Pia Campeggiani

Research Fellow, University of Bologna

Pia Campeggiani holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Bologna
and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law from the University of Pisa. Since 2013, she has
been working at the University of Bologna as a postdoctoral fellow and as an adjunct
professor of moral philosophy. In 2015 and 2016, she also worked at the University of
Edinburgh, first as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the
Humanities, then as a visiting scholar at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

She is the author of the monograph Le ragioni dell’ira Potere e riconoscimento nell’antica
[The Reasons for Anger: Power and Recognition in Ancient Greece] (2013). Her
most recent publications include the article ‘Other selves in fiction: Philia, eleos, and the
ethics of narrative’ (Maia, 2017, 1) and the entry ‘Emotions’ for the Oxford Bibliographies
in Classics
(2017, with David Konstan).

Her work is on the philosophy of emotions, with a special focus on the role of emotions in
ancient Greek ethics and poetics. She is particularly interested in exploring the relevance
of ancient views for contemporary accounts. At SCAS, she will be working on pity, fellow-
feeling and emotional understanding in Aristotle’s ethics and aesthetics.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.