Abstract: The article proposes a descriptive reading about subjectivity in Karl Löwith, from his first work (Das Individuum in der Rolle des Mitmenschen, 1928) to the last naturalisc essays. The starting point is the criticism of the metaphysical and idealistic subjectivism in order to reconstruct an authentic idea of the subject as “relationship”, i.e. an ontological union of “I – you – history – nature”. We also focus on the points of tangency between the thought of Nishida Kitarō and Löwith’s philosophy of relationship.
Abstract: This article focuses in presenting Miguel de Unamuno’s concept of the consciousness, one of the main cornerstone of Unamuno’s philosophical thought. In the unpublished Filosofía lógica (written in 1886), his philosophical first effort, Unamuno proposed a definition of consciousness which can be understood as the core of what would later become the existential primacy of consciousness.
Abstract: While there is no doubt that English as a lingua franca fosters international exchange among scholars, the implications of its monopoly and of the marginalization of other languages are still to be discussed. In the following I will sketch out how a progressive “monolingualization” in certain areas could affect academic activity and research in general, though I will focus on the humanities and philosophy.
Abstract: Through a comparative analysis of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village (2004) and Y. Lanthimos’ Kynodontas (2009), this paper aims at highlighting unexpected multiple occurrences of an atypical emotional pattern: in both films, overprotective family bonds result in a totalitarian manipulation of reality, which involves a radical reshaping of knowledge and experience. The analysis focuses particularly on the biopolitical use of language, i.e. on the ‘microphysics of power’ affecting the relationships between the characters.
Abstract: Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, connected with human existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, morality, science and language. Philosophy is the critical examination of the grounds for fundamental beliefs and an analysis of the basic concepts employed in the expression of such beliefs. Philosophical problems characterize human life and human history: philosophical inquiry is a central element in the intellectual history of many historical civilizations. Philosophical theories are answers related to our philosophical problems. In this horizon, it is very important to analyze the semantic connection between “history of philosophy” and “philosophy of science”, which is a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods and implications of science and “scientific theories”.