(ANSA) – COSENZA, JUNE 10 – Nuccio Ordine, 64, philosopher, essayist and professor of Italian literature at the University of Calabria has died. Ordine had been hospitalized for a few days in serious condition in the intensive care unit of the Cosenza hospital after he had been taken ill and had lost consciousness while he was in his home in Rende (Cosenza).
Nuccio Ordine was known and appreciated as one of the leading experts on the work of the astronomer, theologian and thinker Giordano Bruno and on the Renaissance. Originally from Diamante (Cosenza), he had recently been awarded the Princess of Asturias 2023 award for Communication and Human Sciences, an award that should have been given to him next autumn. In addition to teaching Italian literature at the University of Calabria, Ordine had also been Visiting Professor in foreign universities such as Yale (USA), the Sorbonne (Paris), the Cesr of Tours (France), the Aie in Paris, the Warburg Institute ( England) and the Max Planck Society in Berlin.
Doctor honoris causa of the Pontifical University of Comillas, he had published numerous books and was president of the Centro Studi Telesiani, Bruniani e Campanelliani of Cosenza.
Collaborator of the Corriere della Sera and author of essays, in 2013 he published L’utility of the Useless, a volume translated into 32 languages.
Tomorrow, from 3pm to midnight, the funeral home will be set up in the University of Calabria, in Rende. (HANDLE).
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