Areas of Specialisation: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Epistemology

Areas of Competence: Philosophy of language, Early modern philosophy


2019-present: University of Geneva, SNSF Ambizione research fellow 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)


(16) ‘Cross-temporal grounding’ (with F. Correia), Analytic Philosophy (forthcoming).

(15) ‘Fragmentalism we can believe in’, The Philosophical Quarterly 73 (1), 2023: 184-205.

(14) ‘Self-knowledge and the paradox of belief revision’, Review of Philosophy and Psychology 13 (1), 2022: 65-83.

(13) ‘Disjunction and the logic of grounding’, Erkenntnis 87 (2), 2022: 567-587.

(12) ‘The metaphysical problem of other minds’, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 102 (4), 2021: 633-664.

(11) ‘Realism, relativism, and subjective facts’ (with G. Pravato), Synthese 198, 2021: 8149-8165.

(10) ‘A defence of Lichtenberg’, Episteme 18 (4), 2021: 624-639.

(9) ‘Eyes Directed Outward’ (with P. Conlan and C. Wright), Journal of Philosophy 117 (6), 2020: 332-351.

(8) ‘Appearance, reality and the meta-problem of consciousness’, Journal of Consciousness Studies 27 (5-6), 2020: 120-130.

(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’, Synthese, 194 (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 Coates, P. & S. Coleman (eds.), Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception and Consciousness (Oxford University Press)”, The Philosophical Quarterly, 70 (278), 2020: 216-218.

(i) “Review of Ciuni, R., Miller, K. & G. Torrengo (eds.), New Papers on the Present (Philosophia Verlag, Basic Philosophical Concepts)”, Dialectica 69 (1), 2015: 148-53.



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 (with M. Lipman)

Spring 2018, University of Stirling, A priori knowledge (with G. Melis)

Spring 2019, University of Stirling, Introduction to Epistemology (with G. Melis)

2018 / 2019, University of Stirling, Philosophy of time (Dissertation supervisor)


Spring 2016, University of Hamburg, Topics in metaphysics

Fall 2017, St Andrews / Stirling, Epistemology, Mind & Language (SASP MLitt.; with G. Melis)

Fall 2018, St Andrews / Stirling, Epistemology, Mind & Language (SASP MLitt.; with G. Melis)

Spring 2022, University of Geneva, Leibniz (with F. Correia)

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

Fall 2022: University of Sydney


[51] “Introspection as a (limiting) case of perception”, Philosophy of mind seminar, Australian National University, Canberra, 23 November 2022.

[50] “Against Two-faced Eternalism”, Time, Temporal Experience, and Temporal Representation Workshop, University of Sydney / The Centre for Time, 1 November 2022.

[49] “Psychological Eternalism and the Rationalization Challenge”, University of Sydney, 5 October 2022.

[48] “Psychological Eternalism and the sense of ‘now’”, The Character of Temporal Experience Conference, University of Geneva, 9 June 2022.

[47] “Introspection as a (limiting) case of perception”, Appearance and Reality Workshop, Ligerz, 26 February 2022.

[46] “Propositions and the metaphysics of time”, Colloquium for Metaphysics & Mind, University of Bern, 19 November 2021.

[45] “Fragmentalism we can believe in”, Fragmentalism and Rival Approaches Workshop, University of Leiden (online event), 21 June 2021.

[44] “Perception and the metaphysics of time”, Guest lecture for the USI Master in Philosophy, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, 8 March 2021.

[43] “Dialectic of Illusionism”, CEU Philosophy Seminar, Central European University, Budapest, 18 February 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[34] “The metaphysical problem of other minds”, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, University of Amsterdam, 23 May 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2019: Ambizione grant (CHF 586,616) from the Swiss National Science Fund (SNSF)

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

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

2005 - 2008: 3-year full tuition and board scholarship, Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Padova)

Memberships, Awards & Distinctions

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

2017: winner of 35th Leibniz Society of North America Essay Competition, with the essay “Leibniz and the problem of temporary truths”

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

2005-2008: member of the Class of Moral Sciences, Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Padova)

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

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

Service to the profession

Scientific reviewing activities:

Member of the Editorial Committee of dialectica (2020 – present)

External referee for Analysis, APhex, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Bloomsbury Press, dialectica, Erkenntnis, The Journal of Philosophy, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Journal of Philosophical Research, Philosophical Studies, Noûs, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Synthese, Theoria, Thought.

Organization of scientific and outreach events:

2022: Co-organizer of the Geneva conference ‘The Temporal Character of Experience’

2022: Co-organizer of the Ligerz ‘Appearance and Reality’ workshop

2022: Convener of the eidos seminars at the University of Geneva

2019: Member of the Scientific Committee for the Mind, Language, and Action Group (MLAG) Graduate Conference at the University of Porto

2017 – 2019: Organizer of the KBNS ‘Cafés Philosophiques’ Series

2017 – 2018: Co-convener of the Stirling Philosophy Department Visiting Speaker Seminar

2013: Junior responsible for the LOGOS Colloquium at the University of Barcelona