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Matteo Mameli

Dr Matteo Mameli

Photograph of Dr Matteo MameliReader in Philosophy

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Dr Mameli obtained a Laurea in Filosofia (Cum Laude) from the University of Bologna in 1997 (supervisor: Umberto Eco). He was awarded an MPhil in Philosophy (1999) and a PhD in Philosophy (2002) from the University of London (supervisor: David Papineau).

Dr Mameli was Jacobsen Fellow in Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (2001-2003) and a Research Fellow in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at King's College Cambridge (2003-2007). In 2007 Dr Mameli joined the Department of Philosophy at King's College London where he is also the Chair of the MSc in the Philosophy of Mental Disorder and a member of the Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Committee. Dr Mameli is an elected member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and a member of the Editorial Board of the academic journal Topoi.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Science and Society

Dr Mameli welcomes enquiries from prospective students seeking supervision in areas connected to his research interests.

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Selected publications
  • Mameli M (2013). 'Meat made us moral: a hypothesis on the nature and evolution of moral judgment.' Biology & Philosophy, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp. 903-931, doi: 10.1007/s10539-013-9401-3.
  • Mameli M (2013). 'Evolution, motivation, and moral Beliefs.' In Sterelny K, Joyce R, Calcott B, Fraser B (eds.), Cooperation and its Evolution, MIT Press, 525-548.
  • Bruni T, Mameli M, Rini RA (2013). 'The science of morality and its normative implications.' Neuroethics, doi: 10.1007/s12152-013-9191-y.
For a complete list of publications, please see Matteo's full research profile.

Dr Mameli currently teaches on the following courses

Undergraduate modules:

  • 6AANA024 Philosophy of Psychology
  • 6AANB027 Ethics of Science & Technology / Science, Ethics & Society: Philosophical Issues

Postgraduate modules:

  • 7AAN2013 Ethics of Science & Technology
  • 7AAN2067 Philosophy of Psychology II
  • 7AAN3021 Philosophy of Psychology (for MSc in Philosophy of Mental Disorder) (convenor)
Expertise and public engagement
  • Science and Society


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