Francesca Rigotti was born in Milan in 1951. After teaching at the Faculty of Political Sciences at Göttingen University, she is currently professor of Political Institutions and Doctrines at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at Lugano University. She has published several essays on political and philosophical metaphorology and ethics. Her essays have been published in a number of Italian and foreign magazines. She is also an editorial advisor and book reviewer mainly for "Il Sole 24Ore". In 2018 she published for Einaudi the essay "De senectute".