Dr Andrea Gatti teaches Aesthetics at the University of Ferrara, Italy, having graduated in Philosophy from the University of Bologna, Italy. He took his PhD in the history of modern and contemporary art at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His research activities are principally oriented in the domain of eighteenth century philosophy and aesthetics.
Among his publications are “Il gentile Platone d'Europa”: Quattro saggi su Lord Shaftesbury (2000) and “Et in Britannia Plato”. Studi sull'estetica del platonismo inglese (2001). He is also the editor of the Italian versions of Joshua Reynolds’s Discourses on Art (1997), Lord Shaftesbury’s The Moralists (2003), Thomas Reid’s Lectures on the Fine Arts (2008), and Francis Hutcheson’s Reflections upon Laughter (2016).