Biography

I am a second-year DPhil student in Legal Philosophy. My thesis question is: when a person A has consented to a person B committing a crime against them, (when) should this consent make a decisive difference in a trial? In other words, (when) should consent be considered a legal justification?

I was mainly trained in continental philosophy (Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris; Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), analytical philosophy (EHESS; NYU and Oxford as a visiting student) and French law (Paris X Nanterre). I have also done internships in different jurisdictions (Conseil d'Etat, European Court of Human Rights, Paris Administrative Court, Orléans Appeal Court)

Publications

Recent additions

  • C Degiovanni, 'Retroactivity in mitius and the individuation of norms ' (2020) Droit & Philosophie (forthcoming)
    Received the Price for young research in Legal Philosophy from the SFPJ (Société Française de Philosophie Juridique, French section of the IVR)
  • C Degiovanni, '"Quand dire c'est faire, J. L. Austin"' in Jean-François Suratteau (ed), Encyclopédie des Oeuvres Philosophiques (Ellipses 2020) (forthcoming)
    A presentation and analysis of How to do Things with Words, by J.L. Austin.

Chapter (1)

C Degiovanni, '"Quand dire c'est faire, J. L. Austin"' in Jean-François Suratteau (ed), Encyclopédie des Oeuvres Philosophiques (Ellipses 2020) (forthcoming)
A presentation and analysis of How to do Things with Words, by J.L. Austin.

Journal Article (1)

C Degiovanni, 'Retroactivity in mitius and the individuation of norms ' (2020) Droit & Philosophie (forthcoming)
Received the Price for young research in Legal Philosophy from the SFPJ (Société Française de Philosophie Juridique, French section of the IVR)

Research Interests

In addition to my DPhil topic, I am particularly interested in the following subjects: 

1 – Philosophical differences/similarities between common law and civil law.

2 - Freedom of speech (I am part of the Egalibex research group).

3 - Bringing together "continental philosophy" and "analytical philosophy".

Please do get in touch if any of these topics is of interest to you!

Research projects