Sereni Andrea
Full Professor
Struttura di afferenza: CLASSE SUV
Scientific Discipline: Filosofia e teoria dei linguaggi


Andrea Sereni (1977)

is Associate Professor (M-FIL/05) at IUSS since 2014, where he is presently Head of Department of the Department of Humanities and Life Sciences and Rector-Delegate for Third Mission.

He teaches Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics at IUSS and at the Faculty of Philosophy of San Raffaele University in Milan. He graduated in Philosophy at the University of Bologna (2001), and obtained his PhD in Analytic Philosophy at the same University (2006). He has held a post-doc position (2008-2010) and a Lectureship (2010-2014, Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato, M-FIL/02) at the Faculty of Philosophy of San Raffaele University in Milan. He held teaching contracts at the Universities of Bologna, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parma, and at the Faculty of Medicine (MD International Program; Biotechnology) and Psychology at San Raffaele University. He currently also teaches at the Msc in Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences joint program between IUSS and the University of Pavia.

He has been visiting (scholarship, Erasmus+ visiting exchanges, etc.) the Arché Centre of St.Andrews University (2005), the Munich Centre for Manthematical Philosophy (2013), the PPP Project at the University of Oslo (2013), the IHPST Centre at Paris 1 (2017), the University of Oxford (2017), the University of Vienna (2018).

His research and publication focus on the philosophy of language, epistemology, and the philosophy of mathematics and logic, in particular on theories of knowledge and justification in the analytic tradition, on the philosophy of mathematics in Frege's and the (neo)logicist tradition, on the debate between platonism and nominalism, on epistemologycal problems concerning mathematical and logical knowledge, on the indispensability argument, on the problem of foundations, on mathematical explanation, on the applicability of mathematics and Frege's Constraint, and, more recently, on applications of the notion of grounding to abstractionist programs and to issues related to logical pluralism and anti-exceptionalism. On these and related themes, he has organized several conferences and workshops, and has published as author or co-author papers for various national and international journals (e.g. Aphex, Iride, Paradigmi, Quaestio, Philosophia Mathematica, Synthese, Inquiry, The Review of Symbolic Logic) and publishers (Carocci, Flammarion, Palgrave), and has edited and co-edited volumes and special issues (Raffaello Cortina, Discipline Filosofiche, Inquiry, Synthese, Springer BSHPS, Routledge).

He is a member of the NEtS, CRESA and COGITO Research Centres.
He coordinates the Italian Network for the Philosophy of Mathematics, FilMat (
He coordinates the IUSS project eMath - Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic.