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Clotilde Calabi

Current position: Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Università degli Studi di Milano



Ph.D.  Université de Genève, 1992.

Certificat de spécialisation en philosophie, Université de Genève, 1990.

M.A. University of California at Irvine (USA), 1987

Laurea in filosofia, cum laude, Università degli Studi di Milano.


Field of research

Philosophy of perception, theories of  intentionality, collective intentionality, philosophy of action.



1.   (1993), "Leibnizian Pleasures", Rivista di storia della filosofia, 2.

2.    (1994), The Choosing Mind and the Judging Will. An Analysis of Attention, Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.M..

3.   (1995), Introduction and Critical Apparata to Leibniz’s Monadology, Bruno Mondadori, Milano.

4.   (1996), Passioni e ragioni. Un itinerario nella filosofia della psicologia, [Passions and Reasons. An Essay in the Philosophy of Psychology], Guerini, Milano.

5.    (1996), "Le varietà del sentimento", Sistemi intelligenti, 2.

6.   (1998), Introduction and Critical Apparata to Schopenhauer’s On the Freedom of the Will , forthcoming, Bruno Mondadori, Milano.

7.    (1999), "Che cosa hanno in comune l'amore, il disprezzo e l'assassinio premeditato? Emozioni, basi cognitive e razionalità", [“What do Love, Contempt and Murder Have in Common? Enmotions, Cognitive Bases and Rationality”] in Emozioni e filosofia, ed. by T. Magri, Feltrinelli, Milano.

8.   (1999), "Le Dégoutant", in Penser les émotions, Critique, LV, n. 625-626, ed. by K. Mulligan and  P. Lombardo.

9.   (2000), "Cause e eventi mentali. Il caso delle emozioni", [“Mental Causes and Mental Events. The Case of Emotions], in coll. with M. Di Francesco, in Modi dell'oggettività [Modes of Objectivity] , ed. by G. Usberti, Bompiani.

10. (2001), "Vita passata e vita futura. I piaceri dell'immortalità", [“Past and Future Life. Is Death an Evil?”] in Identità personale. Una questione aperta, ed. by A. Bottani and N. Vassallo.

11. (2001) “Emotions and Justification”, in Justification and Normativity, Proceedings of the First Conference on Metaethics and Philosophy of Language, Pavia (Collegio Ghislieri), ed. by C. Bagnoli e Ian Carter, Politeia.

12. (2001), “Emotional Qualia”, in Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness. Proceedings of the International School of Biocybernetics, a cura di A. Kaszniack, World Scientific, Singapore.

13.  (2004), “Are Monads Intentional Systems?”, Studia Leibnitiana.

14. (2005), “Perceptual Salience”, in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, ed. by David W. Smith, Amie Thomasson, Oxford University Press.

15. (2005), “Spiegazione e riduzione: Leibniz e i filosofi della mente”, in Leibniz e gli altri, ed. by S. Gensini, Carocci, Roma.

16. (2005), “Joint Attention and Shared Saliences”, with C. Bagnoli, in Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine.

17. “Should Pride of Place Be Given to the Norms?”, with A.Voltolini, in Facta Philosophica, 7, 2005

18. (2008), “Winks, Sighs and Smiles? Joint attention, Common Knowledge and Ephemeral Groups” in H.B. Schmid, Nikos Psarros (eds.) Concepts of Sharedness, Ontos Verlag.

19. (2009), Filosofia della percezione (Philosophy of Perception), Laterza, Bari.

20. (2009), with A. Voltolini, I problemi dell’intenzionalità (The Problems of Intentionality), Torino, Einaudi.

21. (2011), “The Blurred Hen”, in A. Reboul (ed.), Philosophical Papers dedicated to Kevin Mulligan”,

22. (2011)  “Emotions ambivalentes et contradictions”, in âA. Konzelman-Zif, C.Tappolet, F.Teroni (eds.), Les ombres de l’âme. Penser les emotions negatives. Editions Markus Haller, Geneva.

23. (forthcoming), Perceptual Illusions. Philosophical and Psychological Essays, edited by Clotilde Calabi, Palgrave MacMillan.

24. (forthcoming), “Cats! Michotte’s New Puzzle of Perception”, in Perceptual Illusions. Philosophical and Psychological Essays, ed. by C. Calabi, Palgrave MacMillan.


Conferences and colloquia  (2000-2010)


  1. Philosophy Department, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Invited speaker at The Center for 21st Century Studies: “Musil on Moral Events”;
  2. Università degli Studi di Padova: Problems from Leibniz. International Colloquium: “Leibniz’s Mill. A Representational Account of Consciousness”.
  3. Università degli Studi di Torino.Emotions, Passions and sentiments.
  4. Università degli Studi di Pavia, Collegio Ghislieri. First meeting of metaethics and philosophy of language: “The good, the ugly and the evil””.
  5. Università degli Studi di Pavia, Freedom of the Will. Second meeting of metaethics and philosophy of language: “Sensitività to reasons, moral responsibility and freedom of choice”
  6. Roma, Università La Sapienza, Dipartimento di filosofia, Workshop on Moral Psychology: “Affective Properties”.
  7. University of Rjieka (Croazia), Conference: Perceptual Salience  


  1. Università del Piemonte orientale (Vercelli), seminar: The content of perception
  2. University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Philosophy Department, Conference: The trivialization problem in perception theory
  3. Vietri (Salerno). Colloquium of the Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy: Intentionality and normativity (in coll. with A. Voltolini)
  4. Senso comune e fenomenologia. Colloquium (Forlì): Joint attention and shared saliences
  5. University  of Barcelona. Second meeting Milano-Barcelona of analytic philosophy: Avoidance of Trivialization and the Given-Supplemented Divide


  1. Università di Milano. First meeting Milano-Rjieka of analytic philosophy: Joint Attention and Common Knowledge.
  2. University of Lisboa. Colloquium of the European Society of Analytic Philosophy:  Joint Attention and the Muddy Faces Case.
  3. Università de Genève, Département de Philosophie. Lectures on philosophical psychology
  4. Helsinki, Fifth International Conference on Collective Intentionality: “In Search of the Phenomenological Glue: Joint attention and Common Belief”


  1. Fribourg (CH), Workshop on Imagination, Expression and Depiction: “The Puzzle of Occlusion. In Defense of Make-Believe”
  2. Reggio Emilia, Philosophy Department, Workshop on Pictorial Representation: “Seeing a cat behind a suitcase. The Puzzle of Occlusion”
  3. Rjieka, Workshop Organized by the Philosophy Department: “Perceptions, Contradictions and the Feeling of Awkwardness. The Waterfall Illusion”
  4. Genova, Meeting of the Latin Society of Aanlytic Philosophy, Comments on Sonia Roca-Royes, “Mind-Independence and Modal Empiricism”.
  5. Parma, Philosophy Department, Workshop on emotions and fiction: “In Mr. Tees’s  shoes”


  1. Geneva, International Conference of SOPHA, “Cats! The Puzzle of Occlusion”
  2. Parma, Philosophy Department, Invited speaker: “Cats! The puzzle of Occlusion”
  3. Parma, Workshop on Simple Seeing, Epistemic Seeing and Perceptual Belief: “The Blurred Hen”.