Laura Boella teaches Moral Philosophy and Environmental Ethics at the Department of Philosophy in the State University of Milan. She has dedicated numerous studies to female thought in the 1900s, with a particular focus on Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, María Zambrano and Edith Stein. Her books Il coraggio dell’etica. Per una nuova immaginazione morale (Raffaello Cortina, 2012) and Le imperdonabili. Milena Jesenská, Etty Hillesum, Marina Cvetaeva, Cristina Campo (Mimesis, 2013) explore the contributions of these thinkers and of several writers of contemporary ethics. She later developed the theme of intersubjective relationships, of empathy and sympathy, proposing a critical comparison between the present scientific research and a phenomenological perspective. She has written about this in Sentire l’altro. Conoscere e praticare l’empatia (2006); Neuroetica. La morale prima della morale (2008); and Empatie. L’esperienza empatica nella società del conflitto (2018) for publisher Raffaello Cortina.