How does the world exist? -


May 2022

How does the world exist?

Workshop, University of Turin, Campus Luigi Einaudi

May 30, 2022


How does the world exist?

One way of understanding the world is to divide it into regions. Doing so, philosophy produces regional ontologies capable of describing how individual portions of the world exist. Among these portions of reality, the social world is of particular relevance. Involving all of us as social living beings, society raises several philosophical questions: How do social groups exist? What social or ethical-legal ties exist between individuals? Which human features are indispensable for the determination of social policies and possible paradigm shifts? These are just some of the questions that can be asked to conceptualize the ways in which the world, in general, and the social world, in particular, exists.


May 30th, room B3

9.15-9.30 Opening of the works

Chair Valeria Martino

9.30-10.15 Maurizio Ferraris (Torino) How real are data?

10.15-11 Carola Barbero (Torino) Literature: Fiction and reality

11-11.15 Break

11.15-12 Markus Gabriel (Bonn) L’universale post-apocalittico

12-12.45 David Zapero (Bonn), Existence – in and out of the mind

Lunch Break

Chair Davide Dal Sasso

15-15.45 Tiziana Andina (Torino) How real are future generations?

15.45-16.30 Sergio Genovesi (Bonn) Self-determination and heteronomy in the digital world: questioning the social ties behind human-AI interaction

16.30-17.15 André Charrak (Paris) Monde naturel et monde social : l’enjambement par la fiction


May 31st, sala lauree blu

9.15-9.30 opening of the works

Chair Jimmy Hernández Marcelo

9.30-10.15 Pauline Nadrigny (Paris) Le monde sonore

10.15-11 Ronan de Calan (Paris) The lost community. A contribution to the history of sociology

11-11.15 Break

11.15-12 Charlotte Gauvry (Bonn) Umwelt, Mitwelt, Selbstwelt: On different ways of
inhabiting the world

12-12.45 Jocelyn Benoist (Paris) The Limits of Construction

Lunch Break

Chair Erica Onnis

15-15.45 Valeria Martino (Torino) The Reality of Social Groups

15.45-16.30 Petar Bojanič (Belgrade, Rijeka) Social Group / Institution: Positions of Fictional Acts

16.30-17.15 Garance Benoit (Paris) Changer de monde : anthropologie de la révolution copernicienne


Discussants: Lara Barbara, Davide Dal Sasso, Gregorio Fracchia, Jimmy Hernández Marcelo, Erica Onnis, Giulio Sacco