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Federico Riu

Federico Riu Farre was a philosopher and university professor.

Riu was born in Spain where he worked from an early age as a teacher in the small towns of his province. He emigrated to Venezuela in 1947 and became a Venezuelan citizen in 1954. In Caracas, Riu studied philosophy at the Central University of Venezuela and won a scholarship to study in Europe after receiving the highest grades in his class. He went to the University of Freiburg where he attended the lectures of Martin Heidegger and Eugen Fink. He taught philosophy at the Central University of Venezuela from 1956 to 1980 and became the Chair of the Department in two occasions and served also as Dean of the School of Humanities. Since 1987 a biannual Prize in his honor rewards the best philosophical essay written in Venezuela.

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