Areas of Expertise

  • Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic, Intuitionism, Vagueness

Degrees, Titles

  • (2012-2016) Qualification, valid in France:   "Maître de Conférences", Section 17 (Philosophie). English equivalent: Assistant / Associate Professor
  • (2007-2011) Qualification, valid in France:  "Maître de Conférences" Section 72 (Epistémologie, histoire des sciences et des techniques). English equivalent: Assistant / Associate Professor
  • 2002 Ph.D.  Philosophy (Logic and Philosophy of Science) - University of Genoa (Italy)
    • Doctoral dissertation: On the Cardinality of a Spread
    • Topic: Intuitionism / Philosophy of mathematics / Logic
    • External scientific supervisor: Dr. Wim Veldman, Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (formerly         Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen) (NL)
    • Mention: in italy there is no assigned mention for PhD thesis
  • 1993 Master Degree in Philosophy (Logic) - University of Genoa (Italy)
    • Title of the thesis: Teorie Formalizzate del Secondo Ordine (Formalized, second order theories)
    • Topic: Classical logic, Philosophy of mathematics
    • Summa cum laude (110 cum laude)

Full Time Positions

  • 01.06.2008-31.05.2010 Researcher (full time employment), Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki (FI)
  • 01.09.2005 - 28.03.2006 Researcher (CNRS) (full time employment), Archives H. Poincare, Nancy (FR)
  • 01.11.1998-31.10.2001 Junior researcher (PhD student), University of Genoa (IT) - (Full time employment) Funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

Visiting Posts / Research Visits (selection)

  • (21.6.-11.7.2010) The Wittgenstein Archives at Bergen (Norway). 3-week visit
    • Funded by NordForsk
    • Title of the project: Wittgenstein and Stenius on proof
  • (Spring 2003 / Spring 2004) Department of Mathematics, University of Nijmegen (2 short visits)
    • Faculty sponsor: Dr. Wim Veldman
    • Funded by the Department of mathematics of the University of Nijmegen.
  • (Fall 2002) Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (US) 
    • Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Michael Detlefsen
    • Funded by the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Mathematics of the University of Notre Dame (US).
  • (June 1999 - December 2001) Visiting Ph.D. student, Department of Mathematics, University of Nijmegen
    • Doctoral studies under the supervision of  Dr. Wim Veldman
    • Funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

Funded Projects 

Teaching (summary of recent teaching)

  • (Spring 2010) Vagueness 
    • Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki (FI) 
    • Topic: Philosophy of language, theoretical philosophy - Intensive course - Language: English
    • Target group: intermediate / advanced 
  • (Spring 2009) Abstract objects 
    • Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki (FI)
    • Topic: Philosophy of mathematics - Language: English 
    • Target group: intermediate / advanced - 
  • (Spring 2006) Vague reasoning (short intensive course) - 
    • Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa (IT), Master course in Cognitive Science 
    • Topic: Philosophy of language, Metaphysics - Language: Italian 
    • Target group: Master students 
  • (Fall 2005) Introduction à la théorie des ensembles  
    • Archives Poincare, Nancy (FR)
    • Topic: Logic - Language: French 
    • Target group: intermediate / philosophy students

Activities as Reviewer

Reviewer for: 

  • Synthese (2012)
  • Zentralblatt (2008, 2009) 
  • Conference proceedings: Logic, Navya-Nyaya & Applications, College Publications, London, eds. M. Chakraborty et al., eds., 2008
  • Conference: (Anti-)realismes. Logique & Metaphysique, June 28 - July 1 2006, Nancy

Supervision / Expert Positions

  • Scientific supervision:
    • PhD student: Giacomo Mancin, University of Venice  (IT) 
    • Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Perissinotto (Universita di Venezia)
    • Topic: Temporal ontic vagueness
    • Completion: 2012
  • Member of doctoral commission:
    • PhD candidate: Steven Teerenstra
    • Thesis: Characterization of Lp-spaces with p  (0;  \infty)
    • Department of mathematics, University of Nijmegen (NL)