Andrea Borghini

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Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University

M.Phil., Philosophy, Columbia University

M.A., Philosophy, Columbia University

B.A., Philosophy, University of Florence, Italy


  • Associate professor in the Philosophy Department at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Former adjunct professor at the College of the Holy Cross
  • Visiting professor at Columbia and other universities
  • Publishes regularly in journals such as Aesthetic Review
  • Author of "A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Modality" (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)


Andrea Borghini, Ph.D., is an academic, author, and research fellow whose experience spans more than 20 years. A consummate scholar, Andrea's research focuses on highly specialized issues in the general areas of metaphysics, the philosophy of biology, and the philosophy of food. Andrea has published numerous articles in academic journals and magazines, as well as three books.

Andrea is an associate professor in the Philosophy Department at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy. He teaches courses in metaphysics, philosophy, aesthetics, and applied ethics. Andrea also taught at the College of the Holy Cross, Columbia University, and the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, among others.


Andrea Borghini received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University in 2007. He also holds an  M.Phil. and an M.A. from Columbia University, as well a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Florence, Italy, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Awards and Publications:

  • Davis Educational Foundation Grant, 2015
  • Charles and Rosanna Bachelor–Ford Foundation Grant, 2014
  • Un Piatto, Una Vita, Co-author (Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2018)
  • A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Modality (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)
  • What Is a Recipe? (Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 2015)
  • The Metaphysics of the Thin Red Line (Synthese Library, 2012)
  • On Being the Same Wine (Rivista di Estetica [Aesthetic Review] 51, 2012)

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