Federico Leoni

foto Leoni,  June 21, 2018
Temporary Assistant Professor
Academic sector
Research sector (ERC)
SH5_11 - Metaphysics, philosophical anthropology; aesthetics

Palazzo di Lettere,  Floor 2°,  Room 2.05
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Office Hours

Thursday, Hours 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM,   Palazzo di Lettere, Floor 2°, room 2.05


Federico Leoni is a researcher of moral philosophy at the Department of Human Sciences. His work focuses on philosophical anthropology. Among his research interests: the relationship between philosophy, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis between the 19th and 20th centuries; the question of subjectivation in modern and contemporary philosophy; the unconscious as a philosophical and psychoanalytic question; the question of the body and the archaeology of some of the Western forms of knowledge which studied and shaped it. More generally, He is interested in the overall question concerning the permanence and decisive influence of some classical metaphysical problems on the project of contemporary human sciences and the way in which they are restructuring our experience: the questions of the “One”, of power, time, the body, multiplicity, the trace, and of expression. The authors at the center of both his research and his lectures are René Descartes, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Bergson, Ludwig Binswanger, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Jacques Lacan. I am the co-editor of the international journal “Chiasmi”, centered on Merleau-Ponty’s thought, published by Mimesis (Milan) and Vrin (Paris); of the series “Phi/Psy” published by Orthotes (Salerno); of the Italian journal LETTERa, published by the Associazione Lacaniana Italiana di Psicoanalisi.


Modules running in the period selected: 12.
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Research groups

Departmental Interdisciplinary Research-RESEARCH ETHICS (ARIdip - RESEARCH ETHICS)
The Research Ethics Group deals with the role of ethics and politics in the production of scientific knowledge.
Topic Description Research area
Theory and history of anthropological philosophy. Theory and history of psychoanalysis. Structuralism and post-structuralism. Philosophical anthropology inherits a vast tradition and a rich series of theoretical options and suggestions for the construction of theory of contemporary subjectivity. During the last decades philosophical anthropology constantly intertwined its trajectory with natural and human sciences, and among the last ones, particularly with structuralist and post-structuralist anthropology and with freudian and lacanian psychoanalysis. Teorie e pratiche della cura
Title Starting date
REsearch at the SERvice of Educational fragilitiesS (RE-SERVES) 8/19/19
Le parole della psicoanalisi/Divano 10/1/18
Le parole della psicoanalisi/Automaton 10/1/17
Le parole della psicoanalisi/Ipnosi, voce, immagine 10/1/16
Le parole della psicoanalisi/Sogno, paranoia, godimento 10/1/15
I filosofi e gli zingari 1/1/15
Le parole della psicoanalisi/Transfert, amore, trauma 10/1/14


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