Farewell to a humanist ✞


The International Center of Studies on Contemporary Nihilism (CeNic) deeply regrets the death of Prof. Dr. Michele Borrelli on March 2 of this year. Professor Borelli was not only a very distinguished Italian pedagogue, philosopher, and humanist, but also a man of very high and incomparable human qualities. He studied anthropology, romanticism, political science, and pedagogical sciences at the Universitá della Calabria and at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Germany). Magister Artium (summa cum laude) and Doctor of Philosophy (magna cum laude) at the same university. He taught at the German universities of Gießen, Wuppertal, Frankfurt, and Nürnberg. He was the President of the “International Philosophical Centre Karl-Otto Apel” and of the “Karl-Otto Apel international philosophy prize”. He was the founder and editor of Topologik-International Journal of Philosophy, Educational and Social Sciences. In 2016 he received from the President of the Federal Republic, Joachim Gauck, the award of “Knight of the Order of Merit” of the Federal Republic of Germany for his special merit in the context of the Italian-German scientific exchange.


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