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Nuccio Ordine

In defence of the useless

Is there such a thing as useful and useless knowledge? Does it make sense to wonder what philosophy is good for? How has the logic of profit saturated into the experience of knowledge? At a time when the teaching of philosophy, ethics and music have been almost completely wiped out of the syllabus and when traditional sites of education are going through radical and oftentimes contradictory changes, the philosopher and lecturer in literature Nuccio Ordine makes his claim for the importance of humanistic knowledge. Talk given in honour of the 30th anniversary of the Barcelona Institute of Humanities.

Participants: Nuccio Ordine

18 February 2016