Professor Emeritus of the Universities of Genoa (Italy) and Fribourg (Switzerland). At present is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics of the Panamerican University of Mexico City. He was visiting Professor at many Universities in Europe and Amrtica and has given numerous lectures in all continents. He has received the distinction of Doctor honoris causa of nine universities or academic institutions.. He was President (and is now Honorary President) of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science (Brussels), of the International Federation of the Philosophical Societies (FISP), of the International Institute of Philosophy (Paris), and of several other Academies and learned institutions of different countries. He is foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.His publications include more than 80 books, of which he is the author and//or the editor, and about 1000 scientific papers and articles, including contributions to books, anthologies, encyclopaedias, and journals.He is the editor of Epistemologia, an Italian journal for the Philosophy of Science, and of Bioethics UPdate, an international journal for bioethics, and is a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals and of learned dictionaries and encyclopaedias.