Armando Massarenti, philosopher and journalist, It is among the senior members of the Jury Prize “City of Como” of which always is backbone.
He has just launched a new philosophy book series for young readers, “The inventors of thought” for editions of La Spiga, because he wants to focus training a young audience of educated readers and curious, open to the revolutionary philosophy of language.
Among the titles stands “Socrates, quell'adorabile Cable Guy”.
A necklace for those who want learn to think for themselves, and to take an critical towards what you study.
Through the story of the lives of the philosophers, i know guys so the origins of thought and compete in a fun and suitable for their age the great existential issues and questions metaphysical and rational man who always puts you in the path of evolution.
Thales and Pythagoras They are recounted for example in the volume “Strange types these philosophers”. And it is coming “Plato and the invisible man”.
Massarenti, a new approach to issues dear to his pen always.
But how to choose a nonfiction book, in the publishing vast sea today?
“Not today our country, Italy, It is in the grip of a serious decline, economic and cultural.
They serve books they are compasses to guide us in this chaos, read the reasons and indicate possible solutions.”
“The essay is vast – says Massarenti – and I talk about that popularizing, certainly it not to the academic who is largely niche, highly specialized.
I speak of the books are capable of addressing the broader public, with authority and clarity.
These are the books that try to highlight the Como Prize. They need books that can open a long-term perspective, to help us re-examined the fundamentals in the various disciplines of knowledge, to help us start again from scratch in a certain way and return to the surface after the chaos and the crisis we are going through at this time in Italy and not only in Italy I believe”.
“A country – remarked the philosopher – little investment in culture and research has no future, and this delay can own pay in the long run, e un Awards such as Como is useful to provide the cultural community of the country a number of path specifications, of reference points, books that may suggest a map, invite to a real turn serious.
What do grow a seed of awareness, investigating things already known and not known but new horizons of knowledge.
These are things that I denounce long, often unheeded.
I fight for example against functional illiteracy, which is a scourge of our country, and the crisis of universities who see so many chairs disappear for lack of students and other dubious programs that open.
And then there's need books that make us get out of selfish dimension which often shuts the unrestrained use of social networking and: we are not the navel of the world as we delude themselves to believe.
The reality is much more complex and articulated and used books that put us in a position to decipher, and orient us with confidence and authority in a complicated world. And maybe they are done well.
Unfortunately, today there are more and more often come across the books full of errors, slovenly, lack the required editing.
They serve as points rifermento books made good, sources of a strong and open culture that direct it in the form the test of time.
In short, we have a great need to reset and rethink everything, form ourselves a new awareness. A difficult journey but necessary”.