Carlo DaVia is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Fordham University, where he also completed his doctorate in Philosophy and master’s degree in Classics. In the summers he is an instructor of classical languages at the CUNY Latin/Greek Institute. During the 2020-21 academic year, he is on leave in order to be a Visiting Scholar at UCLA, as well as a researcher at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach under a DAAD Research Grant. His areas of specialization are ancient philosophy, ethics, and phenomenology.
Carlo is currently working on a number of scholarly articles in those fields, as well as two book projects. The first book, The Event of Meaning (co-authored with Gregory Lynch and under review at Cambridge University Press), attempts to explain the underlying structures that make possible our finding meaningful cultural objects like literary texts and historical artifacts. The second book, tentatively titled Understanding in a Culture of Cancel, tries to provide some guidelines for how we can better understand such cultural objects despite our living in a cancel culture that is deeply suspicious of the possibility that other people, particularly those who do not look or live as we do, have anything meaningful to tell us.