Giuseppe Sergi (2172 words)

Luca Tedesco (Università Rome III)
Trans. by Daniel Giles (Independent Scholar - North America)
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Giuseppe Sergi was an Italian anthropologist. His international notoriety is linked to his proposal to replace the cephalic index with the morphological analysis of the cranium in the anthropological classifications and to his rejection of the theory of the existence of a pure Aryan Nordic race. He also helped to broaden the knowledge of Herbert Spencer in Italy, editing the Italian version of the British philosopher’s The Study of Sociology (1881a) and The Data of Ethics (1881b).

In 1860 Sergi interrupted his university studies in law to participate in the Italian Risorgimento alongside Giuseppe Garibaldi. After this experience, he resumed his university studies, graduating, however, in philosophy, with a…

Citation: Tedesco, Luca. "Giuseppe Sergi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 September 2018 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14098, accessed 22 May 2022.]

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