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Title: Debunking Fake Humanities. Critical Reasoning from Ovid to Roboethics
Authors: Abbate, Fabrizia
Keywords: DebunkingMetamorphosesIdentityRoboethicsHermeneutics
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Fabrizia Abbate, "Debunking Fake Humanities. Critical Reasoning from Ovid to Roboethics", in "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2019) XXI/2", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2019, pp. 113-120
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
Abstract: 
We assume that the sense of being human involves our critical attitude of reasoning, but when
we come across the roots of this capability, we get lost in logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics,
neurobiology and ethics. Nowadays, the expression “debunking fake news” is the practice
of calling into question or denying false, exaggerated or unscientific statements. In accordance
with that definition of debunking, is it possible to debunk fake humanities? And, above
all, which are the fake humanities we are referring to? Our proposal aims to discuss this foundation
of common reasoning – which relies on the “human measure” - through ancient myths
and the idea of Metamorphoses, that the Roman poet Ovid delivered to us in his poem as a
kind of predisposition to debunking; then moving forward in the article, we will look through
the hermeneutic lens of one of the latest debates between the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur
and the neuroscientist Jean Pierre Changeaux about human being’s identity, which will help us
to engage critically the ethical aspects of upcoming metamorphoses such as Robotics.We assume that the sense of being human involves our critical attitude of reasoning, but when
we come across the roots of this capability, we get lost in logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics,
neurobiology and ethics. Nowadays, the expression “debunking fake news” is the practice
of calling into question or denying false, exaggerated or unscientific statements. In accordance
with that definition of debunking, is it possible to debunk fake humanities? And, above
all, which are the fake humanities we are referring to? Our proposal aims to discuss this foundation
of common reasoning – which relies on the “human measure” - through ancient myths
and the idea of Metamorphoses, that the Roman poet Ovid delivered to us in his poem as a
kind of predisposition to debunking; then moving forward in the article, we will look through
the hermeneutic lens of one of the latest debates between the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur
and the neuroscientist Jean Pierre Changeaux about human being’s identity, which will help us
to engage critically the ethical aspects of upcoming metamorphoses such as Robotics.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/28359
ISSN: 1825-5167
DOI: 10.13137/1825-5167/28359
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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