Research team

Mario De Caro

I’m a Professor of Moral Philosophy at Università Roma Tre and regularly a Visiting Professor at Tufts University, where I teach since 2000. Twice a Visiting Scholar at MIT, a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard University, and a former President of the Italian Association of Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), currently I’m vice president of the Consulta Nazionale di Filosofia, Hilary Putnam’s literary executor and Associate editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association and of Ancient Philosophy Today. I’ve given lectures in more than one hundred academic institutions in eighteen countries and published five books in Italian, more than twenty collections in English and Italian, and more than one hundred scientific articles in six languages. My last book in Italian is Realtà (Bollati Boringhieri, 2020), while Liberal Naturalism (with David Macarthur) is forthcoming for Harvard UP. My research interests include ethics, metaphilosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, history of early modern philosophy, and philosophy of film.

Sofia Bonicalzi

I am an Assistant Professor in Moral Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Art, Roma Tre University. I am also affiliated with the Cognition, Value and Behavior research group at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and currently I am a fellow of the Institut d'études avancées de Paris. I work on moral philosophy, philosophy of mind/action, philosophy of cognitive neuroscience, and moral psychology from an interdisciplinary perspective. My current research focuses on the philosophy and neuroscience of volition, action and responsibility. For more information, please check my personal web page.

Chiara Palazzolo

I am a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at Roma Tre University, under the supervision of Mario De Caro. My research project focuses on musical ontology and the ethics of musical performance related to Opera and Western instrumental classical music. I studied as a soprano at the Conservatory of Parma, where I graduated in Opera singing, and at the University of Parma, where I graduated in Philosophy. My research investigates the ethical responsibility of musical interpreters and the ontological assumptions that lay at the basis of that responsibility. My areas of interest include ethics, metaphysics, and aesthetics. Since 2018, I have been a teaching assistant in moral philosophy at Roma Tre University.