Upcoming talks

March 3rd 2016 – Social robots, healthcare and respect for persons
Seminar presentation, University of Copenhagen


Past talks


Jan 7, 2016 – Artificial agents and artificial virtue: the ethics of self-driving cars
Conference presentation, Human Enhancement and the Law: Regulating for the future, St Anne’s College, Oxford

Dec 11, 2015 – Varieties of Action and Responsibility: Lesson from Ken Parks’ Somnambulism
Conference presentation (with Ezio Di Nucci), Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) Annual conference, VU Amsterdam.

Nov 23, 2015 – Task Delegation to Robots and Legal Responsibility
5th NeuroLaw Network Workshop “The Regulation of Human Enhancement Technologies”
Tilburg University, Netherlands

May 12, 2015 – Endre Begby’s Can Moral Responsibility Exceed Epistemic Responsibility?
Comments on paper, Workshop: Responsibility – The Epistemic Dimension II, VU Amsterdam

April 17, 2015 – Moral Responsibility and Engineering Autonomous Weapon Systems
Written statement (with J. van den Hoven and Philip Robichaud), United Nations meeting on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva

Dec 8-9, 2014 – Military enhancement and personal responsibility
Wokshop presentation, Military Enhancement Workshop, Oxford Martin School

Nov 8-9, 2014 – Should we be afraid of robots? Lessons from the theory of action and responsibility
Conference presentation, OZSW conference, Nijmegen (NL)

August 20-23, 2014 – Robots and Responsibility
Panel session with Vincent Mueller, Mark Coeckelbergh, Ezio Di Nucci at the Robo-Philosophy conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

August 13-15, 2014 – The nature of activities approach to cognitive enhancement
Conference presentation, Cognitive Enhancement conference, TU Delft

June 27-29, 2014 – The moral obligation to cognitively enhance (with P. Robichaud and I. Goold)
Panel session at the Annual Conference Society for Applied Philosophy, Oxford (UK)

June 18, 2014 – La teoria istituzionalistica della capacità e le nuove sfide della responsabilità
Seminar presentation, Department “Cesare Beccaria”, University of Milan (Italy)

May 21-22, 2014 – Moral and legal issues in cognitive enhancement (with P. Robichaud)
Conference Responsible Innovation 2014, Den Haag (NL)

May 8, 2014 – Can there be an obligation to use care robots? (with A. Van Wynsberghe and P. Robichaud)
3TU research day, Utrecht (NL)

Apr 28 2014 —  Action, responsibility, culpability: lessons from Parks somnambulism

Seminari di filosofia del linguaggio e della mente –Università di Milano


February 21, 2014 – The ideal of direct control and the fear of automation in roboethics (with Ezio Di Nucci)

Workshop: Roboethics in Film, Center for Ethics at the LMU Munich (Germany)


January 29, 2014 – Per colpa di chi

Book presentation, Circolo dei Lettori, Turin (Italy)


November 15, 2013 – Beyond cheating, responsibility-shifting, and authenticity: Why enhanced agents deserve less praise

Conference: annual Conference Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Oct 10, 2013 – Per colpa di chi: mente, responsabilità e diritto

Book symposium: with Mario Ricciardi (Universita di Milano), Mario De Caro (Università Roma Tre) e Daniele Santoro (Luiss “Guido Carli”), Luiss “Guido Carli”, Roma, Italy


July 17, 2013 – Blameworthiness, Fitness to Plead, and the Diachronic Nature of Responsibility

Conference: International Academy of Law and Mental Health congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 12, 2013 – Per colpa di chi: mente, responsabilita’ e diritto

Book presentation (with Andrea Lavazza e Chantal Meloni): Dipartimento “Cesare Beccaria”, Università di Milano


Mar 7, 2013 – Enhancing Responsibility: philosophical concerns and real life cases (with N. Vincent)

Conference: Neurointervention and the Law, Hamburg Universität (Germany)


Feb 27, 2013 –  Enhancing responsibility: the effects of cognitive enhancement on moral and legal responsibility (with N. Vincent, N.Faulmüller and H. Maslen)

Conference: Neuroenhancement and Ethics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)


Jan 11, 2013 – The legal puzzle of automatic action

Automatic Action Workshop, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Germany)


Dec 14, 2012 – Enhancing responsibility: the effects of cognitive enhancement on moral and legal responsibility

Conference: Responsible Innovation Conference, Den Haag (NL)


Nov 3, 2012 – Persons, Roles, and Excuse: Why the behavioural, cognitive and neurosciences cannot tell us who we are

Conference: Fourth Annual Dutch Conference in Practical Philosophy, TU Eindhoven (NL)


Oct 21, 2012 – Persons, Roles, and Excuse: Why the behavioural, cognitive and neurosciences cannot tell us who we are

Workshop: Narrativity: Interpretation, Embodiement and Responsibility, ISVW Leusden (NL)


Oct 10, 2012 – Comments on ‘Mental Disorder and Sexual Consent: Williams and After’  by John Stanton-Ife

Workshop: Responsibility and the Criminal Law, University of Milan (Italy)


Sep 15, 2012 – Persons, Roles, and Excuse: Why the behavioural, cognitive and neurosciences cannot tell us who we are

Conference: XX Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, University of Sassari (Italy)


May 22, 2012 – Capacity & Character: towards a conceptual analysis

Workshop: Second CAPACITY-CHARACTER workshop, TU Delft (NL)


April 5-7, 2011 – Austin, illusions, and insanity defence (with Alessandro Dell’Anna)

Conference: John L. Austin centenary conference, Lancaster University (UK)


March 1st, 2011 – Due concetti di liberta di I. Berlin (lecture)

Master Scuola di Liberalismo, organized by the “Centro di documentazione e ricerca ‘Luigi Einaudi’”, Turin (Italy)


October 18-19, 2010 – Blameworthiness, accountability, and the excuses, Conference: Moral Responsibility: Analytic Approaches, Substantive Accounts and Case Studies, KANTL, Ghent (Belgium).


October 15-16, 2010 – Comments on  G. Bjornsson’s The Illusion of undermined responsibility

Workshop: Strawsonian and Consequentialist views on personal responsibility, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (NL).


April 21, 2010 – Processo allo psicopatico: riflessioni su capacità, ragione e responsabilità

Seminario di Filosofia Pratica, Collegio Giasone del Maino, Pavia (Italy)


November 3, 2009 – Si può essere incapaci di volere?

Seminario SIFA di filosofia analitica e diritto, Università di Milano (Italy)


September 26, 2008 – Si può essere incapaci di volere?

Conferenza nazionale SIFA, Università di Bergamo (Italy)