Contemporary society has eliminated death from emotional landscape by introducing a taboo tending to hide this inescapable reality, the end of the life that awaits all. In the Twentieth century genocides have developed a different perception of death as physical and psychological annihilation, while the technology and medical science are pushing themselves to the extreme and weak boundary to really understand when life ends and if it is possible to speak of life when the mind is no longer present and vigilant. The manipulation of science is attacking this last bastion of morality, fitting in with the legal and emotional issues that are difficult to solve.

The Conference aims to begin reflecting on some topics, such as:

  • the dynamics of ethical issues related to the «good death» in the past and the need for a «preparation», both in secular and religious sense in the course of life;
  • in which degree the spectacle of death makes it «normal» in terms of the media, but not an ethical-emotional issue;
  • the role of Pedagogy in its philosophical, anthropological and educational aspects, in front of the collective death, either caused by wars, attacks, various forms of repression, such as the concentration camps, or caused by natural disasters and tragedies of significant dimension;
  • the problem of ipertechnologization of death in the modern and postmodern world;
  • the strategies to deconstruct the taboo of death, whose separation from the world of the living makes it a topos.