Alessandro Ferrara

Qualifica: Professore ordinario
Settore scientifico-disciplinare: SPS/01 Filosofia politica
Dipartimento: Storia, patrimonio culturale, formazione e società
Corsi e ricevimento: Didattica Web
Studio: I/20
Telefono: +39 06 7259 5052

Nota biografica

Alessandro Ferrara, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and former President of the Italian Association for Political Philosophy (2005-2010), has graduated in Philosophy in Italy (1975) and later, as a Harkness Fellow, received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (1984). He has conducted post-doctoral research in Munich and Frankfurt with Jürgen Habermas as a Von Humboldt Fellow and later at Berkeley again, leading to the publication of his first book Modernity and Authenticity (1993).

He has been an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" between 1984 and 1998, then an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Parma between 1998 and 2002, and since 2002 is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Since 2007 he also teaches "Multiculturalism and Theories of Justice" at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan.

Since 1991 he has been a Director of the Yearly Conference on Philosophy and Social Science, initially part of the regular activities of the Interuniversity Centre of Dubrovnik, but since 1993 relocated in Prague, under the auspices of the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Science and later of Charles University. Since 1990 he has been a founder and a Co-Director of the Seminario di Teoria Critica, which meets yearly in Gallarate, Italy. And since 2007 he is on the Executive Committee of the Istanbul Seminars on religion and politics, held at Bilgi University in Istanbul under the auspices of the Association Reset - Dialogues of Civilizations.

He serves as editorial consultant on the board of a number of journals including Constellations, Philosophy and Social Criticism and The European Journal of Philosophy, and on the Advisory Board of the series New Directions in Critical Theory at Columbia University Press.

He has taught and lectured in various capacities in a number of universities and institutions, including Harvard University, Columbia University, Rice University, Cardozo Law School, The New School for Social Research and the Universities of Berkeley, Madrid, Chicago, Potsdam, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Exeter, Manchester.

Ultimo aggiornamento: 11/02/2022


Il seguente elenco contiene le pubblicazioni inserite nell'Archivio Istituzionale della Ricerca dell'Ateneo, in ordine cronologico dalle più recenti.

  • Ferrara, A Sovereignty Across Generations : Constituent Power and Political Liberalism. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2023.
  • Ferrara, A and Michelman, Fi Legitimation by Constitution : A Dialogue on Political Liberalism. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2021.
  • Ferrara, A “Unconventional Adaptation and the Authenticity of a Constitution”. In Revolutionary Constitutionalism. Law, Legitimacy, Power, pp. 155-177, Hart, 2020.
  • Ferrara, A Further thoughts on a-legality, exemplarity and constituent power: responding to Hans Lindahl. In ETICA & POLITICA, 22 (2): 461-474, 2020.
  • Ferrara, A Habermas e Rawls, ciò che la controversia intorno al «ragionevole» rivela. In QUADERNI DI TEORIA SOCIALE (1-2): 665-677, 2020.
  • Ferrara, A “Narcissism and Critique : On Kohut’s Self Psychology”. In Transitional Subjects : Critical Theory and Object Relations, pp. 75-105, Columbia University Press, New York, 2019.
  • Ferrara, A Debating Exemplarity: The "Communis" in Sensus Communis. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 45 (2): 146-158, 2019.
  • Ferrara, A Sideways at the Entrance of the Cave: A Pluralist Footnote to Plato. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 45 (4): 390-402, 2019.
  • Ferrara, A Che cosa è un popolo?. In POLITICA & SOCIETÀ (2): 163-182, 2019.
  • Ferrara, A «Most Reasonable for Humanity» : Legitimation Beyond the State. In JUS COGENS, 1: 1-17, 2019.
  • Ferrara, A A Crypto-Liberalism of Collective Self-Restraint? : On H.Lindahl’s Authority and the Globalization of Inclusion and Exclusion. In ETICA & POLITICA (21): 371-381, 2019.
  • Ferrara, A Social Freedom and Reasonable Pluralism: Reflections on Freedom's Right. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 45 (6): 635-642, 2019.
  • Ferrara, A “Deconstructing the Deconstruction of the Law: Reflections on Menke's «Law and Violence»”. In Law and Violence. Christoph Menke in Dialogue, pp. 112-136, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018.
  • Ferrara, A Exemplarity in the Public Realm. In LAW AND LITERATURE, 30 (3): 387-399, 2018.
  • Ferrara, A Come continuare a parlare di ideologia entro un orizzonte post-moderno. In RASSEGNA ITALIANA DI SOCIOLOGIA, 59 (3): 515-535, 2018.
  • Ferrara, A How to Accommodate Modus Vivendi Within Normative Political Theory. In BIBLIOTECA DELLA LIBERTÀ, 53 (2): 9-26, 2018.
  • Ferrara, A Can Political Liberalism Help Us Rescue "the People" from Populism?. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 44 (4): 463-477, 2018.
  • Griffero, Tb; Vincenzo, C; Elio, F et al. Il «pensiero dei sensi»: estetica e atmosfere. In PSICHE, IV (1): 121-158, 2017.
  • Ferrara, A Curbing the absolute power of disembedded financial markets: The grammar of counter-hegemonic resistance and the polanyian narrative. In Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique, pp. 167-184, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2017.
  • Ferrara, A Prague, or critical theory in the 21st century. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 43 (3): 235-242, 2017.
  • Ferrara, A Rousseau and Critical Theory. Brill, Boston, 2017.
  • Ferrara, A Constitution and Context: Reflections on Bruce Ackerman's The Civil Rights Revolution (2016), pp. 1-12. In JERUSALEM REVIEW OF LEGAL STUDIES, 13 (1): 19-30, 2016.
  • Ferrara, A La fine del postmoderno nell'orizzonte post-moderno. In QUADERNI DI TEORIA SOCIALE, 2016 (2): 65-96, 2016.
  • Ferrara, A “Expanding the Framework of Political Liberalism”, Krakow, Akademia Ignatium/Wam, 2016, pp. 125-46. In After Rawls, pp. 125-146, Akademia Ignatium W Krakowie, Cracovia, 2016.
  • Ferrara, A Political liberalism revisited: A paradigm for liberal democracy in the 21st century. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 42 (7): 681-706, 2016.
  • Ferrara, A «Uscita 22» e altre obiezioni. Contro la critica decostruzionista del soggetto. In IRIDE, 28 (2): 241-259, 2015.
  • Ferrara, A Rethinking critical theory once again: Immanent critique and immanent normativity. In Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis, pp. 145-157, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Farnham, 2015.
  • Ferrara, A Varieties of transcendence and their consequences for political philosophy. In THE EUROPEAN LEGACY, TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 20 (2): 109-119, 2015.
  • Ferrara, A Democracies in the plural: A typology of democratic cultures. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 41 (4-5): 393-402, 2015.
  • Ferrara, A La democrazia e il potere assoluto dei mercati finanziari disancorati. In POLITICA & SOCIETÀ, 3 (1): 7-26, 2015.
  • Ferrara, A Democracy and the absolute power of disembedded financial markets. In Reclaiming Democracy. Judgment, Responsibility and the Right to Politics, pp. 110-125, Taylor and Francis Inc., New York and Abingdon, 2015.
  • Ferrara, A La democrazia e il suo ethosIride. In IRIDE, 27 (71): 133-153, 2014.
  • Ferrara, A La Dichiarazione «Dignitatis Humanae»: un commento. In Religioni, Libertà, Potere, pp. 87-97, Vita e pensiero, Milano, 2014.
  • Ferrara, A The democratic horizon. Hyperpluralism and the renewal of political liberalism. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2014.
  • Ferrara, A La separación de religión y política en una sociedad postsecular. In La fe en la ciudad secular: laicidad y democracia, pp. 139-154, Trotta, Madrid, 2014.
  • Ferrara, A Un giusnaturalismo logico? Riflessioni sul costituzionalismo garantista di Luigi Ferrajoli. In IRIDE, 27 (73): 657-675, 2014.
  • Ferrara, A La autenticidad y la normatividad de la identidad en Rousseau. In SIGNOS FILOSÓFICOS, 16 (31): 159-190, 2014.
  • Ferrara, A; Kaul, V and Rasmussen, D From the erosion of the nation-state to the rise of political Islam: sources of political legitimacy.
  • Ferrara, A El horizonte democratico. El hiperpluralismo y la renovaciòn del liberalismo politico. Herder, BArcelona, 2014.
  • Ferrara, A Judging democracy in the 21st Century: crisis or transformation?. In NO FOUNDATIONS (10): 1-22, 2013.
  • Ferrara, A; Kaul, V and Rasmussen, D The promise of democracy in troubled times.
  • Ferrara, A and Farneti, R What is a Minor Philosophy? A Conversation on Thinking from the Periphery in a Global World. In PHILOSOPHIA: 717-719, 2012.
  • Ferrara, A Introduction. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 38: 343-349, 2012.
  • Ferrara, A; Kaul, V and Ramsussen, D Overcoming the Trap of Resentment.
  • Ferrara, A Autenticità, normatività dell'identità e ruolo del legislatore in Rousseau. In La filosofia politica di Rousseau, pp. 9-34, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2012.
  • Ferrara, A Hyperpluralism and the multivariate democratic polity. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 38 (4-5): 435-444, 2012.
  • Ferrara, A The idea of a charter of fundamental human rights. In Philosophical dimensions of human rights, pp. 173-187, Springer, Dordrecht, 2012.
  • Ferrara, A Politics at its Best : Reasons that Move the Imagination. In The Politics of Imagination, pp. 38-54, Birbeck Law Press, London, 2011.
  • Ferrara, A Il multiculturalismo come compimento del liberalismo. In Lotte, riconoscimento, diritti, pp. 177-202, Morlacchi, Perugia, 2011.
  • Ferrara, A Democrazia e apertura. Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2011.
  • Ferrara, A Universalismo esemplare come modello per l'età globale. In Globalizzazione, saggezza, regole, pp. 55-9788846729231, ETS, Pisa, 2011.
  • Ferrara, A Realigning Liberalism: Pluralism, Integration, Identities.
  • Ferrara, A Ferrajoli's argument for structural entrenchment. In RES PUBLICA, 17 (4): 377-383, 2011.
  • Ferrara, A Democrazia costituzionale e blindatura strutturale nella teoria del diritto di Luigi Ferrajoli. In Diritto e democrazia. La teoria di Luigi Ferrajoli, pp. 123-130, Giappichelli, Torino, 2011.
  • Ferrara, A Governance e governo : la democrazia oltre la scala nazionale. In PAROLECHIAVE, 43: 169-183, 2010.
  • Ferrara, A Reflexive Pluralism. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 36 (3-4): 353-364, 2010.
  • Ferrara, A Mediating or Merely Juxtaposing Ritual and Sincerity?. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 36 (1): 41-44, 2010.
  • Ferrara, A Language After the Linguistic Turn. Rethinking Universalism. In LEITMOTIV, 1: 11-26, 2010.
  • Ferrara, A Ritual and/or Sincerity.
  • Ferrara, A; Rasmussen, D and Kaul, V Postsecularism and multicultural jurisdictions.
  • Ferrara, A Deliberazione, identità e "doveri d'amore". In LA SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI, 43: 169-183, 2010.
  • Ferrara, A Foreword. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 36 (1): 5-7, 2010.
  • Ferrara, A Multiculturalismo : tradimento o compimento del liberalismo?. In Politica e società, I (4): 13-29, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A Politics and the Imagination = 最佳状态的政治:推动想象的诸理由. In SHIJIE ZHEXUE (1): 60-71, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A The Separation of Religion and Politics in a Post-secular Society. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 35 (1-2): 77-92, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A Religione e politica nella società post-secolare.
  • Ferrara, A Ripensare la separazione fra religione e politica in una società post-secolare. In Laicità e principio di non discriminazione, pp. 97-115, Rubettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A Authenticity Without a True Self. In Authenticity in Culture, Self, and Society, pp. 21-36, Ashgate, Farnham, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A La democrazia deliberativa e la sfida della governance. In Governance e democrazia. Tecniche del potere e legittimità dei processi di globalizzazione, pp. 91-108, Mimesis, Milano, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A Das Gold im Gestein. Verdinglichung und Anerkennung. In Sozialphilosophie und Kritik, pp. 40-63, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A L’identità come vincolo. In Vincoli (Sensibilia 2)., pp. 137-157, Mimesis, Milano, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A Introduzione. In Religione e politica nella società post-secolare, pp. 7-23, Meltemi, Roma, 2009.
  • Ferrara, A The Force of the Example : Explorations in the Paradigm of Judgment. Columbia University Press, New York, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A La forza dell'esempio : Il paradigma del giudizio. Feltrinelli, Milano, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A La pepita e le scorie. Ripensare la reificazione alla luce del riconoscimento. In QUADERNI DI TEORIA SOCIALE, 8: 45-67, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A The Uses of Judgment.
  • Ferrara, A Introduction. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 34 (1-2): 5-28, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A Della politica. Una riflessione filosofica. In Che cos’è la politica?, pp. 17-38, Meltemi, Roma, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A Does Kant Share Sancho's Dream? Judgment and Sensus Communis. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 34 (1-2): 65-81, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A La fuerza del ejemplo. Exploraciones del paradigma del juicio. GEDISA, Barcelona, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A Persona e Sè. In "Persona" in sociologia, pp. 41-55, Meltemi, Roma, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A Introduction. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 34 (1-2): 5-28, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A Non è solo questione di accento. In DIALOGHI, 8: 44-47, 2008.
  • Ferrara, A Europe as a "special area for human hope". In CONSTELLATIONS, 14 (4): 315-331, 2007.
  • Ferrara, A Three Notions of Secularism. In Proceedings of the World Philosophy Day UNESCO, pp. 219-223, Philosophical Society of Turkey, Ankara, 2007.
  • Ferrara, A Fra Vestfalia e Cosmopolis : I limiti della sovranità e il dovere di proteggere. In PAROLECHIAVE (35): 23-38, 2006.
  • Ferrara, A Political Cosmopolitanism and Judgment. In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL THEORY (9): 491-504, 2006.
  • Ferrara, A L’Europa come spazio privilegiato della speranza umana. In Identità europea e libertà, pp. 43-61, CLEUP, Padova, 2006.
  • Ferrara, A Religion und postsäkulare Vernünftigkeit. In TRANSIT, 31: 5-25, 2006.
  • Ferrara, A Giudizio e senso comune. In NUOVA CIVILTÀ DELLE MACCHINE, 1: 69-81, 2005.
  • Ferrara, A La religione entro i limiti della ragionevolezza. In PAROLECHIAVE, 33: 125-142, 2005.
  • Ferrara, A Autenticità e riflessione. In IRIDE, 18 (44): 199-206, 2005.
  • Ferrara, A and Rosati, M Affreschi della modernità. Crocevia della teoria sociale. Carocci, Roma, 2005.
  • Ferrara, A Public Reason and the Normativity of the Reasonable. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 30 (5-6): 579-596, 2004.
  • Ferrara, A Il ragionevole e l' esemplare : Riflessioni sulla normatività e la ragione pubblica. In FENOMENOLOGIA E SOCIETÀ (1): 7-28, 2004.
  • Ferrara, A Ragioni per una Seconda Dichiarazione universale dei diritti umani. In FILOSOFIA E QUESTIONI PUBBLICHE, 2: 33-45, 2004.
  • Ferrara, A The relation of authenticity to normativity : a response to Larmore and Honneth. In PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 30 (1): 17-24, 2004.
  • Ferrara, A Giustizia globale: tra liberalismo universalistico e pluralismo culturale. In Etica delle relazioni internazionali, pp. 465-511, Marco, Cosenza, 2004.
  • Bodei, R; Cantillo, G; Ferrara, A et al. Ricostruzione della soggettività.
  • Ferrara, A Riflessioni intorno a "Giustizia e libertà comunicativa". In Etica del plurale. Giustizia, riconoscimento, responsabilità, pp. 69-74, Vita & Pensiero, Milano, 2004.