Thinking about the future means taking a risk, exploring uncharted waters, challenging anxieties and fears, focusing on the cards we’ve been dealt with in a way that is courageous and resourceful. Many great men of the past have succeeded in doing this, imprinting their names in the history of mankind. Francesco Morace guides us into the future of yesterday and today, blending together philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, politics, psychology, economics and science-fiction, and proposing a therapeutic vision for a world sick with fear.

The future however, is also therapy for those who could be considered as complainers. An advocate for initiating a conversation, one that if it doesn’t have the contours of an classic alliance, possesses the urgency of its need. Morace tackles current issues in society and proposes a sort of philosophical game: find an equilibrium between Ernst Bloch’s principle of hope (regarded as the most original Marxist thinker of the 1900s), with its utopian tensions that should be recuperated, and the principle of responsibility argued by Hans Jonas, who reasons on the necessity of being responsible by taking on the present.

An interesting element: for each chapter the author suggests a piece of music to accompany its reading, a soundtrack of diagnosis, prognosis and therapy for the future.

O que é o futuro?
by: Francesco Morace
Publisher: Estação das Letras e Cores Editora (September 2013)
Language: Portuguese
Price: R$ 28,00
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