Rivista di Estetica n.s. 59, (2/2015), anno LV


A cura di: Elena Casetta

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The variety of the forms of life has been a subject of philosophical reflection at least since Plato, who in the Statesman celebrated the diversity of the natural world as a mean to shed some light on the relationship between humans and other animals. The term “biodiversity”, however, was coined only in 1985, gaining immediate acceptance, and coming to stand for more than a mere contraction of “biological diversity”: if biological diversity is the target of awe and wonder, primarily aesthetic, biodiversity becomes instead something to be protected, loaded with ethical and political meanings. This issue of the “Rivista di estetica” addresses what might be called “the philosophy of biodiversity”, a reflection at the intersection of the philosophy of science, epistemol- ogy, aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

Elena Casetta, The Values of Biodiversity. An Introduction
Anouk Barberousse, Sophie Bary, Ideal and Actual Inventories of Biodiversity
Alessandro Minelli, Challenged Boundaries
Philippe Huneman, Biodiversity and the Diversities of Life
Patrick Blandin, La diversità del vivente prima e dopo la biodiversità
Jorge Marques da Silva, Reconciling Science and Nature by means of the Aesthetical Contemplation of Natural Diversity
Sue Spaid, Biodiversity: Regarding its Role as a Bio-Indicator for Human Cultural Engagement
Matteo Andreozzi, Il valore intrinseco della biodiversità. Limiti e potenzialità

Michele Paolini Paoletti, Attualismo, pluralismo ontologico e meinonghismo
Marco Sgarbi, Ludovico Dolce e la nascita della critica d’arte. Un momento della ricezione della poetica aristotelica nel Rinascimento