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Evandro Agazzi is a professor of philosophy at the University of Genoa. His extensive contributions to his field have included studies in philosophy of science, the ethics of science and technology, logic, systems theory, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and philosophical anthropology. His current research has two foci: an attempt, on the one hand, to characterize scientific objectivity and defend "scientific realism" based upon deepening notions of reference and truth and, on the other hand, an effort to analyze the concept of person and its implications, particularly in the field of bioethics. A graduate of the University of Milan where he studied physics and the Catholic University of Milan where he took a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1957, Dr. Agazzi did post graduate work at Oxford and the universities of Marburg and Münster. He taught mathematics at Genoa, symbolic logic at the Higher Normal School of Pisa, and the philosophy of science and mathematical logic at the Catholic University of Milan before being named professor of the philosophy of science at Genoa in 1970. Nine years later he accepted the chair of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of nature and philosophy of science at the University of Fribourg, a post he held until being named to his present position in 1998. Dr. Agazzi has been a visiting professor at the University of Düsseldorf, the University of Berne, the University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University, and the University of Geneva among other institutions. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Cordoba, the National University of Santiago del Estero in Argentina, and Ricardo Palma University of Lima in Peru. Currently president of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science and honorary president of the International Federation of the Philosophical Societies and of the International Institute of Philosophy, he formerly served as president of the Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science, of the Italian Philosophical Society, and of the Swiss Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science and as treasurer of the International Council for Philosophy and Humanities of UNESCO. He also has been a member of the Italian National Committee for Bioethics. The editor of Epistemologia, an Italian journal for the philosophy of science, and of Nuova Secondaria, an Italian journal for high school teachers, Dr. Agazzi serves as consulting editor of the international journals Erkenntnis, Revue Internationale de Philosophie, Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie, Medicina e Morale, Modern Logic, Kos, and Sandhan. In addition to some seven hundred articles published in scholarly journals and essays in volumes of collected works, he is the author of nineteen books, including Philosophie, Science, Métaphysique (1987) and, most recently, Right, Wrong and Science: The Ethical Dimensions of the Techno-Scientific Enterprise (Rodopi, Amsterdam-New York, 2004), the English version of a book published originally in Italian and then translated into German, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Hungarian. Among the latest of the more than thirty volumes he has edited are: (with György Darvas) Philosophy of Mathematics Today (1997); Realism and Quantum Physics (1998); (with Hans Lenk) Advances in the Philosophy of Technology (1999); (with Massimo Pauri) The Reality of the Unobservable (2000); (with A.T.Tymieniecka) Life-Interpretation and the Sense of Illness within the Human Condition: Medicine and Philosophy in a Dialogue (2001); (with Jan Faye) The Problem of the Unity of Science (2001), (with Luisa Montecucco) Complexity and Emergence (2002); and Valori e limiti del senso comune (2004).