Curriculum Vitae

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Personal information
Date of birth: February 7, 1956
Nationality: Italian
URL for website: http://labont.it/ferraris
ID Scopus: 20433396200
ID Orcid: 0000-0002-3027-1691

Current position
2017– Deputy Rector for Humanities Research, University of Turin
2015– President of LabOnt (Laboratory for Ontology), University of Turin
1999– Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Turin

Institutional responsibilities and memberships of scientific societies
2018 – Member of the Scientific Committee, Tiche, Tecnologie dei beni culturali (Naples)
2018 – Member of the Scientific Committee, Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo
2018 – Member of the Scientific Committee of Scuola  dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo (Rome)
2017 – Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” (Bonn)
2017 – Member of the American Association for Aesthetics
2016 – President of LabOnt, University of Turin
2015 – Member of the Jury, Prix des Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco
2014 – Institut International de Philosophie, Paris
2014 – Director, International Chair for Philosophy Jacques Derrida, University of Turin
2014 – Internationales Zentrum für Philosophie NRW, Bonn University
2013 – Scientific Committee of Center for Advanced Studies, Rijeka
2013 –  Collège d’études mondiales, Paris
2012 –  Board of Directors of the SIFIT (Società Italiana di Filosofia Teoretica)
2009 – Director, “Paolo Bozzi” prize for Ontology, University of Turin
2005 – Scientific Committee of Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici (Naples)
2001 – Scientific Committee of Institut Européen du Dessin (Meina/Paris)
1999–2016 Director of LabOnt, University of Turin
1999 – SFI (Società Filosofica Italiana)
1998 – SIFA (Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica
1997-2001 Director, Department of Philosophy, University of Turin
1996 – Director, Rivista di estetica (indexed by SCOPUS and ISI)
1996 – SIE (Società Italiana di Estetica)

Previous positions and education
1999-2015 Director of LabOnt (Laboratory for Ontology), University of Turin
1998-2003 Directeur de programme, Collège International de Philosophie, Paris
1995-1998 Full Professor of Aesthetics, University of Turin
1984-1995 Associate Professor in Aesthetics, University of Trieste
1982-1984 Professorship in Aesthetics, University of Macerata
1984 Diplôme d’études approfondies École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (under the supervision of J. Derrida)
1980-1984 Chief of Seminar, University of Turin
1979 Laurea in Philosophy, University of Turin (cum laude, under the supervision of G.Vattimo)

Visiting Professorship

2018 (March-July) Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen
2018 (January-February) Collège d’études mondiales, Paris
2017 (April) Beijing Normal University
2017 (March) Indiana University, Bloomington
2017 (February) Collège d’études mondiales, Paris
2016 (October) PécsiTudományegyetem, Hungary
2016 (March) Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile
2016 (April) Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets
2015 (Spring) De Sanctis Chair, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
2015 (February) Collège d’étudesmondiales, Paris
2014 (November) Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio deJaneiro
2014 (October) Universidad Anáhuac México
2014 (March) Université de Montréal
2013 (March) Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets
2012 (March) Universidad Complutense, Madrid
2011 (February) Center for ContemporaryPhilosophy, Belgrade
2010 (September) Pontificia UniversidadJaveriana de la Compañía de Jesús, Bogotá
2010 (February) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2009 (February) Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
2008 (March) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2007 (March) École des Hautes Études en SciencesSociales, Paris
2007 (February) University of California at Santa Barbara
2003 (September) Istituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
2002 (May) Indianapolis University, Athens
2001-2002 Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
2000 (Spring) University of Montpellier
1999 (September) Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
1998-2003 Professor at large, Collège International de Philosophie, Paris
1990 (Spring) Colorado College, Colorado
1989 (Fall) Chief of Seminar, Collège International de Philosophie, Paris
1985 (Fall) Yale University, University of California, New York University, University of Colorado, UnitedStates Information Agency

 

Grants and Fellowships
2014 Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn University
2013-2014 Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kultur”, Bonn
2006 Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York
2004 Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, University of Leipzig
1994-1996 Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, University of Heidelberg
1988 “Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst” Grant, University of Heidelberg
1985 United States Information Agency
1982 Ministry of Public Instruction

Research projects
2017-2018 PI, Documenta, Fondazione Italiana del Notariato (€ 90,000)
2016-2017 PI, I work therefore I am (European), (Erasmus+ Programme – Jean Monnet “Policy Debate with academic world”, € 40,000)
2013-2015 PI, Doc 2.0: Reshaping the Social Ontology (EU Accelerating Grant, Compagnia di S. Paolo, € 90,000)
2013-2014 PI, Documental Art, Museo d’Arte contemporanea, Naples (€ 28.000)
2008-2012 PI, DOC. Documentality and Organization of Complexity (Italian Edu. Ministry, €161.000)
2006-2008 PI, Ontologies and Technologies for Citizenship (Italian Edu. Ministry, €90.000)
2004-2006 PI, Ontological Canon (Italian Edu. Ministry, €150.000)
2002-2004 PI, Property of Objects and Property of Ideas (Italian Edu. Ministry, € 86.000)

Academic Degree
2017 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Pécs
2017 Doctor Honoris Causa in Philosophy, Universidad De Flores, Buenos Aires

On Ferraris’ work
Writings
2016 In dialogo con Maurizio Ferraris, L. Taddio (ed.), Milano, Mimesis
2016 Ermeneutica, estetica, ontologia. A partire da Maurizio Ferraris, T. Andina, C. Barbero (eds.), Bologna, Il Mulino
2016 Postille a Ferraris, Rivista di Estetica, 60, 3/2015
2015 “New Realism”, The Monist, 98:2
2014 “Documentality”, The Monist, 97:2
2012 “A partire da Documentalità”, Rivista di Estetica n.s. n.50
2009 C. Esposito and P. Porro, “Ontologia, metafisica, storia dell’ontologia”, in Idd. (eds), Filosofia, Roma-Bari: Laterza
2009, “Ferraris”, in D. Antiseri and S. Tagliagambe, eds., Filosofi italiani contemporanei, Milan: Bompiani
2006 A. Ferrarin, (ed.), Congedarsi da Kant? Interventi sul Goodbye Kant di Ferraris, Pisa: ETS
Conferences
2017 Mar. 3, “Workshop autour du livre de Maurizio Ferraris, ‘Mobilisation Totale’”, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris
2016 Oct. 18   “Corpo, Sessualità, Violenza: Etica e Politica dell’Emergenza”, Aula Biblioteca Guglielmo Marconi, Roma
2016 Oct. 11, “Dans la toile du web. A partir de Mobilisation Totale de Maurizio Ferraris”, Collège d’études Mondiales, Paris
2014, Dec. 4-6,  “A partir du Manifeste du nouveau réalisme de Maurizio  Ferraris”, EHESS Paris
2014, Oct. 14 “Una nueva hermenéutica para un nuevo realismo”, UNAM, Ciudad de México
2014, June 12-14: “Les nouveaux réalismes dans la culture italienne”, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
2013, Dec.5 “New Realism: Ontology and Epistemology”, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2013, Dec. 3 “New Realism” Universidad Complutense, Madrid
2013, Nov. 19: “Globalization and Documentality: à propos of Documentality”, Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Bonn
2013, Nov. 15: “Neuer Realismus Und Rationalismus” Bauakademie, Berlin
2013, Aug. 4-10: “New Realism” – XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, Athens
2011, Jun.1: “Social Ontology: From Intentionality to Documentality”, University of Belgrade

Awards
2018 “Altiero Spinelli” Prize for Outreach UE Commission
2018 “Elio Matassi” Philosophical Award, Frascati
2017 Humboldt Forschung Award, University of München
2012 “Capalbio” Philosophical Award
2008 “Viaggio a Siracusa” Philosophical Award
2007 “Ringrose” Award, University of Berkeley
2006 “Castiglioncello” Philosophical Award
2005 “Valitutti” Award in Essay Writing
1990 “Claretta” Award for Franco-italian Cultural Interchange

Major collaborations
2001 co-author, with Jacques Derrida, of A Taste for The Secret (Oxford, Blackwell)
1998 co-author, with Jacques Derrida, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Gianni Vattimo and others, of Religion (Stanford University Press 1998)
1987-1995 co-editor, with Gianni Vattimo, of Laterza Philosophical Yearbook
1980-1988 co-editor, with Umberto Eco and others, of Alfabeta (Monthly cultural journal, Milan)

Responsibilities and membership of other Societies
2017– Member of the Advisory Board of the International Yearbook for Hermeneutics (MohrSiebeck, Heidelberg)
2016– Member of the Scientific Board of the journal Ardeth–Architectural Design Theory
2016– Member of the Scientific Board of the book series “Analytic Aesthetics and Contemporary Art” (Bloomsbury Academic, London)
2016– Member of the Scientific Board of the journal Brill Perspectives in Art and Law (Brill, Leiden-Boston)
2015– Member of the editorial board for the series “New Perspectives in Ontology”, Edinburgh UP
2014– Member of the doctoral school of Philosophy, Consorzio di dottorato in filosofia Nord Ovest
2014– Scientific director, Festival della laicità, Pescara;
2014– Member of the Scientific Board of the book series “Filosofie dell’economia” (Mimesis, Milan)
2013– Member of the Scientific Board of Animot: l’altrafilosofia (Graphe, Perugia)
2012– Director (with M. De Caro) of the book series “Nuovo Realismo” (Mimesis, Milan)
2012– Member of the Scientific Board of the book series “Forme del possibile” (Mimesis, Milan)
2012– Member of the School for Advanced Studies, University of Turin
2012 – Member of the Scientific Board of Pólemos. Journal of Law, Literature and Culture (NY, de Gruyter)
2011– Director of the philosophy television programme “Zettel” (Rai Cultura)
2011– Member of the Scientific Board of the book series “Percorsi di confine” (Mimesis, Milan)
2011– Member of the Scientific Board of La Filosofia Futura (Mimesis, Milan)
2010– Member of the Directory Board of Ars Interpretandi (Cedam, Padua)
2010– Peerreviewer, Portuguese Research Foundation
2009– Member of the Directory Board of Revue francophone d’esthétique
2009-2012 Scientific director of the DVD series “Il Caffè filosofico”2008– Member of the Directory Board of Critique (Ed. de Minuit, Paris)
2008– Advisory Editor of Monist (Oxford University Press)
2004– Director of the book series “Ontologia” (Mimesis, Milan)
1981-2011 Member of the Directory Board of the journal AutAut (il Saggiatore, Milano)
1979-1987 Member of the Directory Board of the journal Alfabeta (Cooperativa Alfabeta, Milano)

Editorialist
2018– Columnist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
2009 – La Repubblica
1989-2009 Il Sole 24 Ore
1987-1989 Il Secolo XIX
1985 – Il Manifesto

Tenured Phd students
– Pietro Kobau. 1986, B.A. (Philosophy, Aesthetics), University of Trieste. Since 2006 Associated Professor (permanent position), University of Turin
– Alessandro Arbo. 1987, B.A. (Philosophy, Aesthetics), University of Trieste. Since 2016 Full Professor (permanent position), University of Strasbourg, France
– Edoardo Fugali. 1993, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Trieste. Since 2012, Associate Professor in Theoretical Philosophy (permanent position), University of Messina
– Carola Barbero. 1999, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Since 2011, Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Language (permanent position), University of Turin
– Cristina Becchio. 2000, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Since 2011, full Professor (permanent position), Department of Psychology, University of Turin (2013 winner of ERC Junior Grant)
– Alessandra Jacomuzzi. 2002, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Since 2010 Research Assistant (permanent position), University of Venice

Phd students (non-tenured)
– Giuliano Torrengo. 2001, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Juan de la Cierva Fellowship, LOGOS Group – Departament de Lògica, Història i Filosofia de la Ciència, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. Assistant Professor, University of Milano Milano
– Leonardo Cerliani. 2001-2002, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Postdoc in Neuroscience in the lab of Professor Christian Keysers, joint appointment at the University Medical Center of Groningen (NL) and at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (Amsterdam, NL)
– Alessandro Salice. 2002, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Since 2011: Research Assistant and Lecturer at the University of Vienna and at Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen
– Elena Casetta. 2003 B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), FCT Research Fellow CFCUL – Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
– Luca Angelone. 2004, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Junior Researcher, University of Fribourg (CH)
– Lorenzo Baravalle. 2005, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Since 2013, Assistant professor in Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Science at University of São Paulo
– Emanuele Bottazzi, 2006, B.A. (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Turin. Since 2013, Assistant Professor, University of Trento

Organisation of scientific meetings
More than 100 conferences and seminars as director of LabOnt: http://labont.it/events and http://labont.it/archives
Amongh them FOIS-2004 International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, http://fois2004.di.unito.it/

Examples of leadership in scientific design
LabOnt UK (2015) and LabOnt Rome (2014) as extensions of LabOnt Turin (1999)