Francesco Aronadio, Francesco Fronterotta
Enrico Berti, Annalisa Coliva, Paolo Crivelli, Erminia Di Iulio, Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero, Franco Ferrari, Gabriele Galluzzo, Laura Anna Macor, Jenny Pelletier, Federico Maria Petrucci, Alice Ragni, Nicholas D. Smith, Ernest Sosa, Achille Varzi, Giovanni Ventimiglia
SYNTHESIS, inspired by Erminia Di Iulio, aims to promote an interchange among those scholars who are engaged with both a rigorous historical method and a theoretical approach. Indeed, a serious philosophical investigation cannot confine itself to either of them: in order to deeply understand any philosophical text a theoretical research is required and, vice versa, a theoretical inquiry that fails to recognize the historical import of the text is unable to reflect its philosophical message. The underlying assumption is that the historical approach is not to be reduced to a mere antiquarian method just as much as the theoretical one is not to be treated as no more than a logical analysis. Therefore, the challenge is to explore philosophical questions and issues by assuming both a synchronic and a diachronic point of view, thus taking into consideration their historical development as much as their significance for the ongoing debates.
SYNTHESIS welcomes original contributions of the highest quality from scholars who are inclined to create a dialogue between ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary philosophers. Such a dialogue may involve only two protagonists of the history of thought or many of them. These contributions should provide new perspectives and responses, rightly evaluating the historical contexts of the issue they intend to address.
Contributions are double-blind reviewed. Accepted languages are Italian, English, French and German.