Alberto Voltolini (firstname.lastname@example.org) Alberto Voltolini (PhD Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa 1989) is a philosopher of language and mind whose works have focused mainly on intentionality, depiction and fiction, perception and Wittgenstein. He is currently Full Professor in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Turin (Italy). He has got scholarships at the Universities of Geneva and Sussex. He has been visiting professor at the University of California, Riverside (1998), University of Auckland (2007, 2018), Australian National University, Canberra (2007), University of Barcelona (2010-2011), University of London (2015), University of Antwerp (2019). He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (2002-2008) and of the Board of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (2009-2012). His publications include How Ficta Follow Fiction (Springer, 2006), A Syncretistic Theory of Depiction (Palgrave, 2015), plus the two SEP entries "Fictional Entities" and "Fiction" coauthored with Fred Kroon.
Carola Barbero (email@example.com) Carola Barbero is a philosopher of language and literature and works mainly on empty names, on the metaphysics and ontology of fictional entities, aesthetics and emotions, the paradox of fiction, the phenomenology of reading, the distinction between literary and ordinary language. She has been visiting at the University of Auckland (2007) and visiting professor at ETH Zurich (2020). She has been member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (2010-2012). She is the author of many papers published in international reviews, and among her books are Madame Bovary: Something Like a Melody (Milan, 2005), Who fears Mr. Hyde? (in Italian - Genoa, 2010), Philosophy of Literature (in Italian - Rome, 2013), Meaning (in Italian, with S. Caputo - Rome 2018), The door of Phantasy (in Italian – Bologna 2019).
Elvira Di Bona (firstname.lastname@example.org) My main research interests are in the philosophy of mind and aesthetics. I also work on a number of topics in the philosophy of laguage and philosophy of music. I am currently focusing on perception and its connection to memory. I published extensilvely on auditory perception, the metaphysics of sound, and the content of perceptual experience. I obtained my Ph.D. in Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Milan) and the Institut Jean Nicod (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris). During my Ph.D. course, I spent research periods at the New York University, as a Fulbright Scholar, and the University of Sydney, as an ARIA (Association for Research between Italy and Australasia) Grantee. Before joining the Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences in Turin as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Mind, I spent more that four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Polonsky Academy at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (Israel). Before that, I held postoctoral positions at the Italian Academy of Columbia University (NYC), Freie Universität Berlin (sponsored by DAAD), and University of Turin (sponsored by Franco and Marilisa Caligara Foundation). I completed the “High Specialization Course in Music Studies – Solo Violin Performance” at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome) in 2008. I performed in concerts of classical and jazz music—in solo performances, and chamber and symphonic orchestras—in the U.S., the U.K., Italy, Germany, France, Romania, Croatia, and Venezuela.
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Marta Benenti (firstname.lastname@example.org) Currently postdoc at the San Raffaele University of Milan, I received my PhD from the FINO Consortium and a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Italian Academy at Columbia University. I work in aesthetics and philosophy of mind. I have published a book on the phenomenon of expressiveness and I am interested in the relations between perception, imagination and emotions. Fabrizio Calzavarini (email@example.com) Fabrizio Calzavarini is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turin, Italy, and a Research Fellow of the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (Turin, Italy). His research is organized into two interrelated streams. One stream falls at the intersection between the philosophy and neuroscience of semantics, focusing on the neural substrates of lexical competence and mental imagery. The other stream addresses philosophical issues in neuroscience more generally (neurophilosophy and philosophy of neuroscience). He has been visiting at the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit (Manchester, 2015-2016) and the Brain Language Laboratory (Berlin, 2015). He is the Information Officer of the European Society of Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP) and the co-organizer of Neural Mechanisms Online, a series of web-conferences in the philosophy of neuroscience. He is the author of Brain and the Lexicon (Springer 2020) and several papers in international and national journals, as well as the co-editor of Neural Mechanisms. New Challenges in the Philosophy of Neuroscience(Springer 2021)
Andrea Tortoreto (firstname.lastname@example.org) Andrea Tortoreto is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turin, Italy. He received his PhD at the University of Perugia. His research focusses on Philosophy of mind, perception, pragmatism and Sellars. He published a book on the relation between mind and reality in the history of analytic philosophy (Mente e realtà. Oltre il mito del dato, Mimesis 2015) and edited the Italian edition of Sellars’ book Naturalism and Ontology (Naturalismo e ontologia, Mimesis 2019). He also works on the intersections between philosophy and science fiction literature (Filosofia della fantascienza, Mimesis 2018).
Giulia Martina (email@example.com) I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick with a thesis on the problem of changing appearances, under the supervision of Matt Nudds. My research focuses on perception, in particular perceptual appearance, illusions, the nature of qualities such as colours and smells, and the way in which we talk about perceptual appearance. In 2020 I was a Mach Grant researcher at the University of Salzburg with a project on disagreement about perceptual appearances. I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Turin on the 'Mark of the mental' project. Information about publications, talks, and current research can be found on my webpage gmphilosophy.wixsite.com/giuliamartina
Alice Morelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) Currently Research Fellow [borsista di ricerca] at the University of Turin. I completed my PhD at Ca' Foscari University Venice in 2020 under the supervision of Luigi Perissinotto. During my PhD I went to Valencia as a visiting student in 2018 and I worked on Ryle's philosophy under the supervision of Chon Tejedor. I wrote a thesis on Wittgenstein and disposition; in particular, I tried to provide a Wittgensteinian inspired normative account of human dispositions. My current research at the University of Turin focuses on Wittgenstein's methodological use of imagination in his later philosophy and the connection with current debates on imagination. My main interests include Wittgenstein's philosophy of language and mind (in particular, his anthropological perspective), the limits of scientific Naturalism, Representationalism and the epistemic role of imagination in philosophy.
Vera Tripodi (email@example.com) Currently Research Fellow [borsista di ricerca] at Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Turin, she received her Ph.D. in Logic and Epistemology from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2007. From 2013 to 2019, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Philosophy Department of the University of Turin, where she worked on a project on gender categories and social kinds. Before taking up her post in Turin, she was a Fellow at CAS SEE (Center for Advanced Studies, Southeast Europe) at the University of Rijeka and a Post-doctoral Researcher with the Logos Group at the University of Barcelona. Before that, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at STK (Centre for Gender Research) at the University of Oslo and a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University in New York. She specializes in Feminist Philosophy and Ethics, Social Ontology, Bioethics, and Ethics of Technology. She also has research interests in epistemic injustice and discrimination, gender biases and the underrepresentation of women in philosophy. She is Founding Member and Vice President of the SWIP ITALIA (The Society for Women in Philosophy – Italy) and Associate Editor at APhEx (Analytical and Philosophical Explanation).
Elisa Caldarola (firstname.lastname@example.org) Elisa Caldarola (PhD University of Padua, 2011) is currently Research Fellow at Ca' Foscari University, Venice. She specializes in aesthetics and philosophy of art, and has research interests in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. A former Fulbright scholar (University of Maryland, 2015/2016), she has been a visiting research student at The Queen's College, Oxford (2008-2010), in addition to holding a series of postdoctoral positions at the University of Padua, which awarded her a STARS Starting Grant (2018-2020). Between August 2023 and July 2026, she will be working as Marie Sklodowska Curie Global Fellow at the University of Turin and at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, on a project titled "The role of imagination in the experience of installation art". Her main topics of research are: the metaphysics and phenomenology of contemporary visual art forms, theories of depiction, metaphor in the visual arts, and issues at the intersection between environmental aesthetics and philosophy of art.
Agostino Pinna-Pintor (email@example.com) I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Turin. My primary research interests are in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of psychology. I mainly work on sensorimotor theories of cognition and meaning. I received my PhD from FINO Consortium (University of Turin) and Institut Jean Nicod (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris). My research focuses on the notion of mental representation within the Embodied Cognition paradigm. More broadly, I am interested in understanding the extent to which our cogitations are intertwined with perception and action systems.