Mario Barenghi – Nothing but survival: On the origin and spread of literature

CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Nothing but survival: On the origin and spread of literature Mario Barenghi University of Milano Bicocca January 31, 2013, 2:30pm Room U6/3061, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: For a long time literary theorists have been concerned with the question “What is literature?”. This […]

Evolutionary explanation and bucket thinking

The hierarchical interplay between ecology and genealogy is a fundamental ingredient for the most compelling current explanations in evolutionary biology. Yet philosophy of biology has hardly welcomed a classic fundamental intuition by palaeontologist Niles Eldredge, i.e. the non-coincidence and interrelation between ecology and genealogy, and their interaction in a Sloshing Bucket fashion. Hierarchy Theory and […]

Active Training Apprenticeships for Mathematics and Physics School Teachers

In a.y. 2012/2013 I have taught a laboratory in the new Italian teachers training course for high school teachers, subject areas 47 (mathematics) e 49 (mathematics and physics). To know more about this course and its institutional problems see, for example, this article on the University of Torino’s journal Rivista di Lingue e Letterature Straniere […]