Guglielmo Verdirame is Professor of International Law at King’s College London and practises as a barrister in London. In addition to writing on various topics in international law (from human rights and refugee law to investment and trade law), he has also taught and published on legal and political philosophy. With John Tasioulas, he is authoring the entry on international law for the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. He hopes to complete his next book, Political Liberty in our Time, in 2021.
Books by Guglielmo Verdirame
Interviews with Guglielmo Verdirame
Discourses on Livy
by Niccolo Machiavelli, trans. Harvey Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov
The New Science of Giambattista Vico: Unabridged Translation of the Third Edition (1744)
by Giambattista Vico, trans. Max Harold Fisch and Thomas Goddard Bergin
The History of European Liberalism
by Guido De Ruggiero, trans. R. G. Collingwood
by Antonio Gramsci, trans. Joseph A. Buttigieg and Antonio Callari
Liberalism and Democracy
by Norberto Bobbio, trans. Martin Ryle and Kate Soper
Italy has a rich tradition of political philosophy, producing a number of thinkers with both practical experience and a cosmopolitan outlook. Here Guglielmo Verdirame, Professor of International Law at King’s College London, talks us through the five most important Italian political philosophers, and the best books to read to understand their work.