The educational value of poverty: between ecology and righs


  • Anita Gramigna Pensa MultiMedia Editore


The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the theme of poverty through the cultural mediation of two thinkers distant in time as well as in the research perspectives, but who find an element of communion in the extraordinary figure of St. Francis. We are talking about the Jesuit scientist and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. The occasion allows to identify an alternative formation path compared to that of the dominant culture, whose horizon is in the mere consumption, of goods and of human beings. The dignity of the evangelical beatitudes as a point of reference and desire for redemption is a proposal, entirely formative, which does not give advantages of image. Precisely for this reason it is right to point it out, as if it were a bet on man and his ability to reappropriate that “move towards”, which is a distinctive figure of the French Jesuit, but not alien to the Italian philosopher on another field of investigation: the form of life. The text moves on a theoretical background of hermeneutical character and aims to offer interpretative insights on some major themes of contemporary life.



How to Cite

Gramigna, A. (2019). The educational value of poverty: between ecology and righs. Formazione & Insegnamento, 17(1 Suppl.), 27–38. Retrieved from

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