Author Archives: Corrado Morricone

“Dove ho sbagliato?”, chiese Matteo

By | 21st June 2016

Mi è capitato sotto gli occhi un post di Massimiliano Di Giorgio che tenta di analizzare l’appannamento, almeno apparente, dell’immagine di Matteo Renzi e del calo della sua popolarità. E’ stata l’occasione per rimettere mano a questo blog, ma anche per scrivere un paio di idee che mi frullavano in testa. Massimiliano sostiene che il… Read More »

Could Matteo Renzi leave a legacy as a constitutional reformer?

By | 18th September 2015

One of three original copies, now in the custody of Historical Archives of the President of the Republic (source of the picture: Wikipedia) One of the things which may mark the success or the (at least partial) failure of Matteo Renzi’s cabinet is the constitutional bill which is going to be debated by Italian senators… Read More »

The nationalistic anti-EU drift of the Italian radical left

By | 14th July 2015

A few days ago I wrote on Yanis Varoufakis’ take on the disciplinarian view according to which the European Union should be based on shared rules before and rather than common institutions. There is a different view, however, which is starting to emerge within the left – at least in the left opposing Italy’s Democratic… Read More »

Yanis Varoufakis on Wolfgang Schäuble

By | 10th July 2015

A banknote left from my latest trip to the eurozone There is a thing I have noticed if I have not misinterpreted what I read. In an article published today on The Guardian, the former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis has claimed that the intention of Wolfgang Schäuble, the current finance minister of Germany,… Read More »

Humans and Real Humans on tv

By | 2nd July 2015

Descartes’ explanation of pain and motion [SPOILER ALERT: this post talks of the British drama Humans and of the Swedish drama Äkta människor] [Parts of this post have already been published in 2013 on my Italian blog] I have watched the first three episodes of Humans, the Channel 4 tv series inspired by a Swedish tv… Read More »

My PhD thesis: deadline is looming and feedback is always a useful thing

By | 15th May 2015

  Between the two Philosophy buildings in Durham. This morning I had my PhD progress review. I am writing this post in order to share some thoughts, because – of course – of a bit exhibitionism (otherwise I would keep these things for myself), and also because writing will help me to organize ideas and,… Read More »

Avoid power or die: the sad life of liberals in Europe

By | 8th May 2015

Sign displayed before the 2014 EU elections The results of the latest general elections held in the United Kingdom seem to confirm – in my opinion – a sort of trend which has been occurring in the largest European countries over the last two years: once the liberals get into government, they are eventually wiped out. In… Read More »