PostDoc Researcher, New Directions in Plant Ethics – Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna.

Research and Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, LUISS Courses taught at LUISS: Population, Environment, and Sustainability (PPE); Global Justice (IR); Global Sustainability (ERS).



Ma University College Utrecht 2001 – MSc London School of Economics 2003 – PhD LUISS 2010


2010-present:               LUISS “Guido Carli” University, Rome (Italy)

  • Global Sustainability (2017-    )
  • Environment, Population, and Sustainability  (2011-     )
  • Global Justice (2011-     )
  • Theories of Globalization (2011-2013)
  • Climate Change: Ethics and Politics (PhD) – (2012-2013)
  • Environmental Justice (PhD) – (2014-     )

2012-present:                                 CEA Rome Center (Italy)

  • Environment, Human Culture, and Sustainability (2014-    )
  • Business Ethics & Management in a Global Context (2012-    )
  • Urban Landscapes, Sustainable Economies, and Innovation (2016-     )
  • Pain and Pleasure in Ancient Rome (2015-   )



Plant Ethics: Principles, Norms, and Applications, eds. A. Kallhoff, M. Di Paola, M. Schorgenhumer – London: Routledge, forthcoming 2018

The Global Environment: Ethical and Political Issues – London: Routledge, forthcoming 2018

Gardens of the Anthropocene: Ethics and Politics of the Built Environment – Dordrecht: Springer, forthcoming 2017

Filosofia Politica ed Etica nell’Antropocene (with G. Pellegrino) – Roma: Derive e Approdi, forthcoming 2017

Cambiamento climatico: una piccola introduzione – Rome: LUISS University Press, 2015

Climate Change and Human Rights – eds. M. Di Paola and D. Kamal – Global Policy e-book Series, 2015   –

Canned Heat: Ethics and Politics of Global Climate Change – eds. M. Di Paola and G. Pellegrino – Delhi: Routledge Publishing, 2014

Giardini Globali: una filosofia dell’ambientalismo urbano – Rome: LUISS University Press, 2012

Edited Journal Issues

“Why Global Cooperation Is Failing When We Need It Most: Symposium on David Held’s Gridlock” – eds. M. Di Paola and P. Maffettone, Philosophy and Public Issues, forthcoming 2016.

“Globalizing Justice: A Multidimensional Approach” – eds. M. Di Paola and V. Gentile, Global Policy, 2013-2014 (4 issues).

“A Changing Moral Climate: Symposium on Stephen Gardiner’s A Perfect Moral Storm” – eds. M. Di Paola and G. Pellegrino, Philosophy and Public Issues 3 (1), 2013


“Virtue”, Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, forthcoming 2017

“Political Theory for the Anthropocene”, with Dale W. Jamieson, in Global Political Theory, eds. David J. Held and Pietro Maffettone – Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016: 254-280

“Cosmopolitanism in a Gridlocked World” with P. Maffettone, Philosophy and Public Issues, vol. 6 no. 3, 2016: 3-14

“When Ethics and Aesthetics are One and the Same: A Wittgensteinian Perspective on Natural Value”, Journal for the Study of Nature, Religion, and Culture 1 (9), 2015: 19-41

“Virtues for the Anthropocene”, Environmental Values 24 (2), 2015: 183-207

“Klimawandel und globale Gerechtigkeit: Neues Problem, altes Paradigma?”, with Dale W. Jamieson, in Klimagerechtigkeit und Klimaethik, ed. Angela Kallhoff – Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015: 23-27

“Climate Governance as Human Rights Protection”, with D. Kamal, in Climate Change and Human Rights – Global Policy e-book Series, 2015

“Climate Change and Global Justice: New Problem, Old Paradigm?”, with Dale W. Jamieson,  Global Policy 5 (1), 2014: 105-111

“Climate Change: Who Does What, Why, and How”, in Canned Heat: Ethics and Politics of Global Climate Change, eds. M. Di Paola and G. Pellegrino – Delhi: Routledge Publishing, 2014: 144-159

“Causes and Blame: A Pragmatic Analysis”, with D. Santoro, in New Advances in Causation, Agency, and Moral Responsibility, eds. F. Baccini, M. Dell’Utri, S. Caputo – Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014: 106-120

“Climate Change and Moral Corruption” Philosophy and Public Issues 3 (1), 2013: 55-67

“Environmental Stewardship, Moral Psychology, and Gardens”, Environmental Values 22 (4), 2013: 503-521

“The Dark Side of Sustainability: Avoiding and Shortening Lives in the Anthropocene”, with M. Garasic – Revue of Sustainability Studies 2, 2013: 59-81

“L’etica all’epoca dell’uomo”, with S. Maffettone, in Antropocene: modifiche naturali e antropiche del fragile equilibrio della Terra. Atti dei Convegni Lincei 278, Roma: Scienze e Lettere Editore, 2013: 105-124

“Sospensione riproduttiva temporanea: etica delle popolazioni e cambiamento climatico”, with G. Pellegrino, Iride XXV (65), 2012/1: 57-76.

Le virtù ambientali e il paradigma del giardino”, La società degli individui, XIII (39), 2010/3: 61-76

“The Scapegoat Theory of Causality”, Reduction and Elimination in Philosophy and the Sciences, eds. A. Hieke and H. Leitgeb – Proceedings of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, XVI, 2008 – available at


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