Riccardo Pozzo


Dipartimento di Storia, Patrimonio Culturale, Formazione e Società

Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Via Columbia 1

00133 Roma




Riccardo Pozzo received his M.A. at Università di Milano (1983), his Ph.D. at Universität des Saarlandes (1988), and his Habilitation at Universität Trier (1995). In 1996, he went to the U.S. to teach German Philosophy at the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America. In 2003, he came back to Italy to take up the Chair of the History of Philosophy at Università di Verona. In 2019, he was appointed to the Chair of the History of Philosophy at Università di Roma Tor Vergata. From 2009 to 2012, he was Director of the Institute for the European Intellectual Lexicon and History of Ideas of the National Research Council of Italy. From 2012 to 2017, he was Director of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cultural Heritage of the National Research Council of Italy. Scientific Ambassador for Italy of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on ribbon. Elected full member of the Institut International de Philosophie, of which he is currently vice-president, and member of the World Congress of Philosophy Melbourne 2023 Programme Committee. Appointed national expert of the Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures Programme Committee and member of the Scientific Committee of Fondazione Bruno Kessler. Reliable H-index not yet available in the Humanities. However, 77 received book-reviews and 331 citations on Google Scholar; Scopus Author ID: 6603952553;Orcid.org/0000-0001-5535-5894. On Sep. 21, 2015 he appeared on CCTV-News in “Dialogue: Ideas Matter,” moderated by Yang Rui. Born on Jun. 7, 1959, Italian Citizen. His areas of specialization are: Migration Studies, Cultural Innovation, Lexicography, Aristotelianism, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, Kant and Hegel. He has published books on the Renaissance (Schwabe, 2012), the Enlightenment (Frommann-Holzboog, 2000), Kant (Maia 2016; Lang 1989), and Hegel (La Nuova Italia, 1989) and he is currently finishing a book on history of philosophy and the reflective society (De Gruyter, 2020). He has edited the philosophical academic programs of the German Enlightenment (Frommann-Holzboog 2011), the writings of Fichte and Kant on intellectual property (Biblioteca di via Senato 2005), the impact of Aristotelianism on modern philosophy (CUA-Press 2003), the lecture catalogues of the University of Königsberg (Frommann-Holzboog, 1999).