The philosopher and academic Salvatore Veca died in Milan at the age of 77. The news was announced in a post on Facebook by the Casa della Cultura in Milan, of which Veca was president, mourning “the death of an eminent political philosopher, protagonist of Italian cultural life”. The association “participates in the pain of his wife Nicoletta and children” and adds: “Farewell to Salvatore Veca, his generous and tireless friend. The loss is enormous, there are no words”.
Who was Salvatore Veca
Born in Rome in 1943 and graduated with Ludovico Geymonat in Milan in 1966 with a thesis in Theoretical Philosophy, he was for a long time full professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Pavia, where he was dean of the faculty of Political Sciences. In the early years Veca was a scholar of Marxism and then approached the thought of John Rawls whose theory of justice he helped spread in Italy. Among many other offices, he was also president of the Feltrinelli Foundation.
The condolences of the Pd of Pavia and Bobo Craxi
There are many certificates of esteem on social media for the philosopher, who died at the age of 77. “Today – writes the Pd of Pavia – we are left by Salvatore Veca, authoritative philosopher, teacher of equity and justice. Passionate professor, loved by generations of students. Simply intelligent and generous person, great advocate of constant dialogue between science and faith. Goodbye, Professor. And thank you for everything “. “Salvatore Veca – writes Bobo Craxi on Twitter – was an enlightened man, he had an original philosophical and political thought. I mourn him with gratitude for his teaching, with feelings of friendship”.