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About Francesco D'Isa

Francesco D'Isa (Florence, Italy, 1980), trained as a philosopher and visual artist. After his graphic novel "I." (Nottetempo, 2011), he has published novels such as "Anna" (effequ 2014), "Ultimo piano" (Imprimatur 2015), "La Stanza di Therese" (Tunué, 2017) and essays for Hoepli and Newton Compton. Publishing director of L'Indiscreto, he writes and draws for various magazines and his works have been exhibited in art galleries in Italy and abroad: www.gizart.com
Latest Posts | By Francesco D'Isa
What Is It Like to Be a Bot?
2 months ago

What Is It Like to Be a Bot?

Blake Lemoine is – or was – a Google engineer who recently made a disturbing claim: the LaMDA chatbot he was working on had developed a child-like consciousness. The transcripts …
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Uncausal Determinism: Why the Future Cannot Be Otherwise
7 months ago

Uncausal Determinism: Why the Future Cannot Be Otherwise

Some philosophical ideas have a bad reputation: until a few centuries ago, for example, in Christian Europe it was quite dangerous to profess atheism. Present-day forbidden ideas put you at …
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Giordano Bruno’s Eroico Furore
2 years ago

Giordano Bruno’s Eroico Furore

Whenever I endure injustice, I find relief in reading Giordano Bruno. His wrathful attitude makes him an excellent companion in anger, while his unfortunate example – he burned at the …
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A Letter to Lou Andreas Salomé, Nietzsche’s and Freud’s “Muse”
2 years ago

A Letter to Lou Andreas Salomé, Nietzsche’s and Freud’s “Muse”

Dear Lou Andreas Salomé:

I met you recently in “Freud”, a Netflix series about the founder of psychoanalysis (or, rather, a random namesake from Vienna), where you play the role …
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Artificial Intelligences: Eight Ethical Scenarios
3 years ago

Artificial Intelligences: Eight Ethical Scenarios

If every apocalypse has its own imagery, the allegory of our time looks like two black swans. One is oil-soaked and stumbles in a dried-up lake; the other …
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Is Coming into Existence Always a Harm?
4 years ago

Is Coming into Existence Always a Harm?

In his book Better Never to Have Been (recently translated in Italian by Carbonio Editore), David Benatar takes further the famous idea by Albert Camus that “there is but one …
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