Più reale della realtà. Dialogo sull’immaginario con Edgar Morin

Valentina Grassi


I met Edgar Morin on June 9, 2005, while working on my PhD thesis, in joint supervision between the University La Sorbonne-Paris 5 and the University of Rome La Sapienza, then discussed in December 2007. The thesis concerned the imaginary methodologies in sociology between France and Italy; with other empirical studies, it included a number of in-depth interviews with privileged witnesses who had worked on social imaginary in the two countries. So I chose to interview, among others, Edgar Morin. Here, I entered some tracks translated into Italian, integrating them with specific insights on the texts cited by him in the course of the speech, that still implicitly refers his reflection


Imaginary; Cinema; Knowledge; Mort; Sociology

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E. Morin (1980), L’uomo e la morte, Newton Compton Editori, Roma.

E. Morin (1956), Le cinéma ou l’homme imaginaire, Les Editions de Minuit, Paris.

E. Morin (1986), La méthode 3. La Connaissance de la Connaissance, Editions du Seuil, Paris.

E. Morin (1994), Sociologie, Fayard, Paris.

E. Morin (1969), La rumeur d’Orléans, Editions du Seuil, Paris.


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