Guido Cassinadri M.Phil.

Guest scientist and PhD candidate

Guido Cassinadri is a PhD candidate in Health Science, Technology and Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and a guest scientist at the Chair of Ethics of AI and Neuroscience at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine at TU Munich. He is particularly interested in the intersection between the philosophy of cognitive science, neuroethics and philosophy of technology. His research interests concern the ethical implications of human-AI cognitive integrations. In his doctoral research, he is trying to bridge the gap between the extended mind theory and neurorights, by analyzing the ethical and normative implications of different ontologies of the mind on neurotechnologies regulations.

He holds bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Bologna. He wrote his master’s thesis on the theory of extended mind and extended cognition thanks to a research fellow scholarship at the department of Cognitive Science of Vassar College, where he was mentored by Professor Gwen Broude. He also worked as a consultant for the company Appears, advising on the potential risks and benefits of introducing generative AI in educational activities.

  1. Philosophy of cognitive science
  2. Neuroethics
  3. Human-Machine interactions
  4. Philosophy of technology
  5. Neurorights
  • Member of the GENAI Project: ​Ensuring Human Cognitive Flourishing against the background of GENerative AI: sustaining deep minds within our new cognitive ecology.
  • Member and co-coordinator of the organizing committee of the Seasonal School Ethos+Tekhne on the social and ethical implications of AI development. This seasonal school is organized within the EELISA Universities Network.

Cassinadri G. and Fasoli, M. (2024) The extended mind thesis and the cognitive artifacts approach: a comparison. In Ienca, M. and Starke, G. (eds.) Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics. Brains and Machines: Towards a unified Ethics of AI and Neuroscience. Elsevier. ISBN 2589-2959

Cassinadri, G. (2024). ChatGPT and the Technology-Education Tension: Applying Contextual Virtue Epistemology to a Cognitive Artifact. Philosophy and Technology. 37, 14.

Cassinadri, G., Fasoli, M. (2023). Rejecting the extended cognition moral narrative: a critique of two normative arguments for extended cognition. Synthese 202, 155.

Cassinadri, G. (2022): Moral Reasons Not to posit Extended Cognitive Systems: A reply to Farina and Lavazza. Philosophy and Technology. 35, 64.

Cassinadri, G. and Fasoli, M. 25/08/2023 Rejecting the Extended Narrative: A Critique of Two Normative Arguments for Extended Cognition. Conference 24/08/2023 – 26/08/2023 TXM@25 – “The Extended Mind” at 25, University of Colorado, Boulder (USA)