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    During the 19th and the 20th century the concept of system undergoes significant transformations. The interplay of biology and sociology gives rise to an olistic definition of the concept, in order to understand society by means of schemes developed in the field of theoris of organisms. It is possible to follow this development from Pareto and Henderson, to Parsons, and finally to Luhmann, by examining the various biological models to which they refer.
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    Ex oppositis quid. Cusano, Erasmo, Leibniz
    In Gianluca Cuozzo (ed.), Cusano E Leibniz. Prospettive Filosofiche, Mimesis Edizioni. pp. 249-269. 2013.
    To avoid the mystical rapture that seizes interpreters put before the theme of unitas oppositorum in Cusanus and Leibniz, this contribution shall move from the prosaic question: what does ensue from such opposites or from their conjunction? 2) interweave the analysis with some external point of view, notably that of Erasmus. This question will be investigated on the background of two antitethical traditions in dealing philosophically with opposition and contradiction, although in the end we shal…Read more
  •  639
    Ludovico Geymonat (1908-1991): filosofia e scienza
    In Gianluca Cuozzo & Giuseppe Riconda (eds.), Le Due Torino. Primato Della Religione o Primato Della Politica?, Trauben. pp. 241-256. 2008.
    Ludovico Geymonat was the most important philosopher of science in 20th-century Italy, but he also engaged in the Liberation War and in political activity. Here the first part of his career, when his activity was mostly based in Turin, is aketched, and an overall balance is suggested.
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    Peano e la filosofia della matematica
    In Elisa Gallo - Livia Giacardi - Clara Silvia Roero (ed.), Conferenze E Seminari 2003-2004, Associazione Subalpina Mathesis. pp. 203-220. 2004.
    It is well known that Peano had a reluctant attitude towards philosophy, including philosophy of mathematics. Some scholars have suggested the existence of an 'implicit' philosophy, without being able to describe it. In this paper a first attempt is done to reconstruct, if not a general philosophy of mathematics, at least Peano' epistemology of mathematics and its relation to contemporary positions.
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    La concordia e l'armonia. Leibniz e la globalizzazione di una tradizione europea
    Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica 51 (129-131): 373-381. 2012.
    Leibniz participates in a quite important thought tradition of christian Europe, that of concordia between Christians, or between religions. With him this heritage is universalised: the globalization of concordia gives birth to Leibniz’s harmony of universal truth, that the whole of humankind can access
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    Leibniz tras los pasos de Spinoza
    In Leticia Cabañas & Oscar M. Esquisabel (eds.), Leibniz Frente a Spinoza. Una Interpretación Panorámica, Editorial Comares. pp. 71-95. 2014.
    The paper (an ample reworking of a 2005 Italian paper) tries to evaluate Leibniz’s enduring fascination with Spinoza and presents an overview in five stages of the development of his complex relationship to his thought, beginning with the time of Mainz, when Leibniz shows a strange urgency to get in epistolary contact with the author of the Theologico-Political Treatise, despite his public rejection of both the work and the author; then Leibniz’s stay in Paris, especially in the year 1675, when …Read more
  •  236
    Il carteggio fra Peano e Camillo Berneri
    In Clara Silvia Roero (ed.), Giuseppe Peano. Matematica, Cultura E Società, L’artistica. pp. 49-59. 2001.
    Between Giuseppe Peano and Camillo Berneri, a foremost protagonist of the Italian anarchist movement, an interesting correspondence was exchanged in the years 1925-1929. Along with a presentation of the correspondence, Peano's political attitude and the role of his international language projects in early 20th century Italian left are discussed.
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    L'antico e il nuovo
    Multimedia 7. 1992.
    The paper discusses problems related to historical change in the field of technology applied to the preservation and communication of knowledge. Debates of the years 1990s about the possible decadence of (printed) books in favour of other technologies, are evaluated with the help of a historical analogy. The art of memory was a widespread non-material technique for managing information in a world of prevalent oral communication, which was set aside by the new technologies of printed communicatio…Read more
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    Alienazione
    In Pier Paolo Portinaro (ed.), I Concetti Del Male, Einaudi. pp. 3-18. 2002.
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    Alles begann mit Tschirnhaus
    Quaestio 16 27-45. 2016.
    Did it all begin with Tschirnhaus? This paper discusses the exemplary role that Tschirnhaus could play in the reconstruction of an empirically oriented, scientific, somewhat radical and variously unorthodox current in 18th-century German philosophy, starting from 18th-century characterizations of his intellectual image.
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    The paper deals with the connection of "mathesis", intuition and imagination in Descartes' "Regulae ad directionem ingenii" - young Descartes' first writing about methodology, intended to set the foundation of a "mathesis generalis" - and in some of his followers/critics, in particular Leibniz, on the background of the so-called psychology of faculties. Two are the main points at stake: the presence of mental images in thought processes, and the cognitive functions of the imagination. A thorough…Read more
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    Detlev Clüver (1645-1708) was among the first to criticize Leibniz's new infinitesimal analysis. Although his criticisms were vague and his methods inconsistent, Leibniz had always for him a friendly sort of consideration. The article presents Clüver's biography, writings, and thought, together with a detailed description of Leibniz's relations to him and of their correspondence, and contains a bibliography of Clüver's writings.
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    Complete Concepts as Histories
    Studia Leibnitiana 42 (2): 229-243. 2010.
    Appeared in 2012. It was presented in conference form in the concluding session of the 2011 Leibniz-Kongress. Complete concepts, a key notion of Leibniz’s philosophy, are analysed in their metaphysical genesis in Leibniz’s theory of creation. Both forms they are supposed to have (collections of predicates, individual histories) are discussed in the framework of Leibniz’s metaphysics of individual essences
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    … Aliorum diligentiae relinquo
    with Margherita Palumbo, Giovanna Varani, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Luca Fonnesu, and Roberto Palaia
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    Editorial
    with Manuela Albertone
    History of European Ideas 40 (4): 451-456. 2014.
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    Le giustificazioni della guerra in Erasmo
    In Enzo A. Baldini & Massimo Firpo (eds.), Religione E Politica in Erasmo da Rotterdam, Edizioni Di Storia E Letteratura. pp. 51-82. 2012.
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    The scattered and pervasive variability of material objects, being a conspicuous part of the very experience of early-modern and modern science, challenges its purely theoretic character in many ways. Problems of this kind turn out in such different scientific contexts as Galilean physics, chemistry, and physiology. Practical answers are offered on the basis of different approaches, among which, in particular, two can be singled out. One is made out by what is often called an ‘art’ of experiment…Read more
  • This paper takes its start from the unpublished Leibnizian manuscript of which a critical edition and an Italian translation are presented by the Author in the same issue of “Discipline filosofiche‘ -- in particular from some passages concerning what we might roughly call teleological projections. A parallel analysis of Leibniz’s and Husserl’s attitudes to the attribution of teleological properties, at various levels of complexity, factuality, ideality, to the natural world and to human history,…Read more
  • Cinquant’anni di storiografia filosofica in Italia: un bilancio
    Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 55 (1): 118-120. 2000.
    Chronicle of the symposium on "50 years of philosophical historiography in Italy: A balance" held in Turin (IT) in 1999.
  • Acts of the symposium on "50 years of philosophical historiography in Italy: A balance" held in Turin (IT) in 1999 in honor of prof. Carlo Augusto Viano.