Francesco Binotto earned his doctorate in philosophy at Ca’Foscari University of Venice under the supervision of Prof. Fabrizio Amerini (Univ. of Parma). His dissertation explored the critique of determinism in the writings of Thomas Aquinas and Siger of Brabant. Dr Binotto is currently a lecturer at the University of Urbino (Italy), Department of Humanities and a non-stipendiary research assistant at the University of Parma. He has had six articles about medieval philosophy either published or accepted for publication, in journals such as Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie, Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, Noctua, and Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale; he has also published a book chapter in Rosminianesimo Filosofico, edited by S.F. Tadini. At PIMS, Dr Binotto will be researching arguments against determinism in the thought of the Dominican theologian Hervaeus Natalis (d. 1323).
• 2022–2023, Mellon Fellow