Fulvio Di Blasi is a philosopher expert in ethics, natural law theory and Thomistic philosophy. He is also an attorney and a mediator. He directs the Di Blasi Law Firm in Italy, and is partner in the company ADR Forum, in which he serves as Scientific Coordinator, Professional Mediator, and Professor of Mediation credited by the Italian Ministry of Justice. Di Blasi is Founder and President of the Thomas International Project, President of the Thomas International Association in Italy, and Director of the Thomas International Center in Raleigh, NC.
Fulvio Di Blasi graduated with honors from the University of Milan, he received a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law from the University of Palermo and concluded post-doctoral research at the Internationale Akademie fuer Philosophie in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The graduation committee, on behalf of the University of Milan, awarded him, as a special distinction, the publication of his dissertation Natural Law Theory in the Thought of J. M. Finnis.
In 2000 the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) awarded him a fellowship to conduct research on natural law theory. In March of the same year he was invited and appointed Visiting Scholar and Research Associate by the Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame. Over the next three years, he taught courses in the Philosophy Department of the University of Notre Dame in “Ethics,” “Introduction to Philosophy,” “Political Philosophy,” and “Thomistic Personalism”. Since 2003, he has taught “Philosophy of Law”, “General Theory of Law”, and “Introduction to the Study of Law” at the LUMSA Law School (Palermo), “Introduction to Philosophy” and “Ethics” at the University of Notre Dame, and “Business Ethics,” “Law and Ethics,” and “Ethics of Work” a the University of Palermo. Since 2004 he has been Visiting Professor of “Bioethics and Law” at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Since 2004, he has been Director of the Centro Ricerche Tommaso d’Aquino of the Collegio universitario ARCES. He has been a consultant for several mediation companies, lead organizer for international conferences on ethics, and has given papers in several leading universities both in Europe and the US, including Oxford and La Sorbonne. He founded bioethics and mediation journals for his profession, and he serves as contributor, reviewer, editor, and board member in several other philosophical journals and book series. Dr. Di Blasi has more than 100 publications including books, essays, editorials, and encyclopedia entries related to ethics, business, law and philosophy.
From Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas: Natural Law, Practical Knowledge, and the Person (St. Augustine’s Press: South Bend 2016)
God and the Natural Law: A Rereading of Thomas Aquinas (St. Augustine’s Press: South Bend 2003).
Questioni di legge naturale (Edizioni Phronesis: Palermo, 2009)
Ritorno al diritto: miti e leggende della scienza giuridica contemporanea (Edizioni Phronesis: Palermo, 2009)
John Finnis (Phronesis: Palermo, 2008)
Conoscenza pratica, teoria dell’azione e bene politico (Rubbettino: Soveria Mannelli 2006).
La vitalità del diritto naturale (coeditor with P. Heritier) (Phronesis: Palermo, 2008).
Ethics Without God? The Divine in Contemporary Moral and Political Thought (coeditor with J. Hochschild and J. Langan) (St. Augustine’s Press: South Bend 2008)
Virtue’s End: God in the Moral Philosophy of Aristotle and Aquinas (coeditor with J. Hochschild and J. Langan) (St. Augustine’s Press: South Bend 2008)
(co-editor with G. Romano) L’Europa fra radici e progetto: Civiltà cristiana o relativismo etico? (Rubbettino: Soveria Mannelli 2005).
“The Role of God in the New Natural Law Theory”, in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Spring 2013
“Natural Law and Natural Rights,” in A.C. Grayling and Andrew Pyle (eds.), Encyclopedia of British Philosophy, (Thoemmes Continuum: Bristol 2006).
Dio e la legge naturale. Una rilettura di Tommaso d’Aquino, ETS: Pisa 1999.
“John Mitchell Finnis”, in E. Ancona and G. De Anna (eds.), Il Tomismo Giuridico del XX Secolo (Giappichelli: Torino, 2015)
“Love, Intellect and will in Thomas Aquinas”, in G. De Anna (ed.), Willing good. Empirical challenges to the explanation of human behavior (Cambridge scholars Publishing: Cambridge, 2012)
“Rhonheimer, la legge naturale e l’ateo buono: breve replica”, in E. Ancona and G. De Anna (eds.), Il Tomismo Giuridico del XX Secolo (Giappichelli: Torino, 2015)
“Legge naturale e preambula fidei”, in A. Livi (ed.), Le premesse razionali della fede. Teologi e filosofi a confronto sull’attualità dei “praeambula fidei” (Lateran University Pres: Città del Vaticano, 2008)
“Knowledge of the Good as Participation in God’s Love”, Giornale di Metafisica 2/2005
“Europa, meglio amici che uguali”, Il Domenicale, 12 giugno 2004.
“Democrazia, crisi dell’autorità e legge naturale”, in R. Di Ceglie (ed.), Pluralismo contro relativismo. Filosofia, religione, politica, Edizioni Ares: Milano, 2004, 191-212.
“Amicizia e/o eguaglianza? Riflessioni sul fondamento della comunità politica,” in F. Viola (ed.), Etica e politica dell’intersoggettività: l’idea di cooperazione nel diritto e nella politica, Il Mulino: Bologna, 2004.
“Practical Syllogism, Proairesis, and the Virtues: Toward a Reconciliation of Virtue Ethics and Natural Law Ethics,” New Things & Old Things, 1 (2004), pp. 21-41.
“Democrazia americana in crisi? Lo scandalo dell’aborto a nascita parziale,” Il Domenicale, 3 aprile 2004.
“What Nature? Whose Nature? Reflecting on Some Recent Arguments in Natural Law Ethics,” in M. Waddell (ed.), Reclaiming Nature: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy and Theology, St. Augustine’s Press: South Bend, IN, 2003 [with an introduction by Ralph McInerny].
“Response to John Crosby, ‘Does Plato in Republic IV Surpass his Intellectualism?,’” Sensus Communis 5/2004.
Review to Gabriel Chalmeta, La Giustizia Politica in Tommaso d’Aquino. Un’Interpretazione del Bene Comune Politico [Political Justice in Thomas Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Concept of Political Common Good] (Armando Editore: Roma, 2000), New Things & Old Things, 2 (2003), pp. 475-82.
“Università, persona e bene comune,” Universitas (2002).
“L’aborto causa il tumore al seno? A colloquio con Jose A. Bufill, oncologo statunitense,” Studi Cattolici, dicembre 2002.
“Dopo un Anno negli States: Appunti per un Confronto col Sistema Universitario Americano,” Universitas (Sett. 2001).
Review to John Finnis, Aquinas: Moral, Political, and Legal Theory (Oxford University Press: New York 1998), Journal of Law & Religion, 16 (2001), pp. 653-59.
“Rapporti Prematrimoniali o Rapporti Anti-Matrimoniali?”, Studi Cattolici, ottobre 2001.
“Ultimate End, Human Freedom, and Beatitude. A Critique of Germain Grisez,” The American Journal of Jurisprudence, 46 (2001), pp. 113-35.
“Legge Naturale e Volontà di Dio: Finnis, Grisez, Suárez e la Teoria Convenzionale,” Iustitia, 3 (2000).
“The Concept of Truth and the Object of Human Knowledge,” in F. T. Arecchi (ed.), The Scientific and Philosophical Challenge of Complexity, ASRui: Milano 2000.
“La Conoscenza Naturale di Dio in Tommaso d’Aquino,” Aquinas, 2 (1999).
“I Valori Fondamentali nella Teoria Neoclassica della Legge Naturale,” Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia del Diritto, 2 (1999).
R. McInerny, Conoscenza morale implicita (Rubbettino: Soveria Mannelli 2006).
Y. Simon, La tradizione del diritto naturale. Le riflessioni di un filosofo, Thomas: Palermo 2004 (The Tradition of Natural Law: A Philosopher’s Reflections, Fordham University Press: New York 1992).
R. McInerny, Tommaso d’Aquino e l’analogia, Armando Editore: Roma 1999 (Aquinas and Analogy, The Catholic University of America Press: Washington, D.C. 1996).
J. M. Finnis, Legge naturale e diritti naturali, Giappichelli: Torino 1996, pp. 470 (Natural Law and Natural Rights, Clarendon Press: Oxford 1980)