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Francesco Botturi is full Professor of Philosophical Anthropology and Moral Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan. In the same university, he obtained the degree on Philosophy in 1970, and carried on his studies in the Religious Sciences Department, from 1970 to 1974. From 1979 to 1995 he taught Philosophy of History and he was also Full Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Lecce, from 1990 to 1995. He is the director of two series on Moral Philosophy and co-director of the Annuario di Etica. Among his publications: Sapienza e storia. Giambattista Vico e la filosofia pratica (1991); Tempo, linguaggio, azione. Linee vichiane della “storia ideale eterna” (1996); La generazione del bene. Gratuità ed esperienza morale (2009). Moreover, he wrote several essays on the connections between epistemology and ethics.
Facing the failure of the models used so far to tackle the problem of multiculturalism, the way out lies in the adoption of a relational anthropology. There is a need to rethink the figure of the other in relational terms that allow identity and difference to be reconciled
In the current context, education displays a ‘crisis of meaning.’We receive a great deal of education in behaviour but none in freedom.Society requires skills and efficiency and in exchange guarantees every kind of right or claim. The fundamental question is our vision of man.
Universal Aspirations /2. The great Declarations that uphold human rights belong to those products of the modern journey that have the greatest ethical-political significance. This does not remove the fact that they have three limits.