On April 4th he will be in Civitavecchia to exhibit his research in a first public meeting.

For many years Alessio Follieri (president of the Aster Academy International) has not participated in public conferences. From 2000 to 2008 he exhibited his research and thesis in several Italian cities collaborating with numerous cultural associations in Italy and abroad. Always welcomed by a large audience interested in his approach, mainly philosophical and able to argue science, philosophy and theology, proposing new theoretical perspectives. Subsequently engaged in editorial publications, in the direction of the Aster Academy International he no longer met an audience at a conference. However, Alessio has continued with very important research with an impressive accumulation of research and writings, some of which are about to become books that will be published by 2020. The first question is obvious so, why the idea of ​​proposing you for a new cycle of conferences?

R: For more reasons. The first is after having conducted years of research that I believe are the continuation of all my work started in the late nineties, the time has come to talk about it, to a small or large public this is not the problem, but rather to return to meet the people. However, a conference gives you an interaction with people that is not possible otherwise. Even after people have the opportunity to expose doubts, ideas, there is therefore a way to interact and expand the topics covered and often the things I talk about are absolutely aspects that the media tend not to talk about.

D: The title is very generic: the system, in which world do we live? What exactly are you going to talk about.

R: The title comes from an exclamation that we all often do in a common way. When something happens that denounces a deep problem of the system in which we live, or when something happens that generates our deepest dissent, the exclamation that comes almost natural is: what kind of world do we live in? We often ask ourselves but we don’t always find the right answers. The system is precisely a set of multiple powers in relation to each other that in fact control the trend of the world and now at a global level we can legitimately speak of a “world trend” which is precisely the direction taken by the entire Western world. One of these powers is one that definitely dominates the others and that is the economy, which now pervades the whole trend. It is clear that we are living in very difficult times and not only with all the problems that we live in the respective nations or at the global level, what is more worrying is the direction taken by the trend, namely the alarm and the gravity of the current times is the crisis itself of “human value”, or rather “the value of people”. Are we things, numbers, productive machines or are we people? This involves a very serious problem of our time and the tendency itself (which I will obviously explain widely in the conference) is the generator of almost all the problems we live in: social, economic, political. It is the system itself that generates the trend and therefore also the system must be well explained. There are many questions: do we live in a true democracy? Is this tendency undertaken in all Western societies to a human dimension? Will the world we are somehow developing at maximum power under the aegis of an economy that is now turning to technology, will it still be sustainable in the future? In short, many questions come up and it is worth discussing them, especially when the official media are making a clean sweep of any topic that could ignite important questions to the masses.

Q: Will you face all this from a philosophical perspective?

A: It is a very broad topic, there is no doubt and it took a long time for an accurate synthesis and also for a profound simplification to make it understandable to everyone. The fundamental point will be to discover that many major themes in their fundamental reduction then become many aspects of life in which we find ourselves involved every day: work, family, our ideal of the future (if there is still one), the meaning itself of life that now seems lost. The philosophy is that approach that makes possible not only the development of probable answers but above all the articulation of excellent questions. Philosophy is critical and in a way where we are all becoming uncritical dragged by the river of trend, we need to question ourselves, criticize, evaluate more carefully. It is precisely because of the critical capacity that philosophy is profoundly eclipsed in this age of technology.

Q: Do you think it is useful today to communicate what are somehow the deepest flaws in a system?

R: It is a good question, fortunately I am not the only one to do it, there are some philosophers, journalists, independent researchers who do it and this will also be evident of the topics that I will treat some of which have already been treated by others and I say for luck, because we have to talk about it, we have to find spaces to do it even if far from official channels, but we have to do it, because a profound need often ignored is that of understanding in an essential way the world in which we live. Often we know a piece about our daily reality, in other cases precisely from different researchers, philosophers and journalists, we can acquire fragments of problems that are much larger, hence my idea developed in these years to propose a synthesis. It is essential to talk about it more and more, whether it is a meeting between a few friends or with several people, no matter the problem is turned on, our existential reality must be understood, a criticism must be supported.

Q: Your conference cycle consists of three different events, why?

A: I created these three conferences while keeping each one “complete”, in the sense that each conference completes the analysis in a “complete” way. In the first, I will essentially speak from a technical perspective of a description of the world in which we live, from an economic, political and social standpoint. The first immediately points to all the problems that characterize our modernity. The second has a less technical and more philosophical profile and therefore will tend to describe the deviation that culture has had during the 20th century in relation to society and individuals. The third looks more to the individual, to the psychological, ethical and moral profile of the individual with his contradictions, conflicts and internal states, in relation to the world. At the end of the three conferences there will be a complete panorama of the synthesis between the ego and the world, but of course also following a single conference will be a complete development aimed at the proposed analysis.

Q: what is your target?

A: We need to talk about it, talk about it, talk about it, which does not mean having perfect and right ideas for a better world, but we must face the problem and above all understand it. It is all that one avoids doing on a public level: politicians talk about arguments aiming at the distraction of the electorate by depriving them of content, let alone operational choices, although less, the media now go beyond any type of argument that can lead to deviant reflections on the system, even if many people fortunately question themselves, but now the consolidated media point to the commercial of everything that is good for the system that supports them. Although the crisis is publicized as an economic crisis, although no one ever confesses the true nature of this crisis, the truth is deeper because ours is a cultural crisis, the same human culture in the western world is in serious crisis and some authoritative philosopher contemporary, like some eminent philosophers in the last century, prophesies the definitive “Sunset of the West”, that is of a world system that in the future is destined to become something else. The time has come to become aware and already to assume all of us an awareness in this debate marks a great achievement.

The appointment with Alessio Follieri is Saturday 4 April in Civitavecchia (Rome), a free entry event organized by the Aster Academy International.

fonte (Redazione Gazzettino Italiano Patagonico)


“The system, in what world do we live?” By Alessio Follieri





Saturday 4 April at 17:00

Conference Room Hotel San Giorgio

Viale Garibaldi

Civitavecchia (Rm)