Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica 2022-06-09T11:01:17+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> “The First Thing Philosophers Have to Do Is to Learn”: An Interview with Martha C. Nussbaum 2022-06-09T09:17:08+00:00 Marina Calloni Paolo Costa <p class="p1">Martha C. Nussbaum is internationally renowned for being one of the leading moral and political philosophers of our time, and is highly regarded for her work on the role of the emotions in moral and political reasoning.&nbsp;In this interview, in dialogue with her interlocutors, she discusses her work over the past four decades, and gives insights into her book in progress on opera and its relationship to liberal political ideals,<em> The Republic of Love</em>. In addition to declaring her love of Italian culture, she clarifies her stance on some contemporary issues, including the controversy on sex and gender, animal rights, the relationship between philosophy and natural sciences, and the importance of liberal arts and ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Marina Calloni, Paolo Costa Cesare Beccaria e la filosofia politica normativa 2022-06-09T09:20:10+00:00 Mario Ricciardi <p class="p1">The article ponders a number of key concepts in Cesare Beccaria’s political thought (contractualism, the relationship between legal obligation, justice, utility and rights) and links them to the theory of legal obligation based on the duty of fair play proposed by Herbert L. A. Hart. Highlighting the importance of Beccaria’s positions to contemporary political philosophy, the essay also maintains the usefulness, for normative political philosophers, of taking a historical approach to this author.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Mario Ricciardi Cosmopolitans’ Dilemma: (Open?) Borders and Migration 2022-06-09T09:24:18+00:00 Angela Taraborrelli <p class="p1">It is frequently assumed that cosmopolitans must be committed to open (or more open) borders and to policies aimed at reducing restrictions on immigration. But this is not always the case. In this paper I will show, first, that some cosmopolitans are not supporters of open state borders when the issue of immigration is at stake; second, I will give a possible account of this stance, holding that it might derive either from the objectives pursued by their theories (i.e., global social justice, global democracy) or from their philosophical sources (i.e., Kant, Rawls), or, more generally, from a dilemma inherent in the cosmopolitan project itself.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Angela Taraborrelli La città assediata. Rabbia e risentimento alla “fine della storia” 2022-06-09T09:33:44+00:00 Filippo Corigliano <p class="p1">The article proposes a philosophical-political reflection on the becoming of the city. From the ancient city of Athens to the dystopian dimension, the constellation of city models reflects the ideal to which every human society must or can strive. The city can be seen as a metaphor of the soul, and the soul as a harmonious division of the city. The evolutionary parable of the city is also the symbol of political categories in transformation; it represents historical scenarios and possible worlds.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Filippo Corigliano Modus Vivendi Arrangements, Stability, and the All-Subjected Principle 2022-06-09T09:36:07+00:00 Corrado Fumagalli <p class="p1">Despite the importance of the requirement that all parties subject to a modus vivendi accept it, the philosophical basis of the all-subjected principle has been largely neglected in the realist literature on modus vivendi arrangements as responses to disagreements on issues of common concern. In this article, I argue that the inclusion of all-subjected parties should be understood as instrumental to justifying the presupposition that enough parties will have the motivation to comply with an arrangement that they grudgingly accept as a modus vivendi. I also argue that without accepting the democratic commitments implicit in the acceptance of the standard reading of the all-subjected principle, realist modus vivendi theorists should demonstrate that all those parties who are subjected to a modus vivendi arrangement have the capacity to voice their objection and to be heard for such a claim.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Corrado Fumagalli Ripensare il capitalismo. Introduzione 2022-06-09T07:27:31+00:00 Luca Basso <p class="p1">The theme of capitalism is crucial for understanding today’s situation, with its elements of continuity and discontinuity with the past. The introduction to the monographic section <em>Rethinking Capitalism</em>, which includes both articles devoted mainly to contemporary theories on capitalism and articles focusing on a reading of contemporary capitalism, outlines assumptions and aspects of the problem, from a critical perspective and on the basis of an interweaving of economic, social and political factors. In the first part, after a historical-conceptual framework of the term “capitalism,” the importance of the Marxian analysis of the capitalist mode of production is highlighted, while in the second part some distinctive features of contemporary capitalism are indicated.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Luca Basso Enjeux, justifications et portée de la thèse du caractère exploitatif du capitalisme 2022-06-09T07:30:03+00:00 Emmanuel Renault <p class="p1">This article argues that the thesis of the exploitative character of capitalism still provides one of the main critiques that can be applied to capitalism as a social and economic logic. As a first step, this article analyzes different types of critiques of capitalism in order to measure the stakes of the critique of its exploitative character. As a second step, it discusses the justifications of the thesis of the exploitative character of capitalism, emphasizing that some of these justifications are not dependent on Marx’s theory of value, contrary to what is sometimes claimed. The third step of this article addresses the issue of the scope of the critique of the exploitative character of capitalism by examining the role that exploitation plays in gendered and racialized social relations of domination. The question at stake is then that of an intersectional approach to exploitation. <span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Emmanuel Renault Il capitalismo nella Wertkritik contemporanea 2022-06-09T07:32:49+00:00 Giorgio Cesarale <p class="p1">The critique of value has emerged in recent years as one of the most radical and ambitious critical theories of capitalism. It is based on a comprehensive reconstruction of the Marxian passage from commodity to capital. In this article, however, I show why it is questionable to think of the passage from the commodity relation to the capital relation without considering the centrality of the modern transformation of labour into labour-power. Linked to this, in the last part of the article, is an examination of the reading that the <em>Wertkritiker</em> offer of the contemporary process of financialization.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Giorgio Cesarale Rethinking Capitalism, Stabilizing the Critique 2022-06-09T09:04:36+00:00 Lillian Cicerchia <p class="p1">This paper offers a critique of Nancy Fraser’s expanded conception of capitalism as an institutional social order. Fraser builds a social-theoretical basis for thinking about “non-economic” struggles over social reproduction, the degradation of nature, and state power as central to a progressive, anti-capitalist political agenda. Rather than only challenging capital at the point of production, as the classical Marxist tradition was wont to do, Fraser wants anti-capitalism without economic reductionism. Fraser’s is also a crisis theory of capitalism, which generates a theory of social change as well as a normative critique. The main question is methodological and can be summed up as, “Is less perhaps more?” On this basis, it argues that stability may be a better starting point than crisis, which raises more fundamental normative problems with the system than the ones that Fraser captures.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Lillian Cicerchia Rethinking Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: The Tasks of Radical Critique 2022-06-09T09:07:17+00:00 Albena Azmanova <p class="p1">I address the return of Socialist dogma as an element of the “crisis of the crisis-of-capitalism,” and question the ability of progressive social critique’s toolkit to illuminate the sources of social harm in the current historical juncture. To hone its conceptual vigor, radical critique, I suggest, needs to dereify “structure” and shift its focus from structural to systemic dimensions in the operation of capitalism. This will allow us to discern <em>precarity</em> (the social and economic vulnerability related to insecure livelihoods), rather than inequality and exploitation (as produced within a class relation), as the landmark feature of social injustice in the early twenty-first century.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Albena Azmanova Il capitalismo nel tempo delle piattaforme. Infrastrutture digitali, nuovi spazi e soggettività algoritmiche 2022-06-09T09:10:54+00:00 Niccolò Cuppini Mattia Frapporti Sandro Mezzadra Maurilio Pirone <p class="p1">The article tackles the question of platform capitalism within the framework of a general understanding of the specificity of modern and contemporary capitalism. Digital platforms, which are emerging among the winners from the current pandemic crisis, facilitate processes of capital accumulation, blur the boundaries between politics and economics, and embody a new type of firm. An emphasis is placed on the infrastructural roles performed by platforms, as well as on their ability to reshape existing spaces and produce new ones. In the last section, the authors describe emerging figures of “algorithmic subjectivities” and contend that an effective critique of platform capitalism, whose operations are predicated upon those figures, should take their movements and struggles as its point of departure.</p> 2022-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Niccolò Cuppini, Mattia Frapporti, Sandro Mezzadra, Maurilio Pirone