Since May 2019, I have been a Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Duisburg-Essen and a member of the Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics Research Group, led by Neil Roughley. Before coming to Essen, I have been Visiting Fellow at the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) and Visiting Student at the Columbia University. I received my PhD in Philosophy and History of Philosophy from the Sapienza University of Rome.
I work at the intersection of ethics, epistemology and philosophy of biology. I am interested in the topic of ethical naturalism and my research focuses on the contribution of empirical work – especially evolutionary biology – to the realism/antirealism debate in metaethics. In particular, my current project aims at investigating the so-called debunking strategies in metaethics, i.e. skeptical arguments from evolutionism and moral disagreement. I also have interest in feminist epistemology, particularly in the relation between science and values.
(forthcoming) “Ethics and Evolutionism” (In Italian: “Etica ed evoluzionsmo”), Carocci, Roma.
(2019) “Objectivity, Evolutionism, and the Moral Niche”, Paradigmi. Rivista di critica filosofica, XXXVII, 3, pp. 577–591.
(2018) “Evolutionary Metaethics and Objectivity” (in Italian: “Metaetica evoluzionistica e oggettività”), Rivista di filosofia, CIX, 1, pp. 49–76.
(2017) “Darwinism in Metaethics: What If the Universal Acid Cannot Be Contained?” (with F. Sterpetti), History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-017‑0154-1.
(2016) “Evolutionary Debunking Arguments and the Moral Niche”, Philosophia, 44, 3, pp. 865–875.
(2018) “On the Contingency of What Matters: Predictability and Evolutionary Ethics”, in: D. Ceccarelli, G. Frezza (eds.), The Culture of Predictability and the Nature of the Unpredictable. Life, Evolution, Behaviour, CNR Edizioni, Roma, pp. 241–254.