Here you may find a list of my recent publications: “‘My Future Son is Possibly Alive’. Existential Presupposition and Empty Terms in Abelard's Modal Logic”. History and Philosophy of Logic, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/01445340.2018.1432925 You may find the article here. “The Role of Differentiae in Abelard's Arguments for the Identity and Persistence of Substances”, in Medieval Mereology.... Continue Reading →
My research focuses on medieval theories of modality and modal logic, with a particular attention to 12th century logical debates. My doctoral thesis offers a major reassessment of Peter Abelard’s theory of necessity and possibility, presenting it as being far more uniform and consistent than was until now recognized, and providing a deeper understanding of... Continue Reading →
The project “Philo-diffusione” aims to establish a collaboration between academic researchers and high-school teachers of philosophy courses. The project aims at promoting the knowledge of new aspects of philosophical academic research in the high-school curriculum, by creating new didactic units on underrepresented philosophical topics, by practicing these units in classes and by uploading these new didactic... Continue Reading →
A fine ottobre torna IDEE IN BOZZA, un ciclo di seminari di filosofia fatto da e per gli studenti dell’Università di Parma. Gli speaker (studenti e giovani ricercatori di Parma e molti ospiti da altre Università, italiane e non) racconteranno in modo conviviale i loro lavori in corso per confrontarsi, discutere e ricevere suggerimenti intorno... Continue Reading →
(versione italiana sotto) The project aims to investigate the tradition of the Oxford Calculators and the influence their works had on early-modern logic and natural philosophy in Europe. The Oxford Calculators were a group of scholars active at Oxford between 1325 and 1350. Among the most notable Calculators were T. Bradwardine, W. Heytesbury, and R.... Continue Reading →
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The Known & The Unknown Exploring Twelfth-Century Philosophy Conference on the twelfth-century commentaries on Aristotle, Boethius and Porphyry with a particular focus on the anonymous and to a large extent unedited material from the period. Speakers Chris Martin (University of Auckland) Caterina Tarlazzi (University of Geneva) Yukio Iwakuma (Fukui Prefectural University) Irene Binini (University of... Continue Reading →
The existence of contingent events - i.e., of events that are equally apt to happen or not to happen in time - is taken by Abelard as an evident and indubitable feature of the way things are. According to him, contingency characterizes both the natural world, inasmuch as some natural events are not the outcome... Continue Reading →