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I am Associate Professor at the University of Padua, Italy. My main areas of research involve epistemology and philosophy of nature. In the first stage of my career I have worked on Leibniz (focusing on the concepts of “life” and “organism”) and on the relations between Leibniz and Hegel. Over the last ten years, I've dealt with early American naturalism and phenomenology. In particular, I have been working on the philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars and on Marvin Farber's project of naturalizing phenomenology. I am currently planning to write a book on the topic of naturalism and civilization.


Office hours

  • at Studio docente
    Per evitare inutili code davanti al mio ufficio, preferisco ricevere per appuntamento. Basta mandarmi una mail e insieme concorderemo giorno e orario dell'appuntamento. Di norma rispondo entro 24-48h, festivi esclusi.


More recent publications:

2023 – American Gods. Debunking the Symbolic Dimension of Early American Naturalism. “American Journal of Theology and Philosophy” 44 (1), pp. 47-69.
2023 – Husserl’s Legacy in Sellars’s Philosophical Strategy, in Daniele De Santis, Danilo Manca (eds.), Sellars and Phenomenology, Athens: Ohio University Press – 14-36.
2022 – Both Natural and Supernatural: Leibniz’s Integrated Model of Life – Springer Forthcoming
2021 - Tropes Variations: the Topic of Particulars beyond Sellars’s Myth of the Given. “Synthese”, 199, pp. 12019-12043 -
2020 – Marvin Farber e il progetto di una naturalizzazione della fenomenologia, “Discipline Filosofiche” XXX/1, pp. 135-157.
2020 - Between Laws and Norms. Genesis of the Concept of Organism in Leibniz and in the Early Modern Western Philosophy, in Natural Born Monads. On the Metaphysics of Organisms and Human Individuals, ed. by A. Altrobrando, P. Biasetti, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 11-32.
2018 - The lingua franca of Nominalism. Sellars on Leibniz, Routledge, New York, pp. 36-58.

Research Area

Early American Naturalism, Early American Phenomenology, Sellars and Sellarsian Studies, History of Epistemology, Intellectual History. Early modern Philosophy (Leibniz), Classical German philosophy (Kant, Hegel).

Thesis proposals

I am available to follow thesis works on the following topics: philosophical naturalism, twentieth century American philosophy, history of phenomenology in the United States, contemporary metaphilosophy.