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Luca Oliva, Ph.D.

I am an instructional assistant professor of the Liberal Studies program at the University of Houston, a Carnegie-designated Tier-One public research university. I specialize in (Kantian) epistemology, and philosophy of mathematics; I also have research interests in ethics and meta-ethics. I have published on Kantian intuitionism and normativity, and number theories in philosophy. My papers have appeared in the Kantian ReviewRethinking Kant (NAKS Series), and in collections of Cambridge University Press, and De Gruyter Publishers. I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive sciences, ethics and applied ethics, logic (including critical reasoning), modern philosophy, phenomenology, among others. In 2016, I was an academic visitor at the University of Oxford (philosophy department, Trinity Term), where I shall return in 2017. In 2015, I was a visiting professor at the Institute Vienna Circle (University of Vienna) and the University of Bergamo (Italy). After I graduated from the University of Milan in Italy (2006), I was DAAD postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the University of Freiburg in Germany (2006-7), where I previously studied as a Socrates-Erasmus undergraduate (the EU academic exchange program for students with the highest GPA). Since 2007 I have permanently worked in the US. (See my CV)

Selected Publications

Kantian Approaches to Normativity. Cambridge University Press: under peer review (edited book).
"On Kantian Intuitions and Mathematics". Proceedings of the 12th International Kant Congress. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017: forthcoming.
"On Kantian Intuitions", in P. Muchnik and O. Thorndike (eds), Rethinking Kant 5. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017: forthcoming.
"Review Essay: Paolo Parrini's The Value of Truth"Kantian Review 20/3, 2015: 467-78.
Kant and the Neo-Kantians on Mathematics", in N. De Warren and A. Staiti (eds), New Approaches to Neo-Kantianism. Cambridge University Press, 2015: 406-47.
On Rickert's Epistemology", in L. Oliva (ed), Heinrich Rickert: The One, the Unity, and the Number One. Milano: Cusl, 2008: 5-31 (book published by the University of Milan).
Normativity and Objectivity. A Study of Rickert's Neo-Kantianism. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2006 (book published by the University of Milan).
Review of Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Magazzino di Filosofia 3, 2001: 22-4.