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MapsBordersTerritories #11: On drawing lines, making cuts, and other ( philosophical) adventures

Date:

02/18/21


MapsBordersTerritories #11: On drawing lines, making cuts, and other ( philosophical) adventures

Andrea Borghini in conversation with Achille Varzi.

From a philosophical perspective, the big question regarding boundaries concerns their source. Do they reflect the “objective” structure of reality or do they simply register demarcations determined by human needs and decisions? In this conversation we focus on concrete examples that arise in the humble daily environments of our kitchens. Is the boundary between fruits and vegetables a natural division? Is there any pressure to cut apples the way we do or is it just a matter of habit? In Plato’s Phaedrus, Socrates recommends that we carve the world along its natural joints, trying “not to splinter any part, as a bad butcher might do”. But what makes a butcher a good one?

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Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organised by : IIC Dublino

In collaboration with : IIC Londra, IIC Edimburgo

Admission : Free


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