Lorenzo Zucca
Professor of Law and Philosophy, King's College London

Lorenzo Zucca is a professor of law and philosophy at King’s College London. His latest book is A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape (2012). He is currently working on his next book, entitled The Poet of Uncertainty: How Shakespeare Helps us Navigate an Uncertain World.

Written by Lorenzo Zucca

Detail from The Good Government (1338-9), by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. To the right: Magnanimity, Temperance and Justice seated above prisoners. From a fresco at the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy. Photo by Getty Images

Thinkers and theories
The first socialist

Well before Bentham, Cesare Beccaria radically questioned the right of the state to imprison and execute its citizens

Lorenzo Zucca