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2021 Programme

Event #7

Ilaria Gaspari, Daniela Perani

Origin of feelings

Two different (yet complementary?) approaches –neuroscience and philosophy – , can help us rethink about ancient question: why do humans and other animals feel emotions? Can we control them, change them, or just learn how to use them better?


Ilaria Gaspari (c) Giuseppe di Piazza

Ilaria Gaspari studied philosophy at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and graduated from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Her book published by Einaudi include Lezioni di felicità was published, Esercizi filosofici per il buon uso della vita (2019), already translated into several languages, and Vita segreta delle emozioni (2021). He collaborates with several newspapers and magazines and teaches writing.
ph: Giuseppe di Piazza


Daniela Perani, neurologist and neuroradiologist, she is full professor of Neuroscience at the San Raffaele University of Milan, having the chair of coordinator of the PhD course in Cognitive Neuroscience and of director of the postgraduate school in Neuropsychology. His research concerns cognitive neuroscience and the study of neurodegenerative diseases, applying in vivo molecular imaging techniques.

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Event #1

Luca Serianni

Dante and the creation of literary Italian language

Event #3

Matteo Nucci

Origin of wisdom: the enigma

Event #5

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The English Civil War

Event #6

Tommaso Ghidini

From Homo sapiens to Homo caelestis: the beginning of a new era

Event #8

Francesco Bianconi, Emanuele Coccia

Do not worry, you’re home

Event #9

Irene Vallejo, Valeria Della Valle

The birth of book in the ancient world

Event #11

Malika Ayane, Matteo Nucci

I start again from here

Event #12

Davide Calgaro

Fresh twenties

Event #13

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The American civil war

Event #15

Otegha Uwagba, Alessandra Carati

Dreaming of a new cohexistance

Event #16

Antonello Provenzale, Sara Segantin

Climate change: origins, calamities, hopes

Event #17

Miguel Benasayag

Origins and future of the livings

Event #19

Paolo Nori

Origins of Russian literature

Event #20

Matteo Nucci

Origins of philosophy: dialectic

Event #21

Paolo Colombo, Michele Tranquillini

Alexander von Humboldt: origin of ecology

Event #22

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The French civil war

Event #26Children / Kids


What was I before myself?

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