is Professor of Philosophy at IULM University (Milan). He holds a PhD in robotics, and is the author of more than fifty scientific papers and several books. A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at MIT, he is now visiting professor at UAEU University (Emirates). In 2017, the New York Review of Books posted an extended series of 15 conversations between Manzotti and the novelist Tim Parks on the nature of consciousness in the physical world.