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Fabio Gironi
Cardiff University
  1. Naturalising Badiou: Mathematical Ontology and Structural Realism.Fabio Gironi - unknown
    This thesis offers a naturalist revision of Alain Badiou’s philosophy. This goal is pursued through an encounter of Badiou’s mathematical ontology and theory of truth with contemporary trends in philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of science. I take issue with Badiou’s inability to elucidate the link between the empirical and the ontological, and his residual reliance on a Heideggerian project of fundamental ontology, which undermines his own immanentist principles. I will argue for both a bottom-up naturalisation of Badiou’s philosophical approach (...)
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    Between Naturalism and Rationalism: A New Realist Landscape.Fabio Gironi - 2012 - Journal of Critical Realism 11 (3):361-387.
    This review essay attempts to present a coherent and reasonably unitary picture of the contemporary ‘speculative turn’ in continental philosophy as charted in Levi Bryant, Nick Srnicek and Graham Harman, eds, The Speculative Turn: Continental Realism and Materialism (2011). Avoiding a more objective yet more anodyne chapter by chapter summary, I paint an intentionally synoptic view by selecting some common concerns of the authors involved, and group them under five ‘core themes’. Throughout, I try to keep open the comparative channel (...)
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    A Kantian Disagreement Between Father and Son: Roy Wood Sellars and Wilfrid Sellars on the Categories.Fabio Gironi - 2017 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (3):513-536.
    that wilfrid sellars was a more subtle and sophisticated philosopher than his father, Roy Wood Sellars, is, I believe, a rather uncontroversial assessment, one which, with fatherly pride, Roy1 would most probably have endorsed. Even considering the radical shift in philosophical methods and attitude which took place in the United States in the decades of Wilfrid's philosophically formative years, Wilfrid's unrelenting philosophical acumen and imagination, his unflinching resolve to doggedly pursue a problem on a variety of fronts at once (arguably (...)
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  4. Of Realist Turns: A Conversation with Stathis Psillos.Fabio Gironi & Stathis Psillos - 2012 - Speculations:367-427.
    Interview with Stathis Psillos regarding realism in the philosophy of science and recent realist trends in Continental Philosophy.
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    The Theological Hijacking of Realism: Critical Realism in 'Science and Religion'.Fabio Gironi - 2012 - Journal of Critical Realism 11 (1):40-75.
    This paper questions and criticizes the employment of critical realism in the field of ‘science and religion’. Referring to the texts of four main actors in this field, I demonstrate how the choice of critical realism is justified by a (disguised) apologetic interest in defending the epistemic privilege of the theological enterprise against that of the natural sciences. I argue that this is possible thanks to the reactivation of ‘theological potential’ latent in some under-examined assumptions and conceptual structures still at (...)
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  6. Science-Laden Theory: Outlines of an Unsettled Alliance.Fabio Gironi - 2010 - Speculations 1:9-46.
    This article aims at giving an overview of the network of forces that led to the movement, within Continental Philosophy, of Speculative Realism. In particular I will consider the external influence that the dramatic developments of the natural sciences (particularly physics and cosmology) in the last 40 years had on philosophy, and I will argue that the contemporary return to 'realism' is an intra-philosophical reaction to the Science Wars in the 1990s. I argue that the identity of 21st century Continental (...)
     
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    Śūnyatā and the Zeroing of Being.Fabio Gironi - 2011 - Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 16:3-50.
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  8. Meillassoux’s Speculative Philosophy of Science: Contingency and Mathematics.Fabio Gironi - 2011 - Pli 22:26-61.
    In this paper I will offer a survey of Quentin Meillassoux’s thought, focusing on what I identify as the central node of his thought, the link between mathematics and contingency. I will then proceed to question the compatibility of his principle of radical contingency with the philosophy—and the practice—of science, and I will propose a possible solution to this problem by pushing Meillassoux along the Pythagorean path. Finally, I will argue that 1) his project of evacuating metaphysical necessity via a (...)
     
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    The Infinite Turn and Speculative Explanations in Cosmology.Reza Tavakol & Fabio Gironi - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (4):785-798.
    Infinity, in various guises, has been invoked recently in order to ‘explain’ a number of important questions regarding observable phenomena in science, and in particular in cosmology. Such explanations are by their nature speculative. Here we introduce the notions of relative infinity, closure, and economy of explanation and ask: to what extent explanations involving relative or real constructed infinities can be treated as reasonable?
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    Peter Olen. Wilfrid Sellars and the Foundations of Normativity. Reviewed By.Fabio Gironi - 2018 - Philosophy in Review 38 (4):158-160.
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    Continental Anti-Realism: A Critique.Fabio Gironi - 2016 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (2):271-275.
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  12. Assessing the French Atheistic Turn. [REVIEW]Fabio GIroni - 2012 - Speculations:473-490.
    Review Essay of Christopher Watkin's 'Difficult Atheism: Post-theological thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux'.
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    Chronicling the Erosion of Noumena.Fabio Gironi - 2010 - Cosmos and History 6 (1):169-175.
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    A Hermeneutic Defence of the Cognitive Autonomy of Science: Dimitri Ginev: The Tenets of Cognitive Existentialism. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2011, 198pp, 44$ HB.Fabio Gironi - 2013 - Metascience 22 (2):461-464.
  15. Analytic and Continental Kantianism: The Legacy of Kant in Sellars and Meillassoux.Fabio Gironi (ed.) - 2017 - Routledge.
    Contemporary interest in realism and naturalism, emerging under the banner of speculative or new realism, has prompted continentally-trained philosophers to consider a number of texts from the canon of analytic philosophy. The philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars, in particular, has proven remarkably able to offer a contemporary re-formulation of traditional "continental" concerns that is amenable to realist and rationalist considerations, and serves as an accessible entry point into the Anglo-American tradition for continental philosophers. With the aim of appraising this fertile theoretical (...)
     
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  16. Wilfrid Sellars and Roy Wood Sellars: Theoretical Continuities and Methodological Divergences.Fabio Gironi - 2018 - In Luca Corti & Antonio Nunziante (eds.), Sellars and the History of Modern Philosophy. New York, USA: Routledge. pp. 233-254.
     
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