Nuclear (power), a scientific and philosophical question from 1945 to today
Villa Mirafiori, Via Carlo Fea 2, aula V
The threat of a nuclear catastrophe affecting the fate of humanity continues to weigh on our destiny. After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, where the use of the nuclear fission bomb was intentionally destructive, there have been profound changes to the historical, political, social and cultural landscape. But a common thread links the post-war period to our times. The nuclear question, which has been considered by many philosophers and writers, continues to rear its head today even if its form has changed. How can we scientifically and philosophically examine nuclear power or the catastrophic situations in which man has significant responsibilities? Are these situations not key historical moments when the relationships between man and nature and between nature and technology are exposed, and when we are called upon to radically rethink their contents and boundaries in a different way?
Prof. Carlo Cosmelli