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Bergamo | “How can one live?”. A series of talks focused on the book The Religious Sense

13 September 2019

A series of talks centering on the first volume of Luigi Giussani’s Percorso, Il senso religioso [ The Religious Sense. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997 ], organized by the “Bergamo Incontra” Association  | Bergamo, December 2018 - May 2019 |

 

FIRST TALK

Realism.
Observing in order to know

Talk by Carmine Di Martino, professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan.

Is there a criterion to “judge” all that happens? Is it possible to discover the meaning of things? How do we come to know things?
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SECOND TALK

Reasonableness.
Opening oneself to the infinite
Talk by Fr. Stefano Alberto, professor of Theology at the Catholic University of Milan.

The temptation to reduce reason and use it as our measure of reality, rather than a window thrown open to all that happens, is immense, almost irresistible. Can reason be a total openness to reality?
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THIRD TALK

Morality.
The proper position of the heart, a condition for knowledge

Talk by Marco Bersanelli, professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Milan.

Each of us has to come to terms with his or her own emotions, moods and dispositions. What value do they have in the inner workings of knowledge? How can we have objective knowledge?
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FOURTH TALK

At the core
of our being

Talk by Carmine Di Martino, professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan.

What makes life worth living? What can truly satisfy? These questions are irrepressible because they make up the fabric of humanity. Is there an exhaustive reply?
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FINAL TALK

The task of reality:
reawakening our ultimate questions

Talk by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

Daily life and its circumstances are what awaken these questions in us:
How can one live? How can hope be reignited?

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