Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2012) XIV/1

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Vallori Rasini
Guest Editor's Preface

Paolo Amodio
Antiquitates? Bios, Natura, Tecnica, Post-human tra manie, fobie e affanni

Agostino Cera
Il metron della techne: Apologia della diserzione

Ubaldo Fadini
Cartografie antropologiche. Sui “profughi del tempo”

Joachim Fischer
Exzentrische Positionalität – Weltraumfahrt im Blick der modernen Philosophischen Anthropologie

Dario Giugliano
Lo spettacolo universale: Marinetti e la politica futurista tra tecnomania e tecno fobia

Antonello La Vergata
Organic vs. Mechanic. Notes on the History of an Antithesis

Giacomo Pezzano
Oltre la tecno-fobia/mania: prospettive di “tecno-realismo” a partire dall’antropologia filosofica

Fabio Polidori
Tecnica del disvelamento

Nicola Russo
“La lira mi sia cara e l’arco ricurvo”: una trama di tensioni opposte

Oreste Tolone
Adolf Portmann: the expressive function of technique


Antonio Russo
In ricordo di Stelio Zeppi

Paolo Bettineschi
Note sulla pragmatica comunicativa e sulla relazione intersoggettiva

Guido Brivio
De jure et de facto: linee per un metodo di pratica filosofica

Riccardo Fanciullacci
Il circolo della fiducia e la struttura dell’affidarsi

Luciano Floridi
Steps Forward in the Philosophy of Information

Luca Mori
L’immaginazione politica tra la caverna platonica e il Paese di Cuccagna: la lezione di Max Weber sulla possibilità di critica delle azioni politiche

Irene Ottonello
L’oggetto del desiderio conteso fra Darwall e Rawls

Giuliano Parodi
Guido Calogero dal liberalsocialismo al riformismo

Igor Pelgreffi
The Singular Side of Democracy in Jacques Derrida’s Works: Engagement Politique and (Inter)Writing

Andrea Sangiacomo
Sul naturalismo informatico: contro il paradigma indessicale della soggettività

Gottfried Schweiger
Die progressive Besteuerung von Einkommen und Vermögen aus sozialethischer Perspektive




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