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Philosophy "Piero Martinetti"

The Department of Philosophy promotes and coordinates research activities concerning critical, methodological and foundational issues. It operates in several areas and aims at keeping alive the theoretical debate between researchers engaged in philosophical investigation and those working in the sciences.

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Online Research Seminars organized by the Department

Some cycles of Research Seminars, suspended for the Covid-19 emergency, are continuing as a series of online Webinars using the Microsoft Teams platform or have been published as a video on the Open Philosophy project.


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The Department "Piero Martinetti" welcomes Francesca Minerva

Francesca graduated in Philosophy from the University of Pisa and has a Doctorate in Bioethics from the University of Bologna. She had post-doc experiences at the Universities of Melbourne and Ghent, as well as having carried out research at the University of Warwick. Her area of ​​specialization is Applied Ethics, in particular Bioethics. She has written on the Ethics of cryopreservation (The Ethics of cryonics: is it immoral to be immortal ?, Palgrave 2018) and is currently writing a book on the Ethics of plastic surgery. She has mainly worked on issues such as human enhancement, discrimination based on physical appearance, abortion, conscientious objection in the medical field, and academic freedom. In her spare time she enjoys walking with her beloved little dog, Idea, listening to audio books and testing unlikely low-calorie recipes.

Excellence Department Award

The Department of Philosophy "Pietro Martinetti" has been awarded an Excellence Grant by the Ministry of Education, Research and University for the period 2018-2022.

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