Sara Dellantonio

Corso Bettini, 84 - 38068 Rovereto
tel. 0464 808627
sara.dellantonio[at]unitn [dot] it
Area CUN: Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche (11)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: LOGICA E FILOSOFIA DELLA SCIENZA (M-FIL/02)

Formazione

2005 PhD in Philosophy University of Bremen, Germany. Title of dissertation: “Die interne Dimension der Bedeutung. Internalismus, Externalismus und semantische Kompetenz“ [“The Internal Dimension of Meaning. Externalism, Internalism and Semantic Competence”]. Grade: Summa cum laude.

1997 Master Degree in Philosophy (“Laurea”). State University of Milan, Italy. Title of Dissertation: “Relativismo, commensurabilità e interpretazione” [“Relativism, Commensurability and Interpretation”]. Grade: 110/110 cum laude.
 

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

Academic positions

2012 [- present]  Ricarcatore TD tipo A/ Faculty Member Researcher

2009 – 2012 Research Fellow (post-doc): Responsible for a research project supported by public funds on “Concepts and Meanings. An Hypothesis on Linguistic Determinism from a Cognitive Point of View”.

2008 Research Fellow (“Assegnista di Ricerca”), University of Bari, Italy.

2004 – 2007 Research Fellow (“Assegnista di Ricerca”), University of Trento, Italy.

2003 Research Fellow: Centre for Cognitive Sciences (Zentrum für Kognitionswissenschaften) of the University of Bremen, Germany – Financed by the University of Bari, Italy.

2000–2001– 2002 Ph.D. Student (with 3-year scholarship), University of Bremen, Germany.

Teaching Experience

Doctoral School, Master’s Program and post-graduate classes

2016-2017 Spring semester. Fondamenti epistemologici delle scienze cognitive [Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences] (four classes, 12 hours, May 2014) Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2015-2016 Spring semester. Fondamenti epistemologici delle scienze cognitive [Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences] (four classes, 12 hours) Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2015-2016 Spring semester. Organizer and coordinator of the lecture series “Emozioni: un possibile percorso dalla filosofia, alla clinica, alle neuroscienze, alla letteratura” [“Emotions: a possible path from philosophy, to clinics, neurosciences and literature”] (5 meetings of 4 hours each):

1. “La questione delle emozioni nel pensiero filosofico” [“The issue of emotions in the history of philosophy”] by Paola Giacomoni;

2. “Teorie contemporanee delle emozioni: un percorso interdisciplinare fra filosofia e psicologia” [“Contemporary theories of emotions: an interdisciplinary perspective relating philosophy and psychology”] by Sara Dellantonio;

3. “L’analisi del vissuto emozionale nella pratica clinica” [The analysis of experienced emotions the in the clinical practice] by Gianluca Esposito;

4. “Emozioni e neuroscienze: dal laboratorio alle tecniche di regolazione emozionale” [Emotions and neurosciences: from the lab to the emotional regulatio] by Alessandro Grecucci;

5. “Letteratura e emozioni: leggere e narrare per comprendere la complessità” [“Literature and emotions: reading and story-telling as means to understand complexity”] by Maria Micaela Coppola.

Program for Continuing Education. Lectures addressed to high school teachers. Organized by the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2014-2015 Spring Semester. Fondamenti epistemologici delle scienze cognitive [Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences] (four classes, 12 hours) Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

Spring semester. Critical thinking. Argomentazione comunicazione, ragionamento [Critical thinking. Argumentation, communication, reasoning] (12 hours-course). Program for Continuing Education. Lectures addressed to high school teachers. Organized by the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2014-2015      Fall Semester. Critical thinking. Argomentazione comunicazione, ragionamento [Critical thinking. Argumentation, communication, reasoning] (5 hours, October 10th, 2014) II Level University Master Course (Postgraduate specialization for teachers) on Pianificazione e gestione dei processi inclusivi nella scuola [Planning and development of inclusive processes at school] Organized by the Dept. of Psychology and Cognitive Science of the University of Trento.

2013-2014 Spring Semester. Fondamenti epistemologici delle scienze cognitive [Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences] (four classes, 12 hours, May 2014) Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

La filosofia e sue applicazioni psicologiche: teorie filosofiche classiche sulla morale e sulla mente che sono ancora vive nella contemporaneità [Philosophy and its psychological applications: classical theories on morality and mind that are still present in the contemporary debate] (12 hours-course, March 2014). Program for Continuing Education. Lectures addressed to high school teachers. Organized by the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2012-2013 Spring semester. Mentalismo e psicologia come scienza [Mentalism and Psychology as a Science] (9 hours-course, May 2013) Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento.

Percorsi dell'insegnamento filosofico tra scienza e vita quotidiana (12 hours-course, March 2013). First two classes on Duhem e il problema del controllo di ipotesi scientifiche [Duhem and the problem of how to test scientific hypotheses]; third class on Locke e l’identità personale [Locke and the issue of personal identity] Program for Continuing Education. Lectures addressed to high school teachers. Organized by the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2011-2012. Spring Semester. Qualia and the Problem of Consciousness (two classes, 4 hours, 26 and 29 March 2012) taught in English at the University of Trento, Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, Department of Cognition Science and Education, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

Soggetti psichici o oggetti psicologici? Problemi cartesiani e scienza della mente [Psychological Subjects or Objects of Psychological Investigation? Cartesian Problems and the Science of Mind] (8 hours course, March 2012). Program for Continuing Education. Lectures addressed to high school teachers. Organized by the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2008-2009 Spring Semester. Filosofia e scienze cognitive [Philosophy and cognitive science] 4 credits/ 32 hours at the University of Trento, Master’s Program and Doctoral School in Cognitive Science.

2007-2008 Spring Semester. Filosofia e scienze cognitive [Philosophy and cognitive science] 4 credits/ 32 hours, Master’s Program and Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Science, University of Trento, Italy.

2007-2008    Fall Semester. Didattica della filosofia [Methods for Teaching Philosophy], 24 hours at the “Scuola di Specializzazione all’Insegnamento Secondario” (SSIS), [School for Philosophy Master Students aspiring to become philosophy teachers], University of Trento, Italy.

2006-2007 Spring Semester. Filosofia e scienze cognitive [Philosophy and cognitive science] with Prof. Pim Haselager, Radboud University Nijmegen, 4 credits/ 32 hours, Master’s Program and Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Science, University of Trento, Italy.

2006-2007     Fall semester. Didattica della filosofia [Methods for Teaching Philosophy], 24 hours at the “Scuola di Specializzazione all’Insegnamento Secondario” (SSIS) [School for Philosophy Masters Students aspiring to become philosophy teachers], University of Trento, Italy.

2005-2006 Spring semester. Filosofia e scienze cognitive [Philosophy and cognitive science] 4 credits/ 32 hours, Master’s Program and Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Science, University of Trento, Italy.

2002-2003 Spring Semester. Begriffe: Die Debatte zwischen dem klassischen Rationalismus und Empirismus [Concepts: the debate between classical rationalism and empiricism] 25 hours, taught in German, Department of Philosophy, University of Bremen, Germany.

2002-2003    Fall Semester. Rationalität und Irrationalität. Inwiefern kann man die Menschen als grundsätzlich rational betrachten [Rationality. Can we consider humans as essentially rational?] 25 hours, taught in German, Department of Philosophy, University of Bremen, Germany.

2001-2002 Spring semester. Sprache und Geist in der heutigen analytischen Debatte: ein Überblick [Language and Mind in the Contemporary Analytic Debate: an Overview] 25 hours, taught in German, Department of Philosophy, University of Bremen, Germany.

Bachelor

2016-2017 Spring Semester. Il metodo scientifico. Origini storiche e fondamenti. [The scientific method. Historical origins and basic principles] one class offered in the course of “Metodi della ricerca in psicologia” coordinated by Maria Paola Paladino, Bachelor Program in Psychology, University of Trento, Italy.

2016-2017 Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 9 credits/ 63 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2015-2016 Spring Semester. Il metodo scientifico. Origini storiche e fondamenti. [The scientific method. Historical origins and basic principles] one class offered in the course of “Metodi della ricerca in psicologia” coordinated by Maria Paola Paladino, Bachelor Program in Psychology, University of Trento, Italy.

2015-2016 Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 9 credits/ 63 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2014-2015 Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 6 credits/ 42 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2013-2014 Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 6 credits/ 42 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2012-2013 Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 6 credits/ 42 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2011- 2012 Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 8 credits/ 64 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2010-2011 Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science], 8 credits/ 64 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2009-2010, Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 8 credits/ 64 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2008-2009, Spring Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] with Prof. Lilliana Albertazzi, University of Trento, 8 credits/ 64 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

2007-2008, Fall Semester. Filosofia della scienza [Philosophy of science] 8 credits/ 64 hours (mandatory class – more than 200 students enrolled each year) at the University of Trento, Bachelor in Cognitive Science.

Doctoral Dissertations (Advisor)

2014 – present. University of Trento

Diego Azevedo Leite; topic: Mechanistic explanations in philosophy of mind

2016 – present. University of Trento

Jodi Guazzini; topic: Limits of the computational approach to mind

Doctoral Dissertations (External Supervisor)

March - July, 2016. University of Trento

Supervisor of Yucheng Wang, visiting PhD. Student from the Department of Philosophy of the SUN Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

 

Interessi di ricerca

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Psychology

Epistemology

Philosophy of Mind and Language

Applied Philosophy of Science, Experimental Philosophy

 

 

Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici

Società Italiana di Filsofia Analitica - SIFA

Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze - Silfs

GAP - Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie

Convegni e conferenze

Conference Presentations

Conferences Convened

December 15th, 2015

Innatismo ed empirismo in chiave cognitiva. Il dibattito sulla modularità in filosofia [Nativism and empiricism. The debate on modularity in philosophy], one-hour presentation in the workshop on [Nativism and empiricism. The debate on modularity in philosophy and in cognitive neurosciences]. The presentation was followed by a discussion with Francesco Pavani on the interdisciplinary character of this debate. Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Italy. Workshop in collaboration with SIFA (Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy) and Art-Science, Firenze. The workshop was recorded and is available on-line:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsBUh_gUwMHa63oPqEdL3rHCmJ__vEUv0

February 8th, 2012

’Libertà’ e determinismo linguistico. Cognizione, cultura, ideologia [Freedom and linguistic determinism. Cognition, culture, ideology] with Luigi Pastore, one-hour presentation in the workshop Concetti e significati. Il determinismo linguistic in chiave cognitive [Concepts and Meanings. An Hypothesis on Linguistic Determinism from a Cognitive Point of View], Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Italy.

December 7th, 2007

Mindreading: razionalità o simulazione? [Mindreading: rationality or simulation?] three-hour lecture in the series of seminars Fondamenti delle scienze cognitive [The fundamentals of Cognitive Science] for the Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Science of the University of Trento.

January 31th, 2007

Teorie dei concetti e modelli etici [Theories of Concepts and Ethical Models] Conference, University of Trento, Italy.

November 22th, 2005

Violazioni semantiche e teoria dei concetti [Semantic Violation and Theory of Concepts] Conference, University of Trento, Italy.

November 3th, 2004

Significato e competenza semantica [Meaning and Semantic Competence] Conference, University of Trento, Italy.

October 9th, 2003

Semantica e cognizione [Semantics and Cognition] International Conference Mind and Nature, October 8-11, 2003, University of Bari, Italy.

 

Invited Plenary Presentations

February 10th, 2017

Naturalisierte Epistemologie angewandt: Der Gegensatz zwischen konkret und abstrakt [Epistemology Naturalized in Practice: The Opposition between Concrete and Abstract] Fest-Kolloquium „Naturalismus“ [Conference on „Naturalism“] Bremen, Germany.

October 18th, 2016

Il naturalismo cognitivo e il futuro della filosofia [Cognitive Naturalism and the Future of Philosophy] Workshop “Dalla filosofia dell’azione alla filosofia della mente” [“From philosophy of action to philosophy of mind”], Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali, Politiche e Cognitive (DISPOC), Università di Siena, Italy.

June 30th, 2014

The Architecture of Categorization. Artifacts and Other Kinds of Things. Workshop “Artifacts and Artifacts Talk: Cognitive and Semantic Aspects”, (FISPPA) Graduate School in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padua, Italy.

November 7th, 2013

On the Nature and Composition of Abstract Concepts [with Remo Job] PCS2013: IV International Conference on Philosophy and Cognitive Science Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, November 7-8, 2013

May 27th, 2011

Moral intuitions vs. moral reasoning. Are people victims of culture or are they capable of thinking? [with Remo Job] PCS2011 – Third International Conference on Philosophy and Cognitive Science, May 26-27, 2011 Guangzhou, China.

December 9th, 2008

Vorstellbarkeit als Denkbarkeit [Representability as Thinkability] [with Luigi Pastore] Workshop Gli oggetti e la loro costituzione [Objects and Object Constitution] December 09-10, 2008, University of Bari, Italy.

October 30th, 2008

Kognitive Module und moralische Kompetenz [Cognitive Modules and Moral Competence] Workshop on Genetic Screening, October 29-30, 2008, Universität Salzburg, Austria.

March 9th, 2007

Die universale Dimension des Denkens und die kulturelle Bestimmung der Sprache: auf der Suche nach einer Erläuterung ihrer Beziehung [The Universal Dimension of Thought and the Cultural Determination of Language: in Search of an Explanation for their Relation] Kolloquium [Reaserach Seminar], University of Bremen, Germany.

June 22th, 2006

Il naturalismo semantico. Presupposti epistemologici e implicazioni per una teoria dei concetti [Semantic Naturalism. Epistemological Presuppositions and Implications for a Theory of Concepts] Research Seminar, University of Bari, Italy.

December 3th, 2005

Significato, concetto, cognizione [Meaning, Concept, Cognition] Workshop Psycholinguistics and Cognition, University of Padua, Italy.

January 29th, 2001

Das Problem der Bedeutung von einem externalistischen Standpunkt [The Problem of Meaning from an Externalist Point of View] Research Seminar, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

June 8th, 2000

Erfahrung und Erkenntnis: die Frage nach dem empirischen Fundament [Experience and Knowledge: The Question of Empirical Foundations] Research Seminar, University of Bremen, Germany.

 

Refereed Conferences

May 24th, 2016

Strong Emergentism and Its Implications for Cognitive Neuroscience. [with Diego Azevedo Leite], 11th Annual International Conference on Philosophy, 23-26 May 2016, Athens Institute for Education and Research Athens, Philosophy Research Unit of ATINER, Athens, Greece.

September 17th, 2015

Abstractness reconsidered. The internal grounding of the human conceptual system. [with Luigi Pastore] GAP 9. German Society of Analytic Philosophy, September 14th-17th, 2015, Philosophy between Armchair and Lab, hosted by the University of Osnabrueck, Germany.

June 26th, 2015

Modelling scientific certainty. Argumentation strategies vs. linguistic markers analysis. [with Luigi Pastore] Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues. Sestri Levante, Italy, June 25-27th, 2015.

December 5th, 2013

Empirical and experimental philosophy as a new frontier for the philosophy of science in the 21th century: The case of folkbiological classifications of living and animate beings [with Luigi Pastore]. International Conference "Philosophy of Science in the 21st century - Challenges and Tasks", 4-6 December 2013, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. [Abstract accepted for presentation and published in the book of abstract - presentation was cancelled at the last minute for reasons of health].

June 21st, 2012

Freedom to kill. Cognitive Models, Categorization and Moral Judgment Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology 2012. Theoretical and Cognitive Issues, 21-23 June 2012, Sestri Levante, Italy.

June 28th, 2011

The understanding of word meanings. The role of qualitative information in referential competence [with Luigi Pastore] 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, 27 June – 1 July 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece.

December 18th, 2009

Models for Moral Behaviour: Rawlsian, Quasi-Rationalistic or Human? [with Remo Job] Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology, December 17-19, 2009, State University of Campinas, SP, Brazil.

August 9th, 2006

Concepts, Prototypes, Person. Does Cognitive Science Solve Cultural Problems or Does it Merely Dissolve Their Specificity? [with Luigi Pastore] Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 29th International Wittgenstein Symposium, August 6 – 12, 2006, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria.

June 2th, 2006

What do concepts consist of? The role of geometric and proprioceptive information in categorization [with Luigi Pastore] International Conference on Philosophy, June 1-4, 2006 Athens, Greece.

September 23th, 2003

Mentalismus und Externalismus. Bedeutung von einem kognitiven Standpunkt [Mentalism and Externalism: Meaning from a Cognitive Point of View] Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (GAP), V Congresso Internazionale, September 22-26, 2003.

October 4th, 2002

Esternismo, internismo e atteggiamenti proposizionali. La duplicazione del contenuto [Externalism, Internalism and Propositional Attitudes. The Duplication of Content] Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica, V Congresso Nazionale, 3 - 5 October 2002, Bergamo, Italy.

August 12th, 2002

Social Externalism and Psychological Explanations. The Problem of the Semantic Features of Contents Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 25th International Wittgenstein Symposium, August 11 – 17, 2002, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria.

October 7th, 2000

Competenze linguistiche e comunicazione [Linguistic Competencies and Communication] Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica, IV Congresso Nazionale, October 5-7, 2000, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy.

September 27th, 2000

Sinneswahrnehmung und Überzeugungen [Perception and Beliefs] Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (GAP), IV International Conference, 26-29 September, 2000, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Refereed Posters

January 2011

Moral Modules in the Brain: The Issue of Inter-Individual Divergence [with Remo Job] First International Society for Social Neuroscience Symposium, 15-17 January 2011, Shanghai, China.

 

Presentation of books/journals

April 7th, 2017

Presentation and Discussion of Marco Dallari and Stefano Moriggi’s book Educare bellezza e verità [The Teaching of Beautifulness and of Truth] at the Festival of Education EDUCA held on 7th -9th April 2017 in Rovereto (TN), Italy.

October 7th, 2011

Presentation of the Editorial Project of the Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia [with Giuseppe Mininni and Luigi Pastore] at the International Week of Research, Università degli Studi di Matera, 3-8 October 2011, Matera, Italy.

 

Lectures for a non-academic public

March 25th, 2017

Opening and short introductory talk at the conference Alla Ricerca della coscienza: punti di vista per un approccio integrato [Looking for consciousness: points of view for an integrated approach], organized by the student associations URLA (University of Trento, Italy).

September 23th, 2011

La normalità del male. Quando l’altro risveglia la malvagità che è in noi [The Normality of Evil. When the Other Brings Out the Wickedness in You] La Notte dei Ricercatori [Researchers’ Night], Event Promoted by the European Commission for Research & Innovation, University of Trento, Piazza Duomo [Cathedral Square], City of Trento, Italy.

Altre attività

Journal Editorships

2010 - present

Co-founding Editor, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia [RiFP - International Journal for Philosophy and Psychology], MIMESIS, Milan, Italy.

www.rifp.it

2010 - present

Member of the Editorial Board, Direito & Práxis [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro] http://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/revistaceaju/about

2003 - 2009

Member of the Scientific Committee, Il Giornale della Filosofia [Philosophy Magazine], Copernico, Roma – Latina).

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