What will happen tomorrow? And over the rest of our days? Will we be happy or unhappy? Will we have long lives or not? On the one hand, human beings look at the future as something real; they believe that there are answers to their questions and want to know them, perhaps by consulting soothsayers, oracles and prophets. On the other hand, they are convinced that they can change the course of events with their choices: the future – it is said – is not written! Thinking about the future, a recurrent feature of the history of humanity, has always been marked by this dilemma. But one thing we can do is try to think clearly about the future, as this book does.
Andrea Iacona teaches Logic at the University of Turin.