In this article the concept of deterministic chaos is introduced by an heuristic method, from an historical and operational point of view, describing in the meantime some epistemological and philosophical implications. Through some examples, we provide a distinction between determinism and predictability, related to the feature of some nonlinear dynamical systems of amplifying small perturbations of the initial conditions, a property denoted as sensitive dependence on initial conditions.
«Documentalità. Perché è necessario lasciar tracce (2009)» en. tr. in «Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces», Oxford USA, Oxford University Press, 2012 by Maurizio Ferraris represents the landing place of a long and more than decennial research path in the theoretical work of Ferraris, whom "Documentality Theory" is not only a social ontology thesis, but also a hypothesis about semiotical and anthropological relevance of "inscription" and of "registration". This latter, more in general, presents itself as a truly "mapmaking" of the more intimate connexions between social epistemology and social ontology, with respect of all their deep differences. From this source borns an analytical route about what really makes ontology the truly theoretical philosophy without which it's impossibile to recognize and to safeguard the conceptual priority of ontology upon epistemology, after almost two centuries of complete "shutdown" of ontology from the role of "first philosophy" (aristotelical "philosophia prima"). Together with this aim, Ferraris, very surprisingly, thinks it could be possibile reenforce some insights by one of most "continental" philosophers of all XX Century, Jacques Derrida, with an analysis having, on the other hand, some among most important intuitions of conceptual methodology of analytical philosophy. Furthermore, this work has got the worth to approach, in the third chapter of VI Part of the book, in a long and very heaped "Epilogue". This latter synthesizes the eleven thesis of the volume (i-xi), namely the claim in virtue of which: (i) Ontology catalogs the world of life (the husserlian "Lebenswelt"). (ii) There are three type of object: natural objects, ideal objects and social objects. (iii) Ontology is distinguished from Epistemology (iv) Social objects depends by subjects, but, as objects, they aren't subjective (v) Constitutive rule of social objects is "Object = registered act"(vi) Nothing socially exists "outside and beyond the Text" (vii) Society is not settled upon communication, but upon registration (viii). Mind is a "tabula rasa" which is picking up and gathering inscriptions and registrations (ix) "Documents", in the strong sense are registrations of acts (x) The "Letter" (the Literal sense of everything) is the fundament of Spirit (xi) Individuality shows itself in the "signature", namely in the individual style.
The text offers a Critical Review of "Le parole della filosofia contemporanea" by Luciano Floridi and Gian Paolo Terravecchia. The author critically reflects on the book by considering its methodologies, its arguments, and its relation with other books of the same type and on the same subject.
The text offers a Critical Review of "Uguale ma diverso. Il mito dell'equivalenza nella traduzione" by Francesca Ervas. The author critically reflects on the book by considering its methodologies, its arguments, and its relation with other books of the same type and on the same subject.
The Devil in the Details is one of the most relevant recent philosophical contributions to the study of applied mathematics. According to Robert Batterman, asymptotic reasoning is one of the most important tools of abstraction in science. For this role, the asynthood is essential in defining crucial concepts such as explanation and the intertheoretical relationship between theories. This essay critically illustrates and analyses the main theses of Batterman's book, in particular concerning the centrality of asynthotic reasoning.