Marco D’Avenia received his doctorate in Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Science from the University of Fribourg in 1997. He is currently professor of Moral Philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.
He is the author of the books L’aporia del bene apparente. Le dimensioni cognitive della virtù morale in Aristotele (1998) and La necessità dell'amicizia (2006). He has also been the translator of several works into Italian. Among these works are Alasdair MacIntyre's Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry,Dependent Rational Animals, and After Virtue (2 ed.). He is Vice Director of the international journal of philosophy Acta Philosophica and is also a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
His research interests include the works of Martha Nussbaum and Alasdair MacIntyre, as well as the history of contemporary Thomism, and he is currently writing a book on the notion of philosophy as a profession.