Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialisation: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Epistemology

Areas of Competence: Philosophy of language, Early modern philosophy


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)


"Leibniz and the problem of temporary truths", The Leibniz Review, forthcoming. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.


Spring 2016: University of Hamburg, Topics in the philosophy of mind (Hauptseminar; co-taught with M. Lipman)

Fall 2016: University of Hamburg, Topics in metaphysics (Hauptseminar)

Fall 2017: University of Stirling, Research Methods (M.Litt. seminar, St Andrews/Stirling Philosophy Graduate Program) 

Spring 2018: University of Stirling, A Priori Knowledge (Undergraduate course; co-taught with G. Melis)

Selected talks

"The metaphysical problem of other minds", 1st KBNS Network Workshop, University of Stirling, 19 December 2017.  

"Russellian monism and two varieties of grounding", Consciousness & Grounding Conference, NYU Florence, 9 August 2017.

“A simple argument for passage”. 4th Annual IAPT Conference, Gargnano, 13 June 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

Academic visits: Boston University (Fall 2007), University of Geneva (Spring 2011), University of Aberdeen (Fall 2011), University of St Andrews (Spring 2012), New York University (Fall 2012).

Giovanni M,
29 ott 2016, 10:21