Giulio Giorello
Born(1945-05-14)14 May 1945
Died15 June 2020(2020-06-15) (aged 75)
Alma materUniversity of Milan
Roberta Pelachin
(m. 2020)
Scientific career

Giulio Giorello (Italian: [ˈdʒuːljo dʒoˈrɛllo]; 14 May 1945 – 15 June 2020) was an Italian philosopher, mathematician, and epistemologist.[1]


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Giorello graduated with a degree in philosophy in 1968 and in mathematics in 1971 at the University of Milan. While there, he studied under the philosopher Ludovico Geymonat. He then taught physics and natural sciences at the University of Pavia, University of Catania, University of Insubria and the University of Milan. Giorello was a professor of philosophy of science at the University of Milan; he was also President of SILFS (Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science). He directed the "Scienza e idee" series by Raffaello Cortina Editore and collaborated on the cultural pages of the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

In 2010, Giorello expressed his atheistic thought with work Senza Dio. Del buon uso dell'ateismo, but in the last years of his life he expressed an agnostic thought.

Giorello won the 4th edition of the 2012 Frascati Philosophy National Award.

Giorello died in Milan on 15 June 2020 due to COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.[2] Three days before his death, he married his partner Roberta Pelachin.[3]



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