Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2009) XI/1

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Monographica I: Etica di Heidegger

Fabio Polidori
Editor’s Preface

Gaetano Chiurazzi
Tempo e giustizia: sulla lettura heideggeriana di Anassimandro

Pierpaolo Ciccarelli
Filosofia e politica in Heidegger: l’interpretazione fenomenologica di Leo Strauss

Andrea Cudin
Il poter-morire: un percorso nella questione dell’etica in Heidegger

Ernesto Forcellino
L’ethos dell’altro inizio: appunti sulla figura dell’ultimo Dio nei ‘Contributi alla filosofia (dell’evento)’ di Heidegger

Dario Giugliano
La trascendenza etica e il proprium originario: Heidegger e l’orizzonte onto-logico

Ferdinando G. Menga
Il primato della contingenza e la premessa politica del discorso etico: riflessioni sulla filosofia del giovane Heidegger

Fabio Polidori
Etica senza origine

Monographica II: Prelinguistic practice, social ontology, semantics

Raffaela Giovagnoli
Guest Editor’s Preface

John R. Searle
What is Language? Some Preliminary Remarks

Richard Evans
The Logical Form of Status-Function Declarations

Raffaela Giovagnoli
Communication, Language and Autonomy

Jennifer Hudin
Did Alex have Language?

Felice Cimatti
“Me” as Speech Act: a Performative Based Psychology

Riccardo Dottori
The Concept of Phronesis by Aristotle and the Beginning of Hermeneutic Philosophy

Fabrizia Giuliani
The Weight of Words

David Lauer
Genuine Normativity, Expressive Bootstrapping and Normative Phenomenalism

Fabrizio Palombi
Neither Inside Nor Outside. Considerations on the Stricture of the Subject and Language by Jacques Lacan

Claudia Bianchi
Recording Speech Acts

Danielle Macbeth
Meaning, Use and Diagrams

Daniele Santoro
The Modal Bond of Analytic Pragmatism

Guido Seddone
Subject against Procedure. The Argument of following a rule in the Second Wittgenstein

James K. Swindler
Semantics of Knowledge “a positio”


Adejumobi Olatidoye Ayodele
Euthanasia: Some Critical Remarks

William Barnett II & Walter E. Block
Crash and Carry: Financial Intermediaries, the Intertemporal-Carry Trade, and Austrian Business Cycles

Michael Byron
Human Rights: A Modest Proposal



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