Supremacy of Man and Interdisciplinarity

Angelo Dalle Molle's thinking is undoubtedly rooted in the Italian Renaissance (Rinascimento), with which he shares one key vision: the supremacy of man, his development and his happiness. Like the Renaissance philosophers, Dalle Molle centred his philosophy around man as he is, in all his individuality, his diversity and his desire to progress. For him, man should be the "measure" of science. He should not be a slave to it but, quite the opposite, it should free him in a wider sense, by releasing man from tedious tasks and by facilitating communication and mobility or even by improving the quality of his environment.

Such a focus on man firstly requires an interdisciplinary approach. A long road which the Dalle Molle ideology will travel, gradually and consistently, to reach an all-embracing method of thinking, marked by philosophy. For Dalle Molle however, philosophy should not guide and limit thinking but open it up to new horizons and promote a global vision of reality.


«We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.»

Pico della Mirandola, Italian humanist, 1463-1494