Città di TERAMO
with collaboration of Centro Ricerche Personaliste
Università di Teramo - Dipartimento di Scienza della comunicazione -
Pontificio Consiglio dei Laici - Roma
The international VII Conference of "Prospettiva Persona" (10th-12th December 2008 Teramo), intends to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Simone Weil (1909-2009), as first demonstration in Italy for this great thinker of the Nine hundred. The Congress is born from the collaboration of the CRP with different institutions, cultural centres, universities and associations of local and international circle (Are present experts from: Brazil, USA, Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Italy).
It is addressed to experts of the different disciplinary fields (philosophical, ethical, pedagogic, scientific, theological), to educators, teachers of every order and degree and students (with possibility of recognition for the updating and for the university accreditation).
The thought of Simone Weil is an important reference in the disintegration of the post-modern epoch to consider the relationship with the truth in total intellectual honesty, free from cultural, ideological and religious fences. The expectation, the attention, the relationship, the search of the truth and the testimony are essential references for an anthropology based on shareable values.
The original thematic choice, insufficiently explored still in the thought of the Weil, it is the "relationship among person and impersonal", a nowadays problematic knot, being the Weil notoriously against the concept and the use of the term person and, at the same time, strongly careful to the themes of the care and the obligations in the respects of every creature. We want to realize a possible complete and deep investigation of the Weil's resources and to arouse new formulations of the sense of the way of living beginning from the analysis of the relationships, sometimes contradictory, between rights and obligations, intelligence and contemplation, rooting and eradication, political appointment and mysticism, love and justice, all aspects included in the person-impersonal dyad.
The conference foresees * 4 thematic sessions with relative specialistic contributions * moments of synthetic introduction of the character through DVD * A show from the title: Simone Weil. Abysses and peaks (Directed by Redi Maghenzani, music by G. Danese)
* The publication of the Papers (to book at the Personalist Searches Centre: www.prospettivapersona.it) by Publishing Rubbettino of Soveria Mannelli (CZ).
ProgramWEDNESDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2008
Room St. Carlo- Street Delfico - Teramo
2.00 p.m. Arrivals and registrations
3.00 p.m. Regards:
Mayor of Teramo
Bishop of the Diocese of Teramo-Atri
Alderman to the Culture of the Region Abruzzo
President of the Province of Teramo
President of Foundation Tercas, Teramo
4.00 p.m. First Session: Simone Weil to one hundred from the birth
Chairman: : Stefania Fuscagni, University of the Studies in Florence
Person and impersonal in the thought of Weil
Introductin of sen. Sandro Bondi, Minister of Culture of Italy
Alino Lorenzon, President of the international scientific Commitee"Prospettiva Persona", Rio De Janeiro
Attilio Danese e Giulia Paola Di Nicola, Directors of Prospettiva Persona
5.00 p.m. Coffe break
5.30 p.m. Simone Weil: témoignage et prophétie André Devaux, chief President «Association pour l'étude de la pensée de Simone Weil »
6.00 p.m. Simone Weil in the twentieth century European context Giorgio Campanini, University of the Studies in Parma
6.30 p.m. Impersonale versus personale? Roberto Esposito, Università in Napoli
7.00 p.m. Personnel et impersonnel dans le travailRobert Chenavier, President «Association pour l'étude de la pensée de Simone Weil » Paris 9.00 p.m. Welcome Concert
THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2008
9.00 a.m. Second Session: Anthropological aspects
Chairman and moderator: Enrica Lisciani Petrini, University of the studies in Salerno9.30 a.m. Personal and impersonal in the cosmos: necessity and evil Paolo Farina, ISSR, Trani
10.00 a.m. Elettra, figure of the political, intellectual and mystical weilian commitment Domenico Canciani, University of the Studies in Padova
10.30 a.m. Coffee break
11.00 a.m. Round Table: The social one. From the" beast" to the sacred
Moderator Marisa Forcina University of the studies in Lecce
§ Study, attention, prayer: the passage to the impersonal one
Wanda Tommasi, University of the Studies in Verona
§ The "social beast" between prestige and strength Hanna Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz, University of the Studies in Dresden (Germany)
§ Compassion and "anonymous love" in the mythical Weil's universe Massimiliano Marianelli, University of the Studies in Perugia
- Roots and eradication between personal and impersonal Roberto Ricci, President of SFI, Teramo
§ The impersonal and the sacred one Stefania Tarantino, Italian Institute of Humane Science, Naples
1.15 a.m. Lunch break
3.00 p.m. Third Session: Personal and impersonal in God
Chairman: Franco Castellana, ITP, Taranto
Moderator: Piero Coda, University Institut of "Sophia", Loppiano (FI)
3.30 p.m. Du Dieu personnel trinitaire à l`être humain relationnel Maria Clara Bingemer, PUC, Rio de Janeiro
4.00 p.m. The Baptism matter Eric O. Springsted, Princeton University, USA
4.30 p.m. The "Holy Friday of philosophy" Gaspare Mura, PUL, Rome
5.00 p.m. Coffee break
5.30 p.m. De l'humanisme à la Théologie. Dieu impersonnel, Dieu personnel, Dieu trinitaire. Emmanuel Gabellieri, UCLY of Lyon
6.00 p.m. S. Weil and the Catholic Church Piersandro Vanzan, " The Catholic Civilization", Rome
6.30 p.m. Impersonality and justice in God Giovanni Giorgio, ITAM, Chieti
7.00 p.m. Poetic of the supernatural Giovanni Trabucco, FTIS, Milan9.00 p.m. Abysses and peaks. Concert-Theatre for Simone Weil
Directed by M.R. Maghenzani and Music by G. Danese
San Carlo Room (Street Delfico - Teramo)
FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2008
9.00 a.m. Fourth Session: The scientifical Knowledge in Simone Weil
Chairman: Francesco Bellino, University of the Studies in Bari
Moderator: Francesco Bonini, University of the Studies in Teramo
9.30 a.m. Simone and André Weil: Epistemology and mathematic Franco Eugeni and Marco Santarelli, University of the Studies in Teramo
10.00 a.m. Simone Weil :la matematica come comprensione del mondo Mario Castellana, University of Salento, Lecce
10.30 a.m. Personal and impersonal in music Elio Matassi, University of the Studies in "Roma Tre"
11.00 a.m. Coffee break11.30 a.m. Justice and economy Flavio Felice, PUL, Rome
12.00 a.m. Justice and right Emilia Bea, University of the Studies in Valencia, Spain
12.30 a.m. Evaluation and Perspectives
Margherita Pieracci Harwell, University of Illinois, Chicago
Sergio Mons. Lanza, Sacred Heart Catholic University , Rome
Campanini Giorgio, Canciani Domenico, Castellana Mario, Chenavier Robert, Danese Attilio, Devaux André, Di Marco Vincenzo, Di Nicola Giulia Paola, Eugeni Franco, Farina Paolo, Felice Flavio, Gabellieri Emmanuel, Giorgio Giovanni, Invitto Giovanni, Marianelli Massimiliano, Ricci Roberto, Santarelli Marco, + Seccia Michele, Tommasi Wanda, Tondini Daniela, Torreggianti Claudio, Trabucco Giovanni, Vanzan Piersandro
Technical reception office:
Ersilia Di Domenico (3291544863; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mancinelli Maura (3480533815; email@example.com)
Press office: tuesday 9th december 2008
12.00 a.m. Press Conference (Town hall's Council Room of Teramo, Orsini Square)
Site of reference: www.prospettivapersona.it
N.B.Will be considered proposals of communications that, to the unquestionable examination of Scientific Committee, can be inserted in Papers and published on the magazine "Prospettiva Persona".
Directions for Lectures
Paper's abstracts (no longer than 2500 beats) must arrive us no later than 30th June in order to translate them into English, French and Italian. If Your papers will arrive after 30th June our friends, who translate them, will not able to do it because of other working engagements.
Papers must be no longer than 25000 beats ( included blanks and quotations). If they're longer than 25000 we cannot press them.
Maybe we can publish the longer ones (max 45000 beats, included blanks and quotations) on our website ( if approved by Scientifically Committee).
S.C. will give information about this kind of publication.Naturally it's necessary for every reporters to write a short version in order to read it during the Congress ( you have exactly only 20 minutes).
Presidents and moderators have totally 20 minutes every session (even though they're two)
We cannot guarantee the publication in The Congress's Acts of your Free papers (not demanded by S.C.) but we're going to publish them ( if approved by S.C.) in our magazine " Prospettiva persona" (submitted to its own rules: 15000 beats) and in our website (www.prospettivapersona.it) (submitted to the S.C.'s directions: 45000 beats).