Bio

Francesca Pongiglione si è laureata in Filosofia a Genova con una tesi dal titolo La percezione del male ontologico nei presocratici, di cui relatore il prof. Walter Lapini (laurea conseguita nel 2004 con 110/110 e lode). Nel 2003 è stata studentessa Erasmus presso la Technische Universität Berlin. Ha conseguito il dottorato di ricerca in Etica presso l’Università di Bologna nel 2009, con una tesi dal titolo Il conflitto tra ragione e passioni nel pensiero morale, economico e politico di Bernard Mandeville, di cui relatore il prof. Luigi Turco, riportando il giudizio “Eccellente”. Durante il dottorato è stata visiting scholar presso la Boston University e la University of Glasgow. È stata assegnista di ricerca post-doc presso l’Università di Bologna, e ha svolto periodi di ricerca presso la London School of Economics, la Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei e il Collegio Carlo Alberto.

È coordinatrice di unità per l’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di un progetto FIRB finanziato dal MIUR dal titolo “Strutture e dinamiche della conoscenza e della cognizione”, in collaborazione con le Università di Torino, Bologna, Roma Tre e Cagliari.

Partecipa al progetto Europeo (FP-7) DYNAMIX- Decoupling growth from resource use and its environmental impacts presso la Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

Collabora col CIRE (Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerca sull’Educazione) presso la Facoltà di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna. È membro del CeSEP (Centro Studi di Etica Pubblica) e del CRESA (Centro di Ricerca in Epistemologia Sperimentale e Applicata). Collabora inoltre col Comitato Scientifico di Expo 2015.

È stata invitata a tenere lezioni, seminari e workshop nelle università di Exeter (UK), Ghent (Belgium), Friburgo (CH), The Hague (NL) e in varie università italiane, e ha presentato relazioni a convegni nazionali e internazionali.

Insegna Filosofia e diritti umani (Corso di Laurea Triennale in Filosofia); Logica della scoperta e dell’innovazione scientifica (modulo di Etica della ricerca) (co-docenza, corso di laurea magistrale in Biotecnologie); Laboratorio di scrittura filosofica (co-docenza, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Filosofia); Filosofia della scienza e bioetica (Modulo sulle Decisioni morali) (co-docenza, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Psicologia).

Si occupa di responsabilità individuale nelle azioni collettive, etica ambientale e decisioni pubbliche, diritti umani, e storia della filosofia morale e politica nell’età moderna.

È stata referee per:

EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science (EACP CogSci 2015);

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice;

Climatic Change;

Aphex (Analytical and Philosophical Explanation);

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

PUBBLICAZIONI

 

Monografie

  • F. Pongiglione (2013). Bernard Mandeville. Tra ragione e passioni, Roma: Edizioni Studium.

 

Articoli su riviste e volumi

  • F. Pongiglione (2015). The need for a priority structure for the Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Global Ethics, 1, 11 (forthcoming);
  • F. Pongiglione (2015). La responsabilità morale dell’individuo nell’azione collettiva: il caso dei cambiamenti climatici. Iride (forthcoming);
  • F. Pongiglione (2014). Clima: da “chi” si comincia? Una sfida etica per singoli e politici. Etica delle professioni, 1, pp. 81-88;
  • F. Pongiglione (2014). Motivation for adopting pro-environmental behaviours: the role of social context. Ethics, Policy and Environment, 17, 3; pp. 308-323;
  • G. Tasquier, F. Pongiglione, O. Levrini (2014). Climate change: an educational proposal integrating the physical and social sciences. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Science, 116; pp. 820-825;
  • F. Pongiglione (2012). The key role of causal explanation in the climate change issue. Theoria – An International Journal of Philosophy of Science, 74, 27/2;
  • F. Pongiglione (2012). “Climate-gate” in The Encyclopedia of Global Warming, 2nd Edition, SAGE Reference, USA 2012;
  • F. Pongiglione (2011). Climate change and individual decision making: An examination of knowledge, risk perception, self-interest and their interplay. FEEM Working Paper series;
  • F. Pongiglione (2011). Bernard Mandeville’s influence on Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. I Castelli di Yale, Il Poligrafo, Ferrara;
  • F. Pongiglione (2010). Saggezza e regole: un approccio mandevilliano in vista della creazione di leggi globali. In Globalizzazione, saggezza, regole, a cura di A. Pirni, ETS, Pisa;
  • F. Pongiglione (2008). Per un approccio alla lettura della Favola delle api di Bernard Mandeville. In Filosofia, Estetica ed Etica: otto percorsi, a cura di S. Bertolini e R. Formisano, Aracne, Roma 2008.

Traduzioni

  • I. Kant, Idea per una storia universale in prospettiva cosmopolitica. A cura di R. Mordacci. Traduzione di S. Bacin e F. Pongiglione. Mimesis, 2015.

Recensioni

  • F. Pongiglione, (2012). Anthropology and Climate Change: from Encounters to Action, and Political Theory and Global Climate Change. Ethics, Policy and Environment, 15, 1; 125-129.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date and place of birth: 19/09/1980, Genova

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

Assistant professor in Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano.

RECENT POSITIONS

Visiting post-doc researcher at Collegio Carlo Alberto,

Torino (funded position) (01/01- 31/03/2013);

PhD student in Neuroscience of Decision Making, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano (second PhD) (01-12/2012);

Post doctoral fellow at the

University of Bologna with a research project titled: “Psychological and social barriers to environmentally responsible behavior” (03/2010-02/2012);

Visiting researcher at FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan (03-12/2011);

Visiting post-doc at the London School of Economics (Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, “The Choice Group”) (10-11/2011).

EDUCATION

PhD in Philosophy (Ethics) at University of Bologna; title of dissertation: “Il conflitto tra ragione e passioni nel pensiero morale, economico e politico di Bernard Mandeville”. Grade reported: “Excellent”. Supervisor: prof. Luigi Turco (01/2006-05/2009);

Visiting PhD student at University of Glasgow (

UK); Supervisor: prof. Chris Barry (10-12/2008);

Visiting PhD student at Boston University (MA,

USA); Supervisor: prof. Aaron Garrett (01-04/2007);

B.A./M.A. in Philosophy,

University of Genova. Grade reported: 110/110 cum laude; supervisors: prof. Walter Lapini, prof. Letterio Mauro (09/2001-12/2004);

Erasmus student at Technische Universität di Berlino (03-07/2003);

Studies in Natural Sciences,

University of Genova (1999/00).

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Environmental ethics and environmental decision-making;
  • Cooperative behavior, moral and social norms;
  • Ethics and politics in the modern age.referee for the journal Aphex (Analytical and Philosophical Explanation) (2012);

 

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

FIRB Project (funded by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research) titled “Structures and dynamics of knowledge and cognition”. Duration: 3 years (2013 – 2016). Role in the project: Unit coordinator for the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele – unit project’s title: “Climate change as a cognitive challenge”. Partner institutions: University of Torino (National Coordinator),

University of Roma Tre, University of Bologna, University of Cagliari. Total budget awarded: € 874.849; Unit budget awarded: € 196.205 (2012).

PRIN Project (funded by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research) titled: “David Hume: Testo, Contesto, Interpretazioni”. Partner institutions:

University of Roma “La Sapienza”, University of Ferrara, University of Milano (2008).

“Marco Polo” Scholarship for spending a research term at the

University of Glasgow, awarded by the University of Bologna (2008);

Scholarship awarded by the Institute of Human Studies (George Mason University, VA, USA) for attending the “Social Change workshop” at Brown University (2008);

“Marco Polo” Scholarship for spending a research term at

BostonUniversity, awarded by the University of Bologna (2007);

Scholarship awarded by the “Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici”,

Bologna, Italy, as financial support for the PhD (2006).

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • referee for the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (2013);
  • referee for the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (2012);
  • organizer of the seminar “Climate-change: a round-table discussion”, University of Bologna (2012);
  • co-organizer of an interdisciplinary Winter School on climate change at the Department of Physics, University of Bologna (2013, 2012);
  • member of the scientific and editorial board of the online/blog “Climalteranti” (2011);
  • member of the Commission “Energy & research” for the Italian Association of Research (AIR) (2009);
  • organizer of graduate students seminar, Philosophy Department, University of Bologna. Seminar title: “Sul Bene”. Paper presented: “Natura umana e società civile: Hobbes, Locke e Mandeville” (2007-08);
  • elected representative of the graduate students in Philosophy (PhD in History of Philosophy and in Aesthetics and Ethics) (2007-08);
  • appointed “Expert in the field” in History of Philosophy, University of Bologna, member of the examination board (2006-2010).

MEMBERSHIP AND COLLABORATIONS

member of the CESEP – Research Centre in Public Ethics, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele (2012-present);

extended collaboration with the CIRE – Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Education, Faculty of Physics,

University of Bologna (2010-present);

 

TEACHING AND INVITED SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

2014:

  • Philosophy and human rights (36 hours), University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano;
  • Seminar at IUSS, Pavia. Title of presentation: “Cambiamenti climatici e responsabilità morale dell’individuo”.

2013:

  • Seminar presentation at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino. Title of presentation: “Reciprocity – emotions or strategy? An analysis of motivation behind conditional cooperation”;
  • Lecturer at the Winter School on Climate Change (with the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna). Lecture on politics and behaviour relating to climate change;

2012:

  • (fall) Philosophy of Science (10 hours), University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano;
  • (fall) Moral Philosophy (lectures of the Foundation of the Metaphisics of Morals, 6 hours) University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano;
  • Introductory Lecture on Bernard Mandeville, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano;
  • Lecturer at and co-organizer of a Winter School on Climate Change at the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna. Lecture on politics and behaviour relating to climate change;
  • Seminar presentation at ARPA – Agenzia Regionale Prevenzione e Ambiente dell’Emilia Romagna. Title of presentation: “Cambiamenti climatici e processi decisionali individuali”;
  • Seminar organization: “Climate-change: a round-table discussion” at CIS, Università di Bologna. Title of presentation: “Climate Change and individual decision making”;
  • Seminar presentation at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino. Title of presentation: “Climate Change and individual decision making”;

2011:

  • Seminar presentation at CIRE (Bologna), with G. Tasquier. Title of presentation: “I problemi ambientali e la loro complessità scientifica e sociale”;
  • Seminar presentation within the Seminar Program at FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milano. Title of presentation: “Climate change and individual decision making”;
  • Seminar presentation at CIRE – Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche Educative, University of Bologna. Title of presentation: “Processi decisionali individuali. Variabili cognitive ed emotive che influenzano il comportamento nei confronti dei cambiamenti climatici”;
  • Invited speaker at a workshop on Bernard Mandeville, with a talk titled “Mandeville’s political thought: spontaneous order or rational design?” organized by the University of Ghent, Belgium;

2010:

  • Invited speaker at CIS – International Centre for the History of Universities and Science, Bologna, within the PhD seminar programme. Title of the lecture: “Climate change: the individual and society”;

2009:

  • Visiting lecturer at the MSc “Energy Policy and sustainability” – lecture on the Ethical dimension of Climate Change; Exeter University, UK;

2007:

  • History of Moral Philosophy – Lectures on David Hume’s moral and political thought, University of Bologna;
  • History of Philosophy – Seminar on Immanuel Kant: the problem of personal identity, University of Bologna;

2006:

  • Moral Philosophy – Lectures on Bernard Mandeville’s political thought, University of Bologna;
  • Author of teaching material on Immanuel Kant’s Critic of Pure Reason, University of Bologna;
  • History of Philosophy – Seminar on Immanuel Kant: an introduction to the Critic of Pure Reason and to the Critic of Practical Reason, University of Bologna.

CONFERENCES (PEER REVIEWED)

2013:

  • Conference “Eutopia seated in the Brain – Commemorative Conference of Bernard de Mandeville’s 300th Anniversary of The Fable of the Bees”, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. Title of presentation (co-authored with Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki): “Mandeville and the poor”;
  • Conference “Climate Change, Sustainability and an Ethics of an Open Future – Societas Ethica Annual Conference”, Soesterberg, Netherland. Title of the talk: Beyond selfishness and altruism: acknowledging the moral complexity of climate change;
  • Conference “Mind in Commons”, Institute Jean Nicod, Paris. Title of poster presentation: The motivational power of being “we” instead of “I” in the fight of climate change;
  • Meetings in Ethics and Political Philosophy, Minho University, Braga (Portugal). Title of the talk: Individual responsibility and climate change: what ought the individual do, and why;
  • “World Conference on Educational Sciences”, Roma. Title of the talk (with G. Tasquier and O. Levrini): Climate Change: an educational proposal integrating the physical and social sciences;

2012:

  • Conference “Mandeville in context”, University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Title of the talk: The Essay on Charity and Charity-schools. Mandeville’s contradictions to his theory of passions;

2011:

  • Conference “CIPESS (Centro Interuniversitario di Economia e Psicologia Sperimentali e Simulative)”, Università di Torino. Title of the talk: Aspetti comportamentali nella valutazione del climate change;
  • Conference “CaEitS 2011 – Causality and Explanation in The Sciences”, University of Ghent, Belgium. Title of the talk: The key role of causal explanation in the climate change issue;

2010:

  • Conference “Humean Readings 10”, Università di Roma, La Sapienza. Title of the talk: Bernard Mandeville and Adam Smith: a comparison;

2009:

  • “Sixth Annual Conference in Political Theory”, Manchester University, UK. title of the talk: Bernard Mandeville’s account to Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations;
  • Conference “Limits to rationality in Economics”, Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, UK; title of the talk: Human nature and sustainability policies;

2008:

  • Conference “Globalizzazione, Saggezza e Regole”, Istituto Italiano di Studi Filosofici, Acqui Terme (AL); title of the talk: Saggezza e regole: un approccio mandevilliano alla creazione di leggi globali;
  • “Sixth Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy” – IUSS, Pavia; title of the talk: The making of a political theory: human nature and abilities of reason in the philosophy of Hobbes and Mandeville;

2007:

  • “Fifth Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy” – IUSS, Pavia; title of the talk: Sociability and Human Nature: Rousseau’s criticism of Mandeville.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  1. Pongiglione (2013). Bernard Mandeville. Tra ragione e passioni. Roma: Edizioni Studium;

Journal articles and chapters in volumes

  1. Tasquier, F. Pongiglione, O. Levrini (accepted and forthcoming, 2013). Climate change: an educational proposal integrating the physical and social sciences. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428);
  2. Pongiglione (2012). The key role of causal explanation in the climate change issue. Theoria – An International Journal of Philosophy of Science, 74, 27/2;
  3. Pongiglione (2012). “Climate-gate” in The Encyclopedia of Global Warming, 2nd Edition, SAGE

Reference, USA 2012;

  1. Pongiglione (2011). Climate change and individual decision making: An examination of knowledge, risk perception, self-interest and their interplay. FEEM Working Paper series;
  2. Pongiglione (2011). Bernard Mandeville’s influence on Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. I Castelli di Yale, Il Poligrafo,

Ferrara;

  1. Pongiglione (2010). Saggezza e regole: un approccio mandevilliano in vista della creazione di leggi globali. In Globalizzazione, saggezza, regole, a cura di A. Pirni, ETS, Pisa;
  2. Pongiglione (2008). Per un approccio alla lettura della Favola delle api di Bernard Mandeville. In Filosofia, Estetica ed Etica: otto percorsi, a cura di S. Bertolini e R. Formisano, Aracne, Roma 2008.

Book reviews

  1. Pongiglione, (2012). Anthropology and Climate Change: from Encounters to Action, and Political Theory and Global Climate Change. Ethics, Policy and Environment, 15, 1; 125-129.

Revise and resubmit

  1. Pongiglione (2013). Motivation for adopting pro-environmental behaviours: the role of social context (revise and resubmit at Ethics, Policy and Environment);
  2. Cherlet, F. Pongiglione (2013). The social dimension of climate change: fundamental but disregarded? (revise and resubmit at the Journal of General Philosophy of Science).

Under review

  1. Pongiglione (2013). Beyond selfishness and altruism: acknowledging the moral complexity of climate change (abstract pre-selected for publication in Philosophy and Public Issues).

Other publications

  1. Pongiglione (2011). Cambiamenti climatici e ostacoli cognitivi: perché si fatica a comprendere il problema – e ancora di più a reagire (pubblicato su Climalteranti.it).

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Italian: mother tongue

English: fluent (TOEFL Test: 107)

German: very good (European level C1, Goethe Institut)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE – NON ACADEMIC

  • Co-author of an Italian monolingual dictionary for the publishing house Zanichelli (2012-2014);
  • Teacher of Italian as foreign language at the Società Dante Alighieri in Berlin (levels A1-A2-B1) (2010);
  • Free-lance translator (English to Italian) for the publishing house Multiplayer (2009-2013);
  • Free-lance translator (German to Italian) for the science journal “Geo” for the publishing house Gruener Jahr/Mondadori (2009-2010);
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