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23/08 GRAHAM PRIEST It Was So Revolting I Couldn’t Take my Eyes Off It

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Mercoledì 23 agosto
ore 16:00-18:00
Aula Valent
Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali
Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D
Quarto piano – ala D

GRAHAM PRIEST
CUNY – The City University of New York
It Was So Revolting
I Couldn’t Take my Eyes Off It

Intervengono:
Laura Candiotto
University of Edinburgh
Luigi Vero Tarca
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

L’ingresso è libero. La partecipazione dà diritto a un credito per i seminari di Filosofia teoretica.

Dialetheism is the view that some contradictions
are true. One might naturally ask for examples.
This paper offers a new one. There is a well known
psychological phenomenon (noted, for example,
by Plato in the Republic) in which something is
so repulsive that one is compelled to look at it.
One is attracted and repelled. Prima facie, that
is a contradiction, and, given the context, a true
one. I argue that that is exactly what it is. A brief
discussion of dialetheism frames the topic

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