The Italian Philosophical Society is the oldest and most representative Italian scholarly and cultural association of philosophy, based at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’.
Established in 1906 and re-founded in 1953 (after being dismantled during the fascist regime), it brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners of philosophy on a national level, i.e. university professors, secondary school teachers, researchers and scholars.
The Society’s activities include conferences and seminars, the organization of training courses for teachers accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, and the collective development of new models and teaching approaches.
The results of this research are disseminated through two scientific journals, the Bollettino della Società Filosofica Italiana and Comunicazione Filosofica.
In recent years, in addition to exploring its traditional field of research and study, the S.F.I. – through its 40 local sections, spread throughout the country – has held cultural events open to the general public.
In its Statutory Mission, the Italian Philosophical Society is committed to extending philosophical practice across school culture, teacher training, the world of employment, and the broader framework of conscious citizenship.
The S.F.I. is a member of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie.