Roberto Casati (Milan, Italy, 1961) is a tenured senior researcher with the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He is based in Paris, France. He studied with Andrea Bonomi and Giovanni Piana in Milan, Italy, where he got his PhD (on Events) in 1992. He also holds a PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (on Secondary Qualities, 1991), under the direction of Kevin Mulligan. He has worked on various research projects on philosophy of perception, in particular under the direction of Barry Smith, and has taught at several universities, among which the State University of New York at Buffalo. Most recently he has been visiting professor at the Università IUAV, Venice, and at the Univeristy of Turin.
R. Casati, Shadows: Unlocking Their Secrets, from Plato to Our Time, Vintage, London 2004. R. Casati, A. Varzi, Holes and Other Superficialities, MIT Press, Cambridge (MA) 1995. R. Casati, A. Varzi, Parts and Places: The Structures of Spatial Representation, MIT Press, Cambridge (MA) 1999. R. Casati, A. Varzi, Insurmountable Simplicities: Thirty-nine Philosophical Conundrums, Columbia University Press, New York 2006