Freedom, Equality, Fraternity and Transformation. Four words for a new cultural and political practice of the left


Massimo Fagioli’s meeting/debate with the politics and culture of the left wing waslong and complex starting from the resistance and the help given to the partisans when he was a teenager. It evolved between the ‘80s and ‘90s to reach, betweenthe years 2006 and 2017, the well-established collaboration with the weekly magazine LEFT.

Over a period of forty years, the idea/need to radically refound a new left wing thinking based on the Human Birth Theory has repeatedly emerged as well as in the history of the “collective analysis”.

The group IDEAS FOR A NEW LEFT WING, born within the Laboratory “Politics,Culture, Science and Society”, stimulated by the challenges imposed by the current events (on several occasions), intends to face the cultural and political foundations of the left wing building on the thought of Massimo Fagioli and taking as guidelines, for an initial research, the four words: “Freedom, Equality Fraternity andTransformation” of the acronym Left.

The left wing has suffered for decades from an irreversible crisis because it is incapable of elaborating new and original ideas that lacked in Marxist humanismand its epigones. New ideas on human reality, freedom, equality, history, alienation,beyond the basic needs for survival, the high road to recreate a thought on the left wing that recovers that irrational thought in which lies the identity of man, his freedom, his equality, his sociality, his fantasy, his origin.

With these premises, it will bring to the attention of the Conference a historical/theoretical research of the four words to highlight the problems that have prevented the idea of a full human emancipation within the left wing, from the Enlightenment to our days.


The most difficult but the most innovative theme that poses a challenge to thecurrent rational thinking for which “transformation” refers only to material  transformation – thermodynamic transformation, animal transformation at the end of embryonic development, biological transformation between living beings, transformation of nature (which comes dangerously close to the idea of destruction) etc..With the Human Birth Theory and the discovery of the pulsion the word transformation highlights all its originality, its subversive charge and its deepest sense starting from the passage sleep/wake and the emerging of the images of the dream. Bring up something that was not there before, thus defining the creative capacity of the identity of the birth of human beings.




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