Standing-only room at Palazzo Grutter late yesterday afternoon for the book launch “What is Life? Cognitive Investigations and Moral Implications”, was included in the literary review promoted by the Municipality of Grottaferrata and sponsored by Chancellor Veronica Pavani. For the volume published in 2021 and part of the “Miniere” series by Gemma Edisoni, an “extraordinary” author: Mirko DiBernardo who, after being deferred to his post as mayor of Crypt City for an hour or so, takes on the role of a college professor, drawing the enraged audience with the illustrious guests who attended.
The hall was attended by some administrators, many citizens, representatives of the trade union world and enthusiasts who carefully followed a complex topic explored through an interdisciplinary and multi-perspective approach. Biology, Metabolism, Epigenetics, Ethics, Responsibility, and Information: Deep and Complex Implications for a Still Unresolved Ancestor Question Di Bernardo approached, entering boldly, analytically, and philosophically. Moderated by Gemma Gemetti, Founder of the publishing house Gemma Edisoni, prof. George DiGiorgioRector of the University of Tor Vergata and citizen delegated by the mayor for research, university and anti-corruption, Stephen MariniDean of the Faculty of Medicine of Tor Vergata, Maria Flavia GravinaResearcher in biology at the Tor Vergata University of Rome.
The valuable contributions made by the author by pointing out how his political commitment is embedded in a broader dimension of morality and service to the citizen: “A thinker – emphasized Di Giorgio – but above all a citizen who wishes for the good of his country. He knows that his main duty is to be mayor of all but above all that It is in the service of society, a service that is denied every day by sharing and listening.”
Gravina’s intervention was long and clear, highlighting the book’s strengths, identifying the distinguishing characteristics and interdisciplinary scientific approach that characterizes each chapter, to respond in a new and different way to the question from which the author begins. Life as a carrier of information, its exchange and interaction, and therefore it is variable and not the same.
Also in the room Emmanuel Curcio And Elisa Ciccone of the University of Niccolo Cusano who gave way to the detailed discourse of the author who first of all thanked the audience: “I am particularly happy – said Di Bernardo – for this great engagement: to bring so many people into the discussion about a book that brings together science and philosophy certainly helps to think of many of today’s problems.”
DNA, Conscience, Intent, Genetic Heritage, External Environment, Responsibility, Behavior, Culture, Adaptability of Organisms, Epigenetics, Artificial Intelligence, Euthanasia. many i contributions they food for thought Presented by the articulate intervention of the mayor, now a professor at Grottaferrata, who led the audience, he engaged in a mental exercise of acquiring concepts and knowledge, through a mental journey that stretched from the inside of the cell to the ends of the universe. A passionate De Bernardo who feels perfectly comfortable as a teacher of a subject as complex as it is deeply fascinating.
Mirko Bernardo: Mayor of Grottaferrata, Delegate for Culture, Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Science at the University Nicolò Cusano, Professor of Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Science at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Lecturer at the Pontifical Lateran University of Natural Sciences and Pontifical University Urbaniana of Philosophy of Science. He has 6 books to his credit and has 50 articles published in national and international journals.
“What is Life? Cognitive Investigations and Moral Implications”
The volume provides the main conceptual coordinates for being able to understand the state of the art of the latest research in the field of the philosophy of biology in order to investigate, at a theoretical level, how the essential properties of autonomous agents contribute to changing the image of nature and the concept of symbolic form itself in the light of a possible new relationship between biology, phenomenology and ethics. This relationship is inspired by a multidimensional and self-generated evolutionary approach that is able to understand the preconditions for the possible identification of metabolomics of living forms – in the human case, sentient life forms capable of acting responsibly – shaped by epigenetic penetration.No longer understood as a catalog of forms to be reproduced, Nature, considered in its continuous development, presents itself as an analogue of the creative process, a process embodied in the biochemical fibers of living systems and which today the natural sciences and the spiritual sciences are capable of studying.”
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