The Philosophical Laboratory of the Global Age (Labfileglob) focuses on issues and problems related to the transformations of the global age.
The professors and young researchers involved in the Philosophical Laboratory of the Global Age (Labfileglob) share a strong interest in the study of the problems and issues related to the main transformations occurring with the global age. Even though the Labfileglob members come from different disciplines, they strongly believe that philosophy could and should contribute to analysing the urgent challenges produced by globalization. This is the reason why Labfileglob aims to develop a critical approach, able to connect the current challenges with the analytical and methodological tools provided by social philosophy: according to this perspective, Labfileglob wants to outline possible remedies to these challenges at the ethical, social and political levels, not by referring to abstract normative principles, but by following an immanent critique enabled by the subjects and resources within of the social reality. Such an immanent approach requires reflection on the psycho-anthropological structure of individuals starting from the socio-historical living contexts, in order to further investigate the motivations – especially the emotional ones – and the world images at the root of individual and social agency. This philosophical approach provides a critical diagnosis of the present grounded on a transformative perspective and inspired by world images so as to develop a utopic and post-ideological emancipatory project.
Within this theoretical framework, Labfileglob devotes special attention to the following issues and approaches:
This methodological frame and this thematic focus entail the following requirements:
The Department of Humanities participates in the Philosophical Laboratory of the Global Age, located at the Department of Political and Social Sciences (DSPS) of the University of Florence.
Prof. Ubaldo Fadini is among the members of this Laboratory.