Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2009) XI /2

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Monographica I: The Neuroethics Revolution

Roberto Mordacci
Guest Editor’s Preface

Neil Levy
Neuromarketing: Ethical and Political Challenges

David V. Yokum & Filippo Rossi
A Critical Perspective on Moral Neuroscience

Roberto Mordacci
Neuroscience and Metaethics: A Kantian Hypothesis

Sergio Filippo Magni
Brain Determinism and Free Will

Andrea Polonioli
Recent Trends in Neuroethics: A Selected bibliography

Monographica II: Is It Natural to be Naturalist?

Carola Barbero, Mario De Caro, Alberto Voltolini
Guest Editors’ Preface

Francesco Ferretti
Coevoluzionismo senza se e senza ma

Maurizio Ferraris
Scrittura, archiscrittura, pensiero

Paolo Tripodi
Wittgenstein e il naturalismo

Alfredo Paternoster
Naturalismo e soggettività

Nicla Vassallo
Su naturalismi e filosofie femministe in relazione a cognizione e conoscenza

Mario De Caro & Alberto Voltolini
Il migliore dei naturalismi possibili


Elvio Baccarini
On Cowley’s Medical Ethics

Rossella Bonito Oliva
Fondazione dell’etica: un ossimoro? Per un’etica dell’opacità

Raffaela Giovagnoli
Autonomy of Reason?

Volfango Lusetti
Cannibalismo, predazione, socialità: un’ipotesi sulla nascita della violenza

Pierpaolo Marrone
Politica, immaginazione, verità nell’ultimo Rorty

Ferdinando G. Menga
Filosofia del soggetto e mediazione interpretativa: sulla fenomenologia ermeneutica di Paul Ricoeur

Gaetano Rametta
Sartre e l’interpretazione dialettica della rivoluzione

Vallori Rasini
Un’etica dell’aggressività: considerazioni sul pensiero di Arnold Gehlen



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    Arnold Gehlen, one of the major representatives of contemporary Philosophical Anthropology in Germany, was a staunch conservative and a supporter of the Nazi Regime. In accordance with recent ethological studies carried out between the 50s and the 60s, particularly by Konrad Lorenz and Irenäus Eibl-Eibensfeld, Gehlen gave a new value of instinct in human behaviour. A decisive role was attributed especially to aggressive impulses. Human beings are biologically defective and they can survive only with a particular strategy: they have to act to change the conditions of their natural life, and aggressive impulses, translated into work and self-assertion, are a warranty of good outcome. According to Gehlen, aggressiveness is necessary, but also problematic, because it needs to be expressed. Contemporary Western societies are characterized by high comfort and little hard work; democracy does not need violent fights, and aggressiveness is repressed. Ultimately, concludes Gehlen, these Societies are founded on principles that produce a decadent culture which, in its turn, leads to non stabilized situations. Therefore he forebode the return of the virtues of war and those of strong States based on hierarchical organizations. What he seems to propose, then, is an aggressive government for an aggressive nature.
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