PostDoc Researcher, 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).



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


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

  • 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-   )



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

Gardens of Consequence: A Philosophy of Urban Environmentalism – 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


“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 (in press)

“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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