Aldo Capitini e la nonviolenza: religione, biofilia e omnicrazia
di Sara Lagi e Nicoletta Stradaioli
Abstract: the essay addresses the Italian philosopher Aldo Capitini’s nonviolent theory by focusing on three specific elements underpinning his philosophical and political reflection: his anti-dogmatic concept of religion, his «biophilic» attitude and his political project of a new form of democracy, called omnicracy. More precisely, by discussing some of the major intellectual points of reference for Capitini, such as San Francesco, Gandhi and Piero Martinetti, the essay will argue and show how these three elements interplay with each other and how all of them imply Capitini’s belief in the transformative power of nonviolence.
Keywords: nonviolence – religion – biophily – omnicracy – pacifism