Fausto Fraisopi

Academic Degree:
Professional Category:
Professor (Privatdozent)

Research Group: Praxis

Fausto Fraisopi studied in Rome and Paris. He obtained his PhD in Macerata and Paris with a dissertation on Kant’s Theory of Schematisms, published in 2009 as L’ouverture de la vision. Kant et la “phénoménologie implicite” des schématismes. From 2010 to 2012 he was Humboldt Fellow at the University of Freiburg, Husserl-Archiv, with a research project about the concept of horizon and ontology  in Phenomenology. Habilitated as Professor at Freiburg University, he focuses his researches on epistemology (history of science and complexity theory) and theoretical philosophy. Since many years he developed a systematic approach to a new form of Mathesis universalis between epistemology, (meta)-ontology and (meta)-metaphysics. The issues of this research were published in Philosophie und Frage (2016)

AOS: Theoretical Philosophy, Phenomenology, Epistemology, Ontology, Complexity Theory, Sustainability.

AOC: History of Philosophy and Ideas (Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, History of Mathesis universalis), History of Logic and History of Science (Philosophy of Nature, Modern Science, Foundational Crises of Sciences), Aesthetics, Transcendental Philosophy and German Idealism, Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy.


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Selected Publications


1. Philosophie und Frage, Alber-Verlag, Freiburg i.B. – München, 2016. Vol. I. Über Metaphilosophie; Vol. II. Untersuchungen über die Formen der Mathesis.

2. La complexité et les phénomènes. Nouvelles ouvertures entre science et philosophie, Paris, Hermann (coll. Vision des sciences), Mars 2012, 580 pp. (with a Preface of Jocelyn Benoist).

3. L’ouverture de la vision. Kant et la « phénoménologie implicite » de la Darstellung, Hildesheim-Zurich-New York, Olms Verlag, 2009 (468 p.).


Journal articles & book chapters

4. Perspective and spatiality in Modern Age. Italian Painting and the toposof the Annunciation between Art, Theology and Science, Aisthesis Journal, Mars 2016.

5. Horizon and Vision. The Phenomenological Idea of Experience vs. the Metaphysics of Sight. In : Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology, 4 (1) 2015, 124-145.

6. Komplexität und Realismus. In: D. D’Angelo – N. Mirković (Hg.), New Realism, META. Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy, 2014, 265-279.

7. Meta-ontology and System Theory. Towards a logical and phenomenological approach to Complexity. In: F. Fraisopi (ed.), ontologie. Storia e prospettive della domanda sull’ente, Milano, Mimesis, 2014, 501-519.

8. Expérience et horizon chez Husserl: Contextualité et synthèse à partir du concept de «représentation vide». In: Studia Phaenomenologica, 2009, 455-476.

9. Genèse et transcendantalisation du concept d’horizon chez Husserl. In: Phänomenologische Forschungen, 2008, 43-70.