Contenuto principale

Curriculum Vitae and Publications

 

 

Giuliano Torrengo

Date and place of birth: 27/01/1975, Torino, Italy

 

Present Affiliation

11/2012 Researcher

Dipartimento di Filosofia — Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Coordinator of Center for Philosophy of Time 

Other Affiliations

Associate member of Labont — Department of Philosophy, University of Turin (Italy)

Member of the Steering Committee (treasury office) of SIFA

Former Post-doc of LOGOS Group — Departament de Lògica, Història i Filosofia de la Ciència - Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

Past Affiliations

3/2011 - 10/2012 Juan de la Cierva Fellowship, LOGOS Group — Departament de Lògica, Història i Filosofia de la Ciència - Universitat de Barcelona,

2008 – 2011 Research Grant (“assegno di ricerca”) — University of Torino

2006 March – June: Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, NY.

2004 September – 2005 June: Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, NY.

2004 August: Visiting Scholar at the Philosophy Department, Delhi University. Collaboration with Prof. N. Mukherjee.

2004 February – April: Visiting scholar at the Philosophy Department, Delhi University. Collaboration with Prof. N. Mukherjee.

2003 March – April: Visiting scholar at the Institut Jean Nicod, Paris.

 

Education

2002 October – 2007 September: Ph.D. Student in Philosophy of Language, UPO (Vercelli).
Title of the dissertation: Cross-Temporal Relations.
Supervisor: Alberto Voltolini.
Commission: Michele Di Francesco, Marco Santambrogio, Achille C. Varzi.

2001 October: B.A., University of Turin, supervisors Prof. M. Ferraris and P. Kobau.
Title of the Thesis: Descartes on the non-correspondence between stimulus and representation.

1999 I have spent a year as an undergraduate Erasmus-student at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (NL), under the supervision of Prof. Hans Blom.

 

Areas of competence

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Cognitive science.

 

Languages

Native speaker of Italian

Fluent in spoken and written English

Fluent in spoken Spanish

Good in spoken French

Strong reading comprehension skills in German

Elementary knowledge of spoken Dutch and German

Notions of Portuguese and Catalan

 

Bibliography

Books

2011 I Viaggi nel Tempo. Una Guida Filosofica [Time Travels. A Philosophical Guide], Roma-Bari, Laterza

2008 Time and Cross-Temporal Relations, Mimesis, Milano [Second edition, Mimesis International, 2014]

 

Peer Reviewed Articles in Journals and in Collective Works with a Scientific Board

2014Ostrich Presentism”, Philosophical Studies, 170: 255-276

2014 “The Identity of Indiscernibles and the Principle of No co-location” (with R. Casati), in Realism and Ontology Without Myths, Cambridge Scholars: 

2014 “Social Objects. An Overview on the Light of Contemporary Social Ontology”(with E. Casetta) in Rivista di Estetica 57: 3-10

2014 “Documentality: A Theory of Social Reality” (with M. Ferraris) in Rivista di Estetica 57: 11-28

2013 “The Grounding Problem and Presentist Explanations”, Synthese 190: 2047-2063 (online first: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-011-9955-z)

2013 “Yet Another Confusion about Time-Travel”, Disputatio 1, 35: 49-56

2013 “Time Travel and the Thin Red Line”, in P. Graziani and M. Sangoi (eds.) Open Problems in the Philosophy of Science, London, College Publications: 245-258

2013 “The Metaphysics of the Thin Red Line”, in F. Correia, A. Iacona (eds.), Around the Three, Berlin, Synthese Library, Springer Verlag: 105-125.

2012 “Time and Simple Existence”, Metaphysica, 13:125–130

2012 “La Filosofia del Tempo”, AphEx - Portale italiano di Filosofia Analitica, Giornale di Filosofia Network, 5 <http://www.aphex.it/public/file/Content20120201_APHEx5TemiTorrengoFilosofiadelTempo.pdf>

2011 “The Modal Dimension”, Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, 19: 105–120

2011 “The not so incredible shrinking future” (with R. Casati), Analysis, 71, 2: 240–44

2010 “Perspectival Truth and Perspectival Realism”, in F. Recanati, I. Stojanovic, N. Villanueva (eds.) Context-dependence, perspective and relativity in language and thought, De Gruyter, Mouton Series in Pragmatics: 333-48

2010 “Time, Context, and Cross-temporal Claims”, Philosophia, 38: 281-296 (online first
http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11406-009-9225-1>)

2009 “Bare Particulars and Persistence in Bergmann” (with Luca Angelone), in Bruno Langlet & Jean-Maurice Monnoyer (eds.) G. Bergmann : phenomenological realism and dialectical ontology, Frankfurt, Ontos: 137-154.

2008 “Relative Truth and The Metaphysics of Tense”, in M. Carrara & V. Morato (eds.), Language, Knowledge, and Metaphysics: selected papers form the 1st SIFA Graduate Conference, College Publications, London: 211-228

2008 “Tensed Time vs. Tensed Truth-Makers”, in G. Bonino and R. Egidi (eds.) Fostering the Ontological Turn, Gustav Bergmann 1906-1987, Frankfurt, Ontos: 253-260

2006 “Crimes and Punishments”, with A.Varzi, Philosophia, 34: 395-404.

2006 “Tenseless cross-temporal Relations”, Metaphysica, Vol. 7, No. 2: 117-129

 

Other Papers

2014, “Il caso Tridim” in E. Casetta & V. Giardino (eds.), Mettere a fuoco il mondo. Conversazioni sulla filosofia di Achille C. Varzi — Isonomia, Rivista online di Filosofia — Epistemologica — ISSN 2037-4348: pp. 85-94.

2014, “”Frocio!” significa “omosessuale”? — sul ruolo delle convenzioni sociali nell’uso degli epiteti denigratori”, Post n.4 — Convenzioni, linguaggio, realtà: 48-61

2013, “Filosofia, web e società”, in Il Corpo e La Rete. Strumenti di apprendimento interculturale, Biblioteca della Fondazione. Fondazione Intercultura Onlus. Atti del convegno, 73-92

2013 “Presentism and Cross-temporal Relations” (with R. Ciuni), in R. Ciuni, K. Miller, G. Torrengo (eds.) New Papers on the Present. Focus on Presentism, Philosophia Verlag

2013 “Experimental Philosophy and Metaphysics”, Methode. Analytical Perspective, II, 2: 195-205

2013 “Una nota sulla filosofia dei viaggi nel tempo” [A note on the Philosophy of Time Travel], in U. Curi (ed.) Pensare il Tempo. Tra Scienza e Filosofia, Milano, Mimesis: 137 - 150

2012 “Filosofia della Scienza” [Philosophy of Science] (with E. Casetta), in T. Andina (ed.)  Filosofia Contemporanea. Di cosa si occupano i filosofi oggi, Roma, Carocci

2012 “L’ontologia del tempo” [The Ontology of Time], forthcoming in Carlo Tatasciore, Pierluigi Graziani, Giorgio Grimaldi (eds.) Prospettive Filosofiche 2009: Ontologia, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Acireale - Roma, Bonanno Editore: 107-120

2012 “Esistere” e “essere esistito” [“Existing” and “Having existed”], in Andrea Bottani and Richard Davies (eds.) “Ontologie Analitiche”, Rivista di Estetica, 49: 115-140

2012 “Perché l’intenzionalità collettiva non dà conto del mercato azionario e i documenti sì”, in Elena Casetta, Pietro Kobau, Ivan Mosca (eds.) “A Partire da Dcoumentalitá”, Rivista di Estetica, 50: 199-209

2011 “L’assassino del nonno viaggia sulla macchina del tempo” [The grandfather’s killer travels on the time machine], L’Indice, XXVIII, n. 1: p. 10

2010 “Perché l’intenzionalità collettiva non dà conto del mercato azionario e i documenti sì”,  [Why collective ontentionality cannot account for the stock market, while documentality does] Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XII, 2:248−259 <http://www2.units.it/etica/2010_2/TORRENGO.pdf>

2009 “Documenti e Intenzioni. La Documentalità nel dibattito contemporaneo sull’ontologia sociale” [Documents and Intentions. Documentality in the contemporary debate on social ontology], Rivista di Estetica, 42: 157-188

2009 “Tempo e convenzioni: Il Paradosso dell’Artificiere” [Time and Conventions: the paradox of the bomb disposal expert] in Casetta E. and Varzi A. (eds.) “Convenzioni”, Rivista di Estetica, 41: 85-100

2009 “Titolo e Necessità” [Titling and Necessity] (with L. Morena) in P. Kobau (ed.) “Titoli”, Rivista di Estetica, 40: 41-55

2008 “Ontologia Formale”, in Maurizio Ferraris (ed.) Storia dell’Ontologia, Bompiani: 296-322

2007 “«Arriverò ieri!» Filosofia, linguaggio e viaggi nel tempo”, with L. Morena, Notable, 1

2006 “Introduzione” (with L.Morena) to “Semantica e Ontologia”, in Rivista di Estetica, 32

2006 “Shoemaker, Sidney”, entry of the Enciclopedia Filosofica, Bompiani (ed. Virgilio Melchiorre)

2004 “La percezione” (with C. Barbero) third chapter of Il realismo ontologico di Gustav Bergmann, ed. G. Bonino and G. Torrengo, Rivista di Estetica, 25, 2005, XLIII: 75 – 96

2004 “Introduzione” (with G. Bonino) to Il realismo ontologico di Gustav Bergmann, ed. G. Bonino and G. Torrengo, Rivista di Estetica, 25, 2004, XLIII: 5 – 14

2004 “Raccontami cosa vedi”, Rivista di Estetica, 24, 2004, XLIV: 130-133

2004 Discussion on the internet forum published in R. Casati, “The unity of the kind Artwork”, Rivista di Estetica, 23, 2003, XLIII: 27-28

2003 “La cognizione sociale in Ray Jackendoff”, Rivista di Estetica, 23, 2003, XLIII: 220-237

2002 “Oggetti percepiti e oggetti dimostrati”, Rivista di Estetica, 20, 2002, XLII: 107-125

 

Non academics

2012 “Il Matrimonio? Meglio Minimo” [Marriage? Better Minimal], Il Sole24Ore (10 Giugno)

2011 “Omosessualità e relativismo” [Homosexuality and Relativism], Alfabeta2, January-February 2011

 

Editorial

? “Empirical Data and Philosophy” (co-edited with P. Bojanic), Rivista di Estetica

2014 “Time and Time Experience” (co-edited with R.Ciuni), Topoi

2014 “Social Ontology: from Intentionality to Documentality” (co-edited with Petar Bojanic and Elena Casetta), Rivista di Estetica

2013 New Papers on the Present. Focus on Presentism (co-edited with R. Ciuni and K. Miller), Philosophia Verlag

2006 “Semantica e Ontologia” (co-edited with L. Morena), Rivista di Estetica, 32

2004 “Il realismo ontologico di Gustav Bergmann”, with G. Bonino, monography, Rivista di Estetica, 25, 2004, XLV

 

Reviews

2013 “Propositions and the Metaphysics of Time” (Disputatio’s Symposium on Berit Brogaard’s  Transient Truths, Oxford University Press, 2012), Disputatio V, 37: 315-321.

2013Il presente cosmico e la direzionalità del divenire” (recensione di “Filosofia del Tempo. Il dibattito Contemporaneo” di F. Orilia, e di “Che cos’è il tempo? Einstein Gödel e l’esperienza comune” di M.Dorato), L’indice.

2012Commentary of ‘Minimizing Marriage. Marriage, Morality, and the Law’”, E. Brake, Humana.mente — Journal of Philosophical Studies 22:  211-224

2011 “I confini sfumati”, T. Andina, Epistemologia XXXIII: 329-31

2011 “Delete. Il diritto all’oblio nell’era digitale, V. Mayer-Schoerberg”, L’Indice, 3: 29

2011 “Living Without Free Will, Derek Pareboom, Cambridge, CUP, 2001”, Humana.mente — Journal of Philosophical Studies, 15 <http://www.humanamente.eu/PDF/Issue15_Commentary_Torrengo.pdf>

2010 “Recensione di T. Merricks, Truth and Ontology, 2007”, in M. Carrara and V. Morato (eds.) Verità. Annuario e Bollettino della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (SIFA) 2010: 187-194

2010 “Lost in the Labyrinth of Time” (long commentary, in English, of M. Lockwood The Labyrinth of Time, Oxford, OUP, 2005), Humana.mente – Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13 < http://www.humanamente.eu/PDF/Issue13_Commentary_Torrengo.pdf>

2010 “Beyond Conceptual Realism” di G. Vicari, Rivista di filosofia, April/1: 139-141

2009 “Fourdimensionalism” by T.Sider (a commentary in Italian of the book and its historical relevance), Humana.mente – Journal of Philosophical Studies <http://www.humana-mente.it/Commentary_%20Fourdimensionalism_issue%208.pdf>

2007 "Il Concetto di Mente" by G.Ryle (new translation into Italian of The Concept of Mind, with an introduction of D. Dennet), L'Indice, January: 31

2007 "Storie del Tempo" by P.Redondi, L'Indice, January: 31

2007 “A Future for Presentism” by C. Bourne, Rivista di Filosofia XCVIII/2: 289-90

2006 “Logica” by A.Varzi, J.Nolt, D.Rohantyn, Rivista di Estetica, 31, 2006, XLVI: 230-1

2004 “La sintassi del mondo” (rewiev of Claudia Bianchi, Pragmatica del linguaggio, Laterza, 2004), L’Indice, XXI, 5, May: 26

 

Translations

S. White/H. Putnam, “In the Absence of an Interface: Putnam, Direct Perception, and Frege’s Constraint”; tr. it. “L’assenza dell’interfaccia: Putnam, la percezione diretta e il vincolo di Frege”, Rivista di Estetica

A. Hazen, “Platonism and Convention”; tr. it. “Platonismo e Convenzioni”, Rivista di Estetica, 41, 2009

A. Varzi, “Failures, Omissions, and Negative Descriptions”, in Kepa Korta and Joana Garmendia (eds.), Meaning, Intentions, and Argumentation, Stanford, CSLI Publications, 2008, pp. 61-75.; tr. it. “Mancanze, omissioni e descrizioni negative”, Rivista di estetica, 32:2 (2007), 109-127.

R.W. Peltz, “Ontology and the Work of Art,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 24, 4, 1966: 486-489; tr. it. “Ontologia e Opera d’Arte” in P. Kobau, G. Matteucci, S. Velotti (a c. di) Estetica e Filosofia Analitica, Bologna, Il Mulino: 89 – 110.

 

 

 

Talks

 

2014 14 November “The Tenseless Sunshine of a Conscious Mind” [scheduled], LangCog Seminars, University of Lisbon

2014 30 October (with A. Varzi, M.Dorato, F. Patrone)“8243° Raduno della Confederazione dei Crononauti. I viaggi nel tempo tra realtà e paradosso”, Festival della Scienza, Genova

2014 3-5 September “Nunc pro tunc” SIFA Conference, L’aquila

2014 28 August - 2 September“The Invisible Thin Red Line” (with S. Iaquinto), ECAP 8, Bucarest, Romania 

2014 18-10 June, “Metaphysical Explanations in Science”, SILFS 2014, University of Rome III

2014 8 April, “Predelli on Slurs” [comments to Stefano Predelli “Prolegomena to a semantics of slurs”], The Dark side of Language: Derogatory Epithets, Insults, and Taboo Words, IUSS Center for Neuro-linguistics and Theoretical Syntax, Pavia

2014 2 April, “Institutional Externalism”, Center for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo

2014 18 Marzo, “La Filosofia fra Arte e Scienza. Presentazione di Filosofia contemporanea. Uno sguardo globale (a cura di Tiziana Andina)”, discussion with Chiara Cappelletto, Giulio Giorello, and Andrea Pinotti, Libreria Coop, Milan

 

2013 5 December, “Che cosa spiega la metafisica?” [What does metaphysics explain?], University of Pavia

2013 4 December, “Writing and Philosophy”, Notes for the Future, Triennale di Milano

2013 21-21 November, Comments to Pierluigi Graziani “On Euclid’s Prototype Deductions”, Second Barcelona-Urbino Meeting, University of Barcelona

2013 7-8 November, “Slurs and Semantic Indeterminacy”, Third Workshop: Meaning, Translation and Context, University of Barcelona

2013 11 October, “L’importanza sociale della conservazione dei documenti”, Eredità Digitale: Quale Futuro? — Prospettive Giuridiche nell’era del web, e-mails, blogs e social networks, Parma (Italy)

2013 19-22 September, Comments to Ned Markosian “The A-theory of Time and Time Travel to the Past”, PERSP Workshop on the As and Bs in the Philosophy of Time, Univerity of Barcelona

2013 16-18 September, Primitivism and The Illusion of Passage of Time”, Perception, Memory, and Imagination. Milan — York Workshop, Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano del Garda (Italy)

2013 21 June, “The Illusion of Passage of Time”, PERSP Space and Time Workshop, University of Barcelona

2013 10 June, “L’inarrestabile fiume del tempo”, Seminario di Filosofia del Tempo (Progetto interarea di ateneo “Logiche tempo-modali per gli agenti deontici. Una teoria ed alcune riflessioni filosofiche”), University of Padova

2013 24 May, “Ostrich Presentism”, Time, Eternity, and God’s Knowledge, Catholic University of Milan

2013 16-17 May, “Chronometrical Explanations”, Rome-Barcelona Workshop in the Philosophy of Science, University of Roma III

2013 21 March, “Time Travel and Circular Explanations”, LunchTime Seminar @ Neurophilosophy, University of Milan

2013 4 March, “Il caso Tridim” [The Tridim Case], Logica, Metafisica, Ontologia: sulla filosofia di Achille C. Varzi, Università di Urbino

2013 1 March, “Il web e la filosofia” [Web and Philosophy], Il corpo e la rete — strumenti di apprendimento interculturale, Firenze

2013 25 February, “Ostrich Presentism”, Seminar at Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP), Université de Louvain (Belgium)

2013 19 February, “Il realismo e ciò che (forse) vale la pena salvare del postmoderno” [Realism and what is (perhaps) worth saving in postmodernism], Le molte facce del realismo. Storia e geografia di un problema filosofico, San Raffaele University, Milan

2013 11 February, “Gli insulti e il politicamente corretto” [Slurs and the politically correct], Seminari di filosofia del linguaggio e della mente, University of Milan

 

2012 15-16 November, “Past Existence and Ostrich Presentism”, PERSP Space and Time Workshop on Time and Identity, University of Barcelona

2012 2-3 November, “Time Travel, Identity, and Physical Law”, First Barcelona-Urbino Meeting, University of Urbino

2012 14-19 October, “Keeping track of identity in time-travel”,  The Time Machine Factory, Polytechnic University of Turin

2012 12-15 September, “Metaphysical Explanations”, SIFA Conference, Alghero (Italy)

2012 3-4 “Slurs and Semantic Indeterminacy”, PML Workshop at the “Mental Phenomena” Conference, Dubrovnik (Croatia)

2012 28-31 August, “Collective Intentionality and Social Reality”, Collective Intentionality VIII, University of Manchester (UK)

2012 18-21 July, “La metafisica analitica del tempo”, Nomi del Tempo, 2a Scuola Estiva del CIRSFIS — Università di Padova, Feltre (BL, Italy)

2012 22-23 May, “Metaphysics and Empirical Data”, Workshop on “Empirical Evidence and Philosophy”, Belgrade University

2012 14-15 May, “How Should a Error Theory of The Passage of Time be like”, Workshop in Analytical Metaphysics: Challenging Perspectives on the Ontology of Time, University of Namur, Belgium

2012 4-6 May, “Metaphysical Explanations”, Congrès SOPHA 2012, Paris

2012 19-20 March, “Metaphysical Explanations”, 4th IJN-LOGOS Workshop — Mind, Language and Metaphysics, Institut Nicod, Paris

2012 15 February “Past Existence, Cheaters, and The Sceptical Challenge”, Logos Seminar, University of Barcelona

2011 1-2 December, Commentator of Graeme A Forbes "Open but not Gaping", PERSP Space & Time Workshop on the Open Future, University of Barcelona

2011 28 October, “Metaphysical Explanations”, PERSP Metaphysical Seminar (PMS), University of Barcelona

2011 6 October, Commentator of Teresa Marques “Doxastic Disagreement”, II LOGOS-LANGCOG workshop, University of Barcelona

2011 6 September, Commentator of M.Gilbert and P.Bojanic, Social Ontology and Documentality, ECAP7 Workshop, University of Milano

2011 5 September, “Explanations and Metaphysical Debates”, ECAP 7, University of Milano

2011 8 July “Collective Intentionality, Documents, and Social Reality” JAM - 4th Joint Action Meeting, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

2011 16-8 June, Commentator of V. Fano, David Lewis. Another World is Possible, University of Urbino

2011 1-2 June, “Collective Intentionality, Documents, and Social Reality”, Social Ontology: From Intentionality to Documentality, Institute for Philosophy, Belgrade

2011 27 May, “Dialoghi sul Tempo. Scambio fra Achille Varzi e Giuliano Torrengo. Modera Maurizio Ferraris”, Circolo dei Lettori, Torino

2011 13 May, “I Viaggi nel Tempo”, Pensare il tempo. Tra scienze e filosofia. CIRSFIS, University of Padova

2011 18 March, “Spatial Parts, Temporal Parts, Modal Parts”, PERP Metaphysical Seminar (PMP), University of Barcelona

2011 2 March, “Past Existence and Presentism”, GRG meeting, University of Barcelona

2011 28 April, “Estetica come Aisthesis. In occasione della nuova edizione di Estetica razionale” (with Maurizio Ferraris, Federico Vercellone, Pietro Kobau, Tiziana Andina, Carola Barbero, Elena Casetta, Davide Grasso, Alessandra Jacomuzzi, Daniela Tagliafico), University of Torino

2011 8 March, “Presentation of the book I viaggi nel tempo. Una guida filosofica” (with Prof. Mario De Caro, Prof. Maurizio Ferraris, Dott. Enrico Terrone), Circolo dei Lettori, Torino

2010 15-17 December “Time-travel, Individuals, and the Space-Time-Actuality Manifold”, SILFS 2010, Conferenza Triennale della Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia della Scienza, University of Bergamo

2010 10 December, “Parti spaziali, parti temporali, parti modali” [Spatial, temporal, and modal parts], Scuola Normale, Pisa (invited)

2010 4-16 October, “Time Travel in a Branching Universe", Sexto Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Filosofía Analítica (SEFA 2010), Universidad de la Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)

2010 23-25 September “Are there any Austinian Propositions” (with S. Caputo) 9th National Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy: Truth, Knowledge, and Science, University of Padua

2010 27-8 August “Past Existence and Presentism”, 19th Eidos Metaphysics workshop on the Metaphysics of Time, Geneva

2010 17 June “Esistere ed essere esistito” [Existing and to having existed], Quarto Convegno di Ontologia Analitica, Bergamo

2010 27-9 May “Are there any Austinian Propositions?” (with S. Caputo), Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 3 (SPE 3), Paris

2010 12 May “Social Objects and Documents”, IFOMIS, Saarbrueken

2010 17 April “Time Travel and the Thin Red Line”, Problemi Aperti nella Filosofia delle Scienze, Cesena (IT)

2009 16 October “L’ontologia del tempo” [The ontology of Time], Prospettive Filosofiche 2009, Ontologia, Francavilla al Mare (CH)

2009 10 September “Spiegazione e Forma Logica degli Enunciati Tensionali” [Explanations and logical form of tensed statements], Forme e Formalizzazioni – XVI Convegno Nazionale – Società Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, University of Cagliari (Italy)

2009 8 September “The Language of Time in Explanations”, Latin Meeting 2009, University of L’Aquila (Italy), commentator José Diez (University of Barcelona)

2009 2-5 September “The Identity of Indiscerniles and the Principle of No-Colocation” (with R. Casati), SOFA 2009, University of Geneva

2009 25 May “Il dibattito fra presentismo e eternalismo: disaccordo genuino o verbale?” [The debate between presentism and eternalism: genuine or merely verbal?], Seminario di Logica e Filosofia Analitica, University of Padova (invited speaker).

2009 26 February “Il dibattito fra presentismo e eternalismo: disaccordo genuino o verbale?” (discussion with prof. Mauro Dorato) [The debate between presentism and eternalism: genuine disagreement or verbal disagreement?], University of L’Aquila (Italy)

2009 21 January “Il Tempo fra filosofia e fisica. Relatività e metafisiche del tempo” [Time between philosophy and physics: theory of relativity and metaphysics of time], with Prof. Alessandro D’adda, dep. of Physics, University of Torino.

2008 17-19 December, ‘Nunc Pro Tunc (Now for Then) – Temporal Aspects of Social Reality’ presented at Twelfth eidos Meeting – Time and Time experience, University of Geneva

2008 25-27 Settembre, ‘Two Dimensions in Metaphysical Disagreement’ (with L. Morena) presented at Ontology, Mind and Language – VII National Meeting SIFA, University of Bergamo

2008 15-18 July, ‘Presentism, Disagreement, and Grounding Problem’, presented at eidos Metaphysics Conference, University of Geneva

2008 8 May, ‘Le due dimensioni delle dispute metafisiche’ [The two dimensions of metaphysical disputes] (with L. Morena) presented at the Seminario di Filosofia, University of Bologna

2008 12 April, ‘Dispute Metafisiche e comprensione reciproca’ [Metaphysical disputes and mutual understanding] (with L. Morena) presented at the Seminario di Filosofia, University of Parma

2008 12 February, ‘Tensed Truths and Their Truth-makers’, presented at eidos Graduate Conference, University of Geneva (invited speaker)

2008 23-5 January, Comment to Dan Zeman, ‘Knowledge attributions and Relevant Contexts’, presented at Spanish-Italian Meeting, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (invited commentator).

2007 9-11 November, ‘Perspectival Truth and Perspectival Realism’, presented at Context-dependence, perspective, and relativity in language and thought, Insititut Nicod, Paris

2007 20 September, ‘Cross-temporality and Causality’, presented at the APhEX Workshop on Causality, University of Roma III (invited speaker).

2007 10-12 September, ‘Relative Truth and Perspectival Realism’, presented at the SIFA Graduate Conference, University of Padova

2007 7-9 September, ‘Relative Truth and Tense Realism’, presented at the Fifth Conference of the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy SEFA 5, University of Barcelona

2007 6-8 September ‘Cross-Temporal Instantiation and Presentism’, presented at the SIFA Metaphysics of Time Conference, University of Bergamo

2007 15-16 June, ‘Time, Context, and Cross-temporal Claims’, presented at the VI Incontro Italo-Tedesco di Filosofia Analitica, University of Parma. Discussant: Thomas Mueller (University of Bonn).

2007 16 May, ‘Time, Context, and Cross-temporal Claims’, presented at Seminario di Filosofia Analitica, University of Bologna (invited speaker)

2007 18-19 May, ‘Tenseless Time vs. Tensed Truth-makers’, presented at Fostering the Ontological Turn, Gustav Bergmann 1906-1987, Università degli Studi di Roma (invited speaker)

2006 9-11 December, “Bare Particulars and Persistence in Bergmann” (with Luca Angelone), presented at Colloque International. Gustave Bergmann (1906-1987), Université de Provence, Aix, France (invited speaker)

2006 1st December, “Cross-temporal Relations”, presented at the Fifth Conference of the Spanish Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Granada, Spain

2006 17-19 November, "Time, Context, and Cross-Temporal Claims", Third Arché Graduate Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland. Respondent Prof. K. Hawley.

2006, 30th September, "van Inwagen and Cross-Temporal Relations", presented at Brain, Persons, and Society, SIFA2006, Milano

2005 17th December: “Tensed Predication and Relations” presented at XVI Convegno Nazionale dei Dottorati di Ricerca in FIlosofia, Istituto Banfi, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2005 16th December: “Expressing Ontological Disagreement” (with L.Morena), presented at Descriptions and Logical Form/100 years of "On Denoting", University of Padua, Italy

2005 2nd December: “What’s the whole story?” presented at Colloque des doctorants de l'Université de Genève, hiver 2005—2006, Geneva, Switzerland (with a preliminary lesson in french on the metaphysics of time)

2005 11th November: “But you loved me this morning. Two ways of explaining the role of time in the context of Utterance”, presented at the Third International Workshop on Semantics, Pragmatics and Rhetoric (SPR-05) Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain

2005 30th August: “The Youngest Spy”, presented at the ECAP5 (European Congress for Analytical Philosophy), Lisbon University, Portugal

2005 10th July: “The Youngest Spy”, presented at the Open Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, Manchester University, GB

2005 26th May: “Tibbles, Identity, and delayed relations” presented at Identity: Ontological Perspectives, conference organized by the Vrij Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2005, 30th April: “I am where I am, therefore I am not here now”, presented at New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association, Rowen University, Glassboro, NJ, USA. Discussant Abe Witowski.

2004, 5th May: Presentation of the 25th issue of “Rivista di Estetica” – Il realismo ontologico di Gustav Bergmann, ed. G. Bonino and G. Torrengo. With Dott. Guido Bonino and Prof. Rosaria Egidi. Chairman: Prof. Maurizio Ferraris.

2004, 24th March: “How to handle a metaphysical problem. An example: relations among ordinary objects”, presented at the Delhi University, chairman of the seminar: Prof. P. Jetli.

2002, 12th March: “Realist interpretations of Cartesian gnoseology: Yolton and Perler”, presented at the doctoral seminar organised  by C.A. Viano at the Department of Philosophy, University of Torino.

 

Teaching Experiences

2014 Fall, MA Course, Analisi Filosofica/Philosophical Analysis on “Explanations in Philosophy” (in English), Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Filosofiche, University of Milan

2014 Fall (with S. Zucchi and F. Franco Repellini), Laboratorio on “Aristotele, l'eternità del mondo e la metafisica del tempo” (“Aristoteles, the eternity of the cosmos, and the metaphysics of time”)

2014, 8-12 April. Course for PhD Student on “Metaphysical Explanation”, University of Oslo (Norway)

2013, Fall, MA Course Analisi Filosofica on the topic “The Paradoxes of Time and Modality” (in English), Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Filosofiche, University of Milan

2013, 10 May, Lessons at the doctoral school of University of Milan on McTaggart’s Paradox

2013 February - May, Laboratorio sulla “Metafisica del Passaggio del Tempo”, University of Milan

2012 Course “Language and Cognition” for the Master in Analytic Philosophy at UB (with Bryan Pickel)

2010 (Fall) Assistant to the course at University of Turin, "Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason", Prof. M. Ferraris

2009 (Fall) Assistant to the course at University of Turin, “Ontology”, Prof. Tiziana Andina

2009 (February-March) Assistant to the course at University of Turin, “Ontology and Cognitive Science”, Prof. Roberto Casati

2008 (Fall) Assistant to the course at University of Turin, “Social Ontology”, Prof. Maurizio Ferraris

2008 (Spring) Assistant to the course at University of Turin, “Social Ontology”, Prof. Maurizio Ferraris

2008 12- 14 February – Lessons on Metaphysics of time, graduate school Pro*Doc “Mind, Normativity, Self, Properties”, University of Geneva

2007 (Fall) Assistant to the course at University of Turin, “Ontology”, Prof. Tiziana Andina

2006 “Facilitator” at the CNRS Summmer School “Cognitive Bases of Scientific Images”, Roscoff, France

2004 (Spring) Assistant to the course at University of Turin. “Filosofia Teoretica I, Specialistica: Il mondo ha le sue leggi e le fa rispettare: l’a priori materiale”. Prof. Maurizio Ferraris

2003 (Fall) Assistant to the course at University of Turin. “Filosofia e Scienze Cognitive: Art and Cognition”. Prof. Roberto Casati.

 

Services to the profession

Organization of Conferences and workshops

 

 

2015 4-6 June [scheduled] (with G. Spolaore, S. Zucchi, C. Calabi, E. Paganini), 8th Latin Meeting, University of Milan

 

2014 November - 2015 June [scheduled]; Seminari di Filosofia del Linguaggio e della Mente [Seminars of Philosophy of Language and Mind] (co-organized with Elisa Paganini), University of Milan

 

2014 15-17 September; Names and Expressives, Gargnano del Garda, Italy (co-organized with Prof. A. Zucchi, C. Calabi, E. Paganini), sponsored by the University of Milan

 

2014 11-14 May; Gargnano Philosophy of Time Conference, Gargnano del Garda, Italy (co-organized with U. Meyer, Colgate University), sponsored by the University of Milan, and the Society for Philosophy of Time (University of Nottingham)

 

2013 November - 2014 June; Seminari di Filosofia del Linguaggio e della Mente [Seminars of Philosophy of Language and Mind] (co-organized with Elisa Paganini), University of Milan

2103 3-5 June; Filosofi del Linguaggio a Gargnano, Gargnano, Garda Lake (co-organized with C. Calabi, E. Paganini, and A. Zucchi)

2013 February - June; Seminari di Filosofia del Linguaggio e della Mente [Seminars of Philosophy of Language and Mind] (co-organized with Elisa Paganini), University of Milan

2012-13 Logos Seminars and Logos Colloquia (co-organiser with Moritz Shultz), University of Barcelona

2012 15-16 November, PERSP Workshop on Time and Identity (co-organised with Marta Campdelacreu and Bryan Pickel), University of Barcelona

2012 15-16 June, VII Nomos Meeting on Marriage and The Family (co-organised with Vera Tripodi), University of Barcelona

2012 22-23 May, Workshop on “Empirical Evidence and Philosophy” (co-organized with Petar Bojanic), Belgrade University

 

2012 January - June, Convenor (with Marta Campdelacreu) of the Reading Group on “Methodological Issues in Metaphysics” at the Logos Group, University of Barcelona

2011 Member of the Scientific Committee of Semantic Content and Context Dependence, Barcelona, 4 - 6 November

(http://www.ub.edu/semcon/index.php?/workshops/3st-semantic-content-workshop/)

2011 6 September,Social Ontology and Documentality, ECAP7 Workshop (co-organized with Tiziana Andina), University of Milano

2010 27-8 August, 19th Eidos Metaphysics workshop on the Metaphysics of Time (co-organized with Akiko Frishhut), University of Geneva

 

2008 29 October, A Workshop with Matthew Barney (co-organized with Luca Morena), Labont Department of Philosophy and Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti (Albertina Art School), Torino

 

2008 31st October – 1st November, “Brillo | Artist’s Thought. International Festival of Philosophy of Contemporary Art” (co-organized with Luca Morena), Fondazione Mertz, Torino

 

2006 “Facilitator” at the CNRS Summmer School “Cognitive Bases of Scientific Images”, Roscoff, France

 

Research Projects

2012-2014 Investigator in the MICINN Project (Code: CSD2009-00056) “PERSP - Philosophy of Perspectival Thoughts and Facts” (Principal Investigator Manuel García-Carpintero)

2012-2014 Investigator in the MICINN Project (Code: FFI2011-25626) “Reference, Self-Reference and Empirical Data” (Principal Investigator José Martínez) http://www.ub.edu/grc_logos/project_card.php?idProj=41>

2012-2014 Investigator in the MICINN Project (Code: FFI2011-29560-C02-01) “Knowledge, Reference and Realism” (Principal Investigator Manuel Pérez Otero) http://www.ub.edu/grc_logos/project_card.php?idProj=43>

 

2006-2008 PRIN “Documentality. Ontologies and technologies for Citizenship and Democracy”

2002-2004 PRIN “Intellectual Property: Properties of Objects, properties of Ideas”

2004-2006 PRIN “Ontological Canon. An integrative Approach to Knowledge Organization”

 

Grants

2015 January-February,STEP Research Fellowship, University of Duisburg-Essen

2011-14 Juan de la Cierva (interrupted)

2008-2011 Postdoctoral Research Grant, University of Torino

2002 October – 2007 September: Ph.D. Student National Grant

1999 Erasmus Undergraduate Student Grant

 

Last update: 16/11/2012