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  • Publication
    Iris Murdoch
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Boldrini, Miranda
    Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) renewed contemporary moral philosophy and assumed a critical and crucial role within the analytic tradition. Murdoch's philosophical reflection focuses on ethics considered in relation to language and the mind, to esthetic and religious experiences, to the various ways in which we know and describe other people and the world. This profile aims to present Murdoch's moral thought through three main axes: the critic of the fact-value distinction and her conception of the moral language; moral psychology and her perfectionist understanding of the moral life; Murdoch's metaphilosophical approach to the relationship between philosophical reflection and the moral life.
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    Emiliano Ippoliti, "Un Filosofo a Wall Street", Egea, Milano, 2020, pp. 291
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Miotti, Giulia
    Un filosofo a Wall Street, Egea, offers a thorough philosophical analysis of financial theories and stock markets’ dynamics. Through conceptual analyses and technical descriptions, Emiliano Ippoliti provides a discussion concerning the most controversial aspects of the financial discipline, technical as well as theoretical. Moving from such discussion, he then puts forwards possible reinterpretations of financial paradigms so that they might include the notion of economic, cultural and social responsibility of financial markets within a highly “financialized” world.
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    Massimo Dell'Utri, "Putnam", Roma, Carocci, 2020, pp. 248
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Salis, Pietro
    The recent book Putnam by Massimo Dell’Utri concerns the philosophical and argumentative journey of Hilary Putnam, that lead him to explore the implications of Quine’s views about analyticity and the many ways in which realism can be understood in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, its main entailments for the philosophy of mind, and more recently about issues concerning ethics, meta-ethics, and value-theory. The present critical review briefly recollects the reading presented in the book, and then highlights some of the implications of this reconstruction, especially those concerning a key passage in the evolution of Putnam’s thought: Putnam’s abandonment of internal realism and the endorsement of natural realism.
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    Giuseppe Primiero, "On the Foundations of Computing", Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019, pp. 320
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Termine, Alberto
    Computer science today is undoubtedly one of the most important disciplines with a significant impact on scientific research, technological development and the daily life of everyone. At a closer look, more than a discipline, it is nowadays a heterogeneous set of disciplines ranging from more theoretical studies, mostly included in the academic environment, to a wide range of application areas that intersect various aspects of scientific research, industry and business. This heterogeneity is reflected in the lack of an unambiguous definition of the term Computer Science and, consequently, in the lack of a clear characterization of what should be considered its Fundamentals. Traditionally, in the academic environment, the name "Fundamentals of Computer Science" is employed to refer to that set of research programs, including Formal Language Theory, Computability Theory, Computational Complexity Theory and Algorithm Theory (Brookshear: 2006).
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  • Publication
    Ignoranza
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Arfini, Selene
    Scholars have recently begun analyzing the topic of ignorance, bringing out intricate and incohesive knowledge in the philosophical literature. Indeed, the so-called Ignorance Studies refer now to those miscellaneous investigations that examine the nature and features of ignorance from various perspectives. Without underestimating these studies' multidisciplinary nature, this work focuses on the philosophical points of view from which ignorance has been analyzed as a stand-alone research topic. The paper is divided into four main parts that describe ethical, epistemological, and cognitive investigations of ignorance. The last part aims at describing emergent and potential follow-ups to current studies.
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