Adriano Fabris is Full Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Pisa (Italy). He was born in 1958 in Venice. He graduated in Moral Philosophy at the University of Pisa under the direction of Vittorio Sainati in 1981 (with a thesis on “Logic and Hermeneutics”). In that same year he received a D.A.A.D (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst) grant to study at the University of Mannheim. During that period he met Hans-Georg Gadamer at the University of Heidelberg and attended his courses. After his graduation Fabris studied Philosophy of Religion at the University of Freiburg i. B. (Germany) under the direction of Bernhard Casper (the topic was the relation between philosophy and theology in the work The Star of Redemption of the Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig). In 1987 he obtained a “Perfezionamento in Filosofia” (Theoretical Philosophy) at the University of Genoa under the supervision of Alberto Caracciolo (with a dissertation on “Philosophy, History and Temporality. Heidegger on Basic Problems of Phenomenology”).
He became a researcher in Philosophy at the University of Pisa in 1984. Some years later, in 1990, he was appointed lecturer of Philosophy of Religions at the same University. In 1998 he became Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy and since 2001 he is Full Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Pisa.
From 2001 to 2014 he was the Director of the Master in Public and Political Communication (www.mastercp.unipi.it/) (from 2010 of the online Master too). In 2006 Fabris founded the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Communication (C.I.Co. http://cico.humnet.unipi.it/presidenza.htm) in Pisa. From 2004 to 2013 he was the Italian coordinator of the international research partnership between the University of Pisa and the Northwestern University (Evanston, U.S.A). He has been visiting professor at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) in 2008, at the University “Raimon Lull” (Cataluña, Spain) and at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2011, and at Theological Faculty of the University of Lugano (Switzerland). He has taught lessons and given seminars at the Universitade Nova of Lisboa (Portugal, 1998), at Paris IV (2003), at the Federal University of Paranà (Brazil, 2005), at the Technische Universität of Berlin (Germany, 2006), at the University of Münster (Germany), Zagreb (Croatia) and Montevideo (Uruguay: 2006), at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain, 2008), at the University of San Buenaventura (Bogotá, Colombia) and Andrés Bello (Santiago del Chile, Chile: 2011), at the Humboldt Universität of Berlin (2014), at the Universidad Austral (Valdivia, Chile: 2014) and in others international academic institutions (f.e. Circle des Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain). He was invited speaker at many recent international Conferences. F.e., April 13-15, 2010: Conference “Questioning the Law”, organized by the Northwestern University (Evanston, USA); February 12-13, 2010: International Symposium on the Philosophy of Religion, organized by the University of Claremont (California, USA); April 2012: Conference “Hope and Human Condition”, organized by the Northwestern University (Evanston, USA); November 2013: International Conference on “Heidegger und die Auto-topo-graphie”, organized by the Heidegger Institut, Universität Wuppertal (Germany); November 2013: Conference „Annäherungen an eine Ontologie des Sozialen – Phänomenologische Zugänge“, organized by the University of Vallendar (Germany); April 2015: Conference on Heidegger’s “Schwarze Hefte” organized by the Heidegger Institut, Wuppertal (Germany); May 2015: Conference on “Trials and Philosophy”, organized by the Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., U.S.A.
Adriano Fabris is the director of the peer-review journal «Teoria. Rivista di Filosofia» (http://www.rivistateoria.eu/). He is co-director of the journal «Filosofia e Teologia». He is member of the scientific board of many Italian journals too: «Archivio di Filosofia», «Annuario Filosofico», «La Cultura», «Hermeneutica», «Anthropos», «L’Arco di Giano» and «Humanitas», and of some international peer-review journals: «Dois Pontos» (Paranà, Brasil), «Phainomena» (Ljubljana, Slovenia), «Ecos de la comunicación» (Buenos Aires, Argentina), “Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society” (Vienna, Austria), «Théologiques» (Montreal, Canada).
From 2010 to 2014 he was director of the research Institute ReTe (Religions and Theology) of the University of Lugano, Faculty of Theology. On this field he promoted researches on the conditions of interreligious dialogue, a Master degree on “Science, Philosophy and Theology of Religions” and some on-line courses. Since 2014 he is director of the Master degree Re.Te. online (www.elearning.teologialugano.ch).
He is member of the advisory board of Eranos Foundation (Ascona, Switzerland); of the Wissenschaftlicher Vorstand of the Internationale Rosenzweig Gesellschaft (Kassel, Germany), of the Direction of Istituto Castelli for the Philosophy of Religion (Rome), of the International Philosophical Center dedicated to Karl-Otto Apel (University of Calabria), of the board of the Centro Universitario Cattolico (C.U.C.) and, from 2013 to 2015, of the board of “Scienza & Vita” (Rome). He has been a reviewer for the public call issued by the Slovenian Research Agency for the co-financing of Research Projects. From 2012 to 2015 Fabris was President of the Evaluation Committee “Premio Filosofico Internazionale Filosofi Lungo l’Oglio – Un libro per il presente” (Brescia). Since 2014 Fabris is President of the “Comitato Ministeriale per la promozione della cultura tecnico-scientifica in Italia” (Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica, L. 6/2000). In 2014-15 he served as member of the “Comitato ministeriale di valutazione per riparto quota premiale FOE 2014.
From 2004-2006 Fabris has been coordinator of the research group of the University of Pisa for the project “Transformations of Subjectivity in Contemporary Reflection, funded by MIUR (Ministry of Instruction, University and Research). From 2006-2008 he has coordinated the research team of the University of Pisa (involving 10 European universities) of the international project on “Ethicbots”(Ethics and Robotics), financed by the European Union. He was partner of the project of the University of Piemonte on “Ethics and Image”, funded by MIUR in 2008 and 2011. In 2006 Fabris founded the Interdisciplinary Center for Research and Communication (CICO) which offers services (against payment) to both Italian and foreign companies. These revenues derived from these services have been used to finance scholarships and research projects. In 2010 he also founded the ReTe (Religions and Theology) Foundation (Lugano) which offers the same kind of services and research opportunities for Swiss institutions. In 2009-2014 he cooperated to the Italian Research Project (PRIN) about: “Subjectivity and the Absolute” (see «Teoria» 2015/1).
In the last years Fabris organized the following International Conferences: – July 2., 2014: International Conference on “Heidegger’s Schwarze Hefte between Philosophy and Politics”; – September, 2013: International Conference on “Corporeality” at the University of Pisa, Italy; – March 25., 2011: International Conference on “Religions in the Public Space” at the University of Lugano, Switzerland; – March 23-24., 2011: International Conference on “Conformity and Dissent. Questioning Transgression” at the University of Pisa, Italy; – March 25-26., 2009: International Conference on “Metamorphoses of Love” at the University of Pisa, Italy; – November 27-28., 2006, International Conference on “Democracies, Belonging, Values: Ancient and Modern at the University of Pisa, Italy.
In 2007 Fabris got the Prize of the City of Syracuse for the peer-review journal «Teoria», in 2009 he got the European Award of Communication from the European Association of Public Communication for the Master in communication which he directs and in the same year was awarded by the Sociedad Asturiana de Filosofia (Oviedo, Spain).