Maurizio Ferraris - Kant's Cell-Phone: from Postmodernism to New Realism

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 13:30to14:30
Sherbrooke 688 rm 325, 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 3R1, CA

Prof. Ferraris will present his work on Postmodernism and Realism this tuesday

The talk will examine four theses:

The first (relativism) is a critique of post-modern assumption that reality as a whole is socially constructed, this thesis has given a distorted view of the media as omnipotent manufacturers of reality;

The second (new realism) is the thesis that a fundamental layer of reality exists independently of media, but also our minds; 

The third (documentality) proposes an ontology that describes the construction of social objects depends on recording, which must be considered as the basic function of the media and the construction of reality as a whole;

The fourth (emergence) argues that intentionality as normativity are products of the documentality and media of which they are a part.

Prof. Ferraris's works include

In French:
Prochaine publication   Anime et IPad (Anima e iPad), Montréal, PUM
Goodbye Kant ! Ce qu'il reste aujourd'hui de la Critique de la raison pure, 2009, L'Éclat
T'es où ? Ontologie du téléphone mobile, 2006, Albin Michel
In English:
Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces, 2012, Oxford University Press
A taste for the secret, 2001, Polity Press : dialogue avec Jacques Derrida
History of Hermeneutics, 1996, New Jersey : Humanities Press
Recent Italian Publications:
Filosofia Globalizzata, a cura di Leonardo Caffo, 2013, Milano, Mimesis, pp. 136
Lasciar tracce: documentalità e architettura, 2012, a cura di F. Visconti e R. Capozzi, Milano, Mimesis, pp. 96
Bentornata Realtà. Il nuovo realismo in discussione (a cura di), 2012,  con Mario De Caro, Einaudi: Torino, Manifesto del nuovo realismo, 2012Roma-Bari: Laterza, pp. 113
Anima e iPad, Parma: 2011,  Guanda, pp. 185, seconda edizione 2011
Filosofia per dame, 2011,  Parma: Guanda, pp. 202;
Ricostruire la decostruzione. Cinque saggi a partire da Jacques Derrida, 2010,  Milano: Bompiani, pp. 120;
Documentalità. Perché è necessario lasciar tracce, 2009,  Roma-Bari: Laterza, pp. XV-429, seconda edizione 2010.

Translated from http://www.iicmontreal.esteri.it/IIC_Montreal/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=430&citta=Montreal.

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