Sereni Andrea
Full Professor
Organization Unit: CLASSE SUV
Scientific Discipline: Filosofia e teoria dei linguaggi


Andrea Sereni (1977) is Full Professor (Italian Disciplinary Area: M-FIL/05) at IUSS since 2021. He was previously Associate Professor at IUSS since 2014. 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 as adjunct professor 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 is part of the teaching board of the joint UniPV/IUSS Msc in "Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences"  and of the joint UniBG/UniPV/IUSS MA program in "Philosophical Knowledge: Foundations, Methods and Applications". He is a member od the teaching board of the joint UniMI/IUSS/SNS PhD Program "HuME - The Human Mind and its Explanations", and of the Phd program TEL - "Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics".

He has been visiting researcher (through visting scholarships, 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, on applications of the notion of grounding to abstractionist programs, to the nature of mathematical definitions, 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, Theoria, 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 currently working on a volume for the Cambridge Elements in the Philosophy of Mathematics series, and, together with Marco Panza, on a volume for Oxford University Press.

He is a member of the Linguistics and Philosophy Center @ IUsS, of the NeTS lab, and of the CRESA and COGITO Research Centres.
He was among the founders and has coordinated the Italian Network for the Philosophy of Mathematics, FilMat (
He coordinates the IUSS project EpiMath - Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics.