Dr Daniele Fulvi

Pronouns: he/him

D_FulviDaniele Fulvi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, WSU node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology. He specialises in Modern and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, and Ethics of New Technologies. His current work focuses on the ethical and social dimensions of Synthetic Biology applied to environmental issues – and in particular to climate change mitigation. Daniele obtained his PhD from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University in 2020, with a dissertation investigating the question of evil and nature in the philosophies of German idealist F.W.J. Schelling and Italian existentialist Luigi Pareyson. After completing his PhD, Daniele was awarded the 2020 Dean’s Prize for the Best PhD. After his PhD, Daniele developed an extensive teaching and research experience in ethics and philosophy. He also strengthened his research expertise in Environmental Ethics through the award of a RIF “Capacity” Research Grant at WSU’s School of Humanities and Communication Arts. His first monograph, titled "Schelling, Freedom, and the Immanent Made Transcendent. From Philosophy of Nature to Environmental Ethics", is published in the Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy series. Moreover, his works appear in journals such as The Anthropocene Review, Ethics Policy and Environment, Sophia, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Critical Horizons, among others. Daniele has studied and worked at various universities internationally, including the University of Turin in Italy and the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany. He also holds a Visiting Fellowship at the Department of Philosophy, Universit√† Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan (Italy) – where he collaborates with the Centre for Studies in Ethics and Politics (CeSEP).


  • 2020: PhD in Philosophy, Western Sydney University
  • 2013: Master’s Degree in Philosophical Studies, University of Florence
  • 2010: Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, University of L’Aquila

Research Focus

  • Modern and Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics of New Technologies
  • Moral Philosophy

Recent Awards and Recognitions

  • 2023: Visiting Fellowship, Department of Philosophy, Universit√† Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy)
  • 2022: “Capacity” Research Grant in Environmental Ethics, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University
  • 2020: Dean’s Thesis Prize for the Best PhD, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University
  • 2016: Western Sydney Postgraduate Research Award (International), Western Sydney University

Selected Publications

Fulvi, D 2024, Schelling, Freedom, and the Immanent Made Transcendent. From Philosophy of Nature to Environmental Ethics, Routledge, New York and London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003325550

Fulvi, D & Wodak, J 2023, Gambling on Unknown Unknowns: Risk Ethics for a Climate Change Technofix, The Anthropocene Review.  https://doi.org/10.1177/20530196231204324

Fulvi, D & Wodak, J 2023, Using Synthetic Biology to Avert Runaway Climate Change: A Consequentialist Appraisal, Ethics, Policy & Environment. https://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2023.2215147

Fulvi, D 2022, Freedom as a Matter of Resistance in the Philosophy of Schelling’, Critical Horizons, vol. 60, issue 3, pp. 78–92. https://doi.org/10.1080/14409917.2021.1957354

Fulvi, D & Bubbio, PD 2022, Immanence in Schelling and Hegel in the Jena Period’, Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 60, issue 3, pp. 353–387. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjp.12474

Fulvi, D 2022, Kenosis and Nature: Critical Notes on Vattimo’s and Bubbio’s Notion of Kenotic Sacrifice’, Comparative and Continental Philosophy, vol. 14, issue 1, pp. 57–71. https://doi.org/10.1080/17570638.2022.2073963

Fulvi, D 2022, The Ontological Reality of Evil in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson’, Journal of Italian Philosophy, vol. 5, pp. 107–129.

Fulvi, D 2021, Schelling as a Thinker of Immanence: contra Heidegger and Jaspers, Sophia, vol. 60, issue 4, pp. 869–887. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11841-020-00784-7

Fulvi, D 2021, Schelling as a “Post-Heideggerian thinker”: Luigi Pareyson’s interpretation of Schelling, Epoch√©: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 26, issue 1, pp. 133–151. https://doi.org/10.5840/epoche202189192

Fulvi, D 2020, The Ontological Nature of Intuition in Schelling, Idealistic Studies, vol. 50, issue 1, pp. 1–17. https://doi.org/10.5840/idstudies202039111

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