about

I'm an associate post-doc at the Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS, EHESS, ENS, PSL Research University). I specialize in topics at the interface of analytic philosophy and linguistic theory, but I'm also interested in core metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and comparative philosophy. In the more (not so) distant past, I've done research in the history of philosophy, the history of ideas, and classical studies. I did my graduate work across Italy, France, and the United States.

work

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Pronominal anaphora, coreference, and closed quotation marks
Mind & Language (in press)

Priority cosmopsychism and the Advaita Vedānta
Philosophy East and West (2017) [early view]

Originalism about word types
Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 5 (2016): 126-133 [link]

Mental files and the lexicon
Review of Philosophy and Psychology 7 (2016): 463-472 [link]

Word meaning (with Diego Marconi)
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Summer 2015 Edition [link]

Minimal semantics and word sense disambiguation
Disputatio 39 (2014): 147-171

Lexical meaning in truth-conditional semantics
Diametros 39 (2014): 182-202

Still my guitar gently weeps
Kriterion, Journal of Philosophy 27 (2014): 41-52

Knowledge indicative and knowledge conducive consensus
Journal of the Philosophy of History 7 (2013): 162-182

Intellectual history comparatively defined
Ms (2012). 52 pp.

Intellectual history and the history of ideas: a comparison
Giornale Critico di Storia delle Idee 8 (2012): 101-111

Concetti lessicali
APhEx 8 (2013): 1-32 [link]

Lattanzio, La Collera di Dio /book/
L.C.F. Lactantius (ca. 250-325 AD), De ira Dei [On the Anger of God]
Introduction, translation, and commentary by Luca Gasparri. Afterword by Giuseppe Girgenti
Milan: Bompiani (2011). 453 pp. A review on Il Sole 24 Ore

Filosofia dell’Illusione: Lineamenti di Glottologia e di Critica Concettuale /book/
Foreword by Andrea Tagliapietra
Milan: Mimesis (2010). 300 pp.

Soggezione /chapter/
In De Paura, ed. Franco La Cecla
Palermo: Gea Schirò (2009)

Note alla Metafisica dell’Immediato /book/
Foreword by Massimo Donà
Padua: Il Prato (2008). 288 pp.

Suicidio e Filosofia: Dagli Antichi a Leopardi /book/
Foreword by Giuseppe Girgenti
Padua: Il Prato (2007). 144 pp.

education

2017
PhD, Philosophy and Social Sciences, EHESS & Institut Jean Nicod
Dissertation: Six Pieces on Linguistic Sameness
Committee: François Recanati (supervisor), Claire Beyssade, Paul Egré, Mikhail Kissine, Salvador Mascarenhas
2016
Visiting student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics & Philosophy
2013
PhD, Philosophy and Cognitive Science, San Raffaele University & NETS
Dissertation: Making Words Mean: An Essay on Lexical Competence
Committee: Andrea Moro (supervisor), Michele Di Francesco, Diego Marconi, Alfredo Paternoster
2012
Visiting fellow, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
2009
MA, Philosophy, San Raffaele University
2007
BA, Philosophy, San Raffaele University

misc

service
Referee for: Erkenntnis, Synthese, Dialectica, Topoi, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Sistemi Intelligenti

membership
American Philosophical Association
Aristotelian Society
European Society for Analytic Philosophy
Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica
Harvard Alumni Association

languages
Italian, English, French
Latin, Ancient Greek
Python 2.x & 3.x, HTML 5, CSS 3, LaTeX, Markdown

arts
Classically trained musician: guitar & concert flute
Singer (bass) in the choir of the Conservatoire W.A. Mozart, Paris 1er