Songhorian Sarah Ricercatore a tempo determinato juniorPhilosophyM-FIL/03 - Filosofia Morale

Biography

Publications

Biography

Areas of Specialization and Competence

  • Specialization: Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Metaethics, Neuroethics, Empathy, Sympathy, ‘Is/Ought Question’, Adam Smith, Max Scheler, Moral Development, Trust.
  • Competence: Phenomenology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Science.

Current Position

  • October 2018: Lecturer (ricercatore a tempo determinato tipo A) in Moral Philosophy (M-FIL/03), Faculty of Philosophy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
  • November 2020: Deputy Head of Study Programme, MA in Philosophy, Politics and Public Affairs (PPPA), University of Milan – Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Previous Position

  • February 16th, 2016 – September 30th, 2018: Research Fellowship (assegno di ricerca) in Moral Philosophy (M-FIL/03), Faculty of Philosophy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Teaching

  • Module (8 hours) within the course of Logic of discovery and of scientific innovation, MA in Biotechnology (2020/2021), Faculty of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (English).
  • Course of Neuroethics and human enhancement (40 hours; 2020/2021), MA in Philosophy, Politics and Public Affairs (PPPA), University of Milan – Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (English).
  • Course of Neuroethics (36 hours; 2020/2021), BA in Philosophy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Course of History of Moral Philosophy (54 hours; 2020/2021), MA in Philosophy of the Contemporary World, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module (5 hours) on “Cognitive Biases and Decision in Care”, within the course of Philosophy, ethics and organization of care (2019/2020), Master in Recreative Therapy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Course of Neuroethics (36 hours; 2019/2020), BA in Philosophy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Course of History of Moral Philosophy (54 hours; 2019/2020), MA in Philosophy of the Contemporary World, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module (8 hours) within the course of Logic of discovery and of scientific innovation, MA in Biotechnology (2019/2020), Faculty of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (English).
  • Course of Neuroethics (36 hours; 2018/2019), MA in Philosophy of the Contemporary World, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Course of History of Moral Philosophy (54 hours; 2018/2019), MA in Philosophy of the Contemporary World, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module (8 hours) within the course of Logic of discovery and of scientific innovation, MA in Biotechnology (2018/2019), Faculty of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module on Philosophy of science (40 hours) within the course of Philosophy and Cognition, BA in Psychology (2017/2018), Faculty of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module (8 hours) within the course of Logic of discovery and of scientific innovation, MA in Biotechnology (2017/2018), Faculty of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module on Theories of Decision – Moral dilemmas from philosophy to neuroethics (20 hours) within the course of Philosophy and Cognition, BA in Psychology (2016/2017), Faculty of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module on Neuroethics (4 hours) within the course of Molecular Biology and Bioethics, BA in Biotechnology (2015/2016), Faculty of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).
  • Module on Theories of Decision – Moral dilemmas from philosophy to neuroethics (20 hours) within the course of Philosophy and Cognition, BA in Psychology (2015/2016), Faculty of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italian).

Education and Degrees

      • April 22nd, 2015 (3 years)

Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind, San Raffaele University, Faculty of Philosophy, Milan, Italy and IUSS Ne.T.S. (IUSS Center for Neurolinguistics and Theoretical Syntax), Pavia, Italy.

Dissertation: “Empathy, Sympathy, and Morality. An Interdisciplinary Approach”.

Supervisor: Professor Massimo Reichlin.

Internal examiner: Michele Di Francesco (IUSS, Pavia).

External examiners: Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Sergio Filippo Magni (University of Pavia). 

SSD: M-FIL/03.

Final Grade: Excellent.

      • July 19th, 2011 (2 years)

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Laurea Specialistica in Filosofia della Mente, della Persona, della Città e della Storia (M.A.).

Dissertation: “Sentire e agire. L’etica della simpatia tra sentimentalismo e razionalismo” (“Feeling and Acting. The Ethics of Sympathy between Sentimentalism and Rationalism”).

Supervisor: Professor Massimo Reichlin.

Final Grade: 110/110 cum laude (Honors), Dignità di Stampa.

      • July 20th, 2009 (3 years)

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Laurea Triennale in Filosofia delle Prassi (B.A.)

Dissertation: “Elementi di un’etica dei diritti” (“Elements of a Right-Based Moral Theory”).

Supervisor: Professor Massimo Reichlin.

Final Grade: 110/110 cum laude (Honors).

      • July 5th, 2006 (5 years)

Liceo Ginnasio Classico “Giuseppe Parini” – Milan.

Diploma di Maturità Classica (High School Degree).

Final Grade: 100/100.

Grants and Mentions

      • 2012-2014: PhD Scholarship from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Faculty of Philosophy, Milan, Italy and IUSS Ne.T.S. (IUSS Center for Neurolinguistics and Theoretical Syntax), Pavia, Italy.
      • Mention for the poster “Moral Abilities and Behavioural Characteristics in a Sample of 4 to 5 Years Old from General Population: A Preliminary Study”, presented at the V Convegno Scientifico di Neuroetica. Neuroetica: nascita di una disciplina dai laboratori alla vita quotidiana. Incontri su Neuroscienze e società, Padua, May 8th – 10th, 2013.
      • SIFM (Italian Society of Moral Philosophy) Prize 2015/2016 for young researchers in the Essays section for “Il ruolo dello spettatore simpatetico e imparziale in etica”.
  • Winner of the NOUS Adam Smith prize for the essay “Three Conceptions of Sympathy in Adam Smith and Their Relevance in Contemporary Debates”, in The continuing relevance of Adam Smith, NOUS – Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy”, Berlin, September 13th, 2018.  

Memberships

  • Scientific Societies
      • Member of the Board of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (Società Italiana di Neuroetica e Filosofia delle Neuroscienze – SINe).  
      • Member of the Italian Society for Analytical Philosophy (SIFA).
      • Member of the Italian Society for Moral Philosophy (SIFM).
      • Member of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotion (EPSSE).
      • Member of the International Neuroethics Society (INS).
      • Member of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (Società Italiana di Neuroetica e Filosofia delle Neuroscienze – SINe).
      • Member of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (ESAP).
      • Member of Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive – AISC).
      • Member of SWIP Italia (Society for Women in Philosophy).
  • Research Centres
      • Member of IRCECP, International Research Centre for European Culture and Politics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
      • Member of Interfaculty centre for gender studies, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
      • Member of CeSEP, Center for Studies in Ethics and Politics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
      • Member of PERSONA, Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
  • Participation to Research Projects
      • Member PRIN 2017 Nuove sfide per l’etica applicata. L’impatto morale degli avanzamenti scientifici e tecnologici.
      • Member PRIN 2010-2011 Realismo e oggettività.
      • Member of Intellectual Humility and Cultural Diversity in Philosophy research project (2013-2014).

Editorial Boards and Reviewing Services

      • Member of the Editorial Board of Phenomenology and Mind. The Online Journal of the Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person.
      • Reviewer for philosophical inquiries (https://www.philinq.it/index.php/philinq/index).
      • Reviewer for Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia

(http://www.rifp.it/ojs/index.php/rifp).

Organizational Activities

  • Conference Organization
      • Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee for SINe-INS International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics - Neuroethics: New Ways of Investigating the Brain, Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, XII Edition, May 2021 (conference expected in May 2020 and postponed), Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Scientific and Organizational Committee for San Raffaele School of Philosophy 2020 – Digital Identities, Digital Ways of Living: Philosophical Analyses, October 12th, 2020, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Scientific and Organizational Committee for SINe-CeSEP online seminar - The Limits of Neuroscience for Ethics, June 19th, 2020.
      • Member of the Scientific Direction for San Raffaele Spring School in Philosophy 2019 (SRSSP 2019) – Psychopathology and Phenomenology: Perspectives, June 4th – 6th, 2019, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee for SINe-INS International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and Sixth Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) - The Future of Neuroethics, Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, XI Edition, May 15th – 17th, 2019, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Scientific Direction for San Raffaele Spring School in Philosophy 2018 (SRSSP 2018) – Unpacking Political Agency: Equality, Vulnerability, Discrimination, June 5th – 7th, 2018, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for 10th edition of the International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and 5th Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) - Neuroethics: Re-Mapping the Field. Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, X Edition, May 16th – 18th, 2018, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for Social Freedom and European Values. First IRCECP Research Seminar, March 5th – 6th, 2018, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Cesano Maderno.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for The Methods of Philosophy, October 4th – 6th, 2017, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Cesano Maderno.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for San Raffaele Spring School in Philosophy 2017 (SRSSP 2017) – Perception and Aesthetic Experience. Starting from Noe’s Strange Tools. Art and Human Nature, May 22nd – 24th, 2017, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and Fourth Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe), Mind, Brain, and Body. A Neuroethical Perspective. Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, IX Edition, University of Padua, Padua, May 17th-19th, 2017.
      • Member of the Scientific Direction for San Raffaele Spring School in Philosophy 2016 (SRSSP 2016) – Emotions, Normativity, and Social Life, June 6th – 8th, 2016, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and Third Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe), The Emotional and the Rational Brain. Frontiers in Neuroethics. Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, VIII Edition, University of Padua, Padua, May 18th-20th, 2016.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for Simpatia e spettatore imparziale. La questione dell’oggettività morale in Adam Smith, November 24th – 25th, 2015, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for San Raffaele Spring School in Philosophy 2015 (SRSSP 2015) - Joint Commitment. Collective Intentionality, Trust, and Political Obligation, June 15th – 17th, 2015, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and Second Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe), Who Feels What? Neuroethics among Brain, Mind, and Consciousness. Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, VII Edition, University of Padua, Padua, May 13th-15th, 2015.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for Realismo e oggettività in etica, November 6th – 7th, 2014, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee for San Raffaele Spring School in Philosophy 2014 (SRSSP 2014) - Naturalism, the First Person Perspective and the Embodied Mind. Lynne Baker’s Challenge: Metaphysical and Practical Approaches, June 3rd – 5th, 2014, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and First Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe), A View from Which Mind? The Neuroethics Perspective. Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, VI Edition, University of Padua, Padua, May 14th-16th, 2014.
      • Staff Member of Le molte facce del realismo. Storia e geografia di un problema filosofico, February 19th, 2013, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Staff Member of Sense and Sensibility. Empirical and Philosophical Investigations on the Five Senses. Winter School and International Congress, January 17th – 18th, 2013, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Staff Member of Pensare il futuro. Il ruolo della filosofia, September 18th, 2012, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
      • Staff Member of the Eight Annual Forum on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Economy. Business and Human Rights: in Search of Accountability, December 12th – 13th, 2011, Politeia, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan.
      • Junior Staff Member of the Seventh European Conference in Analytic Philosophy (ECAP7) of the European Society of Analytic Philosophy, September 1st – 6th, 2011, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and University of Milan.
  • Organizational and Administrative Support
      • Scientific secretary and administrative and organizational support for CeSEP – Centre for Studies in Ethics and Politics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
      • Organizational manager for the Italian Society for Neuroethics (Società Italiana di Neuroetica e Filosofia delle Neuroscienze – SINe).
      • Scientific secretary for Interfaculty centre for gender studies, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Talks

      • Peer-reviewed
      • “Affective Intentionality”, “Making the Social World – Milano Spring School 2010/2011”, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, June 7th-9th, 2011.
      • “Empatia e simpatia. Dal descrittivo al prescrittivo”, Workshop on Ethics. A "Junior-Senior" Debate, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, June 14th, 2012.
      • “Empathy: from Description to Prescription”, The Answers of Philosophy. SIFA (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy) Twentieth Anniversary Conference, University of Sassari, Alghero, September 12th-15th, 2012.
      • "How Do We Understand Others? Empathy and Theory of Mind as Two Different, but Cooperative, Mechanism for Sensibility", Sense and Sensibility. Empirical and Philosophical Investigations on the Five Senses. Winter School and International Conference, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, January 17th-18th, 2013.
    • “Group Work Presentation”, International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS) 2013: “Emotion, Morality, and Value”, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Geneva, July 12th, 2013.
      • “Empathy: from Description to Prescription, Seventh Conference of the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (SEFA), Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, September 11th-14th, 2013.
    • “Empatia. Dal descrittivo al normativo”, Scuola Estiva di Neuroetica, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, September 18th, 2013.
    • “Free Will and Complex Decision-making” (with Luciano Celi, Mario De Caro, Michela Deidda, Sara Didone, Giulio Mecacci, Giusy Rota, Elisabetta Sirgiovanni), group project’s presentation, Scuola Estiva di Neuroetica, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, September 19th, 2013.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Leib and Empathy: How Do We Perceive Others? Vicarious Emotions and Embodiment”, mid-term Conference of the Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), Emotions and Knowledge, University of Modena, December 9th-10th, 2013.
      • “Empathy and Sympathy”, mid-term Conference of the Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), Emotions and Knowledge, University of Modena, December 9th-10th, 2013.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Emotional Perception as Perception of Values. A Phenomenological Analysis”, III Latin American Analytic Philosophy Conference and III Conference of the Brazilian Society for Analytic Philosophy, Hotel Mareiro, Fortaleza, Brazil, 27th-30th May, 2014 (accepted but not attended).
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Emotional Perception as Perception of Values. A Phenomenological Analysis”, IV Coloquio Internacional. Sociedad Chilena de Filosofia Analitica (SCFA), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, March 25th-28th, 2014 (accepted but not attended).
      • “Against a Broad Definition of ‘Empathy’”, International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and First Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe), A View from Which Mind? The Neuroethics Perspective. Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, VI Edition, University of Padua, Padua, May 14th-16th, 2014.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Emotional Perception as Perception of Values. A Phenomenological Analysis”, Inaugural Conference, European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE), New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, July 18th-20th, 2014.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Emotional Perception as Perception of Values. A Phenomenological Analysis”, Eighth European Congresso f Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 8), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, August 28th-September 2nd, 2014 (accepted but not presented).
      • “Against a Broad Definition of ‘Empathy’”, Eighth European Congresso of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 8), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, August 28th-September 2nd, 2014.
      • “Against a Broad Definition of ‘Empathy’”, ‘Philosophy, Analysis and Public Engagement’, XI National Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, September 3rd-5th, 2014.
      • “In-Group Favoritism and its Implications for Empathy and Trust in Interpersonal Relations”, XII National Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), University of Pistoia (UNISER), Pistoia, September 5th-7th, 2016.
      • (with Duilio F. Manara, Serena Andreoletti, Serena Cipriani, Marta Voi, Dina Moranda, Clara Soliman, Roberta Sala) “Moral Distress in the End-of-Life Nursing of Oncological Patients. A Multi-Method Qualitative Draft Study”, European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME), EACME Conference 2016, ‘30 Years of European Bioethics’, KU Leuven, Leuven, September 8th-10th, 2016.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Direct Perception and Expressivity in Social Cognition. How to Conceive Them?”, Spring School 2017 – Social Cognition, Emotion and Joint Action, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, March 6th – 10th, 2017.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Direct Perception and Expressivity in Social Cognition. How to Conceive Them?”, Center for Subjectivity Research CFS Spring School: "Empathy, Direct Perception and Other Minds", University of Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29th – 31st, 2017.
      • “Siamo moralmente responsabili dei nostri bias impliciti?”, Convegno Nazionale della Società Italiana di Filosofia Morale (SIFM) – Etica e responsabilità, Università di Roma Tre, Italy, May 26th – 27th, 2017.
      • “The Role of Empathy in Ethics: Is a Naturalization Possible?”, 4th Annual Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, Complutense University, Madrid, September 17th – 19th, 2017.
      • Discussant of Morese R., Rabellino D., Valentini M. C., Bosco F. M., “La violazione delle norme sociali di cooperazione nei contesti di ingroup e outgroup”, Primo workshop sui meccanismi neurali. Prospettive neuroscientifiche e filosofiche a confronto, University of Torino, October 12th – 13th, 2017.
      • “Is Empathic Regulation a Moral Virtue?”, Philosophical Perspectives. The 13th conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, September 4th – 7th, 2018.
      • “Che cosa dovrebbe contare come un (effettivo) potenziamento morale?”, Etica del futuro, Convegno nazionale della Società Italiana di Filosofia Morale, University of Roma Tre, Roma, May 31st – June 1st, 2019.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Direct Perception and Expressivity in Social Cognition: How to Conceive Them?”, 6th Annual Conference of The European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, Centro Congressi “Le Benedettine”, University of Pisa, Pisa, June 10th – 12th, 2019.
      • “The Contribution of Empathy to Ethics”, 6th Annual Conference of The European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, Centro Congressi “Le Benedettine”, University of Pisa, Pisa, June 10th – 12th, 2019.
      • “The role of cognitive and behavioral research on implicit attitudes in ethics”, 16th International Congress on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST) – “Bridging across academic cultures”, Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Prague, August 5th ­– 10th, 2019.
      • “Ricerca empirica e riflessione filosofica: un dialogo possibile”, Etica e natura, Convegno nazionale della Società Italiana di Filosofia Morale (SIFM), Università di Roma Tre, October 23rd, 2020.
      • Invited
    • “Libertà e cervello: possiamo veramente scegliere?”, Neuroetica: una finestra sul cervello. Una prospettiva provocatoria, Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e Odontoiatri della Provincia di Monza e Brianza (OMCeO Monza e Brianza), Monza, June 7th, 2014.
    • “Il cervello etico”, Corso elettivo di Neuroetica (Prof. Vittorio A. Sironi), Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca; Monza, April 27th, 2015.
    • “Libertà e cervello: possiamo veramente scegliere?”, Neuroetica: una finestra sul cervello. Una prospettiva provocatoria, Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e Odontoiatri della Provincia di Monza e Brianza (OMCeO Monza e Brianza), Monza, June 13th, 2015.
    • “Il cervello etico”, Corso elettivo di Neuroetica (Prof. Vittorio A. Sironi), Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca; Monza, April 7th, 2016.
    • “Libertà e cervello: possiamo veramente scegliere?”, Neuroetica: una finestra sul cervello. Una prospettiva provocatoria, Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e Odontoiatri della Provincia di Monza e Brianza (OMCeO Monza e Brianza), Monza, May 28th, 2016.
    • “Etica ed empatia: una naturalizzazione è possibile?”, XXII Congresso Nazionale AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia) della Sezione di psicologia sperimentale, Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta (LUMSA), Rome, September 20th – 22nd, 2016.
    • “L’empatia: mito e realtà di un’emozione chiave”, III Convegno cassinate – “Emozioni e Ragione”, Cassino, April 1st, 2017.
    • “Siamo il nostro cervello? Implicazioni etiche delle neuroscienze”, Corso di Perfezionamento in Bioetica (Prof. Corrado Viafora), Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare, Università di Padova, Padova, June 23rd, 2017.
    • “L’uomo sociale: l’empatia tra natura e habitus”, Convegno: Il Disagio Mentale nella civiltà contemporanea, Castello di Bevilacqua, Verona, October 28th, 2017.
    • “The Role of Implicit Attitudes in Ethics: How In-Group Favoritism Impacts Empathy, Sympathy, and Trust”, IUSS Pavia, November 8th, 2017.
    • (with Massimo Reichlin) “What Would Count as (Real) Moral Enhancement?”, invited in the symposium Mental enhancement. How to improve cognitive and moral processes (symposium proposed by Michele Di Francesco, in collaboration with the Italian Society for Neuroethics - SINe) within the 14th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (AISC), University of Bologna, Bologna, Dicember 14th – 16th, 2017.
    • “Limiti ed eccessi dell’empatia: la regolazione empatica come virtù”, Le virtù: prospettive a confronto, Ciclo di lezioni a cura di ARETAI – Center on Virtues, University of Genova, Genova, April 17th, 2018.
    • (not attended) “Empatía e identidad moral”, I workshop internacional: identidad y emoción a través de la interacción del sujeto, Charles III University of Madrid, Madrid, June 8th, 2018.
    • “Three Conceptions of Sympathy in Adam Smith and Their Relevance in Contemporary Debates”, Workshop “The continuing relevance of Adam Smith”, NOUS – Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy, Berlin, September 13th, 2018.
    • “Trust, Implicit Attitudes, and the Malleability of Group Identities”, Il prisma della fiducia, University of Pisa, December 11th, 2018.
    • “Riabilitazione: I nodi neuroetici”, Riabilitare il cervello. Manipolazione fisica, interfaccia robotica e stimolazione virtuale: prospettive cliniche e nodi neuroetici, Neuroethics Week, Milan-Bicocca University, May 14th, 2019.
    • Discussant for the Italian translation of Unfit for the Future Julian Savulescu e Ingmar Persson, Unfit for the Future, Oxford University Press, 2011 trad. it. Inadatti al futuro. L’esigenza di un potenziamento morale, Rosenberg & Sellier 2019), Walden Milano, May 17th, 2019.
    • “The Contribution of Empathy to Ethics”, International Workshop Autonomy, Norms, and Emotional Attunement, Centro Studi Politeia (Milan), June 24th – 25th, 2019.
    • “La decisione in neuroetica”, lesson for Liceo San Raffaele, within Ciclo di lezioni: La decisione in filosofia. Percorso di formazione superiore 2019-2020, November 11th, 2019.
    • Discussant at Hardwired Sociality? How the New Behavioral Disciplines Change Our Understanding of Economic, Social, and Moral Action Workshop, Vienna University of Economics and Business, November 29th – 30th, 2019.
    • “Emozioni e passioni politiche”, Laboratorio di cultura politica, Legnano, January 16th, 2020.
    • “I sensi della simpatia nella Teoria dei sentimenti morali di Adam Smith”, seminar with the Corso di Storia della Filosofia Moderna LM (Prof. Francesco Toto), Roma Tre University, May 21st, 2020.
    • “Le implicanze bioetiche delle neuroscienze”, with the Corso di Perfezionamento in Bioetica, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua, June 12th, 2020.
    • “Empathy at the Times of Coronavirus”, European-American online workshop on philosophy of emotion – Session: “Political Affects at a Time of Pandemic”, June 17th, 2020.

Posters

    • “Empathy and Morality”, presented at the IV Convegno Scientifico di Neuroetica. Le neuroscienze tra spiegazione della vita e cura della mente. Incontri su Neuroscienze e società, Padua, May 9th – 11th, 2012.
    • (with Maria Cristina Ielmoni, Simona Scaini, Andrea Terenzi, Anna Ogliari, Roberto Mordacci) “Moral Abilities and Behavioural Characteristics in a Sample of 4 to 5 Years Old from General Population: A Preliminary Study” presented at the V Convegno Scientifico di Neuroetica. Neuroetica: nascita di una disciplina dai laboratori alla vita quotidiana. Incontri su Neuroscienze e società, Padua, May 8th – 10th, 2013.
    • (with Francesca Forlè) “Leib And Empathy: How Do We Perceive Others? From Max Scheler to Contemporary Social Cognition” presented at the Aegina Summer School 2013: “Embodied Inter-subjectivity: the 1st person and the 2nd person perspective”, June 14th, 2013.
    • (with Anna Ogliari, Maria Cristina Ielmoni, Giuny Ferrer, Andrea Terenzi, Roberto Mordacci) “Moral Abilities and Behavioural Characteristics in a Sample of Preschoolers from General Population: A Preliminary Study”, presented at the XVI th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP), Lausanne, September 5th, 2013.
    • (with Laura Cabrera) “The Rise of "Empathy": Bibliometrics Analysis”, 2013 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, November 8th, 2013.
    • (with Maria Cristina Ielmoni, Simona Scaini, Andrea Terenzi, Anna Ogliari, Roberto Mordacci) “Moral Abilities and Behavioral Characteristics in a Sample of 4 to 5 Years Old from General Population: A Preliminary Study”, 2013 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, November 8th, 2013.
    • (with Elettra Pezzica, Serena Carna, Raffaella Belotti, Roberto Mordacci, Anna Ogliari) “Moral Judgment in Developmental Age: From Phenotypic Expression to Etiology”, 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP 2014), University of Messina, Noto, September 16th-19th, 2014.
    • (with Maria Cristina Ielmoni, Simona Scaini, Elettra Pezzica, Raffaella Belotti, Anna Ogliari, Roberto Mordacci) “Moral Abilities and Behavioral Characteristics in a Sample of 4 to 5 Years Old from General Population: A Preliminary Study”, 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP 2014), University of Messina, Noto, September 16th-19th, 2014.
    • (with Francesca Forlè) “From Emotional Identification to Proper Fellow-Feelings through the Acquisition of the Self/Other Distinction”, 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP 2014), University of Messina, Noto, September 16th-19th, 2014.
      • (with Francesca Forlè) “Direct Perception and Expressivity in Social Cognition. How to Conceive Them?”, Spring School 2017 – Social Cognition, Emotion and Joint Action, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, March 6th – 10th, 2017.

Summer Schools

      • SISSA Summer School: Scuola Estiva di Neuroetica, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, September 16th – 19th, 2013.
      • International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS) 2013: “Emotion, Morality, and Value”, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Geneva, July 5th – 13th, 2013.
      • Aegina Summer School 2013: “Embodied Inter-subjectivity: “the 1st person and the 2nd person perspective”, organized by Manos Tsakiris (RHUL), Andrea Serino (EPFL, Switzerland) and Barry Smith (Center for the Study of the Senses, Institute of Philosophy, UoL, UK), Aegina, Greece, June 9th – 15th, 2013.
      • 2013 Zurich Spring and Summer School in Neuroethics, Ethik-Zentrum – Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik, Zurich (CH), April 2nd – 5th, 2013 and June 3rd – 7th, 2013.
      • Spring School 2017 – Social Cognition, Emotion and Joint Action, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, March 6th – 10th, 2017.
      • Center for Subjectivity Research CFS Spring School: “Empathy, Direct Perception and Other Minds”, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29th – 31st, 2017.

Publications

Books

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Sentire e agire. L’etica della simpatia tra sentimentalismo e razionalismo, Mimesis, Milano, 2016.

Etica e scienze cognitive, Carocci, Roma, 2020.

Articles

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“Is Affective Intentionality Necessarily Irrelevant in Social Cognition?”, Making the Social World: Social Ontology, Collective Intentionality, And Normativity (ed. Francesca De Vecchi), Phenomenology and Mind. The Online Journal of the Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person, 2, July 2012, pp. 107-117.

“How Do We Understand Others? Empathy and Theory of Mind as Two Different, but Cooperative, Mechanism for Sensibility”, Sense and Sensibility. Empirical and Philosophical Investigations on The Five Senses (eds. Clotilde Calabi, Elisabetta Sacchi), Phenomenology and Mind. The Online Journal of the Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person, 4, 2013, pp. 104-112.

(with Francesca Forlè) “Introduction”, The Place of Values in a World of Norms, Phenomenology and Mind. The Online Journal of the Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person, 5, 2013, pp. 8-16.

(with Francesca Forlè) “Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values. A New Attempt towards the Foundation of an Ethical Personalism. The New Italian Translation by Roberta Guccinelli”, The Place of Values in a World of Norms, Phenomenology and Mind. The Online Journal of the Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person, 5, 2013, pp. 182-183.

“Against a Broad Definition of ‘Empathy’”, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, 6, 1, 2015, pp. 56–69.

“Neuroethics: The Relation Between Philosophical Reflection and Empirical Research”, Biblioteca della Libertà. Centro Einaudi (invited eds. Beatrice Magni, Roberta Sala), L, 213, 2015, pp. 63–77.

(with Francesca Forlè) “The Emotions: From the (Inter)Personal to the Normative Dimension”, Emotions, Normativity, and Social Life, Phenomenology and Mind, 11, 2016, pp. 10–17.

“Why Should I Be Moral? The Impact of Objectivism or Non-Objectivism on Our Commonsensical Understanding of Normative Reasons for Action”, Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XIX, 2, 2017, pp. 39–50.

Edouard Machery, Stephen Stich, David Rose, Mario Alai, Adriano Angelucci, Renatas Berniūnas, Emma E. Buchtel, Amita Chatterjee, Hyundeuk Cheon, In-Rae Cho, Daniel Cohnitz, Florian Cova, Vilius Dranseika, Ángeles Eraña Lagos, Laleh Ghadakpour, Maurice Grinberg, Ivar Hannikainen, Takaaki Hashimoto, Amir Horowitz, Evgeniya Hristova, Yasmina Jraissati, Veselina Kadreva, Kaori Karasawa, Hackjin Kim, Yeonjeong Kim, Minwoo Lee, Carlos Mauro, Masaharu Mizumoto, Sebastiano Moruzzi, Christopher Y. Olivola, Jorge Ornelas, Barbara Osimani, Carlos Romero, Alejandro Rosas Lopez, Massimo Sangoi, Andrea Sereni, Sarah Songhorian, Paulo Sousa, Noel Struchiner, Vera Tripodi, Naoki Usui, Alejandro Vázquez del Mercado, Giorgio Volpe, Hrag Abraham Vosgerichian, Xueyi Zhang, Jing Zhu, “The Gettier Intuition from South America to Asia”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 2017, pp. 1–25.

Rose, D., Machery, E., Stich, S., Alai, M., Angelucci, A., Berniūnas, R., Buchtel, E. E., Chatterjee, A., Cheon, H., Cho, I.-R., Cohnitz, D., Cova, F., Dranseika, V., Lagos, Á. E., Ghadakpour, L., Grinberg, M., Hannikainen, I., Hashimoto, T., Horowitz, A., Hristova, E., Jraissati, Y., Kadreva, V., Karasawa, K., Kim, H., Kim, Y., Lee, M., Mauro, C., Mizumoto, M., Moruzzi, S., Olivola, C. Y., Ornelas, J., Osimani, B., Romero, C., Rosas Lopez, A., Sangoi, M., Sereni, A., Songhorian, S., Sousa, P., Struchiner, N., Tripodi, V., Usui, N., Vázquez del Mercado, A., Volpe, G., Vosgerichian, H. A., Zhang, X. and Zhu, J., “Nothing at Stake in Knowledge”, Noûs, 2017, pp. 1–24.

Rose, D., Machery, E., Stich, S., Alai, M., Angelucci, A., Berniūnas, R., Buchtel, E. E., Chatterjee, A., Cheon, H., Cho, I.-R., Cohnitz, D., Cova, F., Dranseika, V., Lagos, Á. E., Ghadakpour, L., Grinberg, M., Hannikainen, I., Hashimoto, T., Horowitz, A., Hristova, E., Jraissati, Y., Kadreva, V., Karasawa, K., Kim, H., Kim, Y., Lee, M., Mauro, C., Mizumoto, M., Moruzzi, S., Olivola, C. Y., Ornelas, J., Osimani, B., Romero, C., Rosas, A., Sangoi, M., Sereni, A., Songhorian, S., Sousa, P., Struchiner, N., Tripodi, V., Usui, N., del Mercado, A. V., Volpe, G., Vosgerichian, H. A., Zhang, X. and Zhu, J., “Behavioral Circumscription and the Folk Psychology of Belief: A Study in Ethno-Mentalizing”, Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 6, 2017, pp. 193–203.

“Implicit Attitudes’ Challenge to Moral Responsibility”, Notizie di Politeia, XXXIV, 131, 2018, pp. 73–88.

“Altruismo parrocchiale, punizione antisociale e punizione altruistica: quale contributo possono dare gli studi empirici per la comprensione dell’etica?”, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, 9, 3, 2018, pp. 302–307.

“The Methods of Neuroethics: Is the Neuroscience of Ethics Really a New Challenge to Moral Philosophy?”, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, 10, 1, 2019, pp. 1-15.

“The Contribution of Empathy to Ethics”, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 27/2, 2019, pp. 244–264 DOI: 10.1080/09672559.2019.1619266.

“Trust, Implicit Attitudes, and the Malleability of Group Identities”, Teoria. Rivista di Filosofia, 39/1, 2019, pp. 137–155.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v39i1.61.

 “Che cosa conta come un (effettivo) potenziamento morale?”, Bioetica. Rivista interdisciplinare, XXVII/4, 2019, pp. 597–615.

Cova, F., Olivola, C., Machery, E., Stich, S., Rose, D., Alai, M., Angelucci, A.,Berniūnas, R., Buchtel, E., Chatterjee, A., Cheun, H., Cho, I.-R.; Cohnitz, D., Dranseika, V., Eraña Lagos, Á., Ghadakpour, L., Grinberg, M., Hannikainen, I., Hashimoto, T., Horowitz, A., Hristova, E., Jraissati, Y., Kadreva, V., Karasawa, K., Kim, H., Kim, Y., Lee, M., Mauro, C., Mizumoto, M., Moruzzi, S., Ornelass, J., Osimani, B., Romero, C., Rosas Lopez, A., Sangoi, M., Sereni, A., Songhorian, S., Sousa, P., Struchiner, N., Tripodi, V., Usui, N., Vázquez del Mercado, A., Volpe, G., Vosgerichian, H., Zhang, X., Zhu, J., “De Pulchritudine non est Disputandum? A Cross-Cultural Investigation of the Alleged Intersubjective Validity of Aesthetic Judgment”, Mind & Language, 34, 3, 2019, pp. 317–338. https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12210.

Hannikainen, I. R., Machery, E., Rose, D., Stich, S., Olivola, C. Y., Sousa, P., Cova, F., Buchtel, E. E., Alai, M., Angelucci, A., Berniūnas, R., Chatterjee, A., Cheon, H., Cho, I.-R.; Cohnitz, F., Dranseika, V., Eraña Lagos, Á., Ghadakpour, L., Grinberg, Hashimoto, T., Horowitz, Hristova, E., Jraissati, Y., Kadreva, V., Karasawa, K., Kim, H., Kim, Y., Lee, M., Mauro, C., Mizumoto, M., Moruzzi, S., Ornelass, J., Osimani, B., Romero, C., Rosas, A., Sangoi, M., Sereni, A., Songhorian, S., Struchiner, N., Tripodi, V., Usui, N., Vázquez del Mercado, A.,  Volpe, G., Vosgerichian, H. A., Zhang, X., Zhu, J., “For Whom Does Determinism Undermine Moral Responsibility? Surveying the Conditions for Free Will across Cultures”, Frontiers in Psychology, section Cognitive Science, 2019. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02428

“Il ruolo degli atteggiamenti impliciti in etica. Un’analisi del loro impatto sull’empatia, sulla simpatia e sulla fiducia”, Sistemi Intelligenti, 2020. DOI: 10.1422/96330.

(forthcoming) “Simpatia e punti di vista fermi e generali. David Hume contro il sentimentalismo ingenuo”, La società degli individui, 2021.

(forthcoming; with Virginia Sanchini, Davide Disalvatore, Paolo Spada, Pier Paolo Di Fiore) “Deliberation and Public Bioethics: A Test Case in Reproductive Genetics”, Phenomenology and Mind, 2020.

(forthcoming) Rose, D., Machery, E., Stich, S., Alai, M., Angelucci, A., Berniūnas, R., Buchtel, E., Chatterjee, A., Cheon, H., Cho, I.-R.; Cohnitz, D., Cova, F., Dranseika, V., Eraña Lagos, Á., Ghadakpour, L., Grinberg, M., Hannikainen, I., Hashimoto, T., Horowitz, A., Hristova, E., Jraissati, Y., Kadreva, V., Karasawa, K., Kim, H., Kim, Y., Lee, M., Mauro, C., Mizumoto, M., Moruzzi, S., Olivola, C., Ornelass, J., Osimani, B., Rosas Lopez, A., Romero, C., Sangoi, M., Sereni, A., Songhorian, S., Sousa, P., Struchiner, N., Tripodi, V., Usui, N., Vázquez del Mercado, A., Vosgerichian, H., Zhang, X., Zhu, J., “The Ship of Theseus Puzzle”, Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy

Book Chapters

“Empathy and Sympathy: from Description to Prescription”, Naturalism and Constructivism in Metaethics (editors: Sofia Bonicalzi, Leonardo Caffo, Mattia Sorgon), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2014, pp. 51-72.

“Empathy and Concern for Other”, New Advances in Causation, Agency and Moral Responsibility (editors: Fabio Bacchini, Stefano Caputo, Massimo Dell'Utri), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2014, pp. 194–213.

(with Francesca Forlè) “Emotional Perception as Perception of Values. A Phenomenological Analysis”, Capabilities, Values and Emotions: a cross-cultural perspective (editors: Koji Nakatogawa and Lydia de Tienda), Seminar of Philosophy, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University, 2015, pp. 49–64.

“Siamo moralmente responsabili dei nostri atteggiamenti impliciti?”, Etica e responsabilità (editor: Francesco Miano), Orthotes, Salerno-Napoli, 2018, pp. 241–250.

“Empatía e identidad moral”, Identidad y emoción a través de la interacción del sujeto (editor: Mercedes Rivero Obra), Editorial Delirio, Salamanca, 2019, pp. 83–98.

Translations

Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos, Di Francesco M. (ed.), Mente e Cosmo, Cortina, Milano, 2015.

Editorship

“Index” (with Francesca Forlè) of the volume Eidetica del diritto e ontologia sociale. Il realismo di Adolf Reinach. Eidetics of Law and Social Ontology. Adolf Reinach, the Realist (Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2012) edited by Francesca De Vecchi.

(ed. with Francesca Forlè) The Place of Values in a World of Norms, Phenomenology and Mind. The Online Journal of the Research Centre in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person, 5, 2013.

(ed. with Francesca Forlè) Emotions, Normativity, and Social Life, Phenomenology and Mind, 11, 2016.

Book Reviews

“A. Coplan, P. Goldie (eds.) - Empathy. Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives”, New perspectives for the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (eds. Domenica Bruni, Leonardo Caffo), Methode. Analytic Perspectives, vol. 2, n° 2, 2013, pp. 217-230.

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