‘Ties. Form and Destiny of Relationships in the Age of Self-Referentiality: The Challenge of the Community to Rediscover’

Casa Eranos, Ascona (Switzerland), September 9-11, 2021

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  • Giuseppe Cambiano (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
  • Pascal Chabot (Institut des Hautes Études des Communications Sociales IHECS, Brussels)
  • Jean-Luc Marion (Université Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV, Paris)
  • Dimitri D’Andrea (Università di Firenze, Florence) 

With the participation of

  • Adriano Fabris (Università di Pisa e Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano)
  • Franco Ferrari (Università di Pavia)
  • Franco Giudice (Università di Bergamo)
  • Amelia Valtolina (Università di Bergamo)

In collaboration with the Ph.D. program in Transcultural Studies in Humanities, University of Bergamo, the Ph.D. program in Philosophy, University of Pisa and University of Florence, and the Ph.D. program in Religious Sciences, Faculty of Theology of Lugano.


A society that thinks of itself only from the free action of self-referential individuals, oriented solely to the pursuit of their own interests, is a society incapable of preserving itself. In the long run, only a society with a strong sense of community will be able to offer its citizens concrete opportunities for growth. Where there are only self-loving daffodils, there is no room for recognition of oneself and of others, since relationships of reciprocity are supplanted by mere relations of power. The challenges we face today require us to break out of this regressive model. To do so, however, we must completely revise the dynamics of valorization, which inform our self-recognition: we must learn to deal with other narratives of self, where fragility and vulnerability are not effects of a fault to be assigned to someone, but elements of a condition capable of giving depth and create sharing.


Please note that the Conference has limited places. For this reason, advanced registration is required, by email,, or by phone, at +41 (0) 91 792 20 92.
The registration fee is CHF 50.- for the entire Conference and CHF 25.- for single day sessions.

Upon registration for the symposium, there is also a distance mode of participation by connecting to this Zoom link:


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