over Prof. Guglielminetti’s invitation to write a paper “about reality,” I felt somewhat at a loss. Leggi tutto »

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