Fiorella Battaglia studied philosophy at the Pisa University in Italy and at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where she specialised in the philosophy of Historism. She obtained her Master degree, with honours, in 1998. Between 2000 and 2004 she completed her dissertation at “L’Orientale” University of Naples on Immanuel Kant’s transcendental anthropology. Between 2004 and 2005 she completed a master dissertation at the University of Pisa and at National Council Research on ethics and epistemology of environmental epidemiology.
From 2006 until 2010 Fiorella Battaglia held a research position at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) “Functions of Consciousness”. At the BBAW she was also member of the “Human Project. On the position of the human being in nature”. From 2007 until 2013 she was lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2007 she has assignment of teaching duties of Philosophy of Science and Ethics at the Medical School of the University of Pisa. From 2012 until 2014 she was a member of the EU-funded project: “Robolaw. Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe“. From 2013 until 2016 she was a member of the EU-funded project “Credits4Health. Credits-based, people-centric approach for the adoption of healthy life-styles and balanced Mediterranean diet in the frame of social participation and innovation for health promotion“. Since 2013 Fiorella Battaglia holds a position at Chair IV of Philosophy and Political Theory. In 2016 she obtained the Venia Legendi of Practical Philosophy for her habilitation treatise “Outline of a Normative Notion of ‘Human Nature'”.