Umberto Galimberti at Città della Scienza

“We still hink of technique as a tool at our disposal, while it has become the environment that surrounds us and constitutes us according to rules of rationality that subordinate human needs to those of the technical apparatus. The technique does not aim for a purpose , it does not promote a sense, it does not open scenarios of salvation, it does not redeem, it does not reveal truth: the technique works.Since its functioning becomes planetary, it is necessary to review the concepts of individual, identity, freedom, salvation, truth, meaning, purpose, nature, ethics, politics, religion, history “.

Umberto Galimberti said during the conference “Man in the age of technology” which was held today, December 17th, at the Newton room of Città della Scienza, moderated by Gennaro Carillo, professor of History of political thought in the Faculty of Letters of the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples.

Umberto Galimberti “L’uomo nell’età della tecnica”

A large number of students, teachers, philosophers, thinkers, humanists and fans of the writer were present in the room who followed the entire conference in a careful and passionate way, formulating questions and making the debate alive and participated.

The meeting is part of the cycle of conferences “Towards the community of the millennium” organized by Città della Scienza and Eudora Association to encourage reflection on our way of life, on the relationships between us and others, between us and nature, between us and the things of the world and the values ​​on which to base our life and living in community.
“Towards the community of the millennium” means “meeting” to try to think together about the ways and conditions to put the values ​​and meanings at the center of human life which today are in marginal positions or even completely forgotten in the public debate and in political action, in a vision that returns to affirm the right to a happy life in a society that respects the communities.

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