The Faculty of Philosophy at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is located in one of the most important European centres of research, which places people, knowledge and health at the centre of its interests. It immediately understood philosophy to be a cultural activity with profound links to the pressing questions of our age. The faculty’s mission is therefore a critical rethinking of all forms of human action, starting out from the practices with which modern civilisation is weaved. A degree in philosophy indeed has a fundamental importance and utility if it enables us to think about our relationship with the world. Philosophy must be taught and practised as “concrete thought”.