Lorenzo Magnani teaches
Logic and Epistemology in the Department of Philosophy at the University of
Pavia, Italy, where he directs the Computational Philosophy Laboratory.
He is visiting professor at the
Canton (Guangzhou), China.
He recently was Weissman Distinguished Visiting Professor at The New York City
University (Baruch College, NYC) (2003), and Visiting Professor at Georgia
Institute of Technology, Atlanta (1999-2003).
His primary research interests are in the area of philosophy of science, logic,
and artificial intelligence.
Currently he is studying the processes of conceptual innovation and change in
His historical research centered on 19th and 20th century geometry and
philosophy of geometry.
Visiting researcher at the Universities of Pittsburgh (CMU, 1992), Montreal
(McGill, 1992, 1993), Waterloo (Philosophy Department, 1993) and Atlanta
(Georgia Tech, 1995, 1998, 1999), Visiting Professor of Philosophy of Science
and Theories of Ethics at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (1999-), and
Weissman Distinguished Visiting Professor at Baruch College, The City University
of New York, NTYC (2003).
He has directed and directs many international academic programs in
collaboration with USA and China.
Author of several
books and articles:
Abduction, Reason, and Science. Processes of Discovery and Explanation
(Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2001)
(Chinese edition: Guangdong People’s Publishing House, Guangzhou,
Philosophy and Geometry. Theoretical and Historical Issues
(Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2001),
He has also recently completed the book Morality in a Technological World
(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007), which develops a philosophical
and cognitive theory of the relationships between ethics and technology in a
Recent chair of the International Conferences MBR in Pavia and Canton in 1998,
2001, 2004, and 2006 he edited the various related books and proceedings.