September 14, 2020
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.47 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Eugenio Colorni (1909-1944) was born in Milan to a well-to- do Jewish family steeped in the tradition of the Risorgimento. A philosopher and a student of G. A. Borgese (aesthetics) and P. Martinetti (metaphysics), he graduated in 1930 with a thesis on Leibnizian individualism supervised by Martinetti. After joining the Resistance, he was assassinated in May 1944 on the eve of the liberation of the capital. He is the author of THE DISCOVERY OF THE POSSIBLE: EXCERPTS FROM POLITICAL WRITINGS AND CORRESPONDENCE II (Bordighera Press, 2019) and CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION: EXCERPTS FROM POLITICAL WRITINGS AND CORRESPONDENCE (Bordighera Press, 2019), edited by Luca Meldolesi and Nicoletta Stame.
Eugenio Colorni (1909-1944), socialist philosopher and political activist, was also interested in literary criticism, natural sciences and psychology. Following the racial laws of 1937, he was incarcerated and then confined in the Ventotene island where, together with Altiero Spinelli, Ernesto Rossi, and Ursula Hirschmann promoted the European Federalist Movement. Leader in the Resistance in Rome, he was murdered by the infamous fascist and Nazi Koch gang a few days prior to the liberation of Rome. Altiero Spinelli (1907-1986) was an intellectual and politician. After ten years' incarceration he was confined in Ventotene, where together with Eugenio Colorni, Ernesto Rossi, and Ursula Hirschmann he promoted the European Federalist Movement. In the after-war together with Ursula Hirschmann, he launched many Europeanist initiatives. He was a member of the European Economic Commission, a member of the European Parliament, and the President of the Institutional Commission.