Biblioteca della Libertà

Anno XLIX, n. 211, settembre-dicembre 2014

Anno XLIX, n. 211, settembre-dicembre 2014

periodicità quadrimestrale

ISSN 2035-5866

Direttore responsabile Salvatore Carrubba

Condirettori Maurizio Ferrera e Beatrice Magni

copyright Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione “Luigi Einaudi”

 

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Prolegomena. Tra hybris e nemesis: Parigi, Mill e il free speech

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Libertà senza privacy

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Libertà senza privacy

In this essay I try to explore the relation between privacy and freedom of expression. After a brief introduction (§1) and the illustration of some examples (§2), I present some critical thoughts on the concept of privacy (§3) and I give general arguments to assert its philosophical emptiness (§4). I briefly consider the reasons for the need to affirm the value of privacy and I try to show how general arguments against the concept of privacy also apply in cases where privacy should protect freedom of expression (§5). The thesis here defended is that privacy—or, better, the propositional content of the concept of privacy—escapes philosophical analysis because it changes its reference every time, depending on the case to which it applies, without unambiguously and consistently singling out a fundamental human interest to protect. Therefore, privacy—at least in its current use—fails to provide an adequate defense of freedom of expression.

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Effetti democratici e implicazioni antidemocratiche della libertà di parola nei social media

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Effetti democratici e implicazioni antidemocratiche della libertà di parola nei social media

The contemporary evolution of digital Information and Communication Technologies (ITCs) has generated a new field of constraints and opportunities for our freedom of expression, while causing the emergence of a new dimension of human interactions, the infosphere, which can be conceived as the global environment of information we live in.
This article suggests considering how and why the quantitative increase of the free flow of information in the infosphere does not necessarily coincide with the increase of political freedom, nor with the reduction of anti-democratic power asymmetries. Taking into account both recent case studies and classic philosophical questions about the freedom of the press, the author invites the reader to rethink and retheorize the evolving relationship of politics, power, democracy, educational innovation, and freedom in our increasingly technologized and re-ontologized world.

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Sfera pubblica e dissenso nell'era digitale

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Sfera pubblica e dissenso nell'era digitale

The Internet has contributed to reconceptualize the notions of public and private sphere in deliberative democracies. The aim of this paper is to discuss how the new media and the web 2.0 have changed the patterns of political participation and the role of responsible citizenship. The first part of the article introduces the questions of public sphere and deliberative democracy, underscoring the crucial distinction between private and public sphere: while the former is the space of work, consumption and economic inequality, the latter is conceived as the grounds for political equality, which is essential in order to achieve a well-functioning deliberative process. In a healthy democratic process, each person is supposed to act like a responsible citizen, capable of making future-oriented decisions for the whole of society, and not like a consumer, fascinated by the maximization of choices and trapped in the endless present of the consumption spiral. Subsequently the focus moves to the web 2.0 and its potential to enhance (or to undermine) democratic practices: the paper deals with the issue whether the web is providing a new public sphere or just reproducing the consumption spiral through the dangerous illusion of a horizontal communication network.

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