Giorgio Pini

Giorgio Pini

PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy

Fordham University
Philosophy Department,
113 W. 60th Street
New York NY 10023–7484

Office: LL 917G (LC); CO 127 (RH)
Telephone: 212–636–7676 (LC); 718-817-2779 (RH)

Curriculum Vitae


Giorgio Pini's area of specialization is medieval philosophy. His research focuses on the metaphysics, theories of cognition, and philosophical theology of John Duns Scotus and other later medieval thinkers, such as Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, and Giles of Rome. He is particularly interested in tracing the consequences of theological debates on philosophical issues.

In the last few years, he has been working on the critical edition of an hitherto unedited commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics by Duns Scotus (called Notabilia super Metaphysicam), which he discovered some years ago; the edition is now basically done. His next projects are on (1) the role and demise of intelligible species between the thirteenth and the fourteenth century; (2) a number of assorted metaphysical issues, including the concept of univocity and analogy in Duns Scotus and several other thinkers.

Selected Publications

  • “Two Models of Thinking: Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus on Occurrent Thoughts.” In Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy, edited by Gyula Klima (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015), 81–103.
  • “Scotus’s Questions on the Metaphysics: A Vindication of Pure Intellect.” In A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics, edited by Fabrizio Amerini and Gabriele Galluzzo (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014), 359–384.
  • “What Lucifer Wanted: Anselm, Aquinas, and Scotus on the Object of the First Evil Choice.” Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 1 (2013): 61–82.
  • “The Individuation of Angels from Bonaventure to Duns Scotus.” In A Companion to Angels in Medieval Philosophy, edited by Tobias Hoffmann (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012), 79–115.
  • “Can God Create My Thoughts? Scotus’s Case against the Causal Account of Intentionality.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2011): 39–63.

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