The first edition of “Conversations of philosophy”, organized by the Guide to Culture Foundation – Ente del Terzo Sector, kicks off on Tuesday 24 May at 4.30 pm at the Sannazaro theater in via Chiaia 157 with free admission. The festival, scheduled for Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May from 16.30 to 19.00, has as its theme “Empathy and conflict”.
The philosopher Maurizio Ferraris, full professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Turin where he directs the LabOnt (Ontology Laboratory), and the mathematician Piergiorgio Odifreddi, professor at Cornell University and the University of Turin, will open the review on Tuesday at 4.30 pm. they will talk, moderated by Stefania Acella, on the theme “Web, sympathies and dislikes”. “We imagined that the net becomes an instrument of universal love, and a few years ago it was even proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the unsociable human sociability did not take long to transform it into a hate machine and in one of the most effective military tools “underline Ferraris and Odifreddi.
The other guests of the three days are the neuropsychologist Paola Marangolo (Wednesday 25 May) and the writer Carmen Barbieri (Thursday 26 May). The scientific committee of the festival is all female: together with the director Anna Donise, moral philosopher at the University of Naples Federico II, the philosophers Stefania Acella of the University of Chieti-Pescara G. D’Annunzio and Carola Barbero of the University of the Studies of Turin.
- Tuesday 24 May, 4.30 pm
Web: Empathies and dislikes
It was imagined that the web would become an instrument of universal love, and a few years ago it was even proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the unsociable human sociability did not take long to transform it into a hate machine and one of the most effective military tools.
- Wednesday 25 May, 4.30 pm
Empathy between altruism and cruelty
The discovery of mirror neurons seemed to have shown that empathy is a physiological fact and that therefore man is empathic by nature. Which of course is true, but are we sure it’s an advantage? We are sure that feeling the emotions and experiences of others inevitably leads us to compassion and taking charge
- Thursday 26 May, 4.30 pm
Literature and empathy
Does literature help us become more sympathetic and understanding towards others by helping us enrich our emotional grammar by making it more communicable? Or “the first thing that reading teaches us is how to be alone”, says Jonathan Franzen in agreement with Borges, according to which writing, together with reading, are actions that isolate who is the protagonist and therefore create a fracture with the surrounding world?