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Allesssandro Pagnini
University of Florence
Fall 1981

24 August 2001
Alessandro Pagnini (Pistoia, 1949) is Associate Professor of Storia della filosofia contemporanea (History of Contemprary Philosophy) at the Department of Philosophy - University of Florence. Since 1985 he is Director of the Florence Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, since 2006 is promoting partner and Vice-President of the Società Italiana per lo Studio dei rapporti tra Scienza e Letteratura (Italian Society for the Study of the relationships between Science and Literature), since 2009 is promoting partner of the Società Italiana di Storia, Filosofia e Studi Sociali della Biologia e della Medicina (Italian Society of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies in Biology and Medicine). From 2001 to 2009 he has been member of The Tuscan Committee of Bioethics. He is Associate Editor of the Italian philosophical journal Iride and of the European journal of philosophy and public debate Iris, and also Editor of the international journal Medicina & storia. He is contributor to the economical newspaper Il sole24ore. He is Fellow of the Pittsburgh Center since 1982.
His main interests are in philosophy of psychoanalysis and psychiatry, philosophy of medicine and biology, epistemology of the Humanities, philosophy of mind, problems of epistemological realism, history of contemporary Italian philosophy. Among his publications,  Realismo/antirealismo (Firenze 1995) and Teoria della conoscenza (Milano 1997). He recently edited Filosofia della medicina (Roma, 2010).

Prof. Alessandro Pagnini
Via dei Macci 19
50122 Firenze
tel. 0552476468
email: pagnini@philos.unifi.it

July 2007

Prof. of History of Contemporary Philosophy ( Univ. of Florence)

Director of the Florence Center for the History and Philosophy of Science

Vice-President of the Italian Society for the Study of the Realationship between Science and Literature

Assistant editor of the philosophical journal "Iride" (il Mulino publ.) and of its English version "Iris" (Firenze Univ. Press).

Editor of the International journal for the history of medicine and health care "Medicina & storia".

Recent publications:

- “Filosofia della psicoanalisi”, in N. Vassallo (a cura di), Filosofie delle scienze, Torino, Einaudi, 2003.

- “Le “due culture” dopo Retorica e logica”, in A. Peruzzi (a cura di), Giulio Preti. Filosofo europeo, Firenze, Olschki, 2004.

- “Timpanaro su psicoanalisi e scienza”, in E. Ghidetti & A. Pagnini (a cura di), Sebastiano Timpanaro e la cultura europea del secondo Novecento, Roma, Storia e letteratura, 2005.

- Ride solo la donna di Tracia? I filosofi e l’umorismo, Pistoia, Edizioni Brigata del Leoncino, 2005.

- “Con Freud e contro Freud, per amor del vero”, Introduzione a S. Timpanaro, La ‘Fobia romana’ e altri scritti su Freud e Meringer”, Pisa, ETS, 2006.

- “Sebastiano Timpanaro jr: filologia, materialismo e forma mentis freudiana”, Messina, Centro Interdisciplinare di Studi Umanistici, 2007.

- “Sebastiano Timpanaro, la filologia, la medicina, la psicoanalisi: per una epistemologia delle ‘scienze inesatte’”, in N. Ordine (a cura di), La lezione di un maestro. Omaggio a Sebastiano Timpanaro, Napoli, Liguori, 2007.

- “Philology, Materialism, and Psychoanalysis: Sebastiano Timpanaro and Carlo Ginzburg on Freud”, in P.Barrotta & L.Lepschy (eds.), Freud and Italian Culture, London, Peter Lang Pbubl., 2007.

A:Pagnini & M.Toraldo di Francia (a cura di), L’identità personale tra filosofia, diritto e scienza, L’arco di Giano, 38, 2003.

A.Pagnini & E.Ghidetti (a cura di), Sebastiano Timpanaro e la cultura europea del secondo Novecento, Roma, Storia e letteratura 2005.

A.Pagnini & G.Corbellini (a cura di), Evoluzionismo e humanities, L’arco di Giano, 43, 2005.

August 2010
Alessandro Pagnini (Pistoia, 1949) is Associate Professor of Storia della filosofia contemporanea (History of Contemprary Philosophy) at the Department of Philosophy - University of Florence. Since 1985 he is Director of the Florence Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, since 2006 is promoting partner and Vice-President of the Società Italiana per lo Studio dei rapporti tra Scienza e Letteratura (Italian Society for the Study of the relationships between Science and Literature), since 2009 is promoting partner of the Società Italiana di Storia, Filosofia e Studi Sociali della Biologia e della Medicina (Italian Society of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies in Biology and Medicine). From 2001 to 2009 he has been member of The Tuscan Committee of Bioethics. He is Associate Editor of the Italian philosophical journal Iride and of the European journal of philosophy and public debate Iris, and also Editor of the international journal Medicina & storia. He is contributor to the economical newspaper Il sole24ore. He is Fellow of the Pittsburgh Center since 1982.

His main interests are in philosophy of psychoanalysis and psychiatry, philosophy of medicine and biology, epistemology of the Humanities, philosophy of mind, problems of epistemological realism, history of contemporary Italian philosophy. Among his publications,  Realismo/antirealismo (Firenze 1995) and Teoria della conoscenza (Milano 1997). He recently edited Filosofia della medicina (Roma, 2010).

Prof. Alessandro Pagnini
Via dei Macci 19
50122 Firenze
tel. 0552476468
email: pagnini@philos.unifi.it

 

 

 
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