Using unpublished documents, this book speaks about Severino, him with the most important personalities of the twentieth century. The author offers a high-level disclosure of the contemporary philosophical story about the relationship between «the philosopher and the divine».
Are we all unaware victims of a plot of prejudices? Can we really distinguish what is “natural” and what is a social construction, rooted in the layers of human history? This is a travel to reveal the complex web in which we are soaked.
After Il computer di Platone, continues the story of the syntactic paradigm, the human ability that allows us to “think without understanding”, manipulating signs and where the computer is the epiphany. The focus is now on the Middle Ages and the Scientific Revolution when modern science emerges and our civilization takes its essential characteristics.
In the age of genetic manipulation and global standardization of taste, food loses every kind of connection with tradition and memories of taste and smell. We have to trace the thousand-year-old story of nutrition to understand what is going on.