Nicoletta Scotti Muth

Visit Dates: 2014-15

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Research Interests
  • History of metaphysics
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy 
  • Civilizational Studies 
  • Eric Voegelin


Professor Nicoletta Scotti Muth has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. She has taught at the UCSC since 1993, where she has taught courses on the History of Ancient Philosophy, the History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, Ancient Metaphysics. Professor Scotti Muth is married and has three children. 

She was a visiting scholar during the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Personal Statement

My stay at Notre Dame was very useful for me under the following points of view. First, I  very much enjoyed the free access to the Hesburgh Library and all the facilities supplied by the Nanonic Institute in order to support my research about the unity of the Metaphysics of Aristotle. The time was short (just a month) but I collected some new and old literature in English, whose access is not so easy in Italy.  Secondly, I used the month at ND to make acquaintance with many colleagues in my field. This contacts and friendships have already proved to be very fruitful: I'm now organizing an International Aristotelian Conference to be held at UCSC, Milano, 9-11 November 2016, and two renowned scholars from ND will join us and hold a presentation. So I hope that this can further strengthen a partnership between ND and UCSC.  Thirdly, during my stay at ND I was able to write a presentation about Eric Voegelin and the Greeks, to be read at the APSA conference, San Francisco, Sept. 3-6 2015. The English speaking environment made my task considerably easier.