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Trieste Workshop on Human nature: May 30-June 1, 2013




*PRIN 2009-2013 on Nature and Intentionality*


 Workshop on

 Nature and Intentionality: philosophical and scientific perspectives

Trieste, University of Trieste, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Aula 3, 3 piano, Scala A, Via Tigor

May 30– June 1, 2013

The Conference will discuss the New Research Pilot Project on

“Human nature: Philosophical, Theological and Scientific Perspectives”,

mapping the context, the background, the latest trends and evolutions

in Italy and Europe, and the delivery of headline targets at the national and international level.

Conference Agenda

 May 30, 2013

Conference session 1:


9.30 – 10.30    Welcome and Registration

10.30 – 11.00   Opening of the Conference

Welcome speech by Antonio Russo

The first session will introduce the main ideas and aspects of the new Project “Human nature: Philosophical, Theological and Scientific Perspectives”.


 Francesco Totaro


 Key note speech:

 –Antonio Palmisano

Mapping the Anthropological theme: Current situation

and main challenges of the Contemporary context

11.30 – 12.00  Discussion

12.00 – 12.30   Plans for next steps

12.30 –  15.30  Lunch

Conference session 2:

15.30 -18.30

The second session will focus on the current priorities, in particular

linked to the new European program period 2014-2020. The session

will also debate how to develop further Networking strategies.


Andrea Tabarroni

15.30 – 16.00

Key note speech

Valter Sergo

Hard sciences and Humanities today

16.00-16.30  Discussion

16.30-17.00  Plans for next steps

17.00 -17.30 Coffee Break

17.30- 18.00

Key note speech

Roberto Poli

Social sciences and the new European

Program period 2014.2020

18.00-18.30  Discussion

20.00 Dinner

May 31, 2013

Conference session 3


The presentations set out in the 3th and 4th session

will continue to consider and evaluate steps in fostering

new research opportunities. This will allow the participants

to explore new paths by clarifying the main goals of the project.


Antonio Pieretti

9.30 -10.00

Key note speech

Antonio Russo

Philosophical and Theological Perspectives today

10.00-10.30  Discussion

10.30. 11.00 Plans for next steps

11.00-11.30  Coffee Break


Key note speech

Cristina Benussi

Anthropology and Literature today: Perspectives

12.00-12.30  Discussion

12.30-15.30: Lunch

Conference session 4



Ferdinando Marcolungo

15.30- 16.00

Key note speech

Paolo Pegorer

The European Geo-social social policies

in the field of social inclusion

16.00-16.30   Discussion

16.30-17.00   Plans for next steps

17.00-17.30  Coffee Break

17.30- 18.30

Panel discussion

20.00: Dinner

June 1, 2013

Conference session 5:

9.30- 11.00


Carlo Vinti

Results of the Conference and conclusions

Confirmed speakers:

Cristina Benussi

Antonio Palmisano

Paolo Pegorer

Roberto Poli

Antonio Russo

Valter Sergo

For queries write or email, please, to

Prof. DDR. Antonio RUSSO

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Androna Campo Marzio, 10



A book of abstracts and a full list of the attendees will be available

at the beginning of the Workshop.

All attendees are invited to send in their questions, discussion

points, abstracts before the conference.

Confirmed Attendees

Giuseppe Battelli, University of Trieste

Cristina Benussi, University of Trieste

Alessio Briganti, University of Trieste

Marco Buzzoni, University of Macerata

Angelo Campodonico, University of Genoa

Virgilio Cesarone, University of Chieti

Alessandra Cislaghi, University of Trieste

Fabio Corigliano, University of Trieste

Gabriele De Anna, University of Udine

Daniela De Cecco, University of Trieste

Adriano Fabris, University of Pisa

Giuseppe Fornasari, University of Trieste

Roberta Gefter, University of Trieste

Giovanni Grandi, University of Padova

Luca Grion, University of Udine

Marcello La Matina, University of Macerata

Fulvio Longato, University of Trieste

Riccardo Manzotti, University of Genova and IULM, Milano

Giancarlo Marchetti, University of Perugia

Ferdinando Marcolungo, University of Verona

Pier Paolo Marrone, University of Trieste

Matteo Negro, University of Catania

Antonio Palmisano, University of Lecce

Paolo Pegorer, University of Trieste

Antonio Pieretti, University of Perugia

Roberto Poli, University of Trento

Fabio Polidori, University of Trieste

Antonio Russo, University of Trieste

Valter Sergo, Faculty of Engineering; Director of the

National Center of Excellence for Nanostructured Materials

and Surfaces, University of Trieste

Sergio Sorrentino, University of Salerno

Andrea Tabarroni, University of Udine

Francesco Totaro, University of Macerata

Gabriella Valera, University of Trieste

Paolo Valore, Università degli Studi di Milano

Luca Vanzago, University of Pavia

Carlo Vinti, University of Perugia

Organizing Committee

 Antonio Russo: President, University of Trieste

 Roberto Poli, University of Trento

 Laura Tundo, University of Salento (Lecce)

 Scientific and Organizing Secretary of the Workshop

 Alessio Briganti

 Fabio Corigliano

 Daniela De Cecco

 Furio Miscioscia

Raffaella Sabra Palmisano

Papers will fall within the conference theme and must be relevant,

not broadly conceived, to the main conference topic

Nature and Intentionality: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives.

The workshop will be attended by a multi–disciplinary group

of several scholars (scientists, philosophers, theologians, historians,

mathematicians, writers).

The aim of the workshop, in order to organize the broadest debate

around the main topic, is primarily to explore in depth and

discuss the positions illustrated by the circulated papers of Peter Hodgson,

Sir Anthony Kenny, Antonio Palmisano, Roberto Poli, Antonio Russo,

Jean-Louis Vieillard-Baron, Wilhelm Vossenkuhl.

The Workshop is in part generously supported by: Studio Dentistico

dott.ssa Giulia Torrisi-Ghedina: of Trieste

and by Farmacia alla Madonna del Mare, dott.ssa Claudia Torrisi, Trieste