(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.