The Seriousness of Fight And Work: A Dialogue With Maurizio Landini


A short conversation with Maurizio Landini about workers’ struggles and their seriousness Leggi tutto »

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Numero 18 SERIOUSNESS December, 2016 - Autore:


In Place of Sacrifice: The Scandal of Grace

Num°17 GRACE

This essay intends to develop the essential relation between grace and mercy in opposition to sacrificial logics. Whereas philosophy acknowledges its specific vocation to critical inquiry in particular regarding the meaning of the human experience of the gift as a form of relationship, mercy has instead been overshadowed not only in Western thought, but also in the traditional hermeneutics of the evangelic texts. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 17 GRACE July, 2016 - Autore:


Corporate Speech in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission


This essay identifies two arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, a direct argument in Justice Kennedy’s opinion, and an indirect argument in Justice Scalia’s concurring opinion, for applying the First Amendment to corporate speech. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 16 AGENCY February, 2016 - Autore:


Philosophical Assumptions and Program Evaluation


The transdisciplinary nature of evaluation allows its application in diverse contexts, with diverse stakeholder groups, to address diverse social problems, through the use of diverse methodologies. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 13 EVALUATION February, 2015 - Autore:


Evaluation as a Socio-Political Intervention


The logic of evaluation is presented and examined, resulting in the claim that evaluation (of public policies and programs) itself is an intervention in the public sphere. Evaluation accomplishes this primarily via the advancement of selected stakeholder interests and values, Leggi tutto »

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Numero 13 EVALUATION February, 2015 - Autore:


A Rousseauian Economist’s Brief Reflection on Evaluation


The essay highlights the close connection that is in place between a specific mode of evaluation and a specific economic approach, namely the neo-classic or marginalist approach; Leggi tutto »

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Numero 13 EVALUATION February, 2015 - Autore:


Questa inconstante dea: Machiavelli’s amoral Fortuna

Num°12 LUCK

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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Numero 12 LUCK October, 2014 - Autore:

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