July 19, 2012
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The town of Corigliano d’Otranto in Italy has recently passed a resolution mandating the creation of a post of “town philosopher”, the Guardian reports here.
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”.
Much of her work was about getting people to think clearly, listen to each other and formulate questions that bore on the subject in hand, the mayor said. The bosses of some local companies had been in touch with the council to see if the municipal philosopher could come and speak to their employees, she said.