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Luisa Damiano

Luisa Damiano

Luisa Damiano is an Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Messina (Italy), where she co-established the Epistemology of the Sciences of the Artificial Research Group (ESARG).

Among her research topics are included epistemology of the sciences of complex systems; epistemology of the cognitive sciences and philosophy of mind, with a focus on cognitive extension, minimal cognition, inter-subjective cognition, embodiment and enaction; philosophy of biology, with a focus on self-organization, autopoiesis, minimal life, origins of life; and epistemology of the sciences of the artificial, with a focus on the synthetic modeling of life and cognition, in particular in synthetic biology and in cognitive, developmental and social robotics. Dr. Damiano has worked on these topics within scientific teams at the University of Salento (Italy), ELSI in Japan (SB-AI Project), and Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Kyoto (Japan) (Artificial Empathy Project). She authored, with Paul Dumouchel, Vivre avec les robots: Essai sur l'empathie artificielle (2016), which was published by Harvard University Press as Living with Robots (2017).