The Faculty of Philosophy of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan launches the first series of lectures in memory of Professor Giuseppe Rotelli, the founder of Gruppo ospedaliero San Donato, who passed away in 2013. Each year the lectures will be devoted to issues of relevance for contemporary societies that will be tackled by internationally distinguished personalities from different philosophical areas.

Each international guest will provide five or six lessons open to anyone interested.

Each speaker will be asked to present his or her thought on the issue chosen, as already outlined in previous publications, but also to provide some original development.

After each lesson, there will be a discussant – chosen among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy – and a junior discussant – chosen among the students – to discuss the issues raised during the speaker’s talk.

The program for the first two years see the following international speakers:

  • François Jullien (Chaire sur l’Altérité, Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme) – April 2017. The main focus of Professor Jullien’s lectures will be Alterity in its various applications and implications.
  • Rae Helen Langton (MIT) – Spring 2018. Professor Langton will deal with Authority and Knowledge with particular reference to speech acts and to the consequences for the concept of trust.