Marco Ferrante

Philosopher; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at Oxford University

Marco Ferrante studied Sanskrit and classical Indian philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome. His scholarly activities are mainly concerned with Brahmanical philosophical texts (in particular, non-dualistic traditions and the work of the grammarian/philosopher Bhartṛhari). His focus is on epistemology, metaphysics, linguistics, and philosophy of mind. Marco Ferrante first joined the IKGA in 2013 within the framework of the project “Language and action in early Brahmanical philosophy,” headed by Vincent Eltschinger and funded by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund). From 2015 to 2018 he continued at the Institute doing research as part of a further FWF-funded project, “A Śaiva interpretation for the Buddhist theory of exclusion (apoha),” headed by Marion Rastelli. Between 2018 and 2020 he was the Berggruen Fellow of Comparative Philosophy at the University of Oxford. In 2020 he returned to the Institute to do work within the WWTF-funded project “Deontic logic,” headed by Agata Ciabattoni and Elisa Freschi.