Massimo De Carolis teaches Theoretical Philosophy and Social Philosophy at the University of Salerno, where he is the head of the “Laboratory of studies and research on Human Nature”. He regularly contributes to prominent Italian scientific journals, magazines and newspapers such as "Aut-Aut”, “MicroMega” and “Il manifesto”. He is cofounder of the journals “Luogo comune” and “Forme di vita”. He wrote several books, essays and articles. Among his most recent books: Nuovi disagi nella civiltà, Einaudi 2013; Il paradosso antropologico, Quodlibet 2008; La vita nell’epoca della sua riproducibilità tecnica, Bollati Boringhieri 2004.