Giovanni Martino

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In-house Counsel and Columnist

Giovanni lived his early life in the sunny Naples, Italy. At high school, he met a passionate teacher who inspired him to study Philosophy at university after he won some essay competitions. 


Having moved to London, he completed his BA at University College London. During this time Giovanni had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with the Philosophy Foundation in setting up philosophical enquiries as a facilitator with groups of Year 9 pupils. At the same time, he became interested in cosmopolitanism, distributive and global justice, which prompted him to start an MA in Law at the University of Law.  


Giovanni thinks of philosophical and legal theories as beautiful works of art, but also as powerful tools which can help understand and improve the world. He does not normally like aphorisms, but he finds that the one saying that “truth springs from arguments amongst friends” links to his desire to shape society as a collaborative enterprise which treats human needs as ends.   


A former competitive swimmer and cross-country runner, Giovanni still enjoys both activities at an amateur level in his free time as well as playing the guitar on occasion. In contributing to BSWink, Giovanni hopes you have a welcoming and stimulating experience 


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