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2015 Program

Event #35

James R. Flynn, Armando Massarenti

Without an alibi: a voyage across life’s greatest questions

Always alert to the most intense and controversial issues in public debate, the most authoritative expert on the psychology of living intelligence, James R. Flynn, considers life’s great questions, along with philosopher and epistemologist Armando Massarenti, setting off from the debate on global warming. Have we reached the point of no return? Will human populations manage to survive in hostile climates? Inciting the public to learn to question the fixed and unproductive convictions that hinder our reasoning, Flynn discusses the existence of free will, the possibility of creating a just society and the true nature of human ideals, leaving each person free to imagine his or her own answers, for «the most important form of freedom one can enjoy is freedom of thought».

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James Flynn
James R. Flynn

is an honorary professor at the University of Otago, New Zeland. His name is linked to the discovery that intelligence quotients (IQ) increased during the 20th century, and to the debate surrounding the role of genetic and environmental components in the development of intelligence. The books he has published in Italy are Osa pensare. Venti concetti per capire criticamente e apprezzare la modernità (Mondadori Education, 2013), Senza alibi. Il cambiamento climatico: impedire la catastrofe (Bollati Boringhieri, 2015) and Destino e filosofia. Un viaggio tra le grandi domande della vita (Mondadori Education, 2015).

Armando Massarenti

a journalist and philosopher, directs the cultural insert Il Sole 24 Ore Domenica. He also directs the book series «Scienza e filosofia» for Mondadori Università. His books include: Il lancio del Nano (2006), Dizionario delle idee non comuni (2011), Istruzioni per rendersi felici (2014), all published by Guanda.

Interpreter: Marina Astrologo

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