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2023 Programme

Event #5

Matteo Nucci

A philosopher's wonder: Plato

‘Typical of the philosopher is this state of mind: wonder. Philosophy has no other origin than this’. Plato's words are definitive. They are so powerful that Aristotle adheres to them in a famous passage of the Metaphysics. But how does wonder drive human beings to philosophical research? The best answer to this question is included in one of the Athenian philosopher's most shocking works: the Republic. Following the path Plato has conceived to build a just city, the reader is trapped in several surprises with no way out. From the power to be handed over to philosophers – be they men or women – to a community of goods that anticipates a form of communism. Yet, the crucial question is what turns out to be truly wonderful and not surprising at all: finding happiness.

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Matteo Nucci was born in Rome in 1970. With Ponte alle Grazie Publishers he published the novels  Sono comuni le cose degli amici (2009, shortlisted at Strega Award), Il toro non sbaglia mai (2011), È giusto obbedire alla notte (2017, shortlisted at Strega Award) and the narrative-essay L’abisso di Eros (2018). He curated the new edition of Plato’s Symposium (Einaudi, 2009) and the narrative-essays Le lacrime degli eroi (Einaudi, 2013), Achille e Odisseo. La ferocia e l’inganno (Einaudi, 2020), Il grido di Pan (Einaudi, 2023). With HarperCollins he published the novel Sono difficili le cose belle (2022). His short stories were published in magazines, anthologies and eBooks. He collaborates with Venerdì di Repubblica, Specchio by La Stampa and l’Espresso.


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Event #1

Massimiliano Valerii

The trial of Galileo Galilei: wonder and disenchantment

Event #2

Franco Lorenzoni

Educating against the wind

Event #3

Paolo Giordano

Wonder between nature and knowledge

Event #4

Chiara Civello

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Event #5

Matteo Nucci

A philosopher's wonder: Plato

Event #6

Erika Fatland, Alberto Riva

The wonder of wanderlust

Event #8

Guido Tonelli

Matter. The wonderful illusion

Event #9

Vittorio Lingiardi

Dreams as neuro-wonder

Event #9 BIS

Vittorio Lingiardi

Dreams as neuro-wonder

Event #10

Francesca Mannocchi

Wonder during war: is it possible?

Event #12

Sabrina Speich

Wonderful, immense sea

Event #13

Massimo Zamboni

Wild bestiary. An illustrated reading

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Massimo Recalcati

The trauma of loss and the working-through of a bereavement

Event #15

Martina Mazzotta

Wunderkammer: art, science, wonder. From the Renaissance until the present day

Event #16

Matteo Nucci

A poet’s wonder: Omer

Event #17

Alessandro Barbero

1204: the Crusaders discover Constantinople

Event #17 BIS

Alessandro Barbero

1204: the Crusaders discover Constantinople

Event #18

Cinzia Spanò, Roberta Di Mario

Reading Lolita in Tehran. Reading concert

Event #19

Alberto Rollo

The Humble Beauty of Ditches and Majesties

Event #22

Carlo Stanga, Giulia Capodieci

Wunderkit: five objects for creativity

Event #23

Veronica Barassi, Gerd Gigerenzer

Generative AI and the Wonder of Human Intelligence

Event #24

Alessandro Zaccuri

Wonderfully. Learning wonder from literature

Event #25

Nazareth Castellanos

Discovering our mind through the wonders of our body

Event #26

Massimo Recalcati

Wonderful nostalgia

Event #27

Elena Stancanelli, Bernardo Zannoni

Out of the blue: wandering to find wonder

Event #28

Matteo Nucci

A novelist’s wonder: Gabriel García Márquez

Event #29

Francesco Costa

Wonderfully informed

Event #33Children / Kids

MadLab 2.0

Have you ever seen a 3D hologram?

Event #36Children / Kids

Cristina Bellemo

Did you know that the world has a sound?

Event #38Children / Kids

Marco Somà

To infinity… and beyond!

Event #39Children / Kids

Willy Guasti

Soft-hearted animals… And more!

Event #40Children / Kids

Sergio Rossi

Water: the world's strangest substance!

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