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Chair of the Spanish Senate (upper house of parliament) Manuel Cruz Rodríguez is suspected of plagiarism in the preparation of his philosophical manual ‘Contemporary Philosophy’,  TASS reported referring to ABC.

It was published in 2002 and reprinted in 2010. The head of the Senate, who is also a university lecturer, was suspected of having involved entire sections of the work of at least nine authors in his manual, without referring to them and without quoting their words.

According to the publication, a total of at least 15 cases of plagiarism were identified in the manual. So, Cruz could use in his textbook the works of Italian philosophers Nicola Abbagnano (1901-1990) and Gianni Vattimo, as well as other thinkers.

The chair of the Spanish Senate has not yet commented on the information. Manuel Cruz, 68, took over as head of the upper house of parliament in May of this year.

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