Born: April 22, 1977, Bassano del Grappa (VI), Italy
AOS: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language
AOC: Philosophy of Logic, Logic
NOVEMBER 2019-TODAY: Associate Professor in Philosophy of Language, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
NOVEMBER 2016 – NOVEMBER 2019: Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Language, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
DECEMBER 2013 – OCTOBER 2016: Assistant Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
SEPTEMBER 2012 – SEPTEMBER 2013: Temporary Research Fellow in Philosophy of Language, Università della Basilicata, Potenza
SEPTEMBER 2009 – SEPTEMBER 2011: Postdoc, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
SEPTEMBER 2007 – FEBRUARY 2008: Research Assistant in Analytic Philosophy, Genève (Switzerland)
PhD, University Education and Degrees
PhD in Philosophy of Language, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”, Vercelli, 2006
Degree (Laurea) in Philosophy, Università di Pisa, 2001
Degree (Diploma di Licenza) in Philosophy, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 2001
Services to the Profession
Erkenntnis, Mind, Synthese, The Philosophical Quarterly, Analysis, Philosophical Studies, Inquiry, American Philosophical Quarterly, Analytic Philosophy, Theoria, Topoi, Acta Analytica, Philosophical Inquiries, Disputatio, Argumenta, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Aphex
Organizational Duties: Conferences, Seminars
2018 September: “Ockhamism and Philosophy of Time”, University of L’Aquila (role: main organizer)
2017 September: “Potentiality and Possibility. A Workshop with Barbara Vetter”, University of L’Aquila (role: main organizer)
2017 July: “Mereology and Identity. International Conference”, Pisa (role: main organizer)
2016 June: Fifth Anlytic Conference in Anlytic Ontology and Metaphysics, Padova (role: organiser)
2016 June: “The Metaphysics of Ordinary Objects. Workshop”, Pisa (role: main organiser)
2014-2016 Weekly Reading Group in Anlytic Philosophy (for Graduate Students and Postdoc), SNS, Pisa (role: main organiser)
2010 July; “Universals in Contemporary Philosophy. International Conference”, SNS, Pisa (role: co-organiser)
Research Projects - Grants - Scholarships
2018, Fondo di Finanziamento per le Attività di Base di Ricerca (role: Principal Investigator, budget: 3000 €)
2014-2016 SNS Research Grant, “Mereology: Its Scope and Aims” (role: Principal Investigator, budget: 7500 €)
2009-2011 Young Scholars SNS Research Grant “Sets and Mereology: A Comparative Approach” (role: Principal Investigator, budget: 5000 €)
2001-2005: Full Scholarship for a Phd Programme in Philosophy of Language, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”
1996-2000: Full Scholarship (including meals and housing), Scuola Normale Superiore
PhD Supervision – PhD Committees
2014-2018: Cristina Nencha, Università di Torino (Consorzio FI.N.O.), dissertation title: "Counterpart Theory, Essentialism, and Necessitism"
2013-2015: Valentina Morotti, SNS, Pisa, dissertation title: “Why Tropes”
2016-2017: PhD in Philosophy, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Committee Member
2014-2016: Consorzio FI.N.O. (Filosofia nel Nord Ovest), Università di Torino, Committee Member
Main Talks at Conferences and Seminars
Seminari di Filosofia del Linguaggio e della Mente, Milano, January 2020, talk: "Expansionism and Mereological Universalism"
“Mereologies” Workshop, London, UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture, April 2019, talk: “Mereology and Structure”
“L’esistenza”, Macerata, Marzo 2019, talk: “Disaccordi ontologici e disaccordi terminologici”
SIFA Conference 2018 “Philosophical Perspectives”, Novara, September 2018, talk: “Unified Concretism for Linguistic Types”
XXIV Convegno della Società di Filosofia del Linguaggio, "Forme dell'Identità", Milano, January 2018, talk: "Is Composition as Necessary as Identity?"
4th Philosophy of Language and Mind Conference (PLM4), Bochum (Germany), September 2017, talk: “A Unified, Kaplanian Metaphysics for Linguistic Types”
Philosophy Seminar – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, June 2016, talk: “Mereology and Supervenience”
EIDOS Seminars in Metaphysics, Gèneve, February 2016, talk: “Relative Counting and Mereology” (with M. Carrara)
“Realism and Objectivity”, Matera, September 2015, talk: “Composition and Relative Counting”
ENFA6 Sixth National Meeting in Analytic Philosophy, Ponta Delgada (Portogallo), September 2015, talk: “Metaphysical Consequences of Relative Counting” (with M. Carrara)
Conference on Wilfrid Sellars, Pisa, February 2015, talk: “Sellars and Abstract Particulars”
Seminario di Filosofia Analitica, Bergamo, February 2015, talk: “Coreferentiality and Indiscernibility”
8th European Conference of Analytic Philosophy, Bucarest (Romania), August 2014, talk: “Propositional Attitude Sentences: Many Objects, One Property” (with G. Felappi)
Seminari di Filosofia del Linguaggio e della mente, Milano, December 2013, talk: “Composition and Indiscernibility”
"Another World is Possible": Conference on David Lewis, Università di Urbino, June 2011, talk: "Natural Properties, Supervenience and Composition" (with A. Borghini)
International Philosophical Symposium "Metaphysics, Language and Morality", Zagreb Center for Croatian Studies, Dicembre 2010, talk: "Lewis on Fundamentality and Composition" (with A. Borghini)
4th Meeting of the Portoguese Society for Analytic Philosophy, Évora, September 2009, talk: "Sets and Mereology: a Comparative Approach"
XVI Italian Spanish Meeting of Analytic Philosophy, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Gennaio 2008, talk: “A Defense of Sets”
Workshop Plurality, Unity and Structure in Ontology and Semantics, Parigi IHPST, Ottobre 2007, talk: “Sets versus Mereological Sums”
Seminario di Logica e Filosofia Analitica, Padova, November 2006, talk: "Atoms, Forms, and Type Theory: The Bad Influence of Wittgenstein on Russell"
XVII Convegno della Società Italiana per la Filosofia Analitica (SIFA). Cesano Maderno, September 2006, talk: "An Analogy between Wittgenstein's Theory of Aspects and Cognitive Approaches to Vision"
Hochberg's Analysis: Workshop on the History of the Analytic Philosophy, Gèneve, July 2006, talk: "Tractarian Ontology: Mereology vs. Set Theory"
Seminario di Logica e Filosofia Analitica, Padova, Marzo 2006, relazione: "Tractarian Logical Form: A Compositional Notion?"
28th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, August 2005, talk: "Relations and Objects: a New Analogy between The Philosophy of Logical Atomism and Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus"
International Pragmatics Association Conference, Riva del Garda, July 2005, talk: "Assertion as a Semantic Notion: a Philosophical Point of View"
II Convegno Italiano di Ontologia Analitica, Pisa, July 2005, talk: "Tractarian Ontology: Mereology or Set Theory?"
Convegno Nazionale della Società Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, Milano, October 2004, talk: "Assertion and Affirmation in the Early Wittgenstein"