Hi! I am an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Philosophy Department (GW) at the University of Salzburg, and an external member of the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy. I specialise in the philosophies of language and logic, but I have also serious interests in logic proper, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mathematics.
Together with Lorenzo Rossi and Brett Topey, I am running a four year FWF project on semantic paradox (P29716-G24), titled The Liar and its Revenge in Context). The project modestly seeks to solve the Liar Paradox, once and for all. A bit more precisely, we aim to systematically explore the limitations of non-classical solutions to the paradoxes, and to develop a novel contextualist approach – one that, unlike existing approaches, is immune to revenge objections and allows for absolutely unrestricted quantification. Lorenzo and I are currently writing a book for OUP. You can check the website of the project here.
With Brett, I am also working on an attempt to provide a naturalist-friendly account of the determinacy of logical and mathematical language. The FWF has been kind enough to fund a large project on this topic, Categoricity by convention (P33708), which will hopefully lead to more conferences, papers, and another book. This second project, which I will also lead, will last four years and will employ both Brett and a second post-doc, whose position will be advertised in due course.
I did my British PhD in Sheffield (2010), I held an Analysis Studentship at Arché (2009-2010), and I was a post-doctoral fellow at the MCMP (2010-2012). Before coming to Salzburg, I was a lecturer at the University of Kent (2012-2015). Before all that, I was an undergraduate in Rome, and a cellist.
I live near Salzburg with my partner Barbara and our two sons, Matteo and Flavio.