The conferences about the topic "The Crowd" The crowd is an assemblage of persons not organized in a permanent way and devoid of meaningful mutual relationships. The sum is different from its single members taken togheter, the collective soul lies outside the peculiarities of the individuals which make it up and may affect personal behaviours (Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, 1895). Conscious thinking grows weaker and positive or destructive urges may prevail, as well as feelings of violent strength, boldness or relinquishment, and also cruel demeanours, gregarious instincts, uniformity of thought, psychological regressions. The suggestibility of the crowd creates an identification with the leaders which can warrant its cohesiveness.
Is man alone? (Conferences) In a crowded world where significant relationships give up and differences become greater, loneliness increases. With: Salvatore Settis, Michel Agier, Telmo Pievani, Bice Curiger, Thomas Ruff and N.T. Binh Which kind of loneliness? The concept includes two meanings, to be alone and to feel lonely, and can assume different facets.