Social aspects of the Earth sciences. Interview with Prof. Franco Ferrarotti

Silvia Peppoloni


Franco Ferrarotti, Professor emeritus at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome; since winning the first Chair in this discipline in Italy in 1961, he has been considered the Father of Italian Sociology. An independent Member of Italian Parliament in the third government (1958-1963), a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and a ‘visiting Professor’ at many universities in Europe, North America, Russia, Japan and Latin America. Franco Ferrarotti has taught and still teaches in Europe and America, and he has received many awards throughout his career. In this interview, he talks about the social aspects and consequences of Earth sciences studies.



social aspects, geologists activity, scientific information, geoethics, society

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X