The complete list of my publications is included in my CV. Here I have just selected some articles in English, French and Italian, which could better outline the development of my research interests.
This special issue of Science and Engineering Ethics is devoted to the ethical, societal and political implications of new and emerging technologies in the area of Human Security. Its aim is to address the wider implications of an altered security landscape. Specifically, and in accordance with SEE’s main area of interest, contributions to this special […]
Influenza is a well-known infectious “killer”. Since the first influenza pandemic was described in 1580, over 30 recognized influenza pandemics have occurred. Three, occurring in the last century, varied in lethality from 1 million deaths worldwide in 1968 to 50 million deaths worldwide in 19181. Since the late 1990s the probability that a highly pathogenic […]
In the contemporary political world the pursuit of security addresses threats that range from terrorism and financial crises to natural disasters and climate change. This search for security is often conceived in tension with respect for fundamental human rights, especially the right to privacy. The situation echoes Carl Schmitt’s analysis of the state of exception: […]
The human species is again becoming nomadic. Each year, about two billion persons move across large geographic distances (not to mention people in “virtual mobility” through information and communication technology). Many of these people have weak or unreliable identification documents—and many poorer people in developing countries do not even have these documents. In 2000, the […]
Pulcinella is one of the most ancient comic characters of the Commedia dell’Arte.1 He is the stereotypical lazy servant, insolent and chauvinist, sometimes stupid, sometimes clever, always penniless, and absolutely unable to keep any secret. In a typical Commedia dell’Arte plot, the master reveals a secret to Pulcinella, who is under oath never to disclose […]