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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, including Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, Giles of Rome, and Godfrey of Fontaines. He has an ongoing interest in Augustine and a growing interest in Anselm of Canterbury. He is currently working on a monograph on Duns Scotus's metaphysics.
In addition to the history of philosophy, his expertise and interests extend to textual scholarship. In 2017, his critical edition of John Duns Scotus's Notabilia super Metaphysicam appeared in the series Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaevalis.
- “Making Room for Miracles: John Duns Scotus on Homeless Accidents.” Res Philosophica 99 (2022): 121–137.
- “Sense, Intellect, and Certainty: Another Look at Henry of Ghent and John Duns Scotus on Divine Illumination.” Quaestio 22 (2022): 433–450.
- “Duns Scotus on What is in the Mind: A Roadmap.” Recherches de théologie et philosophies médiévales 87 (2020): 319–347.
- “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.
- “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.
- Ioannes Duns Scotus. Notabilia super Metaphysicam. Edited by Giorgio Pini. CCCM 287. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017