Silvia Caprioglio Panizza

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

Working on project Moral Impossibility: Rethinking Choice and Conflict (MIGHT)
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Research interests

Meta-ethics, moral psychology, applied ethics (animal, environmental, and bioethics); feminism, particularly eco-feminism; Simone Weil; Iris Murdoch; philosophy of literature and translation; philosophy of religion and mysticism; ancient philosophy (Greek, Roman, and Indian).




  • Caprioglio Panizza, S. (2022) The Ethics of Attention: Engaging the Real with Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil. London and New York: Routledge.

Edited volume

  • Caprioglio Panizza, S. and Hopwood, M. (eds.) (2022) The Murdochian Mind. London and New York: Routledge.

Translations with critical commentaries

  • Caprioglio Panizza, S. and Wilson, P. (eds. and tr.) (forthcoming in 2023) Mirror of Obedience: The Poems and Selected Prose of Simone Weil. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Panizza, S. and Wilson, P. (eds. and tr.) (2019) Simone Weil: Venice Saved. London: Bloomsbury.

Journal articles and book chapters

  • Caprioglio Panizza, S. and Wilson, P. (forthcoming in 2023) ‘The philosopher at the gate of the word: a study of Simone Weil’s transformative literature’. In: Hagberg, G. (ed.) Fictional Worlds and the Political Imagination. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Panizza, S. (forthcoming in 2023) ‘The Reification of Non-Human Animals’. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.      
  • Baghramian, M. and Panizza, S. (2022) ‘Scepticism and the Value of Distrust’. Inquiry.
  • Caprioglio Panizza, S. and Hopwood, M. (2022) ‘Introduction’. In: The Murdochian Mind. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Caprioglio Panizza, S. (2022) ‘Attention’. In: Caprioglio Panizza, S. and Hopwood, M. (eds.) The Murdochian Mind, London: Routledge.
  • Panizza, S. (2022) ‘The animals we eat: between attention and ironic detachment’. Journal of Animal Ethics 12 (1): 32–50.
  • Caprioglio Panizza, S. and Wilson, P. (interviewed by R. Collins) (2022) ‘Unfinished: On Venice Saved–a Q&A with Silvia Caprioglio Panizza and Philip Wilson’. Attention. 4.
  • Panizza, S. (2021) ‘Forms of moral impossibility’. European Journal of Philosophy: 1–13.
  • Fredriksson, A. and Panizza, S. (2020) ‘Ethical Attention and the Self in Iris Murdoch and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology: 1-16.  
  • Panizza, S. (2020) ‘Exploring Ethical Assumptions and Bias in Medical Ethics Teaching’. Teaching Ethics 19(2): 233-244.
  • Panizza, S. (2020) ‘If Veganism Is Not a Choice: The Moral Psychology of Possibilities in Animal Ethics’. Animals 10(1), 145.
  • Panizza, S. (2019) ‘Moral perception beyond supervenience: Iris Murdoch’s radical perspective’. Journal of Value Inquiry 1: 1-16.
  • Panizza, S. (2018) ‘Wittgenstein’. In: Rawling, J. P. and Wilson, P. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Philosophy. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Panizza, S. (2017) ‘A Secular Mysticism? Simone Weil, Iris Murdoch and the Idea of Attention’. In: del Carmen Paredes, M. (ed.) Filosofía, Arte y Mística. Salamanca: Salamanca University Press.

Translations and Literary Theory:

  • Panizza, S. and Wilson, P. (tr.) (2021) Simone Weil, ‘The Gate’. Modern Poetry in Translation 1.
  • Panizza, S. (2013) ‘William Hazlitt and the Violence of Thought’. Quaderni di Palazzo Serra 23.
  • Panizza, S. (2011) ‘The Dissolution of the Self: Location and Identity in Personal Landscape and Alexandria Quartet’. In: Villa, L. and Bacigalupo, M. (eds.) The Politics and Poetics of Displacement: Modernism off the Beaten Track. Udine: Campanotto.
  • Panizza, S. (2009) ‘Between Two Worlds: Inner and Outer Complexity in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea’. Quaderni di Palazzo Serra 17.

Book reviews:

  • (2015) Iris Murdoch, Philosopher, ed. Justin Broackes, Mind 124(496): 1249-1254.
  • (2014) Stanley Cavell: Philosophy, Literature and Criticism, edited by James Loxley and Andrew Taylor, The European Legacy 19(6): 806-7.

Other publications:

  • Baghramian, M., Croce, M., Panizza, S. (2021) (White Paper) ‘The ethics of trust in experts’. Horizon 2020, PEriTiA.
  • Panizza, S. (2021) ‘Attention in Iris Murdoch’ (Encyclopaedia Entry). The Encyclopaedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers.
  • Panizza, S. (2021) ‘Attention in Simone Weil’ (Encyclopaedia Entry). The Encyclopaedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers.

Ethics committees membership

  • Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB), School of Health Sciences UEA (2014–2018)
  • Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH) Clinical Ethics Committee (2016–2018)

Conferences and workshops organised

  • ‘Vegan Studies Research Seminar Series’; Multi-disciplinary seminar series (Online, Spring 2022). With S. Penczynski and E. Quinn.
  • ‘Ethical attention: Iris Murdoch in Philosophical Dialogue’ University College Dublin CEPL, January 2022. With D. Petherbridge and A. Fredriksson.
  • ‘Veganism: A Paradigm Shift?’ Università La Sapienza, Rome, June 2021. With S. Pollo.
  • ‘Vegan Studies’, inaugural multi-disciplinary network workshop, University of East Anglia 2019.
  • ‘Beyond Anthropocentrism: II Post-Humanist Workshop’, John Cabot University, Rome 2019. With B. Antomarini and S. Sorgner.
  • ‘Moral Perception in the Thought of Iris Murdoch’ International Conference, Queen’s College, Oxford University 2018. With B. Sorgiovanni.
  • ‘An Afternoon with Iris: Life, Thought, Writing’, interdisciplinary talks on Murdoch, biography, and the representation of women in philosophy, University of East Anglia 2014.

Professional memberships and other collaborations

  • Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) UK mentorship scheme (mentee) and SWIP Italy scheme (mentor)
  • The Iris Murdoch Society (2014-Present)
  • European Society for Moral Philosophy (2018-9)     
  • UEA Ethics Forum (2016-2019)
  • Peer reviewer for: Routledge, Bloomsbury, Rowman and Littlefield, Polity, Environmental Values, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Revista Forma, Journal of Posthuman Studies, Animals, Forum of Animal Law Studies, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Journal of Social Philosophy, Open Philosophy.