The tiny township of Corigliano d’Otranto, a small village on Italy’s heel, believes itself to be the country’s most philosophical hamlet. It might have something to do with the town’s mayor, Ada Fiore, who is also a philosophy teacher. Speculation aside, the town is drawing attention—and criticism—for appointing its very own municipal philosopher, who will be available for weekly consultations:

Resolution No 72, which cited the aforementioned thinkers, created the new post of municipal philosopher, stipulating that the first holder of the office, Graziella Lupo, would be available for consultation at the town hall “between 15.00 and 19.00 on Fridays”.

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h/t David Laprade

Articles by Mark Misulia

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