Cattedra Rotelli

The Faculty of Philosophy of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan launched in 2017 a series of lectures in memory of Professor Giuseppe Rotelli, the founder of Gruppo ospedaliero San Donato, who passed away in 2013. Each year the lectures are devoted to issues of relevance for contemporary societies that are tackled by internationally distinguished personalities from different philosophical areas.

Each international guest provides five or six lessons open to anyone interested.

Each speaker is asked to present his or her thought on the issue chosen, as already outlined in previous publications, but also to provide some original development.

After each lesson, there is a discussant – chosen among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy or among the research centres’ members – and a junior discussant – chosen among the students – to discuss the issues raised during the speaker’s talk.

The international speakers are:

  • François Jullien (Chaire sur l’Altérité, Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme) – April 3rd-11th, 2017. The main focus of Professor Jullien’s lectures is Alterity in its various applications and implications.
  • Rae Helen Langton (Newnham College, Cambridge) – March 19th-23rd, 2018. Professor Langton’s lectures focus on Speech Acts and the Accommodation of Injustice.
  • Julian Nida-Rümelin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich) – March 18th-22nd, 2019. Professor Nida-Rümelin will focus on Perspectives and Limitations of Cosmopolitan Humanism.