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Luca Oliva

Assistant Professor

Luca Oliva

Ph.D., University of Milan
Liberal Studies, Program Director

Office: Old Science Building, Suite 230
Tel: 713-743-3422
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Biographical Summary

Luca Oliva moves into the role of tenure-track assistant professor after having served several years in the department of comparative cultural studies as an instructional assistant professor and instructional associate professor. He is also the director of the liberal studies program. He received his Ph.D. and B.S. in philosophy from the University of Milan and completed a postdoctoral specialization at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. He will teach courses on normativity and theories of knowledge. Oliva's research focuses on issues of epistemology and morality (such as truth, knowledge, evil, and injustice). He is the author of two books in Italian and editor of a third. His work in English has appeared in Kantian Review, the NAKS Series, and edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press and De Gruyter.

Selected Publications

1. L’Ontologia della Materia. Rome: Storia e Letteratura, 2018 and 2020 (authored book)
2. On Kantian Intuitions and Mathematics. V. Waibel, M. Ruffing, D. Wagner (eds), Natur und Freiheit (De Gruyter, 2018: 1395-1403)
3. Wittgenstein’s Quasi-Intuitionism. G.M. Mras, P. Weingartner, B. Ritter (eds), Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics (International Wittgenstein Symposium, 2018: 174-7)
4. On Kantian Intuitions. Rethinking Kant 5 (North American Kant Society Series 2018: 71-92)
5. Perception, Intuitions, and Mathematics. C. Limbeck-Lilienau, F. Stadler (eds), The Philosophy of Perception and Observation (International Wittgenstein Symposium, 2017: 177-81)
6. Parrini’s The Value of Truth (Kantian Review 20/3, 2015: 467-78)
7. Kant and the Neo-Kantians on Mathematics. N. De Warren, A. Staiti (eds), New Approaches to Neo-Kantianism (Cambridge University Press, 2015: 406-47).
8. Heinrich Rickert – L’Uno, L’Unità, e il Numero Uno. Milan: Cusl, 2008 (edited book)
9. La Validità come Funzione dell’Oggetto. Milan: Franco Angeli, 2006 (authored book)