Workshops and discussions on the philosophy of nature and humanistic studies

Sponsored by the Centre for the study of nature, humanity, and the unity of thought

Nature, living beings, and man are not machines: a critique of trans-human and post-human ideology through scientific, philosophical and literary explorations.

Villa Falconieri, Frascati
3 - 10 February 2019


Francesco Adornato (Università di Macerata)
Ignacio Armella Chávez (Accademia Vivarium novum)
Novella Bellucci (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Remo Bodei (Scuola normale superiore di Pisa, Accademia dei Lincei and UCLA − Los Angeles)
Luciano Boi (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris)
Mauro Carfora (Università di Pavia)
Giulio Maria Chiodi (Istituto universitario “Suor Orsola Benincasa”, Naples)
Biagio De Giovanni (Università “L’Orientale” di Napoli)
Franco D’Intino (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Paolo Ercolani (Università d’Urbino “Carlo Bo”)
Giulio Ferroni (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Françoise Graziani Giacobbi (Université de Corse “Pascal Paoli” and Fédération de recherche interdisciplinaire environnement et société)
Flavio Keller (Università Campus bio-medico, Rome)
Paolo Maddalena (former Vice-President of the Constitutional Court)
Lamberto Maffei (Scuola normale superiore di Pisa and Accademia dei Lincei)
Sebastiano Maffettone (LUISS, Rome)
Luigi Miraglia (Accademia Vivarium novum)
Giuseppe Mussardo (Scuola internazionale superiore di studi avanzati, Trieste)
Giorgio Parisi (Università di Roma “La Sapienza” and Accademia dei Lincei)
Olga Pombo (University of Lisbon)
Tiziana Provvidera (University college London and Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici)
Antonio Rostagno (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo (Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences)


Free admission (with compulsory booking) to the public talks and workshops is available by writing to
The lectures will be in Italian, but participants will be welcome to use any major European language in the general discussions.
The detailed programme is available here: Magnum miraculum homo.pdf.

The Accademia Vivarium Novum is able to provide 40 scholarships for academic participation in this conference. The scholarships will cover the costs of lectures, workshops, seminars, related cultural activities, meals, and lodging on the campus of the Accademia in Frascati, Rome.

Scholarship applications are open to students in the last two years of high school, university students and researchers, and teachers of all levels.

To apply, please complete this form (Centro - application form - 2019.docx - general-regulations 2019.pdf), and send the following documents to a statement of purpose, passport scan, recent photograph, and a detailed curriculum vitae which highlights past and current studies. Applications must be received no later than 20 January 2019. Late applications may be considered until 26 January in extenuating circumstances.

Recipients of this scholarship will be required to attend at least half of the course in residence, and to submit a written report of the conference by 25 October 2019. A diploma will be awarded to each scholarship recipient after submission of this report.

Participants must arrive in the afternoon of 3 February and depart in the evening of 10 February.

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