Center for Language Research

University of Rijeka

Luca Malatesti

Assistant professor

Deparment of Philosphy

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Research Interests

Philosophy of mind (consciousness, intentionality, physicalism). The philosophy of psychiatry (epistemological status of psychopathy, moral responsibility of psychopaths).


Selected publications

Malatesti, Luca. The Knowledge argument and phenomenal concepts. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Malatesti, Luca; McMillan, John, eds. Responsibility and psychopathy: Interfacing law, psychiatry and philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Malatesti, Luca; McMillan, John. Defending psychopathy: an argument from values and moral responsibility. Theoretical medicine and bioethics. 35 (2014), 1; 7-16.

Malatesti, Luca. Thinking about phenomenal concepts. Synthesis philosophica. 26 (2011), 2; 391-402.

Malatesti, Luca; Malatesti, Nela. Supervenience, mind and chemistry. In Boršić, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman (eds,), Filozofija u dijalogu sa znanostima. Zagreb: Institut za filozofiju, 2013. 253-27.



Classification and explanations of antisocial personality disorders and moral and criminal liability within the context of Croatian mental health law and care, 2014-2018 (Project leader; Croatian Science Foundation;

Moral, Political and Epistemic Answers to Social Deviations, 2014-2017 (Research team member, Project leader: Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Sveučilište u Rijeci;

Alternatives to imprisonment: an exchange of good practices between EU member states, 2014-2016 (Partner; European commission)