CV

EDUCATION

2012: PhD in Philosophy, with honors, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)/ Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée of École Polytechnique (CREA), Paris, France  – Dissertation Title: « Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism : Reflections on Hayek’s Epistemology of Action »/ – PhD Advisor : Jean Petitot (EHESS/École Polytechnique) – Co-Advisor: Enzo Di Nuoscio (Università del Molise/Luiss University, Italy).

2005 : DEA (Master in Advanced Studies) in Phylosophy, with honors, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France – Dissertation Title:   “The Theory of Self-Organization in Hayek’s Thought”/ Advisor : Jean Petitot (EHESS/ École Polytechnique)

2001 : Laurea vecchio ordinamento (Master’s degree) in Political Philosohy, First Class Honours, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali – Guido Carli (LUISS), Rome, Italy/ Advisor: Dario Antiseri (LUISS)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Epistemology, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Economics and History of Sociology.

ACADEMIC TITLES

2016: Associate Professor (Nankai University, China – One Hundred Young Academic Leaders Program of Nankai University)

2015-2016: Associate Professor (Southeast University, China).

2013: Qualification aux fonctions de Maître de Conférences (This allows me to apply for a position of Associate Professor in France) – fields: Philosophy (17) and Epistemology and History of Science (72).

TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016-Present: Associate Professor, Nankai University, China – One Hundred Young Academic Leaders Program of Nankai University (Philosophy of Social Science)

2015-2016:  Associate Professor, Southeast University, China (Philosophy of Social Science).

-2014-2015: Temporary Lecturer at ESCP Europe Paris, France (Philosophy of Social Science).

-2014-2015: Adjunct Professor (Philosophy of Social Science), LUISS University, Rome, Italy

-2014 (March/December – 9 months): Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Groupe d’études des méthodes de l’analyse sociologique de la Sorbonne (GEMASS)  – Sorbonne Paris 4 University, Paris, France (Fernand Braudel incoming Fellowship)/Visiting Scholar at La Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), Paris, France.

2012-1014: Adjunct Professor (Philosophy of Social Science), LUISS University, Rome, Italy.

2013 (Juanuary/July – 7 months): Postdocoral Research Fellow, Duke University (Center for the History of Political Economy), USA (post-doc supervisor: Bruce Caldwell).

2009-2012 : Researcher with grant (Philosophy of Social Science),  LUISS University, Rome, Italy

2007-2010 : Teaching Assistant (Philosophy of Social Science), LUISS University, Rome, Italy.

2006-2007: Organization of the seminar : « Aperçus sur quelques problèmes d’épistémologie de l’histoire » (The Methodology of History), CREA of École Polytechnique, Paris, France.

2006-2007: Co-organization of the seminar “La logique de l’action” (The Logic of Action) with Marian Eabrasu (Paris 8 University) and Nikolay Gertchev (European Commission, Brussels, Belgium), Panthéon-Assas Paris II University, Paris, France.

– 2005-2006: Co-organization of the seminar « Sociologie, systèmes complexes et évolution culturelle » with David Chavalarias (CREA, École Polytechnique), CREA of École Polytechnique, Paris, France.

2003-2008: adjunct instructor (Philosophy of Social Science), Università degli Studi del Molise, Campobasso, Italy.

OTHER SCHOLARLY APPOINTMENTS

-2017: Visiting Professor, CAMS, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France (Juanury 29-February 2).

-2017: Visiting Professor, Human Sciences Department, University of Molise, Italy (Juanuary 20-28 and February 3-8).

-2016-2017: Member of the Scientific Committee for the 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS), Kracow University of Economics, Krakow (Poland), September 20-22, 2017.

– 2016: Member of the International Program Committee for the Economics in the Era of Natural Computationalism and Big Data Conference. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata” by John von Neumann, Duke University (USA), November 11- 13, 2016.

2013: Member of the History of Economics Society (HES)

20o7-2011: Member of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS)

2011-Present : Referee for the journals Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Sage), History of Political Economy (Duke University Press), Journal of the History of Economic Thought (Cambridge University Press), Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology (Emerald), Revue de Philosophie économique (Vrin), The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics (Mises Institute, Auburn, AL.), Journal of Market and Morality (Acton Institute)

– 2016-Present: Book reviewer for Routledge

– 2010: Member of the Research Center “Osservatorio sul Buon governo Luigi Einaudi” Associazione Polis , Piemonte Orientale University, Italy.

2007-2010: Member of the Methodology of Social Sciences Centre (CMSS), LUISS University, Rome, Italy – Director: Dario Antiseri.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

-2017 September: Organizer of the International Workshop “Nanakai Univeristy Workshop on the Philosophy of Economics and the Social Sciences”, Nankai University, Tianjin (China).

2011 September : Archival Research at Hayek Archive, Hoover Institution, Stanford University – San Francisco, USA – (financed by the Crea-École Polytechnique and Stanford University) – invited by Professor Robert Leeson (Stanford University).

2009 July-August: Summer fellow, Mises Institute, Auburn, Al., USA, (Margaret Rowley fellowship).

2009 July : Organizer of the International Colloquium Actualité de l’individualisme méthodologique (The Contemporary Relevance of Methodological Individualism), Sorbonne University Paris I, Paris (France)

2008 May-August: Summer fellow, Mises Institute, Auburn, Al., USA, (Margaret Rowley fellowship).

2007 July-August: Summer fellow, Mises Institute, Auburn, Al., USA, (Margaret Rowley fellowship).

– 2007 June: Organizer of the international workshop “Evolution culturelle” (Cultural Evolution), CREA, École Polytechnique, Paris, France.

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

2017- Studies in Classical Liberalism Book series, Palgrave-Mcmillan, UK.

2013Cosmos + Taxis. Studies in Emergent Order and Organizations (on-line peer-reviewed journal published by Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia, Canada).

LANGUAGES

English, French, Italian

RESEARCH GRANTS

2016:  One Hundred Young Academic Leaders Program of Nankai University Intial Research Found: 300.000 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (45.000 US dollars)

AWARDS

-2017 Tianjin Thousand Talents Program (73.000 US dollars)

-2014 FMSH-Fernand Braudel  Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

-2013 Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Program (to attend the Vancouver meetings of the History of Economics Society June 20-22, 2013).

-2013 Hope Center-Duke University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

-2009 Luiss University 4 years Research Fellowship (2009-2012).

2009: “Humane Studies Fellow” IHS – George Mason University, Washington DC (USA)

– 2008: “Humane Studies Fellow” IHS – George Mason University, Washington DC (USA)

– 2007: “Humane Studies Fellow”, IHS – George Mason University, Washington DC (USA)

– 2006: Franco-Italian University Fellowship, Franco-Italian University (UFI) of Grenoble, France.

– 2003: Fondazione Einaudi Fellowship, Rome, Fondazione Einaudi.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

-2017 (May) “World 3 and Methodological Individualism in Popper’s Thought”, Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy (TFAP) University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

-2017 (January), “Methodological Individualism and Social Complexity”, Inequality and Catastrophe: Justice and Reciprocity International Conference, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan).

-2016 (November), “Hayek as a Methodological Individualist”, Economics in the Era of Natural Computationalism and Big Data Conference. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata” by John von Neumann, Duke University (USA), November 11- 13, 2016.

-2016 (June), “Karl Popper on Knowledge and Human Fallibility”, Philosophy Department Lectures, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

-2016 (April), “Hayek as a Methodological Individualist” and “Sensory Order and Methodological Individualism”, Herbert Simon Lectures, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan (two invited lectures).

-2016 (January), Discussant at “The Skill of Feeling With the World Workshop”, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

-2015 (May), “The Two Reductionist Interpretations of Methodological Individualism”, Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

-2015 (February), “World 3 and Methodological Individualism in Popper’s Thought”, The Written Word Symposium, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria.

-2014 (October), “L’équivoque réductionniste: individualisme méthodologique et systèmes sociaux”, CEPERC – Aix-en-Provence, France.

-2013 (June) “Is Methodological Individualism a Reductionist Approach?”, History of Economic Society (HES) Annual Conference, University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

-2013 (April) “Is Methodological Individualism a Reductionist Approach?”, NYU’s Colloquium on Market Institutions and Economic Processes, New York University, New York (USA).

– 2013 (April) “Why Methodological Individualism is not a Reductionist Theory”, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, George Mason University, Washington,USA.

– 2013 (March) “Is Methodological Individualism a Reductionist Theory?” CHOPE Seminar, Duke University, USA.

– 2012 (January) Hayek and Merleau-Ponty on Mind and Action, “Norms, Values and Normative Argumentation” workdhop, EHESS, Paris (France).

– 2011 (Novemeber) “Hume’s law and its Relevance for Social Sciences”, workshop “Aesthetics of Liberty”, Scuola di alta formazione in Antropologia della Libertà, Piemonte Orientale University, Dogliani, Italy.

– 2010 (December) “Merleau-Ponty’s Neuro-Phenomenology”, Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Silfs) 2010 International Conference, Bergamo, Italy.

– 2010 (May) “Reconciling Mises and Popper”, Seminario dell’Istituto Bruno Leoni, Istituto Bruno Leoni (IBL) Milan, Italy.

– 2009 (November) “Mind, Market and Open Society in Hayek’s Thought”, L’ideale del Buon governo Colloquium, Osservatorio sul buon governo, Piemonte Orientale University, Dogliani, Italy.

– 2009 (November) “Enactive Paradigm and Social Sciences”, Bodily Self and Its World seminar, CREA-Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

– 2009 (June) « Hayek’s The Sensory Order and Gadamer’s Hermeneutics » Actualité de l’individualisme méthodologique Colloquium, Sorbonne Paris I, Paris, France.

– 2009 (May) “Mises and Popper on Epistemology”, IMT seminars, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy.

– 2009 (April) « Hayek and Boudon on Action », séminaire interne CREA-Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

– 2009 (March) “Sensory Order and Methodological Individualism” NYU’s Colloquium on Market Institutions and Economic Processes, New York University, New York (USA).

– 2009 (March) “Boudon and his Criticism of Hayek’s Theory of Beliefs”, Austrian Scholars Conference (ASC) 2009 International Conference, Mises Institute, Auburn, Al., (USA).

– 2008 (November) “Hayek’s Epistemology of Action” Austrian Research Seminar, IRGEI, Pamthéon-Assas University Paris II, France.

– 2008 (July) “Hayek’s Theory of the Sensory Order and its Epistemological Consequences” Summer Fellows Final Research Speech, Mises Institute, Auburn, AL. (USA)

– 2008 (April) “Apriorism and Fallibilism: Mises and Popper on the Explanation of Action and Social Phenomena” Austrian Research Seminar, IRGEI, Panthéon-Assas University Paris II, France.

– 2008 (March) “Reconciling Mises and Popper”, Austrian Scholars Conference 2008 (ASC) International Conference, Mises Institute, Auburn, AL., (USA).

– 2007 (October) “Self-Organization of the Mind and Methodological Individualism in Hayek’s Thought”, Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS) 2007 International Conference, Milan, Italy.

– 2007 (June) “L’indéterminisme de l’action dans la théorie de l’évolution culturelle de Hayek Workshop” Evolution culturelle, CREA, École Polytechnique, Paris, France.

– 2007 (May) “The Theory of Self-organization in Hayek’s Thought”, Institute for Humane Studies 6th Annual Humane Studies Fellows Research Colloquium, IHS-George Mason University, Washington D.C. (USA).

– 2006 (May) “Popper et l’explication causale en histoire ”, Séminaire “Histoire et méthode générale”, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France.