Philosopher Emanuele Severino dies

Great thinker, writer, intellectual passes away at 90

(ANSA) - Rome, January 21 - Philosopher Emanuele Severino, one of Italy's greatest thinkers, writers and intellectuals, has died at the age of 90, his family said Tuesday.
    They said he died on Friday.
    Severino, who would have turned 91 on February 26, has already been cremated.
    In 1968 Severino declared his philosophy incompatible with Christianity, challenged the Vatican and was voluntarily tried and convicted by the Sant'Uffizio former Inquisition.
   

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