Ethics and Philosophy of the Person

Cozzi Chiara
E-mail
: c.cozzi@unisr.it

Chiara Cozzi graduates in Philosophy (2011) at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan with a thesis entitled “The Possibility of Forgiveness” and in Philosophical Sciences (2013) at the same university with a thesis entitled “Moral implications of distance”. Currently (2014) she is a PhD student of Philosophy and Science of the Mind in Ethics and Philosophy of the Person curricula. Her research involves the analysis of the problem of distance in morality and its role in generating moral obligations.

Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language

Isella Margherita
E-mail: margherita.isella.1@gmail.com
Research Interests: Philosophy of Language, Semantics and Pragmatics, Cognitive Development, Epistemic Vigilance, Speech Acts.

I graduated in 2013 at Università degli Studi di Milano with a thesis titled “English tag questions. They’re questions, aren’t they?” (Supervisor: Clotilde Calabi; Co-supervisor: Alessandro Zucchi). Since February 2014 I’m a PhD student in Philosophy and Sciences of Mind – curriculum of Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language – under the supervision of Claudia Bianchi.
My current reasearch investigates functional and developmental aspects of vigilance towards deception in overt intentional linguistic communication, with a focus on promises.

Metaphysics and Aestetics

Croci Federico
E-mail: f.croci@studenti.unisr.it
Federico Croci was born in 1989. In 2008 he obtained his high school diploma at the Liceo Scientifico “Ettore Majorana” in Desio, with a score of 100/100 cum laude. In 2011 he graduated three years at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, with a thesis focused on the relationship between Plotinus, Proclus and Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (supervisor Prof. Girgenti). It is published with the title Del Principio. Meditazioni su mistica e henologia (Il Prato, Padua, 2012). The evaluation was 110/110 cum laude. In 2013 he obtained a master’s degree at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. The thesis concernes the historical and theoretical development of henological Platonic paradigm, with particular attention to Schelling (supervisors Dott. Valagussa and Prof. Girgenti). The evaluation was 110/110 cum laude and dignity of printing. The work is currently being prepared for publication (Le Lettere, Florence 2016). Since January 2014, he is doctoral student and teaching assistant at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan and at Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, developing  a research project about the relationship between Gentile’s neoidealism and Italian philosophy of ‘800 (DoS Dott. Valagussa, Prof. Bellantone e Prof. Krienke). It also collaborates with the Center for Research of Metaphysics and Philosophy of Arts (DIAPOREIN) and the Centre of Patristic Studies “Luigi M. Verzé” (GENESIS).

Cognitive Neuroscience

Matteo Canini
E-mail: universiteo@gmail.com I earned the master’s degree in Cognitive Neurosciences at University Vita Salute San Raffaele in 2011.
Since then I’ve been collaborating with the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (Vita Salute University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy) as a research fellow under the supervision of professor Abutalebi.
My research activity focuses on the study of how lifelong multilingual experience influences brain development.
To this extent I’m currently working on a PhD research project aimed at investigating the role of bilingualism as a neuroprotective factor in healthy aging population, by means of behavioral and neuroimaging experimental paradigms.


Andrea Galbiati
E-mail: andrea.galbiati.unisr@gmail.com

I achieved the master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in 2011. I collaborate from 2011 with the Sleep Centre of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Neurology of San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, under the supervision of professor Ferini-Strambi.
In 2014 I started my PhD programme in Cognitive Neuroscience.
My work is focused on the impact of sleep disorders on cognitive function and behavior; in particular how nighttime neurophysiologic variables, measured by means of polysomnography, are able to influence daytime performances and how to improve these impairments through the application of transcracnic direct current stimulation (TDCS).

Experimental Psychology

Irene Bollettini
E-mail: irene.bollettini@gmail.com

Irene graduated in 2011 in Cognitive Neurosciences at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele. She then spent one year in a postgraduate internship into the unit of Psychiatry and Psychobiology at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in San Raffaele Turro Hospital, where she focused on integrating neuroimaging and genetic studies with psychology and social cognition domains, in order to explore the neurobiological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders.
She is currently a student of the PhD course in Philosophy and Sciences of the Mind (curriculum Experimental Psychology) at the same University, under the supervision of Dr. Francesco Benedetti.
Her doctoral research project is focused on the alterations of moral judgment in patients with psychiatric diseases, investigating such alterations through data analysis and neuroimaging techniques.

 


Elettra Pezzica
E-mail: dottoressapezzica@gmail.com
Elettra Pezzica graduated in Clinical Psychology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Milan) in 2010. She is currently a PhD student in Philosophy and Science of Mind (curriculum Experimental Psychology) at the same University. She works at the Developmental Psychopathology Unit (San Raffaele Turro) under the supervision of Professor Anna Ogliari, and her research uses quantitative genetics techniques to disentangle the effects of nature and nurture on complex human traits. Since 2013, she is a lecturer for the courses “Fondamenti di Psicologia dello Sviluppo II” and “Genetica del Comportamento nello Sviluppo” at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Faculty of Psychology).

History of Ideas

Cosio Sonia

E-mail: s.cosio@studenti.unisr.it
Graduated in Philosophy at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (2011) with a thesis on “The notion of Respect in Kantian texts. A critical analysis”, and in Philosophical Sciences (2013) at the same University with a thesis on “The embryological question from To Gaurus to nowadays”, she is a member of the Center for Studies of Public Ethics (CeSEP) of San Raffaele University. Currently (2014) she is a PhD student of Philosophy and Science of the Mind. She is interested in Moral Philosophy, Bioethics and History of Ethics. In particular, her current research deals with the idea of embryo in the Ancient and Medieval World, in order to understand the way in wich the idea of embryo has come to be of interest to the Ethics even now.


Limone Vito

E-mail: vitolimone@alice.it
Vito Limone (Avellino, 1990) is a PhD Student in History of Ideas at the Department of Philosophy at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan from February 2014 and in Patristics Sciences and Theology at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum in Rome. He studied at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, where he graduated in Philosophy in 2011 and postgraduated in Philosophical Sciences in 2013 under the supervision of Massimo Cacciari and Giuseppe Girgenti. He also studied at the Pontificial Theological Faculty of Northern Italy in Milan and at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum in Rome. He is member of Girota (Gruppo Italiano di Ricerca su Origene e la Tradizione Alessandrina), is a contributor journalist, secretary of ‘Genesis. Centro di Studi Patristici Luigi M. Verzé’, secretary of the book series ‘Atene e Gerusalemme’ of Aracne Publisher in Rome. He edited translations of Origen’s works (Commento a Giovanni, Bompiani, Milan 2012, 20132; Commento al Cantico dei Cantici, Feeria, Florence 2014), of Schelling’s works (Esposizione del processo della natura, Mimesis, Milan 2012; Le età del mondo. 1811, 1813, 1815/7, Bompiani, Milan 2013), he edited the anthology of patristics Texts in: M. Cacciari, Il potere che frena (Adelphi, Milan 2013). He is author of: Inizio e Trinità. Il neoplatonismo giovanneo nell’ultimo Schelling (ETS, Pisa 2013: honorable mention Premio di Filosofia ‘Viaggio a Siracusa’) and of a lots of essays in national and international philosophical and theological reviews. He has participated at lots of Conferences in Italy and abroad. His main interest is about the comparison between Christian Antiquity and Ancient Greek Philosophy, with a particular regard to Origen.

Joint PhD degree IUSS-UniSR

Marco Viola (Curriculum Vitae)
E-mail marco.viola@iusspavia.it

After a degree in philosophy (2010) and master’s degree in philosophy and history of ideas (2013) at the University of Turin, in 2013 he was admitted to the PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind, jointly run by the IUSS Pavia and the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele.His interests currently revolve around the impact of cognitive neuroscience concepts of scientific psychology, with a focus on basic emotions. He is also interested in the social aspects of scientific research.

Ethics and Philosophy of the Person

Girardi Luca
E-mail girardi.luca89@gmail.com

In September 2013, I graduated from the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele with a master’s degree in Philosophical Sciences discussing a thesis entitled “Praeparatio epicurea? Filosofia e dossografia in Diogene Laerzio” (supervisor, Dr Giuseppe Girgenti). Since October  2014 I’ve been attending the PhD Course in Philosophy and Sciences of Mind at the Università Vita Salute-San Raffaele (curriculum in Ethics and Philosophy of the Person): my research project deals with Lorenzo Valla and the Italian moral thought in the Modern Age.


Pennestrì Federico
E-mail fede6891@email.it
2010 master degree UniSR in Philosophy.
Since 2010 CeSEP member and researcher in a project UniSRMunicipality of Milan.
From 2014 Lecturer of Medical Terminology at UNILUDES (Lugano, Switzerland).
Since November 2014 PhD student with scholarship (UniSRLombardy).

 


Russo Maria
E-mail mariarusso1987@yahoo.it

Maria Russo (Verona, 1987) graduates in Philosophy at Vita-Salute “San Raffaele” University in Milan, where she is currently a member of the Center for Studies of Public Ethics (CeSEP). She is an active member of the University’s Philosophies of Cinema Laboratory, and the author of two books entitled “The dialectics of freedom in Nietzsche and Dostoevskij”, as well as “Freedom in Situation. The humane finiteness between Kant and Sartre”. Maria Russo is a Doctoral undergraduate of Philosophy and Science of the Mind in the Ethics and Philosophy of the Persona curricula. The theme of her research examines the possibility of tracing a moral in Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialism, introduced from the hermeneutic starting point which is existentialist psychoanalysis.

Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language

Carrus Simone
E-mail carrussimone@gmail.com
My academic studies have been focused firstly on languages and communication, secondly on the formal approach to syntax and semantics: nevertheless my main interest is on pragmatics. I’ve been admitted to the Phd in Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language with a research project on verbal irony. At the state of the art, all the pragmatics and cognitive accounts proposed seem to be inappropriate to fully describe the ironic phenomenology. Consequently the main topics of my research are: the delimitation of unmarked meaning and its relationship with intended one within the Relevance Theory framework, vagueness role, strength and weaknesses of pragmatic approaches to irony, the need of efficient NLP models, the delimitation of common ground sections and their role on intended meaning generation.

Psychology

Roberta Bortolla
E-mail:
r.bortolla@libero.it
Roberta Bortolla was born in Segrate (MI) on November 04th, 1989. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009 and a MSc’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, in 2013, with a final mark of 110/110 with Honours. In 2014, she completed her internship at Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Unit at San Raffaele-Turro Hospital, which is highly specialized in Personality Disorders assessment and treatment. She is attending a PhD Course in Philosophy and Science of Mind – Psychology curriculum – at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

History of Ideas, Metaphysics and Aestetics

Claverini Corrado
E-mail c.claverini@studenti.unisr.it

Corrado Claverini (Orvieto, 1989) is a PhD student in History of ideas, Metaphysics and Aesthetics at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and he’s a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Ideas (CRISI). As Andrea Tagliapietra’s and Diego Fusaro’s pupil, he attends to the Italian philosophical tradition, to the utopian and apocalyptic thought, to the theme of temporality and historicity and to the “spiritual posterity” of Joachim of Fiore. Publications: Utopia concreta. Pensiero utopico e ideologia in Nicolò Machiavelli e Tommaso Campanella, Il Prato, Saonara 2015; T. Campanella, Sulla magia, ed. C. Claverini, Alboversorio, Milano 2014; Tommaso Campanella e Gioacchino da Fiore. “Riaprire il conflitto” a partire dal pensiero utopico e apocalittico, in “Giornale Critico di Storia delle Idee” 11, 2014; Per un reincantamento del mondo. L’utopia militante di Tommaso Campanella, in A. Tagliapietra e D. Fusaro (eds.), Ringiovanire il mondo. Utopia e nostalgia del futuro, Il Prato, Saonara 2015.

Joint PhD degree IUSS-UniSR

Maria Paola Sforza Fogliani (Curriculum Vitae)
E-mail mariapaola.sforzafogliani@iusspavia.it
Web https://iusspavia.academia.edu/MariaPaolaSforzaFogliani

From November 2014 PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of the Mind at the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) of Pavia and the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. It ‘also a member of CRESA (Center for Research in Experimental and Applied Epistemology). At the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele has achieved, in February 2013, a doctorate in philosophy (“Logica senza certezza: centralità e rivedibilità nel dibattito tra apriorismo e aposteriorismo”; relatore: prof. Andrea Sereni) and, in September 2014, the Master of Science in Philosophical Sciences (“What the Tortoise said to Achilles not. For a defense of the basic laws of logic”; supervisor: prof. Andrea Sereni, rapporteur: Prof. Francesca Boccuni). Her research is mainly in the philosophy of logic, in particular on issues of rivedibilità and as justification for the basic laws of logic, also with reference to studies on the cognitive basis of deductive reasoning. He is also interested in behavioral economics, particularly nudge theory.

 

 

Ethics and Philosophy of Person

Bellini Bianca
E-mail
: biancabellini@gmail.com
She graduated at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (2015) defending the Master’s thesis Literary Worlds as Verbal Images: a Challenge for the Reader. Her research interests focus on the applications of the phenomenological method: she is particularly concerned with the application of this method to the literary scope and her PhD project has as jumping-off point the reader’s experience (Erlebnis) of literary works. Her studies aim at figuring out the connections between such an experience, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, readers’ emotional answers, their personal individuality, the plural subjects’ social individuality they are part of and, eventually, the cognitive process the act of reading triggers (she discussed her theses concerning some of these themes in the conference Frontiers in the Philosophy of Literature, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 25th- 26th September 2015, Literary Worlds: per se Real and Potentially Existing). The output of this research is the birth of a new philosophical scope that enables the reader to approach literary works phenomenologically and that differs from philosophy of literature.
Since 2015 she has been a member of The Nordic Society for Phenomenology (Copenhagen) and of Centro di ricerca in Fenomenologia e Scienze della Persona – PERSONA (Milano).

Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language

Laura Caponetto
E-mail:
lauracaponetto@gmail.com
Research Interests: Pragmatics of Language, Speech Act Theory, Gender Studies.

From November 2015, Ph.D. Student in Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.
In November 2013, has achieved the Bachelor Degree in Philosophy at the University of Catania, with a dissertation on non-human animals’ minds and languages (“Il riscatto della bête-machine”; supervisor: Professor Alberto G. Biuso) and, in September 2015, the Master Degree in Philosophical Sciences at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, with a dissertation on pornography and speech acts (“Pornografia e atti linguistici. Una rilettura in chiave searliana delle tesi di MacKinnon”; supervisor: Professor Claudia Bianchi).
In October 2013, has achieved also the Academic Diploma in Piano at the “Vincenzo Bellini” Music Institute in Catania.
Her research is mainly in pragmatics and in feminist philosophy of language. Her project engages with the debate on hate speech, censorship and freedom of expression and aims to formulate an adequate account of what hate speakers “do with words” – focusing on purveyors of pornography and ordinary people hurling slurs – in the light of Austin’s and Searle’s speech act theories.

Metaphysics and Aetetics

Chiara Boldorini

E-mail: c.boldorini@studenti.unisr.it

Chiara Boldorini (Milano 1991) is a PhD student in Metaphysics and Aesthetics at San Raffaele University of Milan since November 2015. In July 2013 she completed her first degree in Philosophy at San Raffaele University discussing an essay entitled L’Uno in immagine. Marsilio Ficino e Sandro Botticelli (supervisor Francesco Valagussa). The research for the Master’s degree thesis started in September 2014 thanks to the collaboration with the Ancient Art Museum of Milan, where she studied Agostino di Duccio’s San Sigismondo in viaggio verso Agauno, a bas-relief there conserved. This research was discussed in July 2015, with a thesis entitled I molti volti della Ninfa. Una lettura warburghiana dell’opera di Agostino di Duccio (supervisors: Dr Francesco Valagussa, Dr Laura Basso, curator of the Ancient Art Museum). The results of this thesis were discussed at Centro studi ClassicA, IUAV University of Venice. Her research interests comprehend an interdisciplinary approach to Renaissance symbolism and Medieval Aesthetics of the Sacred. Publications: C. Boldorini, Il valore della condivisione, modello per una società conviviale, abstract presented during the convention Cibo, culture, religioni at Centro Culturale San Fedele, Milano, 20 November 2014; C. Boldorini, «Non troppo di noi andrà perduto». Le immagini come luogo di esperienza, “Giornale critico di Storia delle Idee” n. 12 (in press).

History of Ideas

Caterina Piccione

E-mail: caterina.piccione@hotmail.it

Caterina Piccione (Como 1989) is a PhD Student in History of Ideas. In 2012 she achieved the Bachelor Degree in Philosophy at the University of Milan, with an essay on the birth of art, discussing the symbolic meaning of Lascaux cave in contemporary French philosophy. In 2013 she achieved the Master 1 Degree in Philosophie et Épistémologie at the Université Blaise Pascal of Clermont-Ferrand, with a dissertation on contemporary theatre titled “Le corps contre le spectacle”. In 2015 she graduated in Philosophical Sciences at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University with a thesis titled “Autoritratto senza organi. Scrittura e corpo-teatro di Antonin Artaud” under the supervision of Andrea Tagliapietra. Since 2015, she’s been collaborating with the Critical Journal of History of Ideas and with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Ideas (CRISI). She’s working on the translation and the curatorship of modern and contemporary French plays, as “Montesquieu a Marsiglia” by L. S. Mercier (Biblioteca della polvere, Il Prato, Padova, in press). Her research is currently focused on the intersection of theatre and philosophy; in particular, her PhD project aims at connecting the process of subjectivation and the history of the idea of Character.

Ethics and Philosophy of Person

Marta Boniardi

Email: boniam92@gmail.com

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Milan, presenting a dissertation on medieval philosophy. She then attended her Master’s in Philosophical Sciences at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, where she specialized in public ethics. She graduated cum laude in July 2016, with a thesis on the ethical issues that lie under the mental health service in Italy (A public ethic perspective on the Italian psychiatric landscape. Supervisor: Professor Roberta Sala). From the following October, she’s a PhD student at this same University. Her main academic interest is the Ethics of Psychiatry, and her research project investigates the issues of cultural psychiatry. For that purpose, she cooperates with the Casa della carità foundation in Milan, and with the connected research center Centro Studi Sofferenza Urbana (Souq).

Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language

Silvia Bianchi

Email: s.bianchi1992@gmail.com

 Research interests: Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Logic.

Since October 2016: Ph.D student in Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan) and “associate junior member” of the Center for Philosophy of Time (Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan). In December 2014: Bachelor’s Degree (Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome) in Philosophy with a dissertation in Philosophy of Science focused on the debate between scientific realism and anti-realism and on the plausibility of unobservable entities realism (“Scientific Realism on Theoretical Entities; supervisor: Matteo Morganti).

In July 2016: Master Degree (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan) in Philosophical Sciences with a dissertation on the structuralist interpretations of Quantum Mechanics according to a specific notion of ontological dependence (“Scientific Structuralism and Ontological Dependence: for a New Form of Moderate Structuralism on Quantum Systems”; supervisor: Francesca Boccuni).

Her research aims at combining Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics’ perspectives in order to investigate the philosophical implications of Quantum Gravity (QG), with reference to structuralist positions and time theories. The main objective is to understand whether quantum systems’ structuralism and ontological dependence can be applied to space-time points and space-time structure posited by QG.


Giovanni Marco Martino

Email: g.martino1@studenti.unisr.it

Research Interest: Frege’s Philosophy of Mathematics, Abstraction Principles, Abstract Objects, Foundations of Mathematics.

From October 2016 he is a PhD student in Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Language at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.

In July 2013 he graduated in Philosophy at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna with a thesis titled “Analitico, a priori e necessità: Frege e i Fondamenti dell’Aritmetica”, supervisor: prof.ssa Eva Picardi.

He took his master’s degree in Philosophy, at the same University in March 2016. His thesis was titled “Principio del contesto e oggetti astratti fregeani”, supervisor: prof.ssa Eva Picardi, co-supervisor: prof.ssa Francesca Boccuni.

His research in Philosophy of Mathematics is focused on a formal theory of fregean abstract objects based on Frege’s Context Principle and Boolos and Zalta intuition that abstraction principles rely on explicit existential assumptions. In this abstractionist framework, his proposal is to recover set theory and real analysis.

Metaphysics and Aestetics

 

Antonella Carbone

Antonella Carbone ( Barletta 1992) is Ph.D Scholar at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. She graduated top of her Bachelor class in 2013 in University in Bari with a thesis about Nietzsche and Nihilisme ( “Nietzsche and Circe’s  truth: the genealogy applied to the tragedy birth”) and  top of her Master of Arts class in Padua in 2016 with a thesis about J.G. Fichte and his Gotteslehre between 1798-1811.
She spent a studying period in Germany (Erasmus +), in Albert- Ludwig Universität  in Freiburg, where she had the possibility to examine in deepth themes related to Nihilisme matter.
Subjects of the research: J.G. Fichte and german idealism, Nihilisme and Romanticism, Nietzsche