Luigi Ferri

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1826 – 1895


Who was Luigi Ferri?

Luigi Ferri, Italian philosopher, was born at Bologna.

His education was obtained mainly at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where his father, a painter and architect, was engaged in the construction of the Théâtre Italien. From his twenty-fifth year he began to lecture in the colleges of Evreux, Dieppe, Blois and Toulouse. Later, he was lecturer at Annecy and Casal-Montferrat, and became head of the education department under Mamiani in 1860.

Three years later he was appointed to the chair of philosophy at the Istituto di Perfezionamento at Florence, and, in 1871, was made professor of philosophy in the University of Rome La Sapienza. On the death of Mamiani in 1885 he became editor of the Filosofia delle scuole italiane, whose title he changed to Rivista italiana di filosofia. He wrote both on psychology and on metaphysics, but is known especially as a historian of philosophy.

His original work is eclectic, combining the psychology of his teachers, Jules Simon, Saisset and Mamiani, with the idealism of Rosmini and Gioberti. Among his works may be mentioned:

Studii sulla coscienza

Il Fenomeno nelle sue relazioni con la sensazione

Della idea del vera

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Jun 15, 1826
Also known as
  • Ферри, Луиджи
  • Sapienza University of Rome

on July 23, 2013


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