From my personal point of view

 

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher, bioethicist, art theorist, journalist and painter

 

Two years ago (in November 2014) I got a call from my dear colleague Piero from Italy to participate in a truly beautiful cultural and scientific idea. It`s about his new book. Piero asked me to write a preface as a philosopher and scholar about the philosophical concept of freedom. Enthusiastically I accepted. My enthusiasm was even greater when I read the manuscript.

 

What`s it with this remarkable and instructive book?

 

Let`s start from a begining.We live in the era of reality show programs, entertainment and media. We live in big cities and work in big companies. We act as a free people who are having fun.

 

And do we really free?

 

For his part, in "The New World", Aldous Huxley says: "Give me television and steak and I don`t bother with the responsibility of freedom." On the other side philosophers throughout the history of philosophy too wonder about freedom. In these two quotes contains the original core of what this book aspired to be - the relationship between the exercise of individual freedom and the limits imposed by the needs of the community as well as the responsibilities that the exercise of freedom implies. In this book Piero studied philosophers, movies and writers - from "1984" by George Orwell, up to classic films and modern times. The book has a title on Italian - "Non Farre  trope domande - I calssici della narrativa distopica per una discussione sulla liberta". It  doesn`t provide answers, but exposes issues and seeks to define a dialectical method to look for answers: operation that everyone has to do it himself.

 

Author of this book is the famous Italian epidemiologist and writer dr Piero Borzini I wrote at the forefront. He has had a hospital career and research in the areas of hematology, immunogenetics, tissue regeneration. He also dealt and with the biological and cultural evolution, anthropology, history and philosophy of science. He published many papers and books.

 

Here's the three of us even took a part: an epilogue by Vincenzo De Florio - scholar from University of Antwerp, a methodological afterword by Felice Accame - President of the "Societa di Cultura Metodologico-Operativa" and myself. I`m CEO, Editor-in-Cief and Founding Director of the magazine for culture and philosophy "Philosophical Views" and a President of the "World Philosophy Network".  

 

If you understand Italian if you're curious, warmly recommend this book!

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