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The 65th Congress of Phenomenology

Cultivation as a Paradigm for Sustainable Production and Ecological Human Formation

The 65th Congress of Phenomenology - November 9-11, 2016

Macerata, Polo Pantaleoni- Via Armaroli/Via della Pescheria Vecchia, 22

Cultivation as a Paradigm For Sustainable Production and Ecological Human Formation


The World Phenomenology Institute

William S. Smith, Executive President
Jadwiga S. Smith, Co-President of American Division
Daniela Verducci, Co-President of European/Asian Division
Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Founder †


The International Society for Phenomenology and the Sciences of Life

Francesco Totaro, President

together with The University of Macerata (Italy)

Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism “Environment & Territory” Section

Gian Luigi Corinto, President


Department of Humanistic Studies “Philosophy” Section

Roberto Mancini, President


WEDNESDAY, November  9, 2016

h. 8,30-9,00                   On Site Registration

h. 9,00-9,30                   Conference Opening                                                  BLUE ROOM

Welcome address by the Authorities

                                   Chaired by: G.L. Corinto

 - Francesco ADORNATO, Rector of the University of Macerata

 h. 9,30-10,15                 Introductory Session

 - Daniela VERDUCCI

- Francesco TOTARO

 h. 10,15                        Coffee Break

 h. 10,30-12,30                I Plenary Session: On Cultivation as a Paradigm

                                   Chaired by:  D. Verducci

-        Majia KŪLE, Cultivation as creative act and development of the Western civilization (University of Riga, Latvia)

-        Carmen COZMA, Humanness’ Cultivation in the Matrix of the All-Alive-Unity.

A Journey through Phenomenology of Life (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of   Iasi, Romania)

-         Ion SOTEROPOULOS, The Conservation of Life versus the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. A Philosophical Investigation of a Major Contradiction (Independent Scholar, Founder of the “Apeiron” Centre, Paris, France)

 h. 12,30-13,00                Discussion

 h. 13,00-15,00                Lunch  Break

  h. 15,00-18,00                1. Parallel Section:  Commons and Cultivation                                   PURPLE ROOM 1

                                   Chaired by:  G.L. Corinto 

 Simone BETTI, Urban horticulture. Critical and potential issues in the Marche (University of Macerata, Italy)

- Edoardo BRESSAN, The Government of Commons in Alpine History (University of          Macerata, Italy)

Gian Luigi CORINTO, Vavilov’s Centers and Farming and Biodiversity Today (University of Macerata, Italy)

- Francesco MUSOTTI, Collective Property and Land Use in the Italian Economic Thought between the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Theoretical Features and Topicality of Achille Loria’s Thought (University of Perugia, Italy)

Catia Eliana GENTILUCCI, The Italian social farming in the current European system, between “Franciscan vocation” and “Lutheran capitalism” (University of Camerino, Italy)


2. Parallel Section: Cultivation, Ethics and Anthropogenesis                      PURPLE ROOM 2

Chaired by:  F. Totaro

-   Salahaddin KHALILOV, The Human’s Wave Principle and the Meeting of Times (Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences)

 -  Maria Teresa ÁLVARES  MATEOS, The constitution of objectivity from the insight of an Anthropogenesis   (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)

-  Konul BUNYADZADE, Pre-human, Human and Post-Human in the Context of Time (Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences)

-   Silvia PIEROSARA, Critique of Anthropocentrism and Interpretation as Articulacy: Some Analogies between Charles Taylor’s Views on the Human Place in Nature and the Cultivation Paradigm (University of Macerata, Italy)



3. Parallel Section: Cultivation and Aesthetics, Literature, Fine Arts    PURPLE ROOM 3

                                   Chaired by: V. Vevere                                                

-   Francesca BOLDRER, Columella and the philosophy of res rustica: the prefaces to books I and X (University of Macerata, Italy)

-   Rosemary GRAY , An Interval in the Enchantment of Living: Ben Okri’s The Age of Magic (2014) (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

-   Sarah MAPLE, William Congdon & the Harmony in the Cosmos: Cultivating an Aesthetic of Personhood (University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK)

Lyudmila MOLODKINA, The Aesthetics of Nature in the A.-T. Tymieniecka's Ontopoiesis of Life (The State University of Land Use Planning and Management, Moscow, Russia)



THURSDAY, November  10, 2016

 h. 8,30-9,00                  On Site Registration 

 h. 9,00-13,00                II  Plenary Session: Transitions to Cultivation                BLUE  ROOM

                                   Chaired by: M. Kūle

 -        Francesco TOTARO, Toward a Cultivating Turn (University of Macerata, Italy)

-        Giovanni SALMERI, Anthropotechnics and Culture: in Dialogue with Peter Sloterdijk (Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy)

-        Roberto MARCHESINI, Taking Care of World. The Ecology of being in Relationship (Centro Studi Filosofia Postumanista e Siua – Istituto di formazione zooantropologica, Bologna, Italy)

 h. 11,00-11,15                Break


-        Pierluigi FELICIATI, Data curation: the human care of respectful, robust, and permanent pieces of information in the digital era (University of Macerata, Italy)

-    Dario SACCHI, Some Remarks about Teleology in Nature (Catholic University of

     Milan, Italy)

h. 12,30-13,00               Discussion

h. 13,00-15,00               Lunch Break

h. 15,00-18,00                4. Parallel Section:    Cultivation and Nature in the Sciences and the Human Sciences                                                    Chaired by: Ion Soteropoulos                                              PURPLE ROOM 1                      

- Nikolay N. KOZHEVNIKOV - Vera S. DANILOVAComparative analysis of the     metaphysical and phenomenological aspects of the world coordinate system based on the limits of dynamic equilibrium(North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russia)

- Roberto CANULLO, Biological potentiality on plants: some insights           (University of Camerino, Italy)          

- Aydan TURANLI , Martin Heidegger on Technology: A Response to Essentialist Charge (Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey)

- Alexander  KUZMIN, Cultivation of the Personality in G.G. Shpet and M. M. Bakhtin's Philosophy (Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Velikij Novgorod, Russia )

-  Stefano POLENTA, The education as qualitative transformation (University of Macerata, Italy)

-  Mina SEHDEV, Perceptual Vision according to Gibson’s Ecological Theory in an Ontopoietic Perspective (University of Macerata, Italy)



5. Parallel Section: Cultivation and Creativity                  PURPLE ROOM 2

Chaired by: D. Sacchi

 Velga VEVERE, Cultivation of Spirit and Man’s Creative Telos  (University of Riga, Latvia)

- Julia PONZIO, “Cultiver l’intraduisible”: language and singularity in J. Derrida (University of Bari, Italy)

- Gale RICHARDSON, Cultivation between the violence of the life force and the art creativity (Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland - ME, USA)


  6. Parallel Section: Cultivation, Phenomenology, Eco-phenomenology             PURPLE ROOM 3

  Chaired by: G. Lo Bello                                             

 -  Mamuka DOLIDZE, Phenomenology of Life and Aristotle’s Metaphysics in the Context of Ecophenomenology(Tbilisi State University, Georgia)

-   Aleksandra PAWLISZYN, The Phenomenological Context of that which is Unexpected (Inter-Faculty Department of the Science of Art, Academy of Arts in Gdansk, Poland)

-  Martina  PROPERZI, Biosemiotics and Phenomenology: A New Framework for the Interdisclipinary Dialogue (Pontifical University of Lateran, Rome, Italy)

Olena SHKUBULYANI, To a Question of Eco-Phenomenology (Kharkov, Ukraine)

  FRIDAY, November  11, 2016

 h. 8,30-9,00                  On Site Registration

 h. 9,00-13,00                III Plenary Session:  Cultivation and Human Formation              BLUE ROOM

                             Chaired by: C. Cozma

 -        Ella BUCENIECE , Phenomenology of Person and Ecology of Intimacy (University of Riga, Latvia).

-        Anna  ARFELLI, Intersubjectivity plays a key role in the development of the competent infant (University of Macerata, Italy)

-     Giulio LO BELLOLogos of life and phenomenological psychiatry between new possibilities   

      and problematics (University of Riga, Latvia). 

 h. 11,00-11,15                Break

 -        Erkut SEZGIN, Philosophical Inquiry as Cultivation of Self-Understanding and  Cultivation in the Sense of Appropriaton of Self-Insight (Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey)

-        Carla DANANI, Rethinking relationships by means of Cultivation (University of Macerata, Italy)

 h. 12,30-13,00               Discussion


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