Controversies in the Contemporary World

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| University of Pisa
| University of Pisa
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Inspired by Marcelo Dascal’s theory of controversies, this volume includes studies in the theory of controversies, studies of the history of controversy forms and their evolution, and case-studies of particular historical and current controversies.

The purpose of this volume is to identify a taxonomy of controversies and also to sense a line of development for the phenomenon of controversies itself.

At the same time, we want to ask ourselves about the impact and the spread of controversies in the contemporary world, eminently intended as a heuristic element facilitating knowledge.

For all these reasons, the fundamental aim of the volume is to provide the reader with a selection of current theoretical and practical perspectives on controversies, and to offer a broad picture of the complex range of definitions, meanings and practices connected to them.
[Controversies, 15]  2019.  xiv, 305 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Giovanni Scarafile
xi–xiv
Introduction
Adriano Fabris
1–3
Section 1. Philosophies and controversies
Chapter 1. Leibniz beyond Leibniz: Rationality, controversies and the ethics of communication
Giovanni Scarafile
7–28
Chapter 2. Locke’s and Leibniz’s virtual debate over Of our knowledge of the existence of God
Kuti Shoham
29–48
Chapter 3. Locke and Leibniz on matter and solidity
Idan Shimony
49–67
Chapter 4. How should we think about a trans-cultural hermeneutics?: A controversy between Wilhelm von Humboldt and Georg Friedrich Hegel
Stefania Achella
69–84
Chapter 5. Virtues and vices and parts and wholes: A phenomenological analysis
George Heffernan
85–103
Chapter 6. Trajectories and challenges of translating traditional Chinese medicine
Gábor Zemplén
105–124
Section 2. Dialogue and controversies
Chapter 7. Dialogue in philosophical practices
Luca Bertolino
127–143
Chapter 8. The absence of God: The contribution of Levinas’ thought to the interreligious dialogue
Silvia Dadà
145–160
Chapter 9. Listening to the other: A way to change
Alberta Giani
161–177
Chapter 10. Controversies on hypercomplexity and on education in the hypertechnological era
Piero Dominici
179–199
Chapter 11. The beleaguered filibuster of the US Senate
Christopher Ketcham
201–216
Chapter 12. The ruins of the political: Thoughts about the concept of “border”
Francesco Del Bianco
217–239
Chapter 13. Coordination games and disagreement
Oliver Laas
241–260
Chapter 14. How to solve controversies in scenarios of legal pluralism
Danny Marrero
261–277
Chapter 15. The “water memory affair”: The epistemic structure of a scientific controversy
Pascal Ragouet
279–295
About the contributors
297–301
Subject index
303
Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: HPS – Social & political philosophy
BISAC Subject: PHI038000 – PHILOSOPHY / Language
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019019809