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Lorenzo Serini


I am a PhD candidate in Philosophy and an IAS/IATL Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick. My research focuses on Post-Kantian European Philosophy (esp. Nietzsche), the history of scepticism (esp. Pyrrhonism and Montaigne); and history of philosophy of the emotions. I am also very interested in ancient and modern conceptions of philosophy as a way of life (esp. the Hellenistic schools, Hadot, and Foucault), philosophy of literature, and virtue epistemology.

Before joining the University of Warwick in 2016, I completed my B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Pisa under the supervision of Professor Giuliano Campioni.

In 2017-2018 I started teaching as a Sessional Teaching Assistant (STA) in the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick.

I am currently awaiting my viva with Professor Stephen Houlgate (University of Warwick) and Professor Robert Pippin (The University of Chicago).

Moreover, this academic year I will work as an Early Career Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) and at the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL).

PhD Thesis

Working Title: Senses of Scepticism in Nietzsche's Middle Writings: How He Became a Sceptic

Supervisor: Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson

In my thesis I explore Nietzsche’s views on scepticism, focusing especially in the middle writings (1878-1882). I endeavour to demonstrate that in these works, and starting from Human, All Too Human, Nietzsche begins to define his philosophical task in connection with various forms of scepticism. By investigating his thinking about different scepticisms I aim to reveal important, yet neglected, aspects of Nietzsche's free-spirited philosophy, such as the extent to which he is committed to practices of truth and truthfulness.

Scholarship: Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE)


2019 – ‘A concepção nietzschiana de ceticismo em Schopenhauer como educador’, in Cadernos Nietzsche, 40(3), pp.115-170.

2019 – Review of Diego E. Machuca and Baron Reed (eds.), Skepticism: from Antiquity to the Present, Bloomsbury, in The Warwick Journal of Philosophy (PLI), 204-2013.

2015 – 'Where Philosophy Meets Poetry in Nietzsche's Writings between 1872-1873', in Odradek: Studies in Philosophy of Literature, Aesthetics and New Media Theories, 1(2).

2015 – Co-editor ‘Aesthetics in the Age of New Media, Odradek: Studies in Philosophy of Literature, Aesthetics and New Media Theories, 1(1).

2013 – ‘Nietzsche e Valéry: La filosofia di fronte all’epilogo’, in Il Velo Scolpito, ed. Danilo Manca, Pisa: ETS.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Seminar Teaching

2020 (Autumn Term) – Philosophy of the Emotions, 4 seminar groups, University of Warwick

2019 (Autumn Term) – Philosophy of the Emotions, 4 seminar groups, University of Warwick

2019 (Spring Term) – Making Decisions, 3 groups, University of Warwick

2018 (Autumn Term) – Feedback Facilitator

2018 (Spring Term) – Nietzsche in Context, 3 groups, University of Warwick

Guest Lecture

19-11-2019 – Philosophy of the Emotions: ‘Stendhal, Nietzsche, and De Beauvoir on love’, University of Warwick

Teaching Awards, Qualifications, Certificates

2020 WATE PGR – Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates who Teach (Winner)

2019-2020 – Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (30 credits, distinction)

2019 – Departmental Teaching Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching

2018-present – Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Conference Organisation

2020 – Co-organiser ‘Blood at the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots’: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjugation across Disciplines, CRPLA Conference, University of Warwick

2020 – Co-organiser Continental Philosophy and Its Histories, Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference (3rd ed.), University of Warwick

2019 – Co-organiser What is Philosophy: Past, Present, Future, Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference (2rd ed.), University of Warwick

2018 – Co-organiser Nietzsche Psychologist of Décadence, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, University of Warwick, and Seminario Permanente Nietzscheano

Research Networks

Member of the Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, University of Warwick

Member of Seminario Permanente Nietzscheano (SPN), Centro Colli-Montinari

PhD Representative for the Warwick Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature, and the Arts (CRPLA)

Editorial Position

2019-present – Assistant Editor at Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal

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PhD Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, IAS/IATL Early Career Fellow



(Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences Building)

Office Hours currently by appointment

'A [human being] is in a condition of genius when he loves and ridicules the same thing at the same time'.

(Friedrich Nietzsche, Notebook 17 (1876), Fragment 16)