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Roberto Poli (born in Trento, Italy, 1955) is adjunct professor at the University of Trento. He received his B.A. in sociology at the University of Trento in 1980 and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Utrecht in 2001. Poli was visiting scholar at the Departmet of Philosophy of Indiana University, Bloomington (1987); at Forschungsstelle und Dokumentationszentrum für Österreichische Philosophie, Graz (1988); at the Department of Logic of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow (1990), and at the Department of Mathematics, McGill University, Montréal (1999). He is editor-in-chief of Axiomathes (Springer), a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of ontology and cognitive systems, editor of Categories, member of the editorial boards of Dialogikon, Process Thought, Meinong Studies and Western Philosophy Series. Poli is co-founder and member of the board of directors of the Mitteleuropa Foundation (Bolzano), a recently established research centre in ontology and cognitive analysis. His research interests include ontology in both its traditional philosophical understanding and the new, computer-oriented understanding, the theory of values and the so-called Central-European Philosophy—interpreted as a repository of conceptual tools for the advancement of contemporary science. Poli has published four books, edited or co-edited more than 20 special issues of books or journals and has published more than 100 scientific papers. During the past few years, Poli has regularly given courses in general philosophy, applied ethics, and the philosophy of language.