Giulio Giorello was born in Milan in 1945. After a period of training in research funded by a grant from the Italian National Research Council Research (Logic and Mathematics section), he took up teaching positions in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities of the University of Milan, and the Science Faculty of the University of Catania, where he was appointed full professor of the foundations of mathematics.
In 1978 he became full professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Milan and remains in that position. Professor Giorello is member of the editorial board of several journals, including Rivista di Storia della Scienza, Prometeo, and Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine. In September 2000 the President of Italy Carlo Ciampi honoured him with the title Benemerito della scienza e della cultura. Since 2002 he has been president of the Italian Society of Logic and the Philosophy of Science.
Professor Giorello has published several books, including (with S. Morini), Parabole e catastrofi, Intervista a René Thom su matematica, scienza e filosofia (Milano 1980; translated into French, Portuguese and Polish); Filosofia della scienza (Milano, 1992); La filosofia della scienza nel XX secolo (with D. Gil ies; Roma-Bari 1995), Prometeo, Ulisse, Gilgameš. Figure del mito (Milano 2004), and Di nessuna chiesa. La libertà del laico (Milano 2005).