54 found
Order:
See also:
Profile: Italo Testa (University of Parma)
  1.  9
    Italo Testa (forthcoming). Dewey’s Social Ontology: A Pragmatist Alternative to Searle’s Approach to Social Reality. International Journal of Philosophical Studies.
    Dewey’s social ontology could be characterized as a habit ontology, an ontology of habit qua second nature that offers us an account of intentionality, social statuses, institutions, and norms in terms of habituations. Such an account offers us a promising alternative to contemporary intentionalist and deontic approaches to social ontology such as Searle’s. Furthermore, it could be the basis of a social ontology better suited to explain both the maintenance and the transformation of social reality. In the first part I (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  2.  78
    Italo Testa (2015). Ontology of the False State. On the Relation Between Critical Theory, Social Philosophy, and Social Ontology. Journal of Social Ontology 1 (2):271-300.
    In this paper I will argue that critical theory needs to make its socio-ontological commitments explicit, whilst on the other hand I will posit that contemporary social ontology needs to amend its formalistic approach by embodying a critical theory perspective. In the first part of my paper I will discuss how the question was posed in Horkheimer’s essays of the 1930s, which leave open two options: (1) a constructive inclusion of social ontology within social philosophy, or else (2) a program (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  3. Italo Testa (2003). Hegelian Pragmatism and Social Emancipation: An Interview with Robert Brandom. Constellations 10 (4):554-570.
  4. Italo Testa (2009). Second Nature and Recognition: Hegel and the Social Space. Critical Horizons 10 (3):341-370.
    In this article I intend to show the strict relation between the notions of “second nature” and “recognition”. To do so I begin with a problem (circularity) proper to the theory of Hegelian and post- Hegelian Anerkennung. The solution strategy I propose is signifi cant also in terms of bringing into focus the problems connected with a notion of “space of reasons” that stems from the Hegelian concept of “Spirit”. I thus broach the notion of “second nature” as a bridgeconcept (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  5. Italo Testa (2012). How Does Recognition Emerge From Nature? The Genesis of Consciousness in Hegel’s Jena Writings. Critical Horizons 13 (2):176-196.
    The paper proposes a reconstruction of some fragments of Hegel’s Jena manuscripts concerning the natural genesis of recognitive spiritual consciousness. On this basis it will be argued that recognition has a foothold in nature. As a consequence, recognition should not be understood as a bootstrapping process, that is, as a self-positing and self-justifying normative social phenomenon, intelligible within itself and independently of anything external to it.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  6.  4
    Italo Testa (forthcoming). The Authority of Life. The Critical Task of Dewey's Social Ontology. Journal of Speculative Philosophy.
    In this paper I will first reconstruct a Deweyan model of social ontology, based on the process of habituation. Habit ontology leads to a social philosophy which is not merely descriptive, since it implies a critical re-description of the social world. I will argue that a habit-modeled social ontology is critical insofar as it includes an account of social transformation and of the inevitability of social conflict. Such an understanding is based on a diagnosis of social pathologies of our life (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  7. Italo Testa (2012). Hegel's Naturalism, or Soul and Body in the Encyclopedia. In David Stern (ed.), Essays on Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit, SUNY Press Albany, New York (pp. 19-35). SUNY Press
    Paper given at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Hegel Society of America, University of South Carolina, October 24-26, 2008 -/- The local problem of the soul-body relation can be grasped only against the global background of the relation between Nature and Spirit. This relates to Hegel's naturalism: the idea that there is one single reality - living reality - and different levels of description of it. This implies, moreover, that it is possible to ascribe some form of naturality also (...)
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  8. Italo Testa (2011). Social Space and the Ontology of Recognition. In Heikki Ikäheimo Arto Laitinen (ed.), Recognition and Social Ontology. Brill Books (Pp. 287-308)
    In this paper recognition is taken to be a question of social ontology, regarding the very constitution of the social space of interaction. I concentrate on the question of whether certain aspects of the theory of recognition can be translated into the terms of a socio-ontological paradigm: to do so, I make reference to some conceptual tools derived from John Searle's social ontology and Robert Brandom's normative pragmatics. My strategy consists in showing that recognitive phenomena cannot be isolated at the (...)
    Translate
      Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  9.  62
    Italo Testa (2012). Scepsis and Scepticism. In De Laurentis Allegra & Edwards Jeffrey (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Hegel. Bloomsbury/Continuum (2012). Bloomsbury 273-278.
    Hegel's philosophy aims at responding to the questions raised by modern scepticism concerning the accessibility of the external world, of other minds, and of one's own mind. A key-role in Hegel's argumentative strategy against modern scepticism is played here by Hegel's theory of recognition. Recognition mediates the constitution of individual self-consciousness and intersubjectivity: self-knowledge is not logically independent of the awareness of other minds. At the same time, recognition institutes the possibility of objective reference to the world. In this way, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  10.  5
    Italo Testa (2016). Hegelian Resources for Contemporary Thought. Introductory Essay. In Testa Italo & Ruggiu Luigi (eds.), "I that is We, We that is I." Perspectives on Contemporary Hegel Social Ontology, Recognition, Naturalism, and the Critique of Kantian Constructivism. Brill 1-28.
    Introductory essay to the collection "I that is We, We that is I" (ed. by Italo Testa and Luigi Ruggiu, Brill Books, 2016). In this book an international group of philosophers explore the many facets of Hegel’s formula which expresses the recognitive and social structures of human life. The book offers a guiding thread for the reconstruction of crucial motifs of contemporary thought such as the socio-ontological paradigm; the action-theoretical model in moral and social philosophy; the question of naturalism; and (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  11. Italo Testa (2007). Criticism From Within Nature: The Dialectic Between First and Second Nature From McDowell to Adorno. Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (4):473-497.
    I tackle the definition of the relation between first and second nature while examining some problems with McDowell's conception. This, in the first place, will bring out the need to extend the notion of second nature to the social dimension, understanding it not just as `inner' second nature — individual mind — but also as `outer' second nature — objective spirit. In the second place the dialectical connection between these two notions of second nature will point the way to a (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  12.  71
    Italo Testa (2013). Scepticisme et dialectique des lumières chez le jeune Hegel. In Charles Sébastien & Junqueira-Smith Plinio (eds.), Scepticism in the Eighteenth Century: Enlightenment, Lumières, Aufklärung, International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives internationales d'histoire des idées, Volume 210, Springer, Heidelbergh/New York/Berlin. Springer 281-297.
    The meaning of Enlightenment for the young Hegel (1785-1800) is closely related to the historical and theoretical moment in which skepticism became a constitutive aspect of his dialectical conception of philosophy. In this light the paper shows that the problem of skepticism understood as self-reflection of epistemological and social critique is deeply linked in the young Hegel’s writings with the archeology of the very idea of the dialectics of enlightenment.
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  13. Paola Cantu' & Italo Testa (2011). Algorithms and Arguments: The Foundational Role of the ATAI-Question. In Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, David Godden & Gordon Mitchell (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (pp. 192-203). Rozenberg / Sic Sat
    Argumentation theory underwent a significant development in the Fifties and Sixties: its revival is usually connected to Perelman's criticism of formal logic and the development of informal logic. Interestingly enough it was during this period that Artificial Intelligence was developed, which defended the following thesis (from now on referred to as the AI-thesis): human reasoning can be emulated by machines. The paper suggests a reconstruction of the opposition between formal and informal logic as a move against a premise of an (...)
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  14.  4
    Italo Testa (2016). La teoria critica ha bisogno di un'ontologia sociale (e viceversa)? Politica E Società 1:47-72.
    In this article I argue that contemporary critical theory needs the conceptual tools of social ontology in order to make its own ontological commitments explicit and strengthen its interdisciplinary approach. On the other hand, contemporary analytic social ontology needs critical theory in order to be able to focus on the role that social change, power, and historicity play in the constitution of social facts, and to see the shortcomings of an agential and intentionalist approach to social facts. My thesis is (...)
    No categories
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  15.  6
    Matteo Bianchin & Italo Testa (2015). Introduction. Philosophy and Public Issues – Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche:3-6.
    Introduction to a Forum on Michael's Thompson "Life and Action".
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  16.  98
    Italo Testa (2012). Reconstruction and Pragmatist Metaphysics. On Brandom’s Understanding of Rationality. Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 41 (1-3):175-201.
    In this paper I illustrate what is reconstructive rationality, a notion that remains rather undetermined in Robert Brandom's work. I argue that theoretical and historical thinking are instances of reconstruction and should not be identified with it. I then explore a further instance of rational reconstruction, which Brandom calls “reconstructive metaphysics”, arguing that the demarcation between metaphysical and non-metaphysical theories has to be understood as a pragmatic one. Finally, I argue that Brandom’s reconstructive metaphysics is basically a pragmatist metaphysics. Here (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  17.  3
    Italo Testa (2016). Recognition as Passive Power: Attractors of Recognition, Biopower, and Social Power. Constellations 23 (3).
    In this paper I analyze recognition as a kind of power. I analyze the notion of power in the general sense as some sort of causal capacity, and introduce the distinction between the active power of doing something and the passive power of undergoing something. Such a distinction is needed in order to capture some central features of the phenomenon of recognition, and in particular the way that ‘being recognized’ and ‘recognizing’ are intertwined. I then argue in favor of both (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  18.  3
    Italo Testa (2015). Why is the Amphibian Status of the Human Unavoidable? Some Remarks on Robert Pippin's "After the Beautiful". Lebenswelt 7:21-27.
  19.  33
    Italo Testa (2003). Skeptische Antinomie und Anerkennung beim jungen Hegel. In Klaus Vieweg & Brady Bowman (eds.), “Kritisches Jahrbuch der Philosophie”, 8 (2003). Königshausen Und Neumann 171-178.
  20.  77
    Italo Testa (2012). The Respect Fallacy: Limits of Respect in Public Dialogue. In Christian Kock & Lisa Villadsen (ed.), Rhetorical Citizenship and Public Deliberation (pp. 77-92). Penn State University Press
    Deliberative politics should start from an adequate and differentiated image of our dialogical practices and their normative structures; the ideals that we eventually propose for deliberative politics should be tested against this background. In this article I will argue that equal respect, understood as respect a priori conferred on persons, is not and should not be counted as a constitutive normative ground of public discourse. Furthermore, requiring such respect, even if it might facilitate dialogue, could have negative effects and lead (...)
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  21.  63
    Italo Testa (2009). Recognition, Skepticism and Self-Consciousness in the Young Hegel. Fenomenologia E Società 32 (2):117-132.
    The theory of recognition arises within Hegel's confrontation with epistemological skepticism and aims at responding to the questions raised by modern skepticism concerning the accessibility of the external world, of other minds, and of one's own mind. This is possible to the extent that the theory of recognition is the guiding thread of a critique of the modern foundational theory of knowledge and, at the same time, the point of departure for an alternative approach. In this article I will dwell (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  22.  61
    Italo Testa (2009). Criticism and Normativity. Brandom and Habermas Between Kant and Hegel. In D. Canale G. Tuzet (ed.), The Rules of Inference. Inferentialism in Law and Philosophy, Egea, Milano. Egea (Pp. Pp. 29-44)
    In this paper, making reference to Robert Brandom's philosophical proposal - and against the background of Brandom's debate with Jürgen Habermas - I shall endeavor, first, to define the relation between recognition and normativity and then between recognition and criticism; in the final part of the paper I shall suggest a perspective that approaches recognition in terms of capacities. On this basis I attempt to see the critical attitude as something that is founded more on individual potentials than on formal (...)
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  23.  4
    Italo Testa (2015). Verkörperte Freiheit. Erste Natur, Zweite Natur und Fragmentierung. In T. Stahl (ed.), Momente der Freiheit: Beiträge aus den Foren des Internationalen Hegelkongresses 2011. Klostermann 73-91.
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  24.  45
    Italo Testa (2009). Brandom's Reconstructive Rationality. Some Pragmatist Themes. Towards an Analytic Pragmatism. Workshop on Bob Brandom's Recent Philosophy of Language.
    Abstract. Focusing on part one of Tales of the Mighty Dead and on its relation to the afterword to Between Saying and Doing, I illustrate what reconstructive methodology is and argue that theoretical thinking is one of its instances. I then show that the historical understanding involved in telling the story of a philosophical tradition is another case of reconstruction: one that deepens our understanding of the retrospective character of reconstruction itself, adding something new to our conception of rationality. I (...)
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  25.  1
    Italo Testa (2015). Some Consequences of Thompson’s Life and Action for Social Philosophy. Philosophy and Public Issues:69-84.
  26.  5
    Italo Testa (2008). Selbstbewußtsein und zweite Natur. In Klaus Vieweg & Wolfgang Welsh (eds.), Hegels Phänomenologie des Geistes - Ein kooperativer Kommentar zu einem Schlüsselwerk der Moderne, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 2008. Suhrkamp 286-307.
    My aim in this paper is to bring into focus the concept of self-consciousness showing the reciprocal connection between the notions of recognition and second nature. The very evolution of Hegel's thought from the writings of his youth to those of his maturity reveals a strict connection between these notions. This reading will be justified through an articulate interpretation of the "Self-consciousness" section of the Phenomenology and then through an interpretation of the systematic connection between this text and the section (...)
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  27.  5
    Italo Testa (2003). Ragione e relazione la fenomenologia di hegel corne tropologia. Giornale di Metafisica 25 (2):371-392.
    This article deals with the question of skepticism within Hegel's Phenomenology. The article reconstructs the role played by the tropes of ancient skepticism in Hegel's criticism of foundationalism and monological thinking. Furthermore, the skeptical method applied by Hegel is read as a sort of negative dialectics that is constitutive of a relational theory of rationality, and which culminates in his conception of the Absolute Knowing as speculative tropology.
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  28.  4
    Andrea Inglese, Guido Mazzoni & Italo Testa (2014). Dire L'Individuale. Tra Poesia, Romanzo E Filosofia. Società Degli Individui 50:111-130.
    No categories
    Translate
      Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  29.  1
    Paola Cantu & Italo Testa, Is Common Ground a Word or Just a Sound? Second Order Consensus and Argumentation Theory.
    This paper focuses on the role played by the concept of Common Ground by investigating various roles played by consensus and dissensus in different argumentation theories. A dynamic conception of Common Ground as a second order consensus will be invoked instead of a static definition as starting point, condition or result of an argumentative practice.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  30.  4
    Adriano Bugliani & Italo Testa (2011). I mondi di Guido Mazzoni. Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 24 (1):191-198.
    No categories
    Translate
      Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  31.  4
    Sergio Dellavalle, Robert Pippin & Italo Testa (2003). Discussione su "Il dolore dell'indeterminato" di Axel Honneth. Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 16 (3):609-624.
    Translate
      Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  32.  2
    Italo Testa (2002). Idealismo e normatività. Robert Brandom e la ricezione americana di Hegel. Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 15 (2):297-316.
    No categories
    Translate
      Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  33.  3
    Alan Millar, Sandro Nannini & Italo Testa (2006). Naturalism in Question, a Cura di Mario De Caro E David McArthur. Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 19 (2):409-420.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  34.  3
    Italo Testa (2000). Individualità e critica. la Società Degli Individui 9:3.
    No categories
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  35.  1
    Elena Sassi, Gabriella Monroy & Italo Testa (2005). Teacher Training About Real‐Time Approaches: Research‐Based Guidelines and Training Materials. Science Education 89 (1):28-37.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  36. Paola Cantù & Italo Testa (2006). Teorie dell’argomentazione. Un’introduzione alle logiche del dialogo. Bruno Mondadori.
    TABLE OF CONTENTS -/- I. La rinascita novecentesca 1. Chaïm Perelman: la nuova retorica 2. Stephen Toulmin: la pratica logica e l’uso degli argomenti 3. Ragionamento e linguaggio: la logica naturale di Jean-Blaise Grize -/- II. La logica informale 1. Informale vs. formale? 2. Il concetto di argomento 3. La ripresa della teoria di Paul Grice 4. La ricostruzione degli argomenti 5. La valutazione degli argomenti: le fallacie 6. Il network problem -/- III. Dialogo e dialettica 1. La logica dialogica (...)
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  37. Durs Grünbein & Italo Testa (2006). Anatomia dell’io Un dialogo su lirica e soggettività. la Società Degli Individui 25:99-124.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  38. Valeria Ottonelli & Italo Testa (2014). Politics. In Tiziana Andina (ed.), Bridging the Analytical Continental Divide. A Companion to Western Philosophy. Brill Books 241-269.
  39. Italo Testa (2011). Alberto Casadei, Poetiche della creatività. Letteratura e scienze della mente. [REVIEW] la Società Degli Individui 42.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  40. Italo Testa (2005). Conoscere e riconoscere: L'epistemologia hegeliana del riconoscimento e il passaggio dalla prima alla seconda natura. Giornale di Metafisica 27 (1):121-143.
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  41. Italo Testa (2007). Dopo la natura. la Società Degli Individui 28:5-8.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  42. Italo Testa (1999). Friedrich A. von Hayek, Individualismo: quello vero e quello falso. [REVIEW] la Società Degli Individui 4.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  43. Italo Testa (2003). Familiarità con sé e relazione ad altri [Self-Intimacy and Relation with Others]. la Società Degli Individui 17.
    L’articolo mostra che la teoria hegeliana del riconoscimento è alternativa rispetto alla concezione tradizionale dell’autocoscienza e alle teorie del punto di vista soggettivo. Dopo un confronto con le obiezioni sollevate da D. Henrich e M. Frank contro la teoria del riconoscimento, si mostra come il punto di vista espresso da Hegel potrebbe essere ricostruito all’interno della costellazione contemporanea. Nell’ultima sezione si sostiene che la nozione di “familiarità con sé”, utilizzata da Henrich e Frank contro le teorie dell’intersoggettività, può essere integrata (...)
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  44. Italo Testa (2002). Hegel critico e scettico. Illuminismo, repubblicanesimo e antinomia alle origini della dialettica. Il Poligrafo.
  45.  2
    Italo Testa & Luigi Ruggiu (eds.) (2016). "I That is We, We That is I." Perspectives on Contemporary Hegel: Social Ontology, Recognition, Naturalism, and the Critique of Kantian Constructivism. Brill.
    In _"I that is We, We that is I"_ leading scholars analyze the many facets of Hegel’s formula for the intersubjective structure of human life and explores its relevance for debates on social ontology, recognition, action theory, constructivism, and naturalism.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  46. Italo Testa (2015). La genèse naturelle de la conscience et la reconnaissance. In Buée Jean-Michel & Renault Emmanuel (eds.), Hegel à Iéna. Ens Éditions 143-156.
    Je vais reconstruire quelques aspects de la genèse naturelle de la conscience dans les écrits hégéliens d’Iéna, avec le but de montrer que cette reconstruction est essentielle pour comprendre la genèse des capacités fondamentales qui sont présupposées par l’interaction de la reconnaissance. En particulier, je vais défendre la thèse suivante: Hegel a jeté une base pour une Naturphilosophie de la reconnaissance, en esquissant une sorte d'histoire naturelle de l’évolution de la relation consciente à soi-même, relation qui commence par le soi (...)
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  47.  11
    Italo Testa (2010). La natura del riconoscimento. Riconoscimento naturale e autocoscienza sociale in Hegel. Mimesis.
    My research takes as its guiding thread the statement from Hegel's lectures on the philosophy of spirit of 1805-06, that «cognition is recognition[Erkennen ist Anerkennen]». In this perspective I delineate, first, the consequences of this position for Hegel's epistemology, in particular with reference to the question of skepticism. Then, I show in what sense the recognitive conception of knowledge makes it possible for Hegel to comprehend unitarily, on one hand, cognition as exercise of natural capacities and cognition as exercise of (...)
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  48. Italo Testa (2005). L’uguaglianza Opaca. la Società Degli Individui 24:155-162.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  49.  6
    Italo Testa & Matteo Bianchin (eds.) (2015). "Life and Action in Ethics and Politics", Book Symposium on Michael Thompson's "Life and Action". Philosophy and Public Issues, Supplementary Volume (2015), Luiss University Press.
    Book Symposium on Michael Thompson's "Life and Action" -/- (downlodable here: http://fqp.luiss.it/category/numero/ns-supplementary-volume-2015-life-and-action) -/- Table of Contents: -/- Paolo Costa, "Where does our understanding of life come from? The riddle about recognizing living things" -/- Constantine Sandis, "He buttered the toast while baking a fresh loaf" -/- Matteo Bianchin, "Intentions and Intentionality" -/- Arto Laitinen, "Practices as ‘actual’ sources of goodness of actions" -/- Italo Testa, "Some consequences of Thompson’s Life and Action for social philosophy" -/- Ingrid Salvatore, "Thompson on Rawls (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  50. Italo Testa (2004). Ragione ed espressione. la Società Degli Individui 21:145-146.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
1 — 50 / 54