Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici

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The Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici (IISF) is a non-university institute for philosophy based in Naples .


The institute was founded in 1975. Its founding members include Enrico Cerulli , President of the Italian Science Academy Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei , Elena Croce, the daughter of the famous philosopher Benedetto Croce , the lawyer Gerardo Marotta , who contributed significantly to the financing of the institute, and the two university professors Pietro Piovani (philosophy) and Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli (Ancient History).

Entrance stairs to the institute of the Palazzo Serra di Cassano

The institute is located in the historic Palazzo Serra di Cassano in the Monte di Dio district, not far from the famous Teatro San Carlo and Via Chiaia. It regularly organizes publicly accessible seminars and lectures to which internationally renowned scientists are invited. In addition, the institute has made a number of publications such as editions of works, studies and lectures, including the critical edition by Giordano Bruno and other famous philosophers.

The institute also publishes its own international and multilingual magazine Nouvelles de la République des Lettres , which was founded in 1981 by Paul Dibon and Tullio Gregory with the participation of numerous international scholars (such as Marc Fumaroli , Paul Oskar Kristeller , Paul Raabe and others) and in two issues appears per year.


  • Parthenope for the future of Europe. Spirit and work of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. Edizioni La Città del Sole, Naples 2001, ISBN 88-86521-60-X

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