Doctor of Philosophy, University Bologna, 1977.
Lecturer philosophy University Perugia, 1977-1981. Researcher history of science Institute Regionale Beni Culturali, Bologna, 1978-1988. Associate professor philosophy of science University Urbino, 1988-1994, professor philosophy of science, since 1994, head faculty board of philosophy, since 1995.
Board directors Center of Research in the Foundations and Philosophy of Physics, University Bologna, Postgraduate School of Philosophical Antropology and Foundations of Science, Urbino University.
Fellow National Academy of Sciences, Letters and Art. Member Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (president since 1996).
Married Raffaella Maria Ferrari, November 17, 1977. 1 child, Maria Eugenia.