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    Making Sense of Nature Conservation After the End of Nature.Elena Casetta - 2020 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 42 (2):1-23.
    The concept of nature in Western thought has been informed by the assumption of a categorical distinction between natural and artificial entities, which goes back to John Stuart Mill or even Aristotle. Such a way of articulating the natural/artificial distinction has proven unfit for conservation purposes mainly because of the extent and the pervasiveness of human activities that would leave no nature left to be conserved, and alternative views have been advanced. In this contribution, after arguing for the importance of (...)
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    Species Are, at the Same Time, Kinds and Individuals: A Causal Argument Based on an Empirical Approach to Species Identity.Elena Casetta & Davide Vecchi - forthcoming - Synthese:1-19.
    After having reconstructed a minimal biological characterisation of species, we endorse an “empirical approach” based on the idea that it is the peculiar evolutionary history of the species at issue—its peculiar origination process, its peculiar metapopulation structure and the peculiar mixture and strength of homeostatic processes vis à vis heterostatic ones—that determines species’ identity at a time and through time. We then explore the consequences of the acceptance of the empirical approach in settling the individuals versus kinds dispute. In particular, (...)
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  3. Metafisica mostruosa.Elena Casetta - 2014 - In Elena Casetta & Valeria Giardino (eds.), Mettere a fuoco il mondo. © ISONOMIA – Epistemologica, University of Urbino. pp. 24-35.
    Se leggiamo tra le righe del suo lavoro, possiamo scoprire che Varzi prende i mostri molto sul serio. Troviamo, per esempio, mostri mereologici frutto della composizione non ristretta, come l’entità costituita dalla metà sinistra di questa mela e dal bracciolo di quella poltrona.10 Oppure mostri topologici dai quali una teoria mereotopologica delle nicche deve rifuggire, come le curve riempispazio di Peano e Hilbert.11 O, ancora, mostri ontologici come l’antimateria;12 le entità “inesistenti” che, come si sa, non possono esistere, dato che (...)
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    Introduzione.Elena Casetta - 2009 - Rivista di Estetica 41:3-10.
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    4.2. Quel che resta dei generi naturali.Andrea Borghini & Elena Casetta - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 49:247-271.
    If natural kinds were defined on the basis of fixed and immutable essences, then––with the end of essentialism in life sciences––their end, at least for those kinds confined to the living realm, would ensue as well (1-2). If appropriately revised and adapted, however, natural kinds may still play an important theoretical role, not only for the sake of philosophical speculation, but also in accomodating scientific practices and in providing an adequate rendering of human reasoning. The proposal outlined in this paper (...)
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  6. La teoria mereotopologica delle Nicchie.Elena Casetta - 2004 - Rivista di Estetica 44 (26):133-152.
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  7. Nomi in crisi di identità.Elena Casetta & Achille C. Varzi - 2008 - Rivista di Estetica 38:143-156.
    An exchange of letters among proper names and natural-kind terms, dealing with various identity and individuation problems (rigid designation, use-mention ambiguities, translation) from their point of view.
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    Dalla Fiat al web. Che cosa una ontologia sociale basata sui documenti permette di spiegare.Elena Casetta & Giuliano Torrengo - 2015 - Rivista di Estetica 60:54-62.
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  9. On Location: Aristotle's Concept of Place. [REVIEW]Elena Casetta & Achille C. Varzi - 2005 - Dialectica 59 (1):75–81.
    Benjamin Morison, On Location: Aristotle’s Concept of Place, Oxford University Press, 2002, 202pp, $45.00, ISBN 0199247919.
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    RedPill®.Elena Casetta & Achille C. Varzi - 2004 - In Massimiliano Cappuccio (ed.), Dentro la matrice. Filosofia, scienza e spiritualità in Matrix. Alboversorio. pp. 29–35.
    The red pill or the blue pill? Obviously the red. But are we sure it will work the way it is supposed to? Are we sure it will take us out of the Matrix? We are proud to announce that we have found a document that will throw some new light (and a renewed cloud of suspicion) on this matter: the product packaging of RedPill®, complete with all directions for use and warnings against side-effects.
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    Exploring Darwinian Worlds: From Darwin to the Extended Synthesis: Essay Review of T. Heams, P. Huneman, G. Lecointre and M. Silberstein : Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences, Springer, Dordrecht, 2015, 910 Pp, $349.00, ISBN: 978-94-017-9014-7.Andrea Borghini & Elena Casetta - 2017 - Acta Biotheoretica 65 (1):87-94.
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    Biodiversity Surgery: Some Epistemological Challenges in Facing Extinction.Elena Casetta & Jorge Marques da Silva - 2015 - Axiomathes 25 (3):239-251.
    Biological conservation has a long story, but what distinguishes Conservation Biology from previous conservation fields is its multidisciplinary scope and its character as a mission-oriented crisis discipline. These characteristics suggested the introduction of the metaphor of biological conservation as a sort of surgery. This paper is about the initial stages of such surgery. Firstly, some data about the so-called “Big Sixth”—the disease—will be presented together with some information about Conservation Biology—the surgeon. Then epistemic and epistemological difficulties in extinction assessment and (...)
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    Erratum To: Exploring Darwinian Worlds: From Darwin to the Extended Synthesis: Essay Review of T. Heams, P. Huneman, G. Lecointre and M. Silberstein : Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences, Springer, Dordrecht, 2015, 910 Pp, $349.00, ISBN: 978-94-017-9014-7.Andrea Borghini & Elena Casetta - 2017 - Acta Biotheoretica 65 (1):95-95.
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    Are Species Social Objects? Some Notes.Elena Casetta - 2014 - Rivista di Estetica 57:173-183.
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  15. The Puzzling Inventory of Life.Elena Casetta - unknown
    In this paper I introduce the concept of biodiversity by means of its peculiar story and defend the importance of biodiversity as an autonomous object of scientific enquiry (Sections 1 and 2). I then discuss two difficulties, (i) the lack of an agreed definition and (ii) the elusiveness of the notion of biodiversity. While I argue that (i) is a problem that can be handled, I suggest that (ii) follows from the vagueness of the concept of diversity and its cognate (...)
     
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    The Evolutionary Stages of Plant Physiology and a Plea for Transdisciplinarity.Jorge Marques da Silva & Elena Casetta - 2015 - Axiomathes 25 (2):205-215.
    In this paper, the need of increasing transdisciplinarity research is advocated. After having set out some peculiarity of transdisciplinarity compared with related concepts such as multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity, four evolutionary stages of scientific disciplines, based on a model recently proposed are presented. This model is then applied to the case of Plant Physiology in order to attempt an evaluation of the potential for transdisciplinary engagement of the discipline, and each of the four stages of the discipline is evaluated. In conclusion, (...)
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    Between Science and Philosophy: New Perspectives on Gender, Sex, Race, and the Family.Elena Casetta & Vera Tripodi - 2012 - Humana Mente 5 (22).
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    Le tigri di Putnam.Elena Casetta - 2007 - Rivista di Filosofia 98 (1):47-76.
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    Dalla Documentalità al nuovo realismo.Elena Casetta, Pietro Kobau & Ivan Mosca - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 50:3-7.
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    Brill's Companion to the Philosophy of Biologycessione Diritti Volume Filosofia Della Biologia: Entities, Processes, Implications.Andrea Borghini & Elena Casetta - 2019 - Leiden: Brill.
    This translated volume by Andrea Borghini and Elena Casetta introduces a wide spectrum of key philosophical problems related to life sciences in a clear framework and an accessible style, with a special emphasis on metaphysical questions.
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  21. Fondamenti ontologici per una scienza dei servizi.Andrea Borghini & Elena Casetta - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 49.
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    From Assessing to Conserving Biodiversity.Elena Casetta, Davide Vecchi & Jorge Miguel Luz Marques da Silva (eds.) - 2019 - Springer.
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  23. From Assessing to Conserving Biodiversity: Conceptual and Practical Challenges.Elena Casetta, Jorge Marques da Silva & Davide Vecchi (eds.) - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
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  24. Mettere a Fuoco Il Mondo. Conversazioni sulla Filosofia di Achille Varzi (Special Issue of Isonomia – Epistemologica).Elena Casetta, Valeria Giardino, Andrea Borghini, Patrizia Pedrini, Francesco Calemi, Daniele Santoro, Giuliano Torrengo, Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani & Achille C. Varzi (eds.) - 2014 - ISONOMIA – Epistemologica. University of Urbino.
    Achille Varzi è uno dei maggiori metafisici viventi. Nel corso degli anni ha scritto testi fondamentali di logica, metafisica, mereologia, filosofia del linguaggio. Ha sconfinato nella topologia, nella geografia, nella matematica, ha ragionato di mostri e confini, percezione e buchi, viaggi nel tempo, nicchie, eventi e ciambelle; e non ha disdegnato di dialogare con gli abitanti di Flatlandia, con Neo e con Terminator. Tra le sue opere principali: Holes and Other Superficialities e Parts and Places. The Structures of Spatial Representation, (...)
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  25. Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth.Michael Hauskeller, Danilo Chaib, Greg Littmann, Dale Jacquette, Elena Casetta & Luca Tambolo - 2013 - Open Court.
    That twenty-first century Prometheus Dr. Nicolas Michaud and his uncannily dedicated team have stitched together sundry pieces of tissue torn from movies, TV shows, comics, and novels, and assembled these into a single bodily form with some resemblance to an intelligent being, yet possessed of disconcerting oddities, including the disturbing habit of asking strange questions:- Why do we assume that ugly is evil?- Are we responsible for what our creations do?- Was Dr. Frankenstein's creature a monster, and what makes something (...)
     
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