Have you ever wondered whether there was some way to integrate all areas of knowledge into a system that actually makes sense? A system which would not fall prey to fallacies and forced arguments, but one that would flow naturally from life to art to mathematics to physics to philosophy to technology to culture to theology and back to life. Well, Pavel Florenskij (1882-1937), known by his peers as the Russian Leonardo da’ Vinci, attempted just that!
The Faculty of Theology together with the Għaqda Studenti Teoloġija is organising an Inter-Faculty Colloquium between the 6 and 7 December 2017 on Pavel Florenskij, one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century. Coinciding with the eightieth anniversary since his execution by the Russian Soviet Government, the Colloquium will address Florenskij’s integral worldview by bringing together students and lecturers from eight Departments (from three different Faculties) at the University of Malta.
The methodology of the Colloquium will take the form of a debate. Five pairs of speakers will react to five of Florenskij’s papers, each from their own perspective. There will also be time for discussion hoping that the interdisciplinary approach will help to bring our academic endeavours closer.