Pierluigi Barrotta is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Pisa. He studied at the Universities of Pisa and Cambridge, where he graduated in Philosophy and then in Economics. He published several books and many papers in the epistemology of economics, general philosophy of science, and political philosophy. His current research is on the epistemology of ecology and environmental science. Together with Professor Caetano Claudieni is editor of the on-line journal “A Revista Physis”.