Man, environment and economy - What are we afraid of?


Institutional Communication Service

11 January 2022

Sustainable development has become an indispensable perspective for every sector of society and must find times and ways so that this culture - political, social, economic, scientific, ethical - can become an opportunity for thought and education for all. In this framework, we propose a new series of videos centred on sustainability. The contributions have been recorded during the interdisciplinary conference "Man, environment and economy" promoted by L'ideatorio USI in collaboration with USI Institute of Economics of USI and with the support of AIL.

Why has COVID-19 managed to accomplish unimaginable things for us, and the environmental crisis draws mainly lukewarm reactions? Is the human being only driven by fear and economic interest? What are we afraid of? In her speech, professor and philosopher Francesca Rigotti presents an analysis of our society defined by many as "the society of fear".