Elena Pulcini is Full Professor of Social Philosophy in the Department of Social and Political Science, University of Florence. Her central interests are the topic of passions in the sphere of a theory of modernity and modern individualism, ethics of care, theory of the gift. Her current research revolves around the transformation of identity and social bond in the global age. Among her main and recent works: The Individual without Passions. Modern Individualism and the loss of the social Bond., Lexington (Rowan & Littlefield), Lanham, USA 2012; Care of the World. Fear, Responsibility and Justice in the Global Age, Springer, Dordrecht 2012 (First Prize of Philosophy “Viaggio a Siracusa” 2009 to italian edition); Envie. Essai sur une passion triste, Le Bord de l’eau, Paris, 2013.