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

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The first socialist

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

Lorenzo Zucca