Curriculum Vitae

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CURRICULUM VITAE 

 

Name:

Andrea Zhok

Nationality:

Italian

Date and Place of Birth:

12 April 1967 – Trieste (Italy)

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UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

 

1998-2000

• Master of Philosophy (MPhil, two-year research degree): At the Philosophy Department of the University of Essex. Supervision by prof. Tom Sorell. Degree obtained the 4th July 2000 by defending a research thesis with the title: Value and Action.

1994-1997

• Doctorate (PhD) (Dottorato di Ricerca). At the Philosophy Department of the University of Milan. Supervision by prof. Carlo Sini. Degree obtained the 22nd June 1998 by defending a research thesis with the title: Ludwig Wittgenstein: l’etica del metodo (Ludwig Wittgenstein: the Ethics of Method)

1986-1991

• Master (Laurea) in Metaphysics (Filosofia teoretica). Degree conferred the 26th November 1991 and attributed full marks (110 out of 110 cum laude). Supervision by prof. Carlo Sini. Graduation thesis on: Intersoggettività e fondamento in Max Scheler: analisi e sviluppi (‘Intersubjectivity and Foundation in Max Scheler: analysis and developments’).

 

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PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

 

• Rappresentazione e realtà. Psicologia fenomenologica dell'immaginario e degli atti rappresentativi [Representation and Reality. Phenomenological Psychology of Imagery and Representational Acts], p. 1-332, Mimesis, Milan, 2014, ISBN: 978-88-5752-631-7

• La realtà e i suoi sensi. La costituzione fenomenologica della percezione e l'orizzonte del naturalismo [Reality and its senses. The phenomenological constitution of percepts and the horizon of naturalism] p. 1-288, ETS: Pisa, 2012, ISBN: 978-884673344-3

• Emergentismo: le proprietà emergenti della materia e lo spazio ontologico della coscienza nella riflessione contemporanea [The emergent properties of matter and the ontological stand of consciousness in contemporary debate] ETS, Pisa, 2011, ISBN: 978-884673117-3

• Introduzione alla storia come narrazione e come azione [Introduction to History as Narrative and Action], Cuem, Milano, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-6001-132-9

• Lo spirito del denaro e la liquidazione del mondo. Antropologia filosofica delle transazioni [The Spirit of Money and the Liquidation of the World. Philosophical Anthropology of Transactions], Jaca Book, Milano 2006, ISBN: 88-16-40731-X

• Il concetto di valore: dall’etica all’economia [The Concept of Value: from Ethics to Economics], Mimesis, Milano 2002, ISBN: 88-8483-040-4

• L’etica del metodo. Saggio su Ludwig Wittgenstein [The Ethics of Method. An Essay on Ludwig Wittgenstein], Mimesis, Milano 2001, ISBN: 88-8483-044-3

• Introduzione alla “Filosofia della psicologia” di L.Wittgenstein [Introduction to Wittgenstein’s ‘Philosophy of Psychology’], Unicopli, Milano 2000, ISBN: 88-400-0691-5

• Fenomenologia e genealogia della verità [Phenomenology and Genealogy of Truth], Jaca Book, Milano 1998, ISBN: 88-16-40479-5

• Intersoggettività e fondamento in Max Scheler [Intersubjectivity and Foundation in Max Scheler], Nuova Italia, Firenze 1997, ISBN: 88-221-2824-9

 

ARTICLES & CHAPTERS

• “Phenomenological Ontology and Practical Reason”, (2015) in Breaking the Spell. Contemporary Realism Under Discussion, Mimesis International, p. 173-194, ISBN-13: 978-8857526591

• “Doppio movimento” [Double Movement], (2015), Scenari, ISBN: 9788857529134

• “Habit and Mind. On the Teleology of Mental Habits”, (2014),Phenomenology & Mind, vol. 6, pp. 117-129.

• “Spatiality, imagery, and the paradox of fictional emotions” (2014), Paradigmi, 3, p. 143-158.

• “Elementi per una teoria della tradizione” [Fundamentals For a Theory of Tradition], (2014) in Teorie del pensiero storico, edited by D. Bondì, Unicopli, Milano, pp. 187-213, ISBN-13: 978-8840017501

• “On Scheler's Metaphysics of Love: An Appraisal”, (2013), Phenomenology & Mind, vol. 5, p. 43-56

• “Elementi di filosofia morale per un'identità della sinistra” [Fundamentals of Moral Philosophy For a Left-Wing Identity], (2013) in Manifesto per una sinistra cosmopolita, edited by L. Taddio, Mimesis, Milano, pp. 211-241, ISBN-13: 978-8857516455

• “On the Reality of Percepts: Husserl and Gibson”, (2013), Phenomenology & Mind, 4, p. 62-72

• “A Phenomenological Discussion of Early Imitation.” In Phenomenology and Mind, vol. 3, 2012, p. 29-40, ISSN: 2239-4028

• “O Espìrito do Dinheiro e a Liquidação Do Mundo” [Money’s Inspiration and World’s Liquidation] in Interthesis, vol. 9, 2012, p. 362-379, ISSN: 1807-1384, doi: 10.5007/1807-1384.2012v9n1p362

• “The Ontological Status of Essences in Husserl’s Thought.” In New Yearbook For Phenomenology And Phenomenological Philosophy, vol. XI, 2012, ISSN: 1533-7472

• “Verità storica e verità giudiziaria. Il caso dello stragismo italiano” [Historical Truth and Legal Truth. The case of Italian Neo-Fascist Terrorism] in: Piazza Fontana 43 anni dopo. Le verità di cui abbiamo bisogno. p. 121-144, MILANO: Mimesis, ISBN: 9788857512914

• “A Phenomenological Reading of Anomalous Monism”, in Husserl Studies, vol. 27, p. 227-256, 2011, ISSN: 0167-9848, doi: 10.1007/s10743-011-9094-x

• “History as Therapy of Tradition in Husserl's Thought”, in Studia Phaenomenologica, vol. 11, 2011, p. 29-54, ISSN: 1582-5647

• “On Value Judgement and the Ethical Nature of Economic Optimality”, in: New Essays in Logic and Philosophy of Science, edited by M. D'Agostino, G. Giorello, F. Laudisa, T. Pievani, C. Sinigaglia. - London : College Publications, 2010, pp. 433-446, ISBN-13: 978-1848900035

• “Towards a Theory of Social Practices” in Journal of the Philosophy of History, 3 (2009), pp. 187-210

• “Lo spirito del denaro e la liquidazione dei luoghi” [The Spirit of Money and the liquidation of places] in Luoghi e Modernità, edited by M.A. Crippa, Jaca Book, Milan 2007, pp. 85-94

• “Il Dio diveniente di Scheler ed il problema del valore della realtà” [Scheler’s God-In-Becoming and the Problem of the Value of Reality] in Max Scheler. Esistenza della persona e radicalizzazione della fenomenologia, edited by G. Cusinato, Franco Angeli, Milan 2007, pp. 81-100

• “Su ragioni e cause: il problema del fondamento esplicativo tra Husserl e Wittgenstein” [On Reasons and Causes: the Problem of Explanatory Foundation between Husserl and Wittgenstein] in Leitmotiv (Online Journal), n. 3, 2003

• “L’eredità storica tra capitale sociale e capitale economico” [Historical Heritage between Social Capital and Economic Capital] in Critica Marxista, n. 3, Mai-June 2002, pp. 67-76

• “Drei Perspektiven zur Bestimmung des Sinnes”, in R. Kühn (ed.), Sprache und Pathos, Freiburg/München, Karl Alber Verlag, 2001

• “Un confronto tra fruizione della scrittura e della televisione intese come forme di mediazione soggetto – oggetto” [A Comparison Between the Fruition of Writing and Television as Forms of Subject-Object Mediation], in Laboratorio di Filosofia Contemporanea, 1999 (Online Journal)

• “Passione e contraddizione materiale: un modello” [Passion and Material Contradiction: a Model], in ATQUE, 17, Nov. ‘97-Apr. ‘98, pp. 261-292

• “Besprechung von «Rolf Kühn - Leben als Bedürfen»”, in Wiener Jahrbuch für Philosophie,  H.D. Klein (ed.), Bd. XXIX/1997

• “Per un concetto formale di libertà” [Towards a Formal Concept of Freedom], in ATQUE, 14/15, Nov.’96 - Apr.’97, pp. 209-230

 

PREFACES AND EDITING

• Foreword and Editing of: Max Scheler, Amore e odio [Hate and Love], Sugarco, Milano, 1993

• Foreword and Editing of: Georg Simmel, Il segreto e la società segreta [Secret and Secret Societies], Sugarco, Milano, 1991

 

GENERAL PUBLIC PAPERS

• “Buona Scuola, cattiva politica” [Education Reform and Unreformed Politics] (Maggio 2015) in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni

• “L’identità occidentale e i suoi nemici” [Western Identity and Its Enemies] (Marzo 2015) in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni

• “Il mestiere di pensare e il ruolo pubblico della filosofia” [The Craft of Thinking and The Public Role of Philosophy] (Febbraio 2015) in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni.

• “La deludente verità dell’antisemitismo di Heidegger”, [The Disappointing Truth of Heidegger’s Antisemitism] (Gennaio 2015), in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni.

• “Il giro di vite. Una sinossi della corrente crisi” [The Turn of the Screw. A Synopsis of the Current Crisis], (Novembre 2014), in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni

• “Sull’importanza de Il capitale nel XXI secolo di Thomas Piketty” [The Political Meaning of Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in XXI Century”], (Ottobre 2014), in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni

• “Ideologie a doppio taglio” [Double-edged Ideologies] (Settembre 2014), in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni

• “Le sinistre e la sindrome da tradimento ideologico” [Left-Wing Parties and the Syndrome of Ideological Betrayal], (Settembre 2014), in Scenari – settimanale, Mimesis Edizioni

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RESEARCH INTERESTS AND WORK IN PROGRESS

• Ethics and Theory of Value in Contemporary Thought (Kant, Scheler, Th. Nagel).

• Philosophy of Economics and Social Sciences (K. Polanyi, F. von Hayek, A. Sen).

• Political Philosophy with Particular Reference to the Liberal-Communitarian Debate (Nozick, Walzer, MacIntyre).

• Phenomenology and Theory of Knowledge (Husserl, Wittgenstein).

• Philosophy of Mind and Action (Davidson, Searle, Dennett).

• Philosophy of History (Hegel, Marx)

• Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences

• Philosophy of Biology

Current research project: I am currently working on a genetic phenomenology of agency in the light of the phenomenological criticism of naturalistic accounts of consciousness. I investigate, from a phenomenological (Husserlian) perspective, the issues of mind-body problem, free will and emergent properties. Particular attention is devoted to questions concerning causality, action, living and non-living matter, dispositions and powers.

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PARTICIPATION TO SYMPOSIA, CONFERENCES AND FESTIVALS (as Invited Speaker; in the last 3 years)

Talk on “Il totem del mercato” [Free Market as Totem], Vicino-Lontano Festival, 9 Mai 2015, at Oratorio del Cristo – Udine

Lecture on “Chi è Ludwig Wittgenstein?” [Who is Ludwig Wittgenstein?] Mimesis Festival - 17 October 2014, at Libreria Friuli, via Rizzani, 1/3 - Udine

• Talk on “Nell’universo del denaro” [In Money’s Universe], Vicino-Lontano Festival, 18 Mai 2014, at Chiesa di S.Francesco, Udine

• Lecture on “L’idea di Europa e il senso della fenomenologia nel pensiero di Husserl” [The Idea of Europe and the Meaning of Phenomenology in Husserl’s Thought], Pensare a Weimar Symposion, 12 December 2013, Aula Magna – University of Pavia – Pavia

• Paper on ‘Spatiality, Imagery and the Paradox of Fictional Emotions”, Perception, Memory and Imagination - Milan- York Workshop, 16 September 2013, at Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano del Garda (BS)

Two Lectures on “La sfida alle relazioni famigliari in Hegel e Kierkegaard” [The Challenge to Family Ties in Hegel’s and Kierkegaard’s Thought], Summer School FilosofiaGrado, 14-15 September 2013, at Parco delle Rose – Grado (GO)

• Paper on “Phenomenology and Possibility”, Husserl Circle Meeting, University of Graz, 22 June 2013, Graz (Austria)

• Lecture on “La misura del valore” [Value Measurement] - 23 April 2013, at Aula Magna Liceo Da Vinci - Trento

• Paper on “Husserl and Gibson”, San Raffaele Winter School, 18 February 2013, at S. Raffaele University – Milano

• Lecture on “Etica, cervello, evoluzione” [Ethics, Brain, Evolution], Darwin Day, 15 February 2012, at Sala Cinema dell’Umanitaria, via Daverio, 7, Milano

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TEACHING AND RESEARCH ACTIVITY

            After studying at the universities of Trieste, Milan, Vienna and Essex, I have been hired by the University of Milan as lecturer in the academic year 2002-2003 and senior lecturer since 2005-2006. Since 2004 and until 2012 I have yearly taught the course of Philosophy of History at the Philosophy Department of the University of Milan, where, since 2012, I am teaching the course of Philosophical Anthropology

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FURTHER ACTIVITIES OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

I am member of the Husserl Circle and contributing editor of the New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy.

I am consulting editor of the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica – Jr. and referee for Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, Phenomenology and Mind, Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, and Paradigmi.

Since January 2015 I am also columnist for the newspaper “Il Piccolo”.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Italian mother tongue; Fluent in English and German; advanced Modern Greek; reading skills in French.