Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialisation: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Epistemology

Areas of Competence: Philosophy of language, Early modern philosophy


2020-present: University of Geneva, SNSF Ambizione grant with the project "The Privileged Present: from Phenomenology to Metaphysics"

2017-2019: University of Stirling, Postdoctoral researcher with the John Templeton Project "Knowledge beyond natural science"

2015-2017: University of Hamburg, Postdoctoral researcher with the SNF Sinergia Project “Grounding: Metaphysics, Science & Logic”

2014-2015: New York University, Pre-doctoral fellow at the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness

2010-2013: University of Barcelona, Early Stage Researcher in the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Perspectival Thoughts And Facts (PETAF)


2010-2015: University of Barcelona, Ph.D. in Philosophy (Thesis title: “The World As I Found It. A Subjectivist Metaphysics of the Mental”; supervisors: Sven Rosenkranz & John Hawthorne; examining committee: Manuel Garcia-Carpintero, Tim Crane & Kit Fine)

2008-2010: University of Oxford, B.Phil. in Philosophy (Thesis title: "Subjectivity and Temporariness; supervisor: John Hawthorne)

2005-2008: Università degli Studi di Padova, Laurea Triennale (B.A.) in Philosophy (Thesis title: "L'effetto che fa essere qualcosa"; supervisor: Massimiliano Carrara)


[13] (with P. Conlan and C. Wright) "Eyes directed outwards", The Journal of Philosophy 117 (6), 2020: 332-351.

[12] "Self-knowledge and the Paradox of Belief Revision", The Review of Philosophy and Psychology (forthcoming)

[11] "Disjunction and the logic of grounding", Erkenntnis (forthcoming)

[10] (with G. Pravato) "Realism, relativism, and subjective facts", Synthese (forthcoming)

[9] "Appearance, reality and the meta-problem of consciousness", Journal of Consciousness Studies (forthcoming).

[8] "A defence of Lichtenberg", Episteme (forthcoming).

[7] "Leibniz and the problem of temporary truths", The Leibniz Review, 27, 2017: 31-63.

[6] "Three questions about immunity to error through misidentification", Erkenntnis 82 (3), 2017: 603-623.

[5] “Multiple reference and vague objects”, 
Synthese194 (7), 2017: 2645-2666.

[4] “Subjectivism and the mental”, Dialectica 70 (3), 2016: 311-342.

[3] “Specialness and Egalitarianism”, Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 2 (3), 2013: 248-257.

[2] “Leibnizian Aggregates Are Not Mind-Dependent Entities”, Studia Leibnitiana 44 (2), 2012: 193-211.

[1] “Complexity, Existence and Infinite Analysis”, The Leibniz Review 22, 2012: 9-36.

[ii] “Review of Ciuni, R., Miller, K. & G. Torrengo (eds.), New Papers on the Present (Philosophia Verlag, Basic Philosophical Concepts, Munich)”, Dialectica 69 (1): 148-53.

[i] “Review of Coates, P. & S. Coleman (eds.), Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception and Consciousness (Oxford University Press)”, The Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming.


Fall 2012, New York University, Basic Metaphysics (guest lecture)
Fall 2014, New York University, Topics in Metaphysics (guest lecture)
Spring 2016, University of Hamburg, Topics in the philosophy of mind (Hauptseminar)
Spring 2018, University of Stirling, A priori knowledge
Spring 2019, University of Stirling, Introduction to Epistemology
2018 / 2019, University of Stirling, Philosophy of time (Dissertation supervisor)

Spring 2016, University of Hamburg, Topics in metaphysics (Hauptseminar)
Fall 2017, St Andrews / Stirling, Epistemology, Mind & Language (SASP MLitt.)
Fall 2018, St Andrews / Stirling, Epistemology, Mind & Language (SASP MLitt.)

Academic visits

Fall 2007: Boston University
Spring 2011: University of Geneva – Local supervisor: Fabrice Correia
Fall 2011: University of Aberdeen (NIP) – Local supervisor: Crispin Wright
Spring 2012: University of St Andrews (Arché) – Local supervisor: Katherine Hawley
Fall 2012: New York University – Local supervisor: David Chalmers


"Could consciousness be just an illusion?", 3rd Venice-Lugano Workshop in Analytic Philosophy, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 6-7 February 2020. 

"Self-knowledge and the paradox of belief revision", KBNS Final Conference, University of Stirling, 9 December 2019. 

"Self-knowledge and the paradox of belief revision", Fifth Philosophy of Language and Mind Network Conference, University of St Andrews, 30 August 2019.

Luminosità ed accesso privilegiato”, 2nd Venice International Workshop on Analytic Philosophy, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, 16 July 2019.

“Privileged access without luminosity”, 13th Creph Annual Seminar 2019: Introspection and Self-Awareness, University of Liège, 24 April 2019.

“Fragmentalism and the No Passage Objection”, Fragmentation in Mind and Reality Workshop, Ligerz (Switzerland), 29 March 2019.

“Russellian Monism and two varieties of grounding” Aristotle's Metaphysics: Yesterday and Today, Falconara (Sicily), 4 September 2018.

"Identità personale: da Locke alla bisezione del cervello", First Venice Workshop of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, 9 July 2018.

"The metaphysical problem of other minds", Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, University of Amsterdam, 23 May 2018.

“The metaphysical problem of other minds”, KBNS Network Workshop, University of Stirling, 18 December 2017.

“Russellian Monism and two varieties of grounding”. Grounding & Consciousness Conference, Villa La Pietra – NYU Florence, 9 August 2017

“A simple argument for passage”. 4th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Time. Gargnano, 13 June 2017.

“A defense of Lichtenberg”. Ligerz Conference on the Cogito. Ligerz, 22 April 2017.

“The Subjective Grounds of Consciousness”, Consciousness & Grounding Conference, University of Birmingham, 18 June 2016.

“Irrelevant disjuncts”, Metaphysics of grounding conference, University of Dresden, 29 April 2016.

“Phenomenal Facts as Experiential Facts”, CUNY Cognitive Science Speaker Series, City University of New York, 17 April 2015.

“Multiple Reference and Vague Objects”, UNAM-IIFs 1st Philosophy Graduate Conference, Mexico City, 20 February 2015.  

“Multiple Reference and Vague Objects”, 8th Arché Graduate Conference, University of St Andrews, 8 November 2014

“Subjectivism and the Mental”, NYU Consciousness Seminar, NYU, 22 September 2014.

“Multiple Reference and Vague Objects”, LOGOS Seminar, University of Barcelona, 30 April 2014.

“Explaining Immunity to Error Through Misidentification”, NIP / Institut Jean-Nicod Workshop 'Thinking of Oneself', Paris, 7-8 November 2013.

“Vague Objects and Multiple Reference”, 65° Eidos Meeting, Ligerz, 21-25 October 2013.

“Complexity, Existence and Infinite Analysis”, Seventh Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America, Yale University, 18 October 2013.

“A Defense of Subjectivism”, PERSP Metaphysics Seminar, University of Barcelona, 4 October 2013.

“Specialness, Egalitarianism and the A-Theory of Time”, PETAF Final Conference, University of Barcelona, 3-6 September 2013.

“Grounding Fragmentalim”, Conference on the philosophy of Kit Fine, Lago di Comabbio (Varese), 28 July – 3 August 2013.

“On Immunity to Error through Misidentification”, Second HUJI Graduate Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 30 June – 1 July 2013.

“Specialness and Egalitarianism”, PERSP Metaphysics Seminar, University of Barcelona, 15 March 2013.

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Presentism”, 5th PETAF Workshop (Space & Time), University of Barcelona, 13-15 December 2012.

“Phenomenal Knowledge and Subjective Facts”, Workshop on Subjectivism, Temporalism and the Mind-Body Problem, New York University, 8 December 2012.

“The Egocentric View of the Mental”, Peter Unger’s Metaphysics Course, New York University, 5 December 2012.

“Comments on Umut Baysan’s ‘Realization and Part-Whole Relation’”, 14th TIF, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 12-13 January 2012.

“The Presentist”, PERSP Metaphysics Seminar, University of Barcelona, 21 October 2011.

“The Univocity of Phenomenal Facts”, 3rd PETAF Workshop (Subjectivity), Central European University, Budapest, 21-23 September 2011.

“The Univocity of Phenomenal Facts”, Conference on the Metaphysics and Ontology of Phenomenal Qualities, University of Hertfordshire, 15-17 September 2011.

“How To Be A Qualia Freak”, 7th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, University of Milan, 1-6 September 2011.

“The Univocity Of Phenomenal Information”, NIP Graduate Conference 2011, University of Aberdeen, 1-2 July 2011.

“Comments On Damiano Costa’s ‘On And Against Enduring Processes’”, 7th Barcelona-Geneva Workshop, University of Barcelona, 13 May 2011.

“How To Be A Qualia Freak”, LOGOS Seminar, University of Barcelona, 9 March 2011.

“Comments on Thomas Raleigh’s ‘Visual Experience And Demonstrative Thought’”, 13th TIF, University of Barcelona, 12-14 January 2011.

“Subjective Facts And The Metaphysics Of Phenomenal Consciousness”, 1st PETAF Workshop (Metaphysics), University of Geneva, 9 December 2010.

“Leibnizian Aggregates Are Not Mind-Dependent Entities”, 4th Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society North America, University of Houston, 5 December 2010.

“What It Is Like To Be Something”, SIFA 2008 National Conference on “Ontology, Mind and Language”, University of Bergamo, September 25-27 2008.

Memberships, Awards & Distinctions

2017: winner of the 34th Leibniz Society of North America Essay Competition, with the essay "Leibniz and the problem of temporary truths"

2017: winner of the Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat for the best PhD Thesis in the area of Logic and Analytic Philosophy at the University of Barcelona

2014 - 2015: 1-year scholarship ($ 29,472), NYU Center for Mind, Brain & Consciousness

2012: winner of the 30th Leibniz Society of North America Essay Competition, with the essay “Complexity, existence and infinite analysis”

2005 – 2008: holder of a 3-year undergraduate scholarship as a member of the Class of Moral Sciences in the Galilean School of Higher Education, Padova (Italy) 

2007: Exchange grant, Boston University / Università degli Studi di Padova

2005: winner of the 25th edition of the ‘Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas’, International Latin translation competition, Arpino (Italy)

2004: winner of the 4th edition of the ‘Certamen Cremonense’, National Latin translation competition, Cremona (Italy)

Organization of events and service to the profession

- Organizer of the KBNS Cafés Philosophiques (2017 - 2019)
- Social media manager for the KBNS Project (2017 - 2019)
- Convener of the Visiting Speaker Seminar (University of Stirling, 2017/2018)
- Junior responsible for the LOGOS Colloquium (University of Barcelona, Spring 2013)
- Member of the Editorial Committee for dialectica
- Referee for Australasian Journal of Philosophydialectica, Erkenntnis, Inquiry, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Journal of Philosophical Research, Philosophers’ Imprint, Philosophical Studies, Noûs, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Synthese, Theoria, Thought.

Giovanni M,
29 ott 2016, 10:21