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Elenco corsi


+ Altri anni accademici

Filosofia cognitiva
Filosofia cognitiva

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  • May 2018 PhD in Human Sciences – Curriculum Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara.
  • Sep. 2014 Master’s Degree in Philosophy, University of Pavia, full marks and honor.
  • Sep. 2012 Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, University of Pavia, full marks.
Previous Positions
  • 2019 External Advisor., Project: “Truth as Duty: A New Approach to Challenge Epistemic Irresponsibility, Ignorance and Bias”, P.I.: Lorenzo Magnani. Funded by INROAd grant, University of Pavia.
  • 2019 Research Fellow., Project: “Ignorance, Social Cognition and the Internet”, P.I.: Tommaso Bertolotti. Funded by 2017-2019 BLUE SKY grant, University of Pavia.
  • 2017/2019 Research Fellow., Project: “Understanding Ignorance”, P.I.: Lorenzo Magnani. Funded by 2017-2019 BLUE SKY grant, University of Pavia.
Grants and Awards
March - December 2021
INROAd+ Grant, Project “INROAd+ ENIGMA”, P.I.: Selene Arfini. Funding Organization: University of Pavia, ERC talents @UNIPV.  Grant awarded for the submission of the project ENIGMA to the ERC Starting Grant Call 2021.
August 2020 - August 2021
Lorentz Grant, Project “Enacting Chance: Ignorance, Insight and Intuition”, P.I.: Samantha Copeland, Selene Arfini, Wendy Ross. Funding Organization: Lorentz Center, Leiden University. Grant awarded for the organization of a Lorentz Workshop.
August - October 2016
TiLPS Visiting Fellowship Grant, Project “Reducing Epistemic Autoimmunity in Group Research”, P.I.: Selene Arfini. Supervisors: Jan Sprenger and Matteo Colombo. Funding Organization: TiLPS - Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Amount Awarded: € 2.000,00. Grant awarded for TiLPS Visiting Fellowships for Junior Scholars.

Temi di ricerca

Filosofia delle scienze cognitive: implicazioni cognitive dello stato di ignoranza, ragionamenti incerti, interazione tra cognizione e affettività, nicchie cognitive.

Epistemologia: definizione di ignoranza, dualismo credenza/conoscenza, diffusione di fake news, rapporto tra expertise e gestione dell'incertezza.

Filosofia della scienza: ruolo dell'ignoranza/incertezza nel progresso scientifico, scoperta scientifica, ragionamento basato su modelli, abduzione.

Filosofia ed etica della tecnologia: dispositivi ad autonomia crescente, nicchie e comunità virtuali.



Books & Edited Volumes
  • Forthcoming Topoi Special Issue. Language and Worldviews: Ideas on Language Throughout the Ages (third editor with N. Gontier, D. Couto, M. Fontaine, and L. Magnani).
  • Forthcoming Handbook of Abductive Cognition (Section Editor of the Part “Abduction, Creative Cognition, and Discovery”; Editor-in-Chief: L. Magnani), Cham: Meteor, Springer.
  • 2022 Embodied, Extended, Ignorant Minds: New Studies on the Nature of NotKnowing (first editor with L. Magnani), Cham: Synthese Library, Springer.
  • 2019 Ignorant Cognition. A Philosophical Investigation of the Cognitive Features of Not-Knowing, Cham: Springer. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14362-6 ISBN: 978-3-030-14361-9
  • 2019 Synthese Topical Collection. Knowing the Unknown: Philosophical Perspectives on Ignorance (second editor with L. Magnani). ISSN: 0039-7857 (Print) 1573-0964 (Online)
Papers and Book Chapters
  • Forthcoming Serendipity and ignorance studies, in S. Copeland, M. Sand, and W. Ross (Eds.) Serendipity Science, London: Routledge, accepted.
  • Forthcoming Serendipity and creative cognition (second author with W. Ross), in L. J. Ball and F. Vallée-Tourangeau (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Creative Cognition, London: Routledge, accepted.
  • Forthcoming Ethics of Human-Machine Interaction in Connected and Automated Driving (first author with P. Bellani, G. Caruso, F. Fossa, A. Picardi, M. Yan), in F. Cheli and F. Fossa (Eds.) Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles, Cham: Springer, accepted.
  • 2022 Ethics of Self-driving Cars: A Naturalistic Approach (first author with D. Spinelli and D. Chiffi), Minds and Machines. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11023-022-09604-y
  • 2022 Through the newsfeed glass: Rethinking filter bubbles and echo chambers (second author with G. Figà Talamanca), Philosophy & Technology, 35, 20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-021-00494-z
  • 2021 Embodied irrationality? Knowledge avoidance, willful ignorance, and the paradox of autonomy (first author with L. Magnani), Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 769591. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.769591
  • 2021 Language: The “ultimate artifact” to build, develop, and update worldviews (third author with L. Magnani and A. Sans Pinillos), Topoi, online first. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-021-09742-5 2/9
  • 2021 Ignoranza, APhEx. Portale di Filosofia Analitica, 23, online first. URL: http://www.aphex.it/index.php?Temi=557D0301220274032105040B777327
  • 2021 Ignorant Cognition: A Response to Copeland, Ervas, and Osta-Vélez, Studies in Philosophy and Education, 40(2), pp. 237-241. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11217-021-09756-x
  • 2021 Ignorance-based cognitive strategies (first author with L. Magnani and T. Bertolotti), in C. Barés Gómez, F. J. Salguero Lamillar, and F. Soler Toscano (Eds.) Lógica, Conocimiento y Abducción. Homenaje a Ángel Nepomuceno, London: College Publications, pp. 251-264. URL: https://www.collegepublications.co.uk/cuadernos/?00015
  • 2021 Introduction: Knowing the unknown. Philosophical perspectives on ignorance (first author with L. Magnani), Synthese, 199(1-2), pp. 689-693. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02690-4
  • 2021 Situated ignorance: The distribution and extension of ignorance in cognitive niches, Synthese, 198(5), pp. 4079-4095. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02328-0
  • 2021 Online identity crisis: Identity issues in online communities (first author with L. Botta Parandera, C. Gazzaniga, N. Maggioni, and A. Tacchino), Minds and Machines, 31(1), pp. 193-212. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11023-020-09542-7
  • 2020 Ignorance, in V. Gl?veanu (Ed.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, online first DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98390-5_123-1
  • 2020 Distributed cognition in aid of interdisciplinary collaborations, in T. Bertolotti (Ed.) Cognition in 3E: Extended, Embodied, Emergent, Cham: Springer, pp. 1-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46339-7_1
  • 2020 The antinomies of serendipity. How to cognitively frame serendipity for scientific discoveries (first author with T. Bertolotti and L. Magnani), Topoi, 39(4), pp. 939-948. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-018-9571-3
  • 2020 The diffusion of ignorance in on-line communities (first author with T. Bertolotti and L. Magnani), in Information Resources Management Association (USA) (Ed. Information Diffusion Management and Knowledge Sharing: Breakthrough in Research and Practice, Hershey (PA): IGI-Global, pp. 843-857. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-0417-8.ch042
  • 2019 The logic of dangerous models. Epistemological explanations for the incomprehensible existence of conspiracy theories, in Á. Nepomuceno-Fernández, L. Magnani, F. Salguero-Lamillar, C. Barés-Gómez, and M. Fontaine (Eds.) Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Inferential Models for Logic, Language, Cognition and Computation, Cham: Springer, pp. 41-54. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32722-4_3
  • 2019 Self-knowledge and self-ignorance. Further cognitive implications of the Bubble Thesis (first author with T. Bertolotti), in D. Gabbay, L. Magnani, W. Park, and A-V. Pietarinen (Eds.) Natural Arguments. A Tribute to John Woods, London: College Publications, pp. 665-692. URL: https://collegepublications.co.uk/tributes/?00040 3/9
  • 2019 Online communities as virtual cognitive niches (first author with T. Bertolotti, and L. Magnani), Synthese, 196(1), pp. 377-397. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-017-1482-0
  • 2019 Ignorance-preserving mental models: Thought experiments as metaphorical abductions (first author with C. Casadio and L. Magnani), Foundations of Science, 24(2), pp. 391-409. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10699-018-9564-0
  • 2018 The diffusion of ignorance in online-communities (first author with T. Bertolotti and L. Magnani), The International Journal of Technoethics, 9(1), pp. 37-50. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJT.2018010104
  • 2018 Cyber-bullies as cyborg-bullies (second author with T. Bertolotti and L. Magnani), in R. Luppicini (Ed.) The Changing Scope of Technoethics in Contemporary Society, Hershey (PA): IGI-Global, pp. 60-73. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5094-5.ch004
  • 2018 The expert you are (not). Citizens, experts and the limits of science communication (first author with T. Bertolotti), in P. Barrotta e G. Scarafile (Eds.) Science and Democracy. Controversies and Conflicts, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 71-86. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/cvs.13.06arf
  • 2017 Of Cyborgs and brutes: Technology-inherited violence and ignorance (second author with T. Bertolotti and L. Magnani), Philosophies, 2(1), pp. 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies2010001
  • 2016 Thought experiments as model-based abductions, in L. Magnani e C. Casadio (Eds.) Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues, Cham: Springer, pp. 437-452. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-38983-7_24
  • 2016 Abduction: From the ignorance problem to the ignorance virtue (second author with T. Bertolotti and L. Magnani), IFCoLog Journal of Logic and its Applications, 3(1), pp. 153-173. URL: http://www.collegepublications.co.uk/downloads/ifcolog00005.pdf
  • 2016 An argument for ignorance-based chance discovery (second author with L. Magnani and T. Bertolotti), International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 8(3), pp. 327-342. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1504/ijaip.2016.077500
  • 2016 Of habit and abduction. Preserving ignorance or attaining knowledge? (second author with L. Magnani and T. Bertolotti), in D. West and M. Anderson (Eds.) Consensus on Peirce’s Concept of Habit, Cham: Springer, pp. 361-377. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45920-2_20
  • 2016 Cognitive autoimmunity: Knowledge, ignorance and self-deception (first author with L. Magnani), Logic Journal of IGPL Special Issue: Formal Representations of Model-Based Reasoning and Abduction, 24(4), pp. 612-627. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jigpal/jzw016
  • 2015 An eco-cognitive model of ignorance immunization (first author with L. Magnani), in L. Magnani, P. Li and W. Park (Eds.) Philosophy and Cognitive Science II, Cham: Springer, pp. 59-75. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18479-1_4 4/9
  • 2013 Bolle epistemiche, scienza e credenza, in L. Magnani (Ed.) Introduzione alla New Logic. Logica, filosofia, cognizione, Genova: Il Melangolo, pp. 43-78.


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