Festival della scienza (English version)
Philosophy and science have always been deeply interconnected each other. However, the first thinkers in the history of philosophy were involved in “scientific” issues, such as the search for ἀρχή, that is the origin of everything.
The “naturalists” philosophers of Mileto’s school, including Talete, Anassimandro and Anassimene, during their personal research, have gradually identified the origin and cause of life in water, apeiron and air respectively.
From the 7th century a. C. further on, the investigation has been enlarged with the introduction of the atomic concept by Democritus of Abdera and the use of numbers and the search of their meaning with Pythagoras.
It is therefore not a case if even “Sofia” deals with science in its pages talking about the “Festival della scienza” being held in Genoa from October 26, 2017 until November 5th.
The website states that there will be “meetings, workshops, shows and conferences to tell science in an innovative and engaging way, with interactive and transversal events. 11 days when the barriers between mathematical, natural and human sciences will be cut down and the research will be able to touch, see, understand without boundaries (http://www.festivalscienza.it/site/home.html)
While in their differences and peculiarities, mathematical, natural and human sciences are closely linked to each other and the stands, halls, visits and games in which adults and children will be involved will demonstrate this bond.
Among the most interesting workshops there is certainly the one dedicated to the observation of the stars at the Righi Astronomical Observatory. It will also be possible to talk about food at the Palazzo Ducale or about the commercial activities of ancient Mesopotamia.
By clicking on this link, you will find the full program of the Festival: http://www.festivalscienza.it/contents/instance2/static/FdS-Programma2017.pdf
Good philosophy and good science!
Maria Domenica Depalo