Simona Chiodo (March 22, 1977) is Full Professor of Philosophy at the Politecnico di Milano (since January 8, 2018), where she teaches Aesthetics and Epistemology and coordinates the PhD course of Epistemology of Scientific and Technical Research.
She will be Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk of the University of Cambridge, UK (2019). She was Visiting Professor at the Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity of the University of Edinburgh, UK (2016), Academic Visitor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2018), at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2017), at TU Delft, Netherlands (2017) and at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China (2016), and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Pittsburgh, USA (2014). She spent research stays at the Department of Philosophy of Harvard University, USA (2004 and 2003).
Among her recent publications, the monographs “Come pensa un europeo. Epistemologia di un agire comune” (Carocci, 2018), “Che cos’è un ideale. Da Platone alla filosofia contemporanea” (Carocci, 2016), “La bellezza. Un’introduzione al suo passato e una proposta per il suo futuro” (Bruno Mondadori, 2015), “Apologia del dualismo. Un’indagine sul pensiero occidentale” (Carocci, 2013, reprinted in 2014), “Io non cerco, trovo. Un empirismo contemporaneo” (Bollati Boringhieri, 2011), “Estetica dell’architettura” (Carocci, 2011, which won the Premio Filosofico Castiglioncello, 2012, section A. Musu), the Italian edition of Archibald Alison’s “Essays on the nature and principles of taste” (Aesthetica, 2011) and several articles on international peer reviewed journals.
She is co-editor of the book “Italian Philosophy of Technology” (Springer, forthcoming).
She is deputy editor of the journal “Studi di estetica”.
She is a member of the IDEA League Ethics Working Group and of the Research Ethical Committee of the Politecnico di Milano.
She is in charge of Research at the DAStU Department of the Politecnico di Milano.