Paolo Tripodi, assegnista di ricerca.
Paolo Tripodi received an MA in Philosophy (Summa cum Laude, with Distinction – 2000, supervisor: C.A. Viano) and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Turin (2005). He is now temporary research fellow at the University of Turin (research on Wilfrid Sellars, supervisor: D. Marconi). Previously, he has been visiting student at the University of Helsinki, Finland (1998, supervisor: G. Sandu) and at the University of Reading, UK (2003, supervisor: H.-J. Glock), post-doc fellow at the Centers "Levi-Montalcini" (2004-6) and C.RI.S.I.S (2007), and temporary research fellow at the University of Turin (research on "The myth of Jones", 2008-09, and "Thought-experiments in XXth century Analytic philosophy”, 2009-11).
He has been awarded of the “Optime” prize to the best graduates at the University of Turin in Academic Year 2000-01 (Unione Industriale Torino, 2001), and his book "Dimenticare Wittgenstein” (“Forgetting Wittgenstein”) (Il Mulino, 2009) has been awarded of the 'Viaggio a Siracusa' Prize (2009) and the 'Opera Prima' Prize (2010) (Special Mention). He received various funding for his research, both national and local. His research activity focuses on Wittgenstein, history of Analytic philosophy, Sellars, meta-philosophy and other broadly methodological issues.
He has been referee for "Theoria. A Swedish Journal of Philosophy", “Philosophia. The Philosophical Quarterly of Israel”, “Philosophical Inquiries”, "Journal of Interdisciplinary Ideas", the publisher “Il Mulino”, "Paradigmi", "Rivista di Estetica", “Aphex”, “Rivista di filosofia”, “Rivista italiana di filosofia analitica - Junior”.
He has been invited speaker at several conferences: among them, “Mind, Meaning and Action. The Philosophy Of D. Davidson” (Venice), “Is it Natural to be Naturalist?” (Turin), “The Nature of Philosophy” (Parma), “Wittgenstein Day” (Bologna), “History of Ideas and Interdisciplinarity” (Turin), “On the Two Images of Man” (Florence), “Kant, Leibniz: Perceptions, Ideas, Categories” (Padua), “Wittgenstein Symposium” (Kirchberg). He gave talks in Italian and other European universities, and taught history of philosophy, philosophy of language, and logic.
A selection of his recent publications includes:
- 2011: Revisiting Sellars. Behaviorism and the Myth of Jones, “History of Philosophy Quarterly”, vol. 28, n. 1, pp. 85-105.
- 2011: Peter, Stephen … and Ludwig, in: Analisi, ed. by R. Davies, Mimesis, Milano, pp. 103-15 (published with the reply of Timothy Williamson, Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford).
- 2012: A Myth to Kill a Myth? McDowell’s Interpretation of Sellars’Empiricism and the philosophy of mind, “Theoria. A Swedish Journal of Philosophy”, Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue), DOI: 10.1111/theo.12000, Online ISSN: 1755-2567.
- 2013: Wittgenstein on the Gulf Between Believers and Non-Believers, “Philosophia. The Philosophical Quarterly of Israel”, vol. 41, pp. 63-79.
- 2013: Wittgenstein: Necessity, Imagination, and Metaphilosophy, “Philosophical Inquiries”, vol. 1, n. 2, pp. 55-78.
- 2013: Conceptual Mediation. Philosophy between the History of Physiology and Contemporary Neuroscience, “History of European Ideas”, DOI: 10.1080/01916599.2013.826432, Published online: 22 Aug 2013.
- Forthcoming: Storia della filosofia analitica (“History of Analytic Philosophy”, Book, in Italian), Carocci, Roma, 2014.
- Forthcoming: Davidson and the Wittgensteinians on Reasons and Causes, in D. Moyal-Sharrock, V. Munz, A. Coliva (eds.), Mind, Language & Action. Proceedings of the 36th Wittgenstein Symposium, Ontos Verlag, 2014.