Curriculum Vitae

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Personal information
Date of birth: February 7, 1956
Nationality: Italian
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ID Scopus: 20433396200
ID Orcid: 0000-0002-3027-1691

Current position
1999 – Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Turin.

Institutional responsabilities and memberships of scientific societies
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
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 professorships

2017 (March) Indiana University, Bloomington;
2015 (Spring) De Sanctis Chair, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich;
2012 (March) Universidad Complutense, Madrid;
2011 (February) Center for Contemporary Philosophy, Belgrade;
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 Sciences Sociales, Paris;
2007 (February) University of California at Santa Barbara;
2008 (February) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris;
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, United States 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
2016-2017 PI, Documentality, 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);

On Ferraris’ work
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.
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;
2012 “Capalbio” Philosophical Award;
2008 “Viaggio a Siracusa” Philosophical Award;
2007 “Ringrose” Award, University of Berkeley;
2006 “Castiglioncello” Philosophical Award;
2005 “Valitutti” Philosophical Award.

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);

Commissions of trust
2017– Member of the Advisory Board of the International Yearbook for Hermeneutics (Mohr Siebeck, 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’altra filosofia (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 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  Peer reviewer, Portuguese Research Foundation;
2008 – Member of the Directory Board of Critique (Ed. de Minuit, Paris);
2008 – Advisory Editor of Monist (Oxford University Press);
2009 – Member of the Directory Board of Revue francophone d’esthétique;
2009-12   Scientific director of the DVD series “Il Caffè filosofico”;
2004 –  Director of the book series “Ontologia” (Mimesis, Milan).
1981-2011 Member of the Directory Board of the journal Aut Aut (il Saggiatore, Milano)
1979-1987 Member of the Directory Board of the journal Alfabeta (Cooperativa Alfabeta, Milano)

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: and
Amongh them FOIS-2004 International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems,

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