Anthropocentrism and Speciesism in the Context of Environmental Studies. A Synoptic Introduction

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Maria Vita Romeo
Sara Sgarlata


Anthropocentrism and Speciesism in the Context of Environmental Studies. A Synoptic Introduction


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Romeo, M. V., & Sgarlata, S. (2020). Anthropocentrism and Speciesism in the Context of Environmental Studies. A Synoptic Introduction. ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 11(2), 4-8.
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Maria Vita Romeo, Università degli Studi di Catania

Maria Vita Romeo is associate professor of Moral Philosophy at the Department of Humanities (DISUM) of the University of Catania (UNICT), where she teaches  Moral Philosophy, Modern Ethics and Bioethics. Since 2020 she is president of the second-cycle study program Philosophical Sciences at DISUM. She is director of the Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi su Pascal e il Seicento (Interdepartmental Centre of Studies on Pascal and the Seventeenth Century). She is member of the National Executive Council of the Società Italiana di Filosofia Morale (Italian Society of Moral Philosophy) and of the Société française de philosophie (French Society of Philosophy). Her main research interests concern the French modern philosophical thought between 17th and 19th centuries, as well as Environmental Ethics. In this regards, she collaborates with the Ente Parco dell’Etna (Park of Etna) and participated as a speaker in several conferences related to the Ethics of Social and Environmental Communication. Among several publications, she recently authored Le retentissement des Provinciales en Italie (2020), and edited the full collection of Blaise Pascal’s works, for the first time translated in Italian (Pascal B. 2020. Opere complete. Edited by Maria Vita Romeo. Milano: Bompiani).

Sara Sgarlata, Università degli Studi di Catania

Sara Sgarlata is M.A. international student at the Faculty of Philosophy of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU) as winner of the NAWA Poland My First Choice Program research scholarship. From 2019 onwards, she is member of the Research Group in Practical Philosophy (Philosophy of Law, Ethics and Political Philosophy) at Centre for Transdisciplinary Research on Lay Judges and Courts DIKASTAI (Faculty of Philosophy, AMU). In 2020 she joined the editorial board of Ethics in Progress academic journal in quality of commissioning editor. Her research interests concern issues related to animal advocacy, environmental ethics and environmental management.


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