Assistant Professor, University of Turin
Elena Casetta is assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy and Educational Science at the University of Turin (Italy), where she teaches Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Biology. Trained in theoretical philosophy, she then specialized in philosophy of biology at the IHPST (Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques), CNRS/Paris 1/ENS Paris and at the Centre for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon where she is the Principal Investigator of the Scientific Research and Technological Development Project “BIODECON – Which Biodiversity Definition for Biodiversity Conservation?” funded by the FCT, the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology. She works mainly on the species problem and the philosophy of biodiversity, with a focus on conservation sciences. On these topics, Elena wrote, with Andrea Borghini, Filosofia della biologia, Milano, Carocci, 2013 (Eng. ed. under contract with Brill), Filosofia da biodiversidade, Lisboa, Colibri, 2018; and edited, with Julien Delord, La biodiversité en question. Enjeux philosophiques et scientifiques, Paris, Les Éditions Materiologiques, 2014. Her latest book, edited together with Davide Vecchi and Jorge Marques da Silva, is From Assessing to Conserving Biodiversity, Springer, forthcoming.