06 APhEx num 6, anno 2012

SOMMARIO


TEMI

Gentile Francesco Paolo

Teorie dell'ironia

Gentile Francesco Paolo

Ironia

Arcangeli Margherita

Esperimenti mentali

Strollo Andrea

Deflazionismo

Frigerio Also

Riferimento plurale


LETTURE CRITICHE

Fano Vincenzo, Macchia Giovanni

Giuliano Torrengo, I viaggi nel tempo. Una guida filosofica, Roma-Bari, Editori Laterza, 2011, pp. 178

Cosentino Erica

Ines Adornetti, Buone idee per la mente. I fondamenti cognitivi ed evolutivi della cultura, Cagliari, Cuec Editrice, 2011, pp.144


PROFILI

Andina Tiziana

Arthur Danto

Moriconi Enrico

Michael Dummet

Andronico Marilena

Ludwig Wittgensten

Labinaz Paolo

Paul H. Grice

Breuer Marcos

Peter Singer

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Recent Submissions

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  • Publication
    Ironia
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012)
    Gentile, Francesco Paolo
    There is a general scientific consensus regarding the bearing of irony in understanding both the communicative and expressive realms of human mind, after epochs in which irony was confined to the role of mere ornament in language. In particular, irony plays a fundamental part in the distinctly human ability to represent and interrogate points of view other than one’s own. This article aims to analyse this specific aspect, while offering the reader the analytic tools to satisfactorily approach the topic.
      269  405
  • Publication
    Teorie dell'ironia
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012)
    Gentile, Francesco Paolo
    The astonishing linguistic and cognitive richness of irony has fostered increasing multi-disciplinary efforts intended to provide explanation for its mechanisms. Influential proposals have come from the most diverse disciplines, including philosophy of language and aesthetics, pragmatics and the cognitive sciences, which have offered assorted theories as to the mechanisms underlying the creation and comprehension of irony. This article will focus on the most interesting proposals made in the realm of analytic philosophy as to the nature and functioning of irony.
      286  784
  • Publication
    Riferimento plurale
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012)
    Frigerio, Also
    In philosophy of language plural reference has received much less attention than singular reference. This paper suggests that this is at least partly due to the classical interpretation of predicates as functions from objects to truth-values. Such functions only admit for singular arguments and this has led either to a lack of attention to the plural reference or even to the attempt to reduce it to singular reference. This paper has two objectives: the first is to show that attempts to reduce the plural reference to singular reference fail; the second is to sketch a theory of predication, different from the traditional one, which is compatible with the plural reference.
      69  152
  • Publication
    Giuliano Torrengo, I viaggi nel tempo. Una guida filosofica, Roma-Bari, Editori Laterza, 2011, pp. 178
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012)
    Fano, Vincenzo
    ;
    Macchia, Giovanni
    In 1976, one of the most important philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century, the American David Lewis, in a famous paper states that time travels are possible. At the end of the 1980s, the American theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, one of the world's leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einsteinian General Relativity, argues that according to current physical laws there is nothing that a priori prohibits the feasibility of time travels (practical difficulties apart) in some particular spacetimes. In recent decades, time travels have become an increasingly serious, complex and profound topic, available to both philosophical and physical analysis. Torrengo's book, "I viaggi nel tempo. Una guida filosofica", offers a careful overview of this richness and depth, particularly from the philosophical point of view.
      170  244
  • Publication
    Peter Singer
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012)
    Breuer, Marcos
    Peter Singer is one of the main supporters of preference utilitarianism. He has not only developed a robust normative theory, but he has also tackled questions of meta-ethics, moral psychology and, above all, practical ethics using an original and fruitful approach. This paper analyzes Singer's position regarding the debate both on theoretical issues and on questions of applied ethics.
      162  1029