The forgotten Roberto Vacca
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Who was Roberto Vacca? We do not know much about him. All the information I was able to gather has come from his nephew and namesake, an engineer and writer who devotes himself to science popularization. Roberto Vacca was born in Genoa in 1867 and died in the same city in 1924. He was an Italian lawyer with philosophical interests, but, as far as I now, he never held a university position. He spoke German and Russian and published two papers on psychology and judicial decisions before the First War. During the war he wrote a book while being held prisoner at Mauthausen in Austria.