About

francesco.pica

At the present I am a PhD candidate in the Center for Medieval Studies and in the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

My research is primarily focused on controversies concerning human cognition and the relationship between cognition and human freedom between the second half of the thirteenth and the first half of the fourteenth centuries. I am also interested in late medieval discussions concerning the relationship between faith and reason as well as Metaphysics, with a major focus on the thought of John Duns Scotus (d. 1308).

But my research interests are not limited to Medieval Philosophy. I am also very passionate about issues in applied ethics, especially Biomedical ethics and the relationship between Law and Morality.