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MAROTTA Gerardo, (Avv.), president of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici


born Naples, April 26, 1927
marr.: Emilia Mancuso
c.: three
a.: c/o Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Via Monte di Dio 14, I-80132 Napoli
tel.: (+39) 0817642652;
Venice Centre: Cannaregio 2593, Callelongo, I-30121 Venezia
other centres: Rome, Paris, Berlin, London, Vienna, Heidelberg
educ.: degree in law, Univ. of Naples
car.: has always taken a keen interest in philosophy, history, literature and all expressions of art; as a young scholar took part in the Istituto Italiano di Studi Storici founded by Benedetto Croce and in the Antonio Gramsci studies group; 1946-53, founder and animator of Cultura Nuova association, organized conferences, seminars and debates with the participation of major exponents of Italian culture; early 1950s, together with students, researchers and university assistants, founded seminars and study groups (such as those on law, biology and architecture) in a number of faculties of the Univ. of Naples; 1975, founded Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici (Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies), Naples, investing his personal resources and a library of over 100,000 books collected during 30 years of research and devotion to culture, and has since developed it to become one of the most prestigious seats of learning and cultural events in Europe; 1980, founded Scuola di Studi Superiori; 1981, founded the review "Nouvelles de la République des Lettres", entrusting the editorship to Paul Dibon and Tullio Gregory; 1984, founded Scuola Internazionale per gli Alti Studi Scientifici; 1991, founded the 'Assise del popolo napoletano contro le deroghe alle leggi sulla contabilità dello Stato', and Scuola Superiore di Immunologia; 1993, founded Scuola di San Gimignano and Scuola Internazionale del Diritto dei Popoli; 1994, founded Scuola Internazionale di Biofisica (International School of Biophysics), Scuola Internazionale di Biocibernetica (International School of Biocybernetics) and Scuole di Alta Formazione in 200 municipalities of Southern Italy; 1996, founded Centro Internazionale di Studi Bruniani; 1997, founded Diffiety School and the International Prize for Civil Journalism; 1998, founded Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Europei and Centro di Studi Mediterranei; 2000, founded Scuola Superiore di Fisica, Scuola Europea di Filosofia in Heidelberg, Francesco Saverio Nitti International Prize and Pasquale Saraceno International Prize; at present, pres. Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples
motto: "Venturi aevi non immemor"
aw.: Giovanni Pontano (1987); Gold Medal for Culture, from the President of the Italian Republic (1988); h.c. degrees in philosophy, Univ. of Bielefeld and Erasmus Universiteit of Rotterdam (1988); Premio per la Cultura of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (1988); h.c. degree in pedagogy, Univ. of Urbino (1992); Diplôme d'Honneur pour Mérites Culturels, from the European Parliament (1994); Saint-Vincent, for awakening Southern Italy's historical memory and civil conscience (1994); Prix International pour la paix Jacques Mulhethaler, for fostering peace between individual people and populations (1995); h.c. degree, Sorbonne, Paris (1996); h.c. degree, 2nd Univ. of Naples (1997); Capo Circeo, from the Italo-German Friendship Association (1997); h.c. degree, Univ. of Bucharest (1999): Peter the Great Medal, from the praesidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2000); h.c. degree, Univ. of Pavia (2000); Universum for exceptional merits in the field of philosophy (2000); Limone d'Oro (2001); Die Goethe-Medaille (2001); Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, France (2004); 1993-96, honorary citizenship of numerous municipalities of Southern Italy: Agropoli, Bomba, Brienza, Castelnuovo Cilento, Cesa, Gioi Cilento, Melfi, San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Somma Vesuviana, Vatolla-Perdifumo
mem.: Accademia Pontaniana.
See Survey: Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici