Aretai’s members and consultants are Italian and international scholars brought together by a common interest in the research over the virtues, both from a philosophical, psychological and educational perspective. The Center has also fruitful collaborations with several European and American research institutions.

Permanent members

Angelo Campodonico, Full professor, Director (DAFIST- University of Genoa).

Letterio Mauro, Full professor; Francesco Camera, Associate professor; Valeria Ottonelli, Associate professor; Simona Langella, Associate professor (DAFIST University of Genoa)

Patrizio Odetti, PO Director DIMI (University of Genoa)

Filippo Domaneschi, RTD (DISFOR Università di Genova)

Giampaolo Azzoni, Full professor; Luca Vanzago, Associate professor (University of Pavia)

Michele Mangini, Associate professor (Università di Bari)

Paolo Pagani, Full professor; Fabrizio Turoldo, Associate professor (Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice)

Elisabetta Cattanei, Full professor; Francesca Crasta, Full professor; Gabriella Baptist, Associate Professor  (University of Cagliari)

Claudia Navarini, Associate professor; Susy Zanardo, Associate professor; Anna Contardi, Permanent researcher (Università Europea, Roma)

External consultants

Luigi Alici (Universit√† di Macerata), Antonio Allegra (University of Perugia), Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-University of Oslo), Claudia Baracchi (University of Milano Bicocca), Enrico Berti (University of Padua), Caterina Botti (La Sapienza University, Rome), Francesco Botturi (Catholic University, Milan), Antonio Da Re (University of Padua), Gabriele De Anna (University of Udine, University of Bamberg), Mario de Caro (University of Roma tre, Tufts University), Piergiorgio Donatelli (La Sapienza University, Rome), Adriano Fabris (University of Pisa), Arianna Fermani (University of Macerata), Mauro Magatti (Catholic University, Milan), Sante Maletta (University of Bergamo), Mario Micheletti (University of Siena), Roberto Mordacci (University Vita e salute – San Raffaele), Carlo Natali (University of Venice), Donatella Pagliacci (University of Macerata), Massimo Reichlin (University Vita e salute – San Raffaele), Giacomo Samek Lodovici (Catholic University, Milan), Nicoletta Scotti (Catholic University, Milan), Carmelo Vigna (Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice).

Junior researchers

Maria Silvia Vaccarezza  (Secretary of the Center)

Michel Croce, Filippo Domaneschi, Marco Damonte, Stefania Zanardi, Valeria Candio, Damiano Simoncelli (University of Genoa)

Riccardo Fanciullacci (Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice)

Giovanni Cogliandro (University of Rome – Tor Vergata).

Alberto Masala (Sorbonne-Paris)

International collaboration

Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology), Julia Annas (University of Arizona), James Arthur (Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham), R√©mi Brague (Pantheon-Sorbonne), Talbot Brewer (University of Virginia), Stephen Brock (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross), Paolo Carozza (Kellog Institute, University of Notre Dame), Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University), Howard Curzer (Texas Tech University), Marco D’Avenia (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross), Martin Echavarria (Facultad de Psicologia – Universidad Abat Oliva, Barcelona), Kevin Flannery (Pontifical Gregorian University), Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina – Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life, University of Chicago), Jennifer Herdt (Yale), Tobias Hoffman (Catholic University of America), Terence Irwin (University of Oxford), Pavlos Kontos (University of Patras), Dominique Lambert (Universit√® de Namur), Raquel Lazaro Cantero (Universidad de Pamplona), Danielle Lories (Universite Catholique de Louvain), Jan James Kidd (University of Nottingham), Kristjan Kristjansson (Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham), Margarita Mauri Alvarez (Stageira,¬†Universidad de Barcelona), Livio Melina (Centro Giovanni Paolo II studi per il matrimonio e la famiglia), Christian B. Miller (The Character Project,¬†Wake Forest University), John O’Callaghan (Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame), Michael Pakaluk (Catholic University of America), Andrew Pinsent (Ian Ramsey Center for Science and Religion, University of Oxford), Roger Pouivet (Universit√® de Lorraine), Duncan Pritchard (University of Edimburgh), Christoph Rapp (Universit√§t M√ľnchen), Laura Rizzerio (Universit√® de Namur), Willibald Ruch (Faculty of Psychology, University of Zurich), Daniel Russell (University of Arizona), Nancy Snow (Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma), Eleonore Stump (The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility,¬†University of St. Louis), Natasha Szutta (University of Gdansk), Luca Tuninetti (Pontificia Universit√† Urbaniana), Alejandro Vigo (Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona), Candace Vogler (Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life, University of Chicago), Linda T. Zagzebski (Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma), The Self, Motivation and Virtue Project (Marquette University).