The Public Use of Reason: A Philosophical Understanding of Knowledge Sharing

By Maurizio Borghi.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The paper recovers the concept of "public use of reason" in Kant's thought, in order to unfold the philosophical fundaments of knowledge society and the threats represented by mass culture

Keywords: Kant, Enlightenment, Knowledge Society, Freedom of Thinking, Mass Media

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.179-186. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.782MB).

Dr Maurizio Borghi

Maurizio Borghi is Research fellow at ASK, Art Science & Knowledge Research Center of Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. He received his Ph.D. (Economic and Social History), Bocconi University, in 2000, and B.A. in Philosophy in 1997. He has taught Philosophy, Cultural History, and more recently Legal History and Theory. In 2005/2005 he has been visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley. His recent research activity focuses on artistic and cultural institutions, with particular regard to intellectual property issues. He is also developing research programs on history of philosophy, with special regards to phenomenology and hermeneutics, as member of a research group on translating Martin Heidegger’s works in Italian. He has published a book on the history of copyright and of the book trade in Italy (La manifattura del pensiero: Diritti d'autore e mercato delle lettere in Italia (1801-1865) , Franco Angeli: Milan 2003) and some articles and papers on related subjects.

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