Disegnare la realtà sociale / Drawing Social Reality
Collana: Teoria e Critica della Regolazione Sociale
2020, 200 pp.
With the publication of John Searle’s famous book The Construction of Social Reality in 1995, a new philosophical discipline comes to life, although with roots that date back to Husserlian phenomenology (and, in particular, to Adolf Reinach and Czes?aw Znamierowski’s research): social ontology.
More specifically, this ontological investigation of society aims to study the conditions of possibility and the logical structure of social reality and its entities. According to Searle, social reality is a symbolic reality in that it is made possible by that particular “biological capacity” that humans possess “to make something symbolize”. For example, it is thanks to this human ability that a piece of multicolored paper can have the value of a ten-dollar bill. This ability is also the basis of language, which, according to Searle, is an essential tool for the construction of social reality. The role played by language in the creation of institutional entities has been particularly highlighted by the research carried out by Barry Smith and Maurizio Ferraris on documents as linguistic artifacts that greatly enhance the architecture of institutional reality.
Within this survey, however, the roles that can also be played by drawing, alongside language, in documents and social architecture, as a “symbolizing tool” have often been overlooked. The objective of this special issue is to fill this gap, interlacing social ontology (and the theory of documentality) with a second new philosophical discipline recently brought into being thanks to Patrick Maynard’s book Drawing Distinctions: The Varieties of Graphic Expression, published in 2005: philosophy of drawing.
Antonio Incampo, Giuseppe LoriniDisegnare la realtà sociale. Un’introduzione
Maurizio FerrarisIl circolo normativo
Patrick MaynardDrawn Together. Graphics & Collective Intentionality
John R. SearleSemiotics as a Theory of Representation
Barry Smith, Olimpia G. Loddo, Giuseppe LoriniLe credenziali: parole, disegni e poteri deontici
Filippo BottalicoLa legalità disegnata. Appunti su disposizioni non testuali e diritto penale
Angela CondelloSul caso giuridico come disegno
Francesco Mancin Un diritto creato dai luoghi? Un’indagine sugli oggetti e sulla normatività delle rappresentazioni topo-cartografiche
Paolo MoroFigures of Speech and Legal Style. The Visual Shape of Law
Marco Q. SilviI disegni e la forza costitutiva dei documenti
Guglielmo SiniscalchiIconic Turn in Deontic Words. From Visual Rules to Optical Dispositives
Paolo Sommaggio, Ivan DaldossLa rappresentazione grafica della formazione. Architetture e modelli