Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica 2023-01-25T15:20:35+00:00 Managing Editor Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica</strong> is the new, official journal of the Italian Society of Political Philosophy (<a href="">SIFP</a>). It offers a critical space of debate for the different paths of enquiry within the national and international panorama of political philosophy. It aims at bringing together care for contemporaneity, a dialogue with tradition, and attention to possible futures. </p> <div class="page" title="Page 21"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The Journal intends to promote a close confrontation with other theoretical perspectives (social, juridical, economic, political sciences, etc.) while maintaining and enhancing the specificity of the philosophical approach to political issues (<a href="">read more about our Aims &amp; Scope</a>).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span lang="EN-US">“Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica”</span> is committed to the very highest standards of peer review, and publishes academically rigorous and original works in several languages (English, Italian, French, German and Spanish). It<span lang="EN-US"> is published twice a year, available in open access and in print.</span></p> Sentiment civique et anticivisme chez Simone Weil 2023-01-25T11:45:23+00:00 Robert Chenavier <p class="p1">In our world, removed from all transcendence, the “freedom of the modern” triumphs. The criticism of a certain modernity in Simone Weil’s work does not imply the return to a praise of the value of citizenship as a virtue of the citizen who has the sense of his “duties towards society”. True, she never advocated “incivism”, which is an expression of individualism. However, she professed a form of “anticivism”, which implies a very different axiology from that of civism defined by society, which belongs to the “middle region of values”. That is why Antigone is the Weilian model of “anticivism”.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Robert Chenavier Simone Weil pensatrice del reale 2023-01-25T11:47:04+00:00 Cristina Basili <p class="p1">This article aims to show the consistency of Simone Weil’s political thought. To this end, I will analyze some of her main writings in which a tension is displayed between an accentuated political realism and a critical longing for a politics free from the subjection to force and the legitimation of the <em>status quo</em>. From this point of view, Weil’s thought can be understood as a form of political mysticism in which the images, notions, and symbols of mysticism serve the purpose to innervate a renewed political rationality.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Cristina Basili The War on Privacy – or, Privacy as a Strategy for Liberty 2023-01-25T13:56:44+00:00 Andrea Togni <p class="p1">In the last chapter of <em>The Ethics of Liberty</em>, Rothbard discusses his theory of strategy for liberty, and recommends tools such as education that libertarians can lean on to attain the highest political goal of freedom. Building on Rothbard’s shoulders, the main thesis of this paper is that an effective theory of strategy for liberty cannot dispense with privacy, which needs to be understood as a condition for the enjoyment of liberty and not as a right <em>per se</em>. In the first section, the discussion is framed in the context of natural rights libertarianism. Then, a metaphysical taxonomy of property is provided, which articulates the functioning of property rights and privacy in the realm of the body and of the mind, in the realm of alienable goods and services, and in the realm of information. The third section deals with the war on privacy that is raging nowadays; not coincidentally, the ultimate enemy of this war is private property. The last part of the paper contends that Rothbard is correct in reducing privacy rights to property rights, but this doesn’t mean that privacy has no place in libertarian thought; on the contrary, privacy is one of the main conditions for the defense and preservation of property rights, and, in the case of information, property cannot even exist without it. If these theses are true, libertarians need to find a proper place for privacy in their theory of strategy for liberty.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Andrea Togni Pensare l’agone: Foucault, Cassin e la storia dell’esclusione della sofistica 2023-01-25T13:59:01+00:00 Valentina Moro <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Both Michel Foucault and Barbara Cassin address Aristotle’s thought and the 5<sup>th</sup> century BCE sources attributed to the rhetorician Gorgias in order to reconstruct the history of the strategic exclusion of the Sophistics from the Western philosophical tradition. They retrace the scene of the rhetoric agon that Aristotle engaged with Gorgias. Both theorists’ arguments illuminate that the sophist has formulated an original account of political theatricality by talking about the <em>scenes</em> of the<em> logos</em>.</span></p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Valentina Moro Virgilio Mura, o della serietà 2023-01-25T14:00:33+00:00 Michelangelo Bovero <p class="p1">Passed away in the early summer of 2021, Virgilio Mura practiced political philosophy following the method of conceptual analysis, in the wake of the tradition generated by neo-empiricism and far from “analytical philosophy” that become dominant in the last half century. In Mura’s thought, seriousness as rigor in the application of the analytical method is combined with the defence of secularism, expressed in his stance in favour of a form of relativism that should not be confused with indifferentism.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Michelangelo Bovero Salvatore Veca: filosofo e intellettuale pubblico 2023-01-25T14:02:28+00:00 Sebastiano Maffettone <p class="p1">The article aims at showing Salvatore Veca’s philosophical thought, from the classical figures of the beginnings of his reflection (in particular Kant and Marx), to his encounter with Rawls’ political philosophy and up to the recent developments. The author also emphasises the importance of Salvatore Veca as a philosopher <em>tout court</em> and public intellectual.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Sebastiano Maffettone Introduction. The Social Construction of the Anthropocene: Theoretical and Ethical Perspectives 2023-01-25T11:28:26+00:00 Jorge Eduardo Douglas Price Gianpasquale Preite <p class="p1">The ancient one-to-one relationship with the biological life cycle has gradually deteriorated due to the world undergoing a metamorphic process. Such a metamorphosis has affected ecological harmony, in terms of it being both an approach to studying the relationships between living beings and the environment, and a branch of knowledge protecting and promoting ecological balance. One of the crucial aspects of this phenomenon is the need to rethink and redefine the concept of life in an era that has been described as the “Anthropocene”. In introducing this special issue of the Journal, the paper aims to investigate the environmental question, which plays a crucial role in contemporary political thought, due to the survival of both nature and mankind being threatened. Since the 1950s, such a complex situation has resulted in two lines of thought whose views follow two opposed ideologies – anthropocentrism and anti-anthropocentrism.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Jorge Eduardo Douglas Price, Gianpasquale Preite Utopianism, History, Freedom and Nature: Shaw’s Theory of “Creative Evolution” in Saint Joan 2023-01-25T11:31:33+00:00 Shoshana Milgram Knapp Anna Rita Gabellone <p class="p1">This paper aims to investigate some important elements of the thought of George Bernard Shaw, more commonly known as one of the most famous playwrights of the twentieth century. Shaw’s philosophy dwells on the relationship between man and nature and especially the concept of freedom. Among all his works, it was decided here to analyse <em>Saint Joan</em>. In re-imagining the historical Joan as a heroine in a play of ideas, Shaw made use of the known facts about Joan of Arc and Joan’s statements at her trial. Nonetheless, he made changes to emphasize her personal dignity and independence by contrast with the tyranny of institutions. Although he departed from the historical background, whitewashed her adversaries, and condensed episodes in Joan’s biography, he sought to be true to her confidence, courage, integrity, and common sense. His theatrical presentation is, in some respects, at odds with the Preface that accompanies the published play.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Shoshana Milgram Knapp, Anna Rita Gabellone A Dimensão Ontológica do Antropoceno: Pensamento Ameríndio e Algumas Ideias para Adiar o Fim do Mundo 2023-01-25T11:33:54+00:00 Juliana Neuenschwander-Magalhães <p class="p1">This article observes the imagination of the end of the world in the Anthropocene era and, at the same time, intends, from an anthropological turn that considers other possibilities of human existence on Earth, to imagine how Amerindian cosmovision can promote not only an ontological but also an epistemological turn in the field of contemporary law and politics. A conflicted but not impossible dialogue between the naturalistic matrix of Western thought and Amerindian multinaturalism, in search of “ideas to postpone the end of the world”.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Juliana Neuenschwander-Magalhães Entre la parálisis y la acción: un punto de partida para pensar en la urgencia de continuar viviendo 2023-01-25T11:35:37+00:00 Luciana Alvarez <p class="p1"><span class="s1">One of the possibilities of critical thinking involves dealing with the problems we face and not only diagnosing and revealing them. However, this ability to devise creative and responsible solutions to urgent matters involves a singular starting point. If we wish to create space for questions where multiple, diverse and contingent compositions arise, at many levels – from sensitive, artistic and biological to political, legal and institutional – we need to set the outlines which enable such capacity. It seems necessary to dismantle, let go and become detached from what still persists within us as metaphysical and transcendental inheritance. It is necessary to bring back some tools into play – some of them probably already known – into both the fields of intellectual thought and practices, in order to make room for the advent of the possible. In our article we will be addressing the issue regarding the term anthropocene, enabling a more complex analysis by examining it from various notions (life, nature, humanity, rationality, politics, prudence, contingency). </span></p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Luciana Alvarez Anthropocène et action politique : l’émergence d’un nouveau temps baroque 2023-01-25T11:38:07+00:00 André-Noël Roth Deubel <p class="p1">The Anthropocene, as a geological and biological fact, is a baroque moment insofar as it is the meeting with an uncertain outcome between two irreconcilable truths. The truth hitherto considered as such, classic, is put in doubt by another truth, without this one being able to impose itself. The awareness of this confrontation, irreconcilable for the moment, favors in the human species a spectacular and rhetorical political action, that is to say baroque.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 André-Noël Roth Deubel L’ambientalização dans les territoires de l’Amazonie brésilienne : entre production et engendrement 2023-01-25T11:39:46+00:00 Pierre Teisserenc <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The article uses research carried out on three Extractivist Reserves in the Brazilian Amazon to “test” the distinction proposed by Bruno Latour (<em>Où atterrir ?)</em> between territories of <em>production </em>and territories in <em>begetting</em> on which the social question challenges the environmental question in a context of a<em>mbientalizaçao</em> (Leite Lopes, 2006). These analyzes are inspired by a grid proposed by Claude Lefort (<em>Essais sur le Politique</em>) to respond to the “challenges of the democratic revolution”.</span></p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Pierre Teisserenc Politics in the Anthropocene: Non-human Citizenship and the Grand Domestication 2023-01-25T11:41:24+00:00 Gianfranco Pellegrino <p class="p1">The article has two aims. First, it provides a view of why the standard liberal-democratic political theory is unfit for the Anthropocene. Then, it defends two claims: that the fittest politics for the Anthropocene is to be fully non-anthropocentric and that the best model of a non-anthropocentric political theory is to be grounded in the notion of ‘ecological citizenship’, which can be easily extended to non-human living beings and even to non-living objects, such as ecosystems. The latter claim is defended by endorsing and enlarging Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s views of animal citizenship rights and by putting forward a view of the Anthropocene as an age of massive domestication of non-human nature.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Gianfranco Pellegrino Dal cosmopolitismo radicale al cosmopolitismo radicato. Intervista a Anthony Kwame Appiah 2023-01-25T11:43:16+00:00 Angela Taraborrelli <p class="p1">Anthony Kwame Appiah is an internationally renowned philosopher who has worked on the philosophy of language, political and moral theory, African intellectual history and cosmopolitanism, with a particular interest in the theme of identity. He has held prominent positions and received numerous important awards; he has also dedicated himself to an intense activity of dissemination, giving countless lectures and collaborating with a number of newspapers, such as the BBC at which in 2016 he gave the Reith Lectures on the theme of identity and the New York Times Magazine where, as a columnist, he reasons about the ethical dilemmas that can arise in everyday life. In Italy he has published<em> Cosmopolitismo. L’etica in un mondo di estranei</em> (2007), <em>Il codice d’onore. Come cambia la morale</em> (2011), <em>La menzogna dell’identità</em> (2019). In this interview, given in July 2021, he explains his conception of cosmopolitanism, which he named “rooted or patriotic”, and from this perspective addresses the topics of migration, cosmopolitan education and practice, ‘cancel culture’ and freedom of expression.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Angela Taraborrelli Educare, mobilitare, organizzare: linee di lettura del pensiero di Bhimrao Ramji “Babasaheb” Ambedkar 2023-01-25T11:48:45+00:00 Debora Spini <p class="p1">Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is well known as one among the protagonists of India’s political history in the 20th century, as he played a major role in the struggle against the caste system, and in designing a pluralist and egalitarian democracy. Ambedkar’s intellectual legacy is a crucial tool for investigating the contradictions of the contemporary Indian political experience, and as such has much to offer to the international political-philosophical debate. This essay presents the main aspects of Ambedkar’s thought, focusing on themes such as his non-majoritarian conception of democracy, the tension between universality and difference in political citizenship, social and political equality, as well as his reflection on religious identity. Ambedkar’s intellectual profile will also be assessed in light of the ongoing debate on the status of a non-derivative Indian political thought.</p> 2023-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Debora Spini