Bandi per l’iscrizione ai corsi di area filosofica dell’Università del Salento

giorgione-tre-filosofi1Sul sito dell’Università del Salento sono stati pubblicati i bandi per l’iscrizione alla Laurea Triennale in Filosofia e alla Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Filosofiche. Gli studenti interessati sono pregati di seguire le indicazioni riportate.


Voltaire on death

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The following post is reblogged from Oxford University Press. The author, Alyssa Russell, is a marketing manager at OUP on the Global Online Products and Academic/Trade teams.

Voltaire, the French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, wrote over 20,000 letters over his lifetime. One can read through his letters to learn more about his views on democracy and religion, as well as the soul and afterlife. The following excerpts from his letters show how his thoughts and ideas about death and the soul evolved over time.

Death, by Aufray de Roc'Bhian ‘Death’, by Alphonse Édouard Enguérand Aufray de Roc’Bhian. (Public domain via The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Voltaire first brushed with death in December 1723. At the young age of 29 he contracted smallpox. In a letter written to Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, baron de Preuilly in December 1723, Voltaire reflects on the previous days and his few regrets:

“[I] made my confession; and my will…

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Call for papers. Wittgenstein e Marx: feticismo e alienazione tra merci e parole





CALL FOR PAPERS – Wittgenstein e Marx. Feticismo e alienazione tra merci e parole. Lecce, 9-11 aprile 2019.
Si invitano gli studiosi interessati a partecipare al convegno a inviare entro il 30 Novembre 2018 un abstract della proposta di intervento che non superi le 500 parole all’indirizzo di posta elettronica

The Voltaire Library Project: using digital humanities to understand Voltaire’s influences

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Lena Zlock is a rising senior at Stanford University double-majoring in History and French. She is the principal investigator of the Voltaire Library Project, a digital humanities study of Voltaires personal library. She will be working at the Voltaire Lab during the summer of 2018. Her work is supported by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford University. Lena can be reached at or @LZlock89.

In the firmament of the Siècle des Lumières, Voltaire is the sun. His presence in the Enlightenment world is enormous by any metric. In life as in death, Voltaire’s name came to signify those who challenged orthodoxy and convention. When asked why philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre had not been arrested for his polemical critique of the Algerian War, French president Charles de Gaulle, simply replied, ‘One does not arrest Voltaire’.

To understand Voltaire’s thinking and impact, where better to…

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