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Publications and Research.



History and Philosophy of Science (Biology, Biomedicine, and Data Science)


Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals








Chapters in books

  • Ratti E. (2020) ‘Phronesis and Automated Science: The Case of Machine Learning and Biology’. In Sterpetti, F., and Bertolaso, M. (eds). 2020. A Critical Reflection on automated Science - Will Science Remain Human?. Springer
  • Bertolaso M., Ratti E. (equal contribution) (2018) ‘Conceptual Challenges in the Theoretical Foundations of Systems Biology’. In Mariano Bizzarri (eds). Systems Biology. Springer Series Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1702
  • Boem F., Ratti E. (equal contribution) (2016) ‘Towards a Notion of Intervention in Big-Data Biology and Molecular Medicine’. In Marco Nathan and Giovanni Boniolo (eds.). 2016. Philosophy of Molecular Medicine. London: Routledge


Ethics of Science and Technology


Edited Books


  • Ratti E., Stapleford, T. (eds.)  ‘Science, Technology, & Virtues; Contemporary Perspectives‘ Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-008171-3 (2022)


Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Bezuidenhout, L., Ratti, E. (equal contribution). ‘What Does it Mean to Embed Ethics in Data Science? An Integrative Approach Based on Microethics and Virtues’ AI & Society (accepted for publication)


Chapters in books


  • Ratti, E., Warne, N. (2020) ‘Vocation, Science, and the Good Life’, in Melville, W., and Kerr, D. (eds.) Virtues, Science, and Science Education, Routledge Publishers



[1] Authors contributed equally

[2] Boem and Ratti contributed equally



  • ‘Technology in Biology and Bioinformatics’, 9th Biennial SPSP Conference - Ghent 2022, University of Ghent, BEL, July 2022
  • ‘What does it mean to embed ethics in data science?’ (with Louise Bezuidenhout), Building Inclusive Ethical Cultures in STEM: A Practice-Based Workshop, Illinois Institute of Technology, US, April 2021 (online)

  • ‘Explainable AI and Medicine’: presented at: 1. PhilinBioMed Seminar, Universität von Bordeaux, France, April 2021 (online); 2. Seminar Deparments of Humanities and Arts, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, April 2021 (online); 3. Seminar Center for Logic and Language, and Cognition, University of Turin, Italy, March 2021 (online)
  • ‘M.E.T.A: A MicroEThical Aprroach to Data Science‘, Rabb Symposium ‘Embedding AI in Society‘, North Carolina State University, US, February 21 (online)