Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy

Argumenta Issue 16

Including the Special Issue on Logical and Ontological Issues in the Manifest and the Scientific Images
May 2023 • 11 articles



This issue of Argumenta marks an important event in the life both of the journal and of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA): the publication of the paper that won the first edition of the Lex Academic Prize—jointly sponsored by Lex Academic, SIFA, and Argumenta itself.

The prize—intended to reward each year the best paper in the philosophy of action and ethics in the analytic tradition (here is the announcement for the 2024 edition)—has been given to Dr Federica Berdini for her article, “Coping: A Philosophical Exploration”, which deservedly opens this issue.

The article is followed by Emanuele Martinelli’s “Toward a General Model of Agency”, which tied with Berdini’s. Both are to be congratulated by the entire analytic community.

Then follows the Special Issue on Logical and Ontological Issues in the Manifest and the Scientific Images, edited by Francesco Orilia, Mario Alai, and Ernesto Graziani. The question of the relation between the two images of the world is a thorny one, and will most likely never cease to stimulate philosophical reflection. The articles in the Special Issue mark a decisive step forward in this reflection, as they focus not only—and understandably so—on ontology, but also on logic, carefully distinguishing between the formal logic of the scientific image and the informal logic of the manifest image.

The number is then topped off by the section of Book Reviews. We are proud to offer readers three new thoughtful reviews of as many interesting books.

Finally, I would like to thank all the colleagues who have acted as external referees, the members of the Editorial Board, the Editors of the Special Issue, the Editors of the Book Reviews, and the Assistant Editors. All of them have been very generous with their work, advice, and suggestions.

As usual, the articles appearing in Argumenta are freely accessible and freely downloadable, therefore it only remains to wish you:

Buona lettura!

Massimo Dell’Utri