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My area of research is metaphysics, particularly emanation, the definition of the First Principle, the doctrine of causality, and the epistemology of Arabic Neoplatonism. I published the first Italian translation of Avicenna's Metaphysics (Bompiani 2002, 2nd ed. 2006) as well as various essays on theological and philosophical thought in the mediaeval Arabic world (Alfarabi, Yahyā ibn ‘Adī, Avicenna, al-Ghazali). For Angeli (Neri Pozza 2009), edited by G. Agamben and E. Coccia, I wrote together with Samuela Pagani, the section on Islamic angelology, my main focus being philosophical angelology. My book on Avicenna’s concept of emanation has been published in 2011 (Fluxus, Bari). My introductory book about Avicenna’s philosophy has been published in 2012. I am currently working on various papers and on a study of the question of the unity of God in Yahyā ibn ‘Adī.