| ERANOS-JUNG LECTURES 2023 | Visions and Conjectures. The Virtuous Matching of Sense of Reality and Sense of Possibility

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Visions and Conjectures. The Virtuous Matching of Sense of Reality and Sense of Possibility

Lecture: Visions and Conjectures. The Virtuous Matching of Sense of Reality and Sense of Possibility

Lecturer: Silvano Tagliagambe (Università di Sassari)

Date: Friday, May 26, 2023, h. 6:30pm

Place: Monte Verità (Ascona), Auditorium

Cycle: Eranos-Jung Lectures 2023 - The Great Worksites of Contemporaneity. Looks at the Knots of the Present

Language: Italian

Chairperson: Fabio Merlini (Eranos Foundation, Ascona; SFUVET, Lugano)

Discussion with the audience and aperitif to follow

Lecture Presentation

The metaverse is often presented as a dangerous escape from reality, a kind of toyland destined to make "dummies," so effectively described by Collodi in Pinocchio, of all those who have the unfortunate idea of frequenting it and immersing themselves in it. In reality, things are otherwise, and if one turns away from ad hoc presentations made to discredit its image and to belittle and undermine its scope and potential or to exalt only its playful and commercial aspects, one can realize the possibilities related to the multiple uses and benefits that can be drawn from the virtuous combination of the physical universe and the digital world. Considered from this perspective, the metaverse appears to be an opportunity, not only technological but also cultural. Prominent among its many applications is the ability to predict, within a virtual environment, a wide variety of real-life use cases, and thus the possibility of expanding the range of possible options and applications, predicting the effect of a desired or unintended change of state, making "what if" assessments, reasoning in predictive mode, avoiding malfunctions, and reducing the risks of incorrect choices and decisions with preventive actions. In short, when interpreted in the proper way, it is a tool to empower us to deal more effectively with the great challenges and problems facing humanity today.

Lecturer' Bio-bibliography

Silvano Tagliagambe, born in 1945, is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Science at University of Sassari, Italy. Physicist and philosopher, he previously taught at the universities of Pisa, Cagliari, “Sapienza” – University of Rome, and Sassari, at the Faculty of Architecture in Alghero (Italy). He held courses at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain, at the Universidade de Lisboa (ULISBOA), and at the Universidade do Porto (UP), Portugal. He also served as the Vice-President of the Centro di Ricerca, Sviluppo, Studi Superiori (CRS4) in the Region of Sardinia (Italy), presided by the physicist, Carlo Rubbia. He authored over four hundred publications. Among his main works, we mention here L’interpretazione materialistica della meccanica quantistica (1972), Scienza, Filosofia, Politica in Unione Sovietica 1924–1939 (1978), Scienza e marxismo in URSS (1979), La mediazione linguistica. Il rapporto pensiero-linguaggio da Leibniz a Hegel (1980), L’epistemologia contemporanea (1991), Epistemologia del confine (1997, republished in 2017), La città possibile (in collaboration with Giovanni Maciocco, 1997), Epistemologia del cyberspazio (1997), L’albero flessibile. La cultura della progettualità (1998), Il sogno di Dostoevskij. Come la mente emerge dal cervello (2002), Come leggere Florenskij (2006), Lo spazio intermedio. Rete, individuo e comunità (2008), Il cielo incarnato. L’epistemologia del simbolo di Pavel Florenskij (2013), Il nodo Borromeo. Corpo, mente, psiche (2015), La divergenza nella rivoluzione. Filosofia, scienza e teologia in Russia (1920–1940) (with G. Rispoli, 2016), Oltre il muro di pietra. La concezione antinomica della verità in Florenskij alla prova delle neuroscienze (2017), Lo sguardo e l’ombra (2017), Placido Cherchi: la cultura dell’ologramma (2018), Il paesaggio che siamo e che viviamo (2018), Metamorfosi. Cervello in divenire, benessere psicofisico e nuove strategie terapeutiche (with G. Biggio and D. Sirigu, 2019), Per una filosofia del tra. Pensare l’esperienza umana sulla soglia (with P. Bartolini, 2020), Ritornare a Ippocrate. Riflessioni sulla medicina di oggi (with E. Facco, 2020), Come in uno specchio. Il cervello e il suo ambiente (2020), Il paesaggio: glossario (2021), Come leggere Florenskij (2021), Dal caos al cosmo. Introduzione al cosmismo russo (2021), Chiralità: la vita e l’antinomia. Gli eroi dei due mondi (2021), L’arte e l’immaginazione produttiva. L’opera di Pinuccio Sciola (2022), and Metaverso e gemelli digitali. La nuova alleanza tra reti naturali e artificiali (2022). In the field of Jungian studies, he also co-authored, along with Angelo Malinconico, the volumes Pauli e Jung. Un confronto su materia e psiche (2011), Jung e il Libro Rosso. Il Sé come sacrificio dell’Io (2014), and Tempo e sincronicità. Tessere il tempo (2018). For the “Saggi di Eranos” series, he wrote Catastrofi dell’immediatezza (with F. Merlini, 2016). On February 6, 2021, President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella awarded him the title of Grand Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic.


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