Direttore e fondatore di Questioni di Bioetica

Fulvio Di Blasi is an attorney, a legal mediator, and a philosopher expert in St. Thomas Aquinas, ethics, bioethics, and natural law theory. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law and did post-doctoral research at the Internationale Akademie fuer Philosophie in the Principality of Liechtenstein. He is the Director of the Thomas International Center for Philosophical Studies (USA), and serves as Scientific Coordinator, Professional Mediator, and Professor of Mediation credited by the Italian Ministry of Justice, of some mediation companies.

He is former Research Fellow for the Italian National Council of Research (CNR), the highest governmental research institution in Italy, Research Associate at the Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame, Director of Ethical Research at Novarete, Director of the Tommaso d’Aquino Research Center of the ARCES University College, Creator and Director of the European STEP project. He also taught Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame (USA), Philosophy and General Theory of law at LUMSA Law School (Italy), Bioethical Aspects of Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome), and Action Theory at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland).

He has been a lead organizer for international conferences and has given lectures in many leading universities both in Europe and the US. He founded bioethics and mediation journals, and served as contributor, reviewer, editor, and board member in several other philosophical journals and book series. He has more than 200 publications including books, essays, editorials, and encyclopedia entries related to ethics, law, and philosophy.

Breve profilo in italiano

Avvocato, Dottore di ricerca in filosofia del diritto, Direttore del Thomas International Center for Philosophical Studies (USA), Responsabile Scientifico nonché Mediatore e Professore accreditato dell’ente di mediazione ADR Forum. Già Ricercatore del CNR, Research Associate del Jacques Maritain Center (USA), Director of Ethical Research at Novarete, Direttore del Centro Ricerche Tommaso d’Aquino del Collegio universitario ARCES, Ideatore e Direttore del progetto europeo STEP, Professore di Filosofia presso la University of Notre Dame (USA), di Filosofia e Teoria generale del diritto presso la LUMSA, di Aspetti bioetici del diritto presso la Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (Roma), di Teoria dell’azione presso la John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Polonia), autore di circa 200 pubblicazioni in ambito etico giuridico e bioetico.

Selected publications:

  1. Pandemia – invito al confronto, Edizioni Phronesis, Palermo, 2022.
  2. Vaccino come atto di amore? Epistemologia della scelta etica in tempi di pandemia, Edizioni Phronesis, Palermo, 2022. Versione inglese: Vaccine as an Act of Love? Epistemology of Ethical Choice in Times of Pandemics (2022)
  3. From Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas: Natural Law, Practical Knowledge, and the Person (St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend, 2021)
  4. La morte del Phronimos: Fede e verità sui vaccini anti covid, Edizioni Phronesis, Palermo, 2021. Versione inglese: The Death of the Phronimos. Faith and Truth about Anti Covid Vaccines (2021)
  5. “Natural Law and Natural Right(s): Conceptual and Terminological Clarifications”, in C. Wolfe & S. Brust (eds.), Natural Law Today, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD 2018
  6. Ancient Wisdom and Thomistic Wit: Happiness and the Good Life (Thomas International/Phronesis: Palermo, 2017)
  7. Saggezza antica e facezia tomista: Felicità e vita buona, Thomas International/Phronesis, Palermo, 2017
  8. “Law and Morals”, in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy. Ed. Robert L. Fastiggi. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale, 2013
  9. Love, Intellect and will in Thomas Aquinas”, in G. De Anna (a cura di), Willing good. Empirical challenges to the explanation of human behavior, Cambridge scholars Publishing, Cambridge, 2012
  10. Ritorno al diritto: miti e leggende della scienza giuridica contemporanea, Edizioni Phronesis, Palermo, 2009
  11. Virtue’s End: God in the Moral Philosophy of Aristotle and Aquinas (insieme a J. Hochschild and J. Langan), St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend, 2008
  12. La vitalità del diritto naturale (insieme a P. Heritier), Phronesis Editore, Palermo, 2008
  13. John Finnis, Edizioni Phronesis, Palermo, 2008 (Introduzione di Francesco D’Agostino)
  14. Ethics without God? The Divine in Contemporary Moral and Political Thought, (insieme a J. Hochschild and J. Langan), St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend, 2008
  15. Conoscenza pratica, teoria dell’azione e bene politico, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2006
  16. “Intentions”, in A.C. Grayling and Andrew Pyle, Encyclopedia of British Philosophy, Thoemmes Continuum, Bristol, 2006
  17. “Knowledge of the Good as Participation in God’s Love”, Giornale di Metafisica 2/2005
  18. “Democrazia, crisi dell’autorità e legge naturale”, in R. Di Ceglie, Pluralismo contro relativismo. Filosofia, religione, politica, Edizioni Ares, Milano, 2004
  19. “Amicizia e/o eguaglianza? Riflessioni sul fondamento della comunità politica”, in F. Viola, Forme della cooperazione: pratiche, regole, valori, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004
  20. God and the Natural Law: A Rereading of Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend, 2003
  21. “Ultimate End, Human Freedom, and Beatitude. A Critique of Germain Grisez,” The American Journal of Jurisprudence, 46/2001
  22. Dio e la legge naturale. Una rilettura di Tommaso d’Aquino, ETS, Pisa, 1999 (Prefazione di M. A. Cattaneo). Nuova edizione: Edizioni Phronesis, Palermo, 2021

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