Susi Ferrarello

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy



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Susi Ferrarello has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne in Paris, an M.A. in Human Rights and Political Science from the University of Bologna, and a Bachelor in Philosophy from La Sapienza University in Rome. She has held professorships at Luzern University, Loyola University (Chicago), Sapienza University and the Florence University of the Arts. Currently, she teaches at both the California State University (East Bay) and Saybrook University.

Dr. Ferrarello, an expert in ancient and contemporary philosophy, has extensive publishing credits. She has authored several books: Il progetto etico e l’idea di scienza in Husserl (Padova, 2010, Libreria Universitaria), Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity and Values in Edmund Husserl (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), and Practical Intentionality (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). Her articles include “Values, Normativity and Facts”, “Husserl’s Phenomenology of Validity”, “Practical Intentionality: A balance between Practical and Theoretical Acts”, and “Transcendental and Spiritual Consciousness in Husserl”. She presented talks in Europe, Asia, and America.

Dr. Ferrarello has taught courses in ethics, language, philosophy, and history. Her pedagogical résumé includes Latin, Ancient Greek, Phenomenology, Moral Philosophy, Logic, Bioethics, Philosophy of Rights, Philosophy and Science, and History of Christianity.