Italian politician and philosopher. Banished from Italy in 1834, he taught in Brussels, where he published most of his philosophical works. Returning to Italy in 1847, in 1849 he became briefly a member of the Cabinet of Victor Emmanuel II. His philosophical ideas were Ontologistic. He held that there was an exact correspondence between the orders of being and knowing and that the human mind directly perceived the absolute necessary Being, God, the creative cause of all existence and the source of human knowledge.
Subjects: Christianity — Literature.