Achille C. Varzi

Lectures and Conference Presentations

  1. Conferences and Workshops
  2. Departmental Colloquia
  3. Lectures Series
  4. Public Lectures and Round Tables


1. Conferences and Workshops

  1. 2014g, ‘What Is a City?’, invited talk, Philosophy of the City II, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico City (Mexico), scheduled for December 4-5, 2014.

  2. 2014f (with Marion Haemmerli), ‘Adding Convexity to Mereotopology’, Eighth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), scheduled for September 22-25, 2014.

  3. 2014e, ‘Nominalismo e finzionalismo: matrimonio con divorzio’ [Nominalism and Fictionalism: Marriage with Divorce], invited talk, Workshop on Nominalismo e dintorni, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Padova, Padova (Italy), July 15, 2014.

  4. 2014d, ‘Borders in the World and Borders in the Head’, invited talk, International Summer School: Borders, Università di Salerno, Fisciano (Italy), July 8, 2014.

  5. 2014c, ‘On Being Ultimately Composed of Atoms’, invited talk, Workshop on Parts, Places, and Perspectives, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland), July 4, 2014.

  6. 2014b, ‘Thought Experiments, Possibility, and Paradox’, invited talk, Thought Experiments and Philosophical Methodology, Università di Urbino, Urbino (Italy), June 9, 2014.

  7. 2014a, ‘Logica e metodo sintetico in filosofia’ [Logic and the Synthetic Method in Philosophy], invited talk, Filosofia More Geometrico, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), May 20, 2014.

  8. 2013h, ‘Events: What They Are and What They Are Not’, invited talk, NewsReader Workshop: Perspectives on Events, Center for Human Language Technology, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo (Italy), July 18, 2013.

  9. 2013g, ‘Mereology Is Innocent’, invited talk (with commentary by Alessandro Giordani), Worksop on The Nature and Constitution of Material Objects, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy), June 18, 2013.

  10. 2013f, ‘Regole nascoste e leggi di natura’ [Hidden Rules and Laws of Nature], invited talk, Realtà, verità, rappresentazione, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari (Italy), June 7, 2013.

  11. 2013e, ‘Guardarsi allo specchio’ [Looking at the Mirror], invited talk, Parlare di ciò che si vede: Oggetti, colori, suoni, traiettorie, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), May 31, 2013.

  12. 2013d, ‘Lo strano caso del buco che ruota e del bordo che slitta’ [The Strange Case of the Rotating Hole and the Shifting Border], invited talk, Con i miei occhi. Paolo Bozzi tra scienza, filosofia e arte, Università di Gorizia, Gorizia (Italy), May 17, 2013.

  13. 2013c (with Maurizio Ferraris), ‘Hylas and Philonous: Ten Years Later’, Paolo Bozzi, Philosopher and Psychologist, Università di Torino, Torino (Italy), May 10, 2013.

  14. 2013b, ‘Strata non sunt multiplicanda (praeter necessitatem)’, invited talk, Workshop di Ontologia, Facoltà di Filosofia, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy), April 3, 2013.

  15. 2013a, ‘Arguing in a Crowd’, invited talk, Fatti, verità, argomentazioni: teorie e tecniche del giornalismo partecipativo, Trento (Italy), January 18, 2013.

  16. 2012f, ‘Who Needs the Reals?’, invited talk, Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop: Continuity, Reals and Indispensability, Cogito Research Center, Università di Bologna, Bologna (Italy), December 14, 2012.

  17. 2012e, ‘Livelli ontologici e descrizioni del mondo’ [Ontological Levels and World Descriptions], invited talk, Convegno “Struttura e livelli ontologici della realtà”, Università di Siena, Arezzo (Italy), November 27, 2012.

  18. 2012d, ‘The Logic of Spatial Representation’, invited talk, Workshop on Spatial Representation and Logic, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland), October 11, 2012.

  19. 2012c, ‘Counting and Countenancing’, invited talk (with commentary by Jordi Valor), Third PERSP Metaphysics Workshop, València (Spain), September 28, 2012.

  20. 2012b, ‘Realism in the Desert’, invited talk, Twentieth Anniversary Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, Alghero (Italy), September 12, 2012.

  21. 2012a, ‘Negative Events and Logical Form’, keynote lecture, First Annual Philosophy & Linguistics Colloquium: Events, University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland), March 31, 2012.

  22. 2011b, ‘Logic, Ontological Neutrality, and the Law of Non-Contradiction’, invited talk, International Conference on Contradictions. Logic, History, Actuality, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany), June 3, 2011.

  23. 2011a, ‘Fictionalism in Ontology’, the 2011 Paolo Bozzi Lecture, Workshop on Fictional Entities and Other Social Objects, Università di Torino, Torino (Italy), May 26, 2011.

  24. 2010d, ‘An sit and quid sit’, Workshop on Science and Metaphysics, invited talk, Département de Philosophie, Université de Genève, Genève (Switzerland), November 26, 2010.

  25. 2010c, ‘The Semantics and Metaphysics of Event Individuation’, invited talk, Thinking of Events: Perspectives from Philosophy, Linguistics, and Neuroscience, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum (Germany), July 1, 2010.

  26. 2010b, ‘The Analytic-Continental Divide’, invited talk, For a Dangerous Pedagogy: A Manifesto for Italian and Italian-American Studies, Casa ltaliana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, New York (New York), April 17, 2010.

  27. 2010a, ‘On the Boundary between Material and Formal Ontology’, invited talk, Third Interdisciplinary Ontology Conference, Tokyo (Japan), February 27, 2010.

  28. 2009b, ‘On Doing Ontology without Metaphysics’, invited talk, Conference on Ontology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (North Carolina), September 26, 2009.

  29. 2009a, ‘Omissioni per modo di dire’ [Omissions as a Manner of Speech], invited talk (with commentary by Giovanni Tuzet), Workshop L’omissione: tra filosofia e diritto penale, Università Bocconi, Milano (Italy), June 9, 2009.

  30. 2008d, ‘Preemption and Prevention’, plenary lecture, Eighth Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, “Ontology, Mind and Language”, Bergamo (Italy), September 26, 2008.

  31. 2008c, ‘Carving Reality at No Joints’, invited lecture, Sixth European Congress of Analytical Philosophy, Kraków (Poland), August 22, 2008.

  32. 2008b, ‘Conventions and Reality’, keynote lecture, Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, City University of New York, New York (New York), March 29, 2008.

  33. 2008a (in absentia), ‘Boundaries, Conventions, and Realism’, invited talk (with commentary by Sara Bernstein), 11th Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, “Carving Nature at Its Joints”, Moscow (Idaho), March 15, 2008.

  34. 2007j, ‘Tra realismo e deflazionismo’ [Between Realism and Deflationism], invited talk, Incontro su metafisica classica e metafisica analitica oggi, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (Italy), November 29, 2007.

  35. 2007i, ‘Il catalogo universale’ [The Universal Catalogue], invited talk, Wandruszka Lectures 2007: Forme della ragione, Istituto per gli Incontri Culturali Mitteleuropei, Gorizia (Italy), October 27, 2007.

  36. 2007h, ‘Ontologia materiale e ontologia formale’ [Material Ontology and Formal Ontology], invited talk, Scienza e Metafisica, XXV Convegno, Fognano (Italy), September 29, 2007.

  37. 2007g, ‘Mancanze, controfattuali, e causazione per omissione’ [Failures, Counterfactuals, and Causation by Omission], invited talk, Workshop on Causation, Università di Roma “La Sapienza” and Università di Roma Tre, Roma (Italy), September 20, 2007.

  38. 2007f, ‘Ontology and Linguistic Analysis’, keynote lecture, Conference on Language and Ontology, Centro de Lógica, Epistemologia e História da Ciência, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas (Brazil), July 23, 2007.

  39. 2007e, ‘Things We Don’t Do’, keynote lecture (with commentary by Rob Koons), 2007 Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Texas, Austin (Texas), April 27, 2007.

  40. 2007d, ‘Predicazione e parti temporali’ [Predication and Temporal Parts], invited talk, Convegno su “Questioni di Forma Logica”, Università di Verona, Verona (Italy), March 15, 2007.

  41. 2007c, ‘Azioni, omissioni, e descrizioni negative’ [Actions, Omissions, and Negative Descriptions], invited talk, Convegno su “Questioni di Forma Logica”, Università di Verona, Verona (Italy), March 12, 2007.

  42. 2007b, ‘Confini, venature, convenzioni’ [Boundaries, Joints, Conventions], invited talk, Convegno su “Confini tra diritto e filosofia”, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Cagliari (Italy), March 9, 2007.

  43. 2007a, ‘Sul confine tra ontologia e metafisica’ [On the Boundary between Ontology and Metaphysics], invited talk (with commentary by Luigi Perissinotto), Incontri del Giornale di Metafisica, Nuovo Ciclo: Ontologia e metafisica, Vercelli (Italy), January 12, 2007.

  44. 2006g, ‘Actions and Action Talk’, invited talk, Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interactive Knowledge Systems, Trento (Italy), December 1, 2007.

  45. 2006f, ‘Supervaluationism and Its Logics’, invited talk (with commentaries by Eleonora Cresto and Javier Castro Albano), Workshop on Vagueness, Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina), November 9, 2006.

  46. 2006e, ‘Vagueness, Logic, and Ontology’, invited talk (with commentaries by Federico Matías Pailos and Ezequiel Zerbudis), Workshop on Vagueness, Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina), November 8, 2006.

  47. 2006d, ‘In Defense of Extensional Mereology’, invited talk (with commentary by Horacio Banega), Workshop on Mereology, Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina), November 7, 2006.

  48. 2006c, ‘Lowe on Vagueness and Persistence’, invited talk, Conference on The Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), April 9, 2006.

  49. 2006b, ‘Si duo faciunt idem, non est idem’, invited talk (with commentaries by Daniele Giaretta and Ivana Bianchi), Letture Veronesi 2006: Sull’identità empirica, Università di Verona, Verona (Italy), March 14, 2006.

  50. 2006a, ‘Universals as Nomina’, invited talk, Conference on Universals and Abstract Objects, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Florence (Italy), January 9, 2006.

  51. 2005h, ‘Supervaluationism and Its Logics’, invited talk, Fifth Arché Vagueness Workshop, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews (UK), November 18, 2005.

  52. 2005g, ‘Supervaluationism and Validity: Local vs. Global’, invited talk (with commentary by Paloma Pérez-Ilzarbe), 2nd Workshop on Vagueness, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), November 14, 2005.

  53. 2005f, ‘Failures, Omissions, and Negative Descriptions’, plenary lecture, Third International Workshop on Semantics, Pragmatics and Rhetoric, Donostia - San Sebastián (Spain), November 11, 2005.

  54. 2005e, ‘Un argomento per l’estensionalità mereologica’ [An Argument for Mereological Extensionality], invited talk, Secondo Convegno Italiano di Ontologia Analitica, Pisa (Italy), July 9, 2005.

  55. 2005d, ‘Causation by Omission’, invited talk, Conference on Agency and Causation in the Human Sciences, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), June 11, 2005.

  56. 2005c, ‘No Difference without a Difference Maker’, plenary lecture (with commentary by Arianna Betti), Identity: Ontological Perspectives. An International Conference, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands), May 26, 2005.

  57. 2005b, ‘The Talk I Was Supposed to Give (but I Am Not Giving)’, invited talk, On What (Perhaps) There Is. A Conference on Analytic Metaphysics, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy), May 21, 2005.

  58. 2005a, ‘What We Say and What There Is’, invited talk, The Mind, the Brain, the World. Lectures in Cognitive Science, Seoul National University, Seoul (South Korea), April 11, 2005.

  59. 2004e, ‘Teoria e pratica dei confini’ [Boundaries: Theory and Practice], invited talk, Conferenza Internazionale su Mente, Scienza e Società, Vercelli (Italy), December 11, 2004.

  60. 2004d, ‘What Is Randomness?’, invited talk, A Conference on Randomness, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, New York (New York), October 29, 2004.

  61. 2004c (with Antony G. Cohn), ‘Connection Relations in Mereotopology’, Theory and Applications of Relational Structures as Knowledge Instruments, Workshop of EU COST Action 274, University of Manchester, Manchester (UK), September 13, 2004.

  62. 2004b, ‘Change, Temporal Parts, and the Argument from Vagueness’, invited talk (with commentary by Fabrice Correia), Surviving through Change. A Philosophical Workshop, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy), July 6, 2004.

  63. 2004a, ‘The Straight Path from Vagueness to Four-Dimensionalism’, invited talk, Workshop on Vagueness, Università di Milano, Milano (Italy), May 27, 2004.

  64. 2003e, ‘Identità indeterminate e indeterminatezza linguistica’ [Indeterminate Identities and Linguistic Indeterminacy], invited talk, Primo Convegno Italiano di Ontologia Analitica, Padova (Italy), July 9, 2003.

  65. 2003d, ‘Quanti mondi ci sono?’ [How Many Worlds Are There?], invited talk, Workshop su Fisica e Metafisica, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy), April 29, 2003.

  66. 2003c, ‘Logic in Metaphysics’, invited talk (with a response by Ermanno Bencivenga), Workshop on Logic in Philosophy, Rovereto (Italy), March 14, 2003.

  67. 2003b, ‘Events and Indeterminacy’, invited talk (with commentaries by Michael Glanzberg and Delia Graff), Conference on The Nature and Structure of States and Events, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (California), February 16, 2003.

  68. 2003a, ‘Indeterminate Identities and Semantic Indeterminacy’, invited talk (with replies by Terence Parsons), The Philosophy of Terence Parsons: Logic, Metaphysics, and Natural Language, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame (Indiana), February 8, 2003.

  69. 2002j, ‘Waves and Counterparts’, plenary lecture (with commentary by Ryan Wasserman), Fall Meeting of the New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association, Felician College, Lodi (New Jersey), November 16, 2002.

  70. 2002i, ‘From Ontology to Metaphysics’, invited talk, Workshop on Formal Ontology, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), November 9, 2002.

  71. 2002h, ‘Ontology and Logical Form’, invited talk, Workshop on Formal Ontology, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), November 9, 2002.

  72. 2002g, ‘Entia Successiva vs. Stage Sequences’, invited talk, Analytic Ontology: An International Conference, Università di Torino, Torino (Italy), October 25, 2002.

  73. 2002f, ‘Cut-offs and their Neighbors’, invited talk, Liars and Heaps: The Logic and Semantics of Paradox, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Connecticut), October 12, 2002.

  74. 2002e, ‘Naming the Waves’, invited talk, Fifth Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, “Representing and Inferring: New Trends in Semantics, Ethics, Ontology, and Epistemology”, Bergamo (Italy), October 4, 2002.

  75. 2002d, ‘Entità e identità’ [Entity and Identity], invited talk, Congressino di primavera, Università di Torino, Torino (Italy), June 6, 2002.

  76. 2002c, ‘Convenzioni semantiche e pluralismo logico’ [Semantic Conventions nand Logical Pluralism], invited talk, Convegno di Filosofia della Logica, Università di Padova, Padova (Italy), June 3, 2002

  77. 2002b, ‘Beware of the Traps’, invited talk, Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition. An Interdisciplinary Conference, Toulouse (France), January 11, 2002.

  78. 2002a (with Massimo Warglien), ‘La logica fatta con le mani’ [Doing Logic with Your Hands], invited talk, Cervello, Informazione, Linguaggio. Una giornata di discussione con e attorno a Valentino Braitenberg, Laboratorio di Scienze Cognitive, Rovereto (Italy), January 7, 2002.

  79. 2001b, ‘Pluralism, Conventionalism, and the Bounds of Logic’, invited talk, Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, Hobart (Australia), July 4, 2001.

  80. 2001a, ‘True or False?’, invited talk, The Legitimacy of Truth. Third Meeting of Italian and American Philosophy, Roma (Italy), June 6, 2001.

  81. 2000i (with Massimo Warglien), ‘The Natural Geometry of Negation’, Models, Maps, and Schemata: Semiotics and Cognitive Science (Congress of the Nordic Association of Semiotic Studies), Copenhagen (Denmark), November 25, 2000.

  82. 2000h, ‘Parts, Counterparts, and Modal Occurrents’, invited talk, Workshop on Mereology and Modality. Critical Aspects and Developments, Neuchâtel (Switzerland), October 20, 2000.

  83. 2000g (in absentia), ‘There Are No Vague Boundaries’, International Conference on Geographic Domain and Geographic Information Systems: Ontology and Epistemology for Spatial Data Standards, Agelonde (France), September 23, 2000.

  84. 2000f, ‘Vagueness and Rationality’, invited talk, Rationality and Irrationality. 23rd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (Austria), August 14, 2000.

  85. 2000e, ‘Words and Objects’, invited talk (with commentary by Alberto Voltolini), Individuals, Essence and Identity. Themes of Analytic Metaphysics, Bergamo (Italy), June 22, 2000.

  86. 2000d, ‘Naming the Events’, invited talk, Sesquicentennial Conference to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada), April 29, 2000.

  87. 2000c (in absentia), ‘Vague Names for Sharp Objects’, Semantic Approximation, Granularity, and Vagueness, A Workshop of the Seventh International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Breckenridge (Colorado), April 11, 2000.

  88. 2000b, ‘Vagueness in Geographic Ontology’, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Panel on Geographic Ontology, Albuquerque (New Mexico), April 8, 2000.

  89. 2000a, ‘The Universe Among Other Things: Comments on Simons’, invited talk, Greensboro Conference on Metaphysics and Ontology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (North Carolina), April 1, 2000.

  90. 1999j, ‘Are There Vague Objects?’, invited talk, Normativity and Legitimacy. A Meeting of Italian and American Philosophy, New York (New York), October 13, 1999.

  91. 1999i (with Lucia M. Tovena), ‘Events and Negative Descriptions’, Sinn und Bedeutung 1999. Fourth Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Semantik, Düsseldorf (Germany), October 5, 1999.

  92. 1999h (with Barry Smith, in absentia), ‘The Formal Structure of Ecological Contexts’, Second International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Trento (Italy), September 11, 1999.

  93. 1999g, Comments on Enrico Martino’s “The Priority of Arithmetical Truth over Arithmetical Provability”’, Summer School on “Truth and Objectivity”, Bertinoro (Italy), September 2, 1999.

  94. 1999f, ‘Events and Indeterminacy’, invited talk (with commentary by Mark Johnston), Summer School on “Truth and Objectivity”, Bertinoro (Italy), September 1, 1999.

  95. 1999e (with Antony G. Cohn), ‘Modes of Connection’, Fourth International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Stade (Germany), August 27, 1999.

  96. 1999d (with Barry Smith), ‘Mereology, Topology, Ecology: A Formal Theory of Organism-Niche Relations’, Eleventh International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Kraków (Poland), August 23, 1999.

  97. 1999c (with Massimiliano Carrara), ‘On Ontological Reconstructivism’, Third European Conference of Analytic Philosophy, Maribor (Slovenia), June 29, 1999.

  98. 1999b, ‘Il mondo messo a fuoco’ [The World in Focus], invited talk, Incontro di studio “La vita è apprendimento”, Laboratorio di Scienze Cognitive, Rovereto (Italy), June 18, 1999.

  99. 1999a, ‘The Vagueness of Singular Terms’, Congresso Triennale della Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze, Urbino (Italy), February 19, 1999.

  100. 1998d (with Massimiliano Carrara), ‘Riduttivismo ontologico e verità di senso comune’ [Ontological Reductionism and Common-Sense Truths], Terzo Convegno della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica, “Filosofia, Scienza e Senso Comune”, Bologna (Italy), September 24, 1998.

  101. 1998c (with Antony Cohn), ‘Connection Relations in Mereotopology’, 13th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Brighton (UK), August 27, 1998.

  102. 1998b, ‘Basic Problems of Mereotopology’, plenary lecture, International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Trento (Italy), June 7, 1998.

  103. 1998a (with Roberto Casati and Barry Smith), ‘Ontological Tools for Geographic Representation’, International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Trento (Italy), June 6, 1998.

  104. 1997h (with John Collins), ‘Unsharpenable Vagueness’, invited talk (with commentary by Steven Schiffer), Conference on Methods in Philosophy and the Sciences, New School for Social Research, New York (New York), December 6, 1997.

  105. 1997g, ‘The Sense and Reference of Event Names’, invited talk, “Between Hermeneutics and Neopositivism”. A Meeting of Italian and American Philosophy, New York (New York), November 17, 1997.

  106. 1997f (with Barry Smith), ‘Fiat and Bona Fide Boundaries. Towards an Ontology of Spatially Extended Objects’, Third International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Laurel Highlands (Pennsylvania), October 16, 1997.

  107. 1997e (with Barry Smith), ‘Formal Ontology of Geographic Objects’, invited talk, First Annual Assembly of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, Buffalo (New York), October 11, 1997.

  108. 1997d (with Roberto Casati, in absentia), ‘Naive Topology’, Sixth Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Padova (Italy), August 27, 1997.

  109. 1997c, ‘Supervaluationism and Paraconsistency’, First World Congress on Paraconsistency, Gent (Belgium), August 2, 1997.

  110. 1997b, ‘The Structure of Spatial Location’, invited talk, NSF Workshop on “Visual Cognition and Decision Making in the Spatial Domain”, Ellicott City (Maryland), May 17, 1997.

  111. 1997a, ‘Theories of Space in Formal Philosophy’, invited talk, Conference on “The History of the Concepts of Space”, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), April 19, 1997.

  112. 1996d (with Roberto Casati), ‘Ontological Tools for Space and Geographic Representation’, Workshop on “Formal Models of Common-Sense Geographic Worlds”, San Marcos (Texas), October 30, 1996.

  113. 1996c (with Francesco Orilia), ‘Analisi, sostituzione, e definizioni circolari’ [Analysis, Substitution, and Circular Definitions], Secondo Convegno della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica, Vercelli (Italy), September 20, 1996.

  114. 1996b, ‘Localization and Constitution of Physical Objects’ [two invited talks], Workshop on “Spatial Knowledge and the Ontology of Physical Objects”, Padova (Italy), July 16 and July 18, 1996.

  115. 1996a, ‘The Magic Moments of Topology’, Workshop on “Shadows, Holes, Blobs, Surfaces, and Other Entia Minora, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York (New York), May 19, 1996.

  116. 1995f (with Piero Bonatti), ‘On the Meaning of Complementary Systems’, Tenth International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Florence (Italy), August 20, 1995.

  117. 1995e (with Roberto Casati), ‘Basic Issues in Spatial Reasoning’, Second World Conference on the Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence, Paris (France), July 4, 1995.

  118. 1995d, ‘Boundaries, Continuity, and Contact’, invited talk, Fifth International Workshop on Time, Space, and Movement: Meaning and Knowledge in the Sensible World, Château de Bonas, Castéra-Verduzan (France), June 27, 1995.

  119. 1995c (with Fabio Pianesi), ‘Refining Temporal Reference in Event Structures’, Fifth International Workshop on Time, Space and Movement: Meaning and Knowledge in the Sensible World, Château de Bonas, Castéra-Verduzan (France), June 24, 1995.

  120. 1995b (with Roberto Casati), ‘Le forme della teoria dello spazio’ [The Forms of the Theory of Space], invited talk, Convegno della Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze, “La conoscenza spaziale: percezione, rappresentazione e ragionamento sullo spazio”, Vietri sul Mare (Italy), May 7, 1995.

  121. 1995a (with Roberto Casati), ‘Sulla rappresentazione dello spazio’ [On the Representation of Space], invited talk, Convegno su “Linguaggio (del) pensiero”, Palermo (Italy), February 21, 1995.

  122. 1994i, ‘Riferirsi ad eventi’ [Referring to Events], invited talk, Events 94, Trento (Italy), October 24, 1994.

  123. 1994h (with Roberto Casati and Fabio Pianesi), ‘Sui fondamenti della rappresentazione spaziale’ [On the Foundations of Spatial Representation], Primo Convegno Nazionale della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica, “Alle Origini della Filosofia Analitica”, Genova (Italy), October 15, 1994.

  124. 1994g, ‘Vagueness, Indiscernibility, and Pragmatics: Comments on Burns’, invited talk, Spindel Conference on Vagueness, Memphis (Tennessee), October 7, 1994.

  125. 1994f, ‘Things All of a Piece’, Quarto Convegno dell’Associazione Italiana per l’Intelligenza Artificiale: Incontro del gruppo “Aspetti Epistemologici e Gnoseologici dell’Intelligenza Artificiale”, Parma (Italy), September 26, 1994.

  126. 1994e, ‘Supervaluational Policies for Epistemic Semantics’, Quarto Convegno dell’Associazione Italiana per l’Intelligenza Artificiale: Incontro del gruppo “Aspetti Epistemologici e Gnoseologici dell’Intelligenza Artificiale”, Parma (Italy), September 26, 1994.

  127. 1994d (with Fabio Pianesi), ‘Mereotopological Construction of Time from Events’, Eleventh European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Amsterdam (Netherlands), August 9, 1994.

  128. 1994c (with Roberto Casati), ‘Holes and Other Superficialities’, invited talk, First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science. Workshop on “The Ontology of Space”, Buffalo (New York), July 26, 1994.

  129. 1994b (with Fabio Pianesi), ‘The Mereotopological Structure of Events’, First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science. Workshop on “Topological Foundations of Cognitive Science”, Buffalo (New York), July 9, 1994.

  130. 1994a, ‘Super-Duper Supervaluationism’, invited talk, Logica 94. The Eighth International Symposium, Liblice (Czech Republic), June 8, 1994.

  131. 1993h (with Fabio Pianesi), ‘The Mereo-Topology of Event Structures’, Ninth Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam (Netherlands), December 14, 1993.

  132. 1993g (with Fabio Pianesi), ‘Event Structures’, invited talk, The Formal Ontology of Space. A Workshop on Boundaries, Padova (Italy), November 15, 1993.

  133. 1993f, ‘Spatial Reasoning in a Holey World’, Third Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Torino (Italy), October 27, 1993.

  134. 1993e, ‘Intelligenza Artificiale in Prospettiva’ [Artificial Intelligence in Perspective], invited talk, La società dell’informazione: Ultima utopia? Ventiseiesimo Convegno sui problemi internazionali, Recoaro Terme (Italy), September 18, 1993.

  135. 1993d, ‘Model-Theoretic Conventionalism’, invited talk, Meaning. An International Symposium, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), September 9, 1993.

  136. 1993c (with Roberto Casati), ‘Commonsense Reasoning about Space: Holes and Such-Like Things’, invited talk, Vèmes Journées du LIPN, Institut Galilée, Université de Paris Nord, Villetaneuse (France), September 6, 1993.

  137. 1993b, ‘Spatial Reasoning in a Holey World: A Sketch’, Thirteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Workshop on Spatial and Temporal Reasoning, Chambéry (France), August 29,1993.

  138. 1993a, ‘On the Boundary Between Mereology and Topology’, invited talk, Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences. Sixteenth International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (Austria), August 20, 1993.

  139. 1992b, ‘Parts and Spatial Relations’, invited talk, Preliminary Workshop on Formal Ontology in Conceptual Analysis and Knowledge Representation, Padova (Italy), October 15, 1992.

  140. 1992a, ‘Do We Need Functional Abstraction?’, Philosophy of Mathematics. Fifteenth International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (Austria), August 18, 1992.

  141. 1991, ‘Elaborazione e interrogazione degli atti visitali: spunti metodologici’ [Processing and Querying a Visitation Document: Methodological Remarks], Seminario su “Visite pastorali ed elaborazione dei dati”, Trento (Italy), October 30, 1991.

  142. 1990, ‘From Semantics to Logics’, invited talk, Ajdukiewicz on Language and Meaning. Symposium in the Centenary of Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz’s Birth, Kraków (Poland), November 16, 1990.

  143. 1989, ‘La logica della vaghezza’ [The Logic of Vagueness], invited talk, Simposio su Informatica e Metodologia Filosofica, Andalo (Italy), December 19, 1989.

  144. 1986 (with William E. Seager), ‘Dual Logics’, Recent Developments in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Eleventh International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (Austria), August 12, 1986.

  145. 1982, ‘Free Semantics: Supervaluations at the Predicate Level’, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Seventh International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (Austria), August 28, 1982.

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2. Departmental Colloquia

  1. 2014c, ‘Actions, Omissions, and Causal Explanation’, Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum (Germany), June 17, 2014.

  2. 2014b, ‘Spatial Reasoning with Mirrors’, Spatial Cognition Colloquium, Universität Bremen, Bremen (Germany), June 16, 2014.

  3. 2014a, ‘La filosofia nella matematica’ [The Philosophy in Mathematics], Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), June 3, 2014.

  4. 2013p, ‘Confini naturali e confini artificiali’ [Natural and Artificial Boundaries], Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli (Italy), November 28, 2013.

  5. 2013o, ‘Naturale e artificiale: usi e abusi di una distinzione’ [Natural and Artificial: Uses and Abuses of a Distinction], Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy), June 17, 2013.

  6. 2013n, ‘Logic, Ontological Neutrality, and the Law of Non-Contradiction’, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Milano, Milano (Italy), May 27, 2013.

  7. 2013m, ‘I paradossi dell’identità (e una certa soluzione)’ [The Paradoxes of Identity (and a Certain Solution)], Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), May 20, 2013.

  8. 2013l, ‘What Happens and What Doesn’t’, Département de Philosophie, Université de Genève, Genève (Switzerland), April 25, 2013.

  9. 2013k, ‘Il gioco della regola’ [The Game of the Rule], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Genova, Genova (Italy), April 12, 2013.

  10. 2013j, ‘La ridicola arte della geomanzia’ [The Ridiculous Art of Geomancy], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Torino, Torino (Italy), April 11, 2013.

  11. 2013i, ‘Convenzioni e realtà’ [Convention and Reality], Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università di Ferrara, Ferrara (Italy), April 8, 2013.

  12. 2013h, ‘La composizione come identità’ [Composition as Identity], Lectiones Commandinianae, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Urbino, Urbino (Italy), March 4, 2013.

  13. 2013g, ‘Ontologia e analisi linguistica nella filosofia analitica’ [Ontology and Linguistic Analysis in Analytic Philosophy], Liceo Classico “Andrea Maffei”, Riva del Garda (Italy), March 1, 2013.

  14. 2013f, ‘Negative Events and Logical Form’, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris (France), February 22, 2013.

  15. 2013e, ‘Confini naturali, confini artificiali: usi e abusi di una distinzione’ [Natural Boundaries, Artificial Boundaries: Uses and Abuses of a Distinction], Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), February 15, 2013.

  16. 2013d, ‘Nominalismo e indispensabilità’ [Nominalism and Indispensability], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Palermo, Palermo (Italy), February 6, 2013.

  17. 2013c, ‘Omissioni e forma logica’ [Omissions and Logical Form], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Parma, Parma (Italy), February 1, 2013.

  18. 2013b, ‘Far finta di sopravvivere’ [Pretending to Survive], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università “La Sapienza”, Roma (Italy), January 25, 2013.

  19. 2013a, ‘Ontology: Formal versus Material’, Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Tübingen, Tübingen (Germany), January 16, 2013.

  20. 2012g, ‘La persistenza è un’illusione: entia successiva e sequenzialismo radicale’ [Persistence Is an Illusion: Entia successiva and Radical Sequentialism], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Bologna, Bologna (Italy), December 13, 2012.

  21. 2012f, ‘La realtà dell’antirealista’ [The Reality of the Anti-Realist], Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze Umane, Università di Macerata, Macerata (Italy), December 12, 2012.

  22. 2012e, ‘On Composition as Identity’, Département de Philosophie, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence (France), December 4, 2012.

  23. 2012d, ‘Ontologia e analisi linguistica’ [Ontology and Linguistic Analysis], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Palermo, Palermo (Italy), November 20, 2012.

  24. 2012c, ‘Il potere dei confini’ [The Power of Boundaries], Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Sociali e Istituzionali, Università di Catania, Catania (Italy), November 19, 2012.

  25. 2012b, ‘L’identità nel cambiamento: Problemi antichi e teorie attuali’ [Identity through Change: Ancient Problems and Current Theories], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Bologna, Bologna (Italy), October 15, 2012.

  26. 2012a, ‘Don’t Dwell on What Don’t Happen’, Department of Philosophy, New York University, New York (New York), April 6, 2012.

  27. 2011b, ‘Dot Dot Dot... From Patterns to Laws’, Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri, Kansas City (Missouri), February 18, 2011.

  28. 2011a, ‘... and so on ad infinitum’, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Center for Information Technology, Povo, Trento (Italy), January 10, 2011.

  29. 2010b, ‘On Doing Ontology without Metaphysics’, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (Indiana), November 5, 2010.

  30. 2010a, ‘Boundaries, Conventions, and Realism’, Department of Philosophy, Union College, Schenectady (New York), October 7, 2010.

  31. 2009, ‘Il filosofo e i prodotti derivati’ [A Philosophical Perspective on Derivative Products], Associazione per lo Sviluppo degli Studi di Banca e Borsa, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (Italy), June 8, 2009.

  32. 2008c, ‘Carving Nature at No Joints’, Department of Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester (Massachusetts), October 2, 2008.

  33. 2008b, ‘Actions, Omissions, and Causal Explanation’, Department of Philosophy, University of Vermont, Burlington (Vermont), September 12, 2008.

  34. 2008a, ‘The Extensionality of Parthood’, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Connecticut), April 4, 2008.

  35. 2007k, ‘Unum versus alia: gli universali nella metafisica contemporanea’ [Unum versus alia: Universals in Contemporary Metaphysics] and ‘Ontologia e analisi linguistica’ [Ontology and Linguistic Analysis], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Perugia, Perugia (Italy), December 5, 2007.

  36. 2007j, ‘I “nomi” del nominalista’ [The Nominalist’s “Names”], Facoltà di Filosofia, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Cesano Maderno (Italy), December 3, 2007.

  37. 2007i, ‘Il denaro è un’opera d’arte (o quasi)’ [Money Is (Like) a Work of Art], Associazione per lo Sviluppo degli Studi di Banca e Borsa, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (Italy), November 26, 2007.

  38. 2007h, ‘Identity through Change’, Institute of Philosophy, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu (Taiwan), November 15, 2007.

  39. 2007g, ‘Ontology and Logical Form’, Department of Philosophy, National Chung-Cheng University, Min-Hsiung (Taiwan), November 13, 2007.

  40. 2007f, ‘La vaghezza: problemi e teorie’ [Vagueness: Problems and Theories], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Verona, Verona (Italy), October 18, 2007.

  41. 2007e, ‘I confini delle cose: tra natura e convenzioni’ [The Boundaries of Things: Natural vs. Conventional], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Verona, Verona (Italy), October 16, 2007.

  42. 2007d, ‘Things We Don’t Do’ (with commentary by Hernán Miguel), Sociedad Argentina de Análysis Filosófico, Buenos Aires (Argentina), July 27, 2007.

  43. 2007c, ‘On Logical Relativity’, Sociedad Argentina de Análysis Filosófico, Buenos Aires (Argentina), July 25, 2007.

  44. 2007b, ‘The Perilous Bridge Between Logic and Metaphysics: Beware of the Gaps’, The 2007 Francis Seaman Lecture, Department of Philosophy, University of Idaho, Moscow (Idaho), April 6, 2007.

  45. 2007a, ‘Vagueness and Perdurantism’, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Austria), January 11, 2007.

  46. 2006b, ‘Ontologia e metafisica: rapporti e differenze tra il punto di vista analitico e il punto di vista classico’ [Ontology and Metaphysics: Analytic and Classic Perspectives], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (Italy), May 24, 2006.

  47. 2006a, ‘I confini delle cose’ [The Boundaries of Things], Facoltà di Filosofia, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Cesano Maderno (Italy), May 22, 2006.

  48. 2005e, ‘Why a Whole Is Just the Sum of Its Parts’, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), December 2, 2005.

  49. 2005d, ‘The Argument from Vagueness to Perdurantism’, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (UK), November 16, 2005.

  50. 2005c, ‘What’s Wrong with Mereological Extensionality?’, Department of Philosophy, Syracuse University, Syracuse (New York), April 29, 2005.

  51. 2005b, ‘Identity through Change’, Department of Philosophy, Seoul National University, Seoul (South Korea), April 12, 2005.

  52. 2005a, ‘On the Interplay between Logic and Metaphysics’, Département de Philosophie, Université de Fribourg, Fribourg (Switzerland), March 14, 2005.

  53. 2004d, ‘No Difference without a Difference Maker’, Department of Philosophy, Tufts University, Medford (Massachusetts), September 24, 2004.

  54. 2004c, ‘Ontologia Materiale, Ontologia Formale, Ontologia Applicata’ [Material Ontology, Formal Ontology, Applied Ontology], Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione, Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano (Italy), June 23, 2004.

  55. 2004b, ‘Temporal Persistence and Temporary Existence’, Grup de Recerca en Lògica, Llenguatge i Cognició, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain), June 4, 2004.

  56. 2004a, ‘Epistemologia e ontologia’ [Epistemology and Ontology], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Firenze, Firenze (Italy), March 11, 2004.

  57. 2003j, ‘The Hole Story’, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York (New York), November 7, 2003.

  58. 2003i (with Maurizio Ferraris), ‘Che cosa c’è e che cos’è--Un dialogo’ [What There Is and What It Is--A Dialogue], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Torino, Torino (Italy), October 9, 2003.

  59. 2003h, ‘Counterpart Theory and Modal Mereology’, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, Laboratorio di Ontologia Applicata, Trento (Italy), June 3, 2003.

  60. 2003g, ‘Non ci sono oggetti vaghi’ [There Are No Vague Objects], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Genova, Genova (Italy), May 23, 2003.

  61. 2003f, ‘Temporal Persistence and Temporary Existence’, Département de Philosophie, Université de Genève, Genève (Switzerland), May 20, 2003.

  62. 2003e, ‘Modalità’, [Modalities], Dipartimento di Teoria e Ricerca Sociale, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), May 9, 2003.

  63. 2003d, ‘Un puzzle per le teorie semantiche della vaghezza’ [A Puzzle for Semantic Theories of Vagueness], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Milano, Milano (Italy), April 16, 2003.

  64. 2003c, ‘Inconsistency without Contradiction’, Section de Philosophie, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland), April 11, 2003.

  65. 2003b, ‘From Ontology to Metaphysics’, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, Laboratorio di Ontologia Applicata, Trento (Italy), March 31, 2003.

  66. 2003a, ‘Convenzioni semantiche e pluralismo logico’ [Semantic Conventions and Logical Pluralism], Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli (Italy), March 25, 2003.

  67. 2002h, ‘Holes’, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven (Connecticut), November 1, 2002.

  68. 2002g, ‘The Morning Starlet and the Evening Starlet’, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig (Germany), June 27, 2002.

  69. 2002f, ‘La mano destra, la mano sinistra’ [The Right Hand, the Left Hand], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Trieste, Trieste (Italy), June 25, 2002.

  70. 2002e, ‘La statua della sera e la statua del mattino’ [The Evening Statue and the Morning Statue], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Genova, Genova (Italy), May 31, 2002.

  71. 2002d, ‘Dove comincia il Cervino?’ [What is the Boundary of Cervino?], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Bologna, Bologna (Italy), May 28, 2002.

  72. 2002c, ‘The Traps of Analytic Metaphysics’, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York (New York), March 13, 2002.

  73. 2002b, ‘Ontology, Logical Form, and Leibniz’s Law’, Department of Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven (Connecticut), February 22, 2002.

  74. 2002a, ‘Begging the Question in Metaphysics’, Philosophy Department, Stanford University, Stanford (California), February 1, 2002.

  75. 2001f, ‘A Puzzle for Supervaluationism’, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano (Italy), June 14, 2001.

  76. 2001e, ‘The Difference Between Left and Right in Spatial Representation’, Dipartimento di Scienza della Comunicazione, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano (Italy), June 13, 2001.

  77. 2001d, ‘Un puzzle per le teorie semantiche della vaghezza’ [A Puzzle for Semantic Theories of Vagueness], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Padova, Padova (Italy), May 28, 2001.

  78. 2001c, ‘Perché gli specchi invertono destra/sinistra ma non sopra/sotto?’ [Why Do Mirrors Reverse Right/Left but Not Up/Down?], Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy), March 8, 2001.

  79. 2001b, ‘Seeing Holes’, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York (New York), February 26, 2001.

  80. 2001a, ‘Vagueness and Sharpenability’, Department of Philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (California), January 19, 2001.

  81. 2000b, ‘On the Sense and Reference of Event Names’, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine (California), November 3, 2000.

  82. 2000a, ‘Vagueness and Ontology’, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche, Roma (Italy), June 27, 2000.

  83. 1999e, ‘Events and Indeterminacy’, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York (New York), October 20, 1999.

  84. 1999d (with Barry Smith), ‘The Formal Ontology of Organism-Environment Relations’, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), October 2, 1999.

  85. 1999c, ‘The Inconsistent (But Not Contradictory) Interlocutor’, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo, Trento (Italy), May 27, 1999.

  86. 1999b, ‘Vaghezza de re e de dicto’ [Vagueness, de re and de dicto], Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli (Italy), May 25, 1999.

  87. 1999a, ‘Eventi’ [Events], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Genova, Genova (Italy), March 4, 1999.

  88. 1998f, ‘The Statue and the Clay, and Other Puzzles About Identity’, Department of Philosophy, Manhattanville College, Purchase (New York), November 23, 1998.

  89. 1998e, ‘Mereological Minimalism’, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland), November 18, 1998.

  90. 1998d, ‘Events and Their Names’, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo, Trento (Italy), November 3, 1998.

  91. 1998c, ‘Il tutto è uguale alla somma delle parti’ [A Whole Is the Sum of Its Parts], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Padova, Padova (Italy), October 30, 1998.

  92. 1998b, ‘On the Sense and Reference of Event Names’, Department of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (Massachusetts), October 23, 1998.

  93. 1998a, ‘Logic and Conventions’, Logic Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), March 5, 1998.

  94. 1997g, ‘Where Did the Killing Take Place? (And Other Puzzles About Spatial Location)’, Columbia Philosophical Society, Columbia University, New York (New York), November 11, 1997.

  95. 1997f, ‘Patterns of Spatial Location’, Cognitive Science Colloquium, Center for Cognitive Science, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), October 8, 1997.

  96. 1997e, ‘Mereologies and World Inventories’, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo, Trento (Italy), July 28, 1997.

  97. 1997d (with Antony G. Cohn), ‘Modes of Connection’, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, Laboratorio di Sistemistica e Ingegneria Biomedica, Padova (Italy), July 24, 1997.

  98. 1997c, ‘Events, Tropes, Property Exemplifications’, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, Laboratorio di Sistemistica e Ingegneria Biomedica, Padova (Italy), July 21, 1997.

  99. 1997b (with Roberto Casati), ‘Buchi’ [Holes], Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Napoli, Napoli (Italy), March 20, 1997.

  100. 1997a, ‘Buchi e altre superficialità’ [Holes and Other Superficialities], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano (Italy), March 18, 1997.

  101. 1996, ‘Supervaluationism and Paraconsistency’, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York (New York), November 22, 1996.

  102. 1995b, ‘Il logos del senso comune’ [The Logos of Common Sense], Dipartimento di Teoria e Storia del Diritto, Università di Firenze, Firenze (Italy), June 15, 1995.

  103. 1995a, ‘On the Vagueness of Observational Predicates’, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York (New York), January 26, 1995.

  104. 1994g, ‘Commonsense Reasoning About Space: The Hole Story’, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld (Germany), November 28, 1994.

  105. 1994f, ‘Vagueness and Perceptual Difference’, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo (New York), October 13, 1994.

  106. 1994e, ‘On Construing Time from Events’, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (Indiana), October 11, 1994.

  107. 1994d, ‘Holes’, Cognitive Science Colloquiua, Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, Indiana University, Bloomington (Indiana), October 10, 1994.

  108. 1994c, ‘Mereologia e topologia’ [Mereology and Topology], Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Firenze, Firenze (Italy), April 21, 1994.

  109. 1994b, ‘Eventi e descrizioni di eventi: teorie e problemi’ [Events and Event-Descriptions: Theories and Problems], Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Sistemi, Università di Genova, Genova (Italy), April 15, 1994.

  110. 1994a, ‘Ontologia formale e metafisica del senso comune’ [Formal Ontology and Commonsense Metaphysics], Dipartimento di Architettura, Università di Genova, Genova (Italy), April 14, 1994.

  111. 1993b, ‘Buchi, spigoli, e altre superficialità. Argomenti di metafisica naive’ [Holes, Edges, and Other Superficialities. Topics in Naive Metaphysics], Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Trento (Italy), May 10, 1993.

  112. 1993a, ‘Identity Criteria for Events’, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Salzburg, Salzburg (Austria), January 11, 1993.

  113. 1992c (with Roberto Casati), ‘Formal Theories of Lesser Things: II’, Internationale Akademie für Philosophie, Schaan (Liechtenstein), November 6, 1992.

  114. 1992b (with Roberto Casati), ‘Holes and the Causal Theory of Perception’, Département de Philosophie, Université de Genève, Genève (Switzerland), June 26, 1992.

  115. 1992a (with Roberto Casati), ‘Formal Theories of Lesser Things: I’, Internationale Akademie für Philosophie, Schaan (Liechtenstein), April 30, 1992.

  116. 1990, ‘Naive Reasoning about Truth’, Département de Philosophie, Université de Genève, Genève (Switzerland), March 8, 1990.

  117. 1989, ‘Supervaluational Policies’, Tiroler Arbeitskreis für kunstliche Intelligenz, Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Austria), November 16, 1989.

  118. 1988, ‘Verità e paradosso’ [Truth and Paradox], Dipartimento di Teoria delle Comunicazioni, Università del Sacro Cuore, Milano (Italy), February 9, 1988.

  119. 1986, ‘A Theory of Individuals’, Philosophy Forum, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada), March 20, 1986.

  120. 1985, ‘Gaps, Gluts, Etc.’, Philosophy Forum, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada), April 3, 1985.

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3. Lectures Series

  1. 2013, ‘Mappe, confini, livelli, convenzioni, finzioni’ [Maps, Boundaries, Levels, Conventions, Fictions], five lectures, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Padova, Padova (Italy), June 24-28, 2013.

  2. 2007b, ‘Il problema degli universali’ [The Problem of Universals], three lectures, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (Italy), November 27-28, 2007.

  3. 2007a, ‘Events and Logical Form’, five lectures, Centro de Lógica, Epistemologia e História da Ciência, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas (Brazil), July 16-20, 2007.

  4. 2006b, ‘La natura e l’identità degli oggetti materiali’ [The Nature and Identity of Material Objects], four lectures, Facoltà di Filosofia, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Cesano Maderno (Italy), May 22-23, 2006.

  5. 2006a, ‘Ontologia e cognizione’ [Ontology and Cognition], four lectures, Facoltà di Scienze Cognitive, Università di Trento, Rovereto (Italy), March 13-17, 2006.

  6. 2005b, ‘Saper parlare, saper ascoltare’ [Speaking and Listening], five lectures, Incontri Estivi dello Studio Filosofico Domenicano, Assisi (Italy), August 13-19, 2005.

  7. 2005a, ‘Epistemic Logics’, two lectures, Dipartimento di Economia, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venezia (Italy), May 31 and June 1, 2005.

  8. 2004, ‘Entità e identità’ [Entity and Identity], two lectures, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy), March 12 and March 13, 2004.

  9. 2003c, ‘Persistence across Space, Time, and Worlds’, four lectures, Summer School in Metaphysics, Montana (Switzerland), July 29-August 1, 2003.

  10. 2003b, ‘A Short Course in Modal Logic’, three lectures, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, Laboratorio di Ontologia Applicata, Trento (Italy), April 28, May 12, and May 26, 2003.

  11. 2003a, ‘Spazio, tempo, e modalità’ [Space, Time, and Modality], four lectures, Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy), March 26, April 9, April 30, and May 14, 2003.

  12. 1999b, ‘La vaghezza’ [Vagueness], three lectures, Dipartimento di Teoria e Ricerca Sociale, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), May 10-12, 1999.

  13. 1999a, ‘Azioni ed eventi’ [Actions and Events], five lectures, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli (Italy), March 15-19, 1999.

  14. 1995 (with Roberto Casati), ‘Spatial Entities’, five lectures, Seventh International Summer Schools in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence, Bozen (Italy), March 13-17, 1995.

  15. 1989, ‘Reasoning about Truth’, five lectures, Second International Summer Schools in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence, Bozen (Italy), July 10-14, 1989.

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4. Public Lectures and Round Tables

  1. 2014k, ‘Dieci domande ai nostri amici temponauti’ [Ten Questions to Our Fellow Time-Travelers], Festival della Scienza 2014: Tempo, Genova (Italy), scheduled for October 30, 2014.

  2. 2014j (with Filippo La Porta), ‘Esercizi di immaginazione filosofica’ [Exercises in Philosophical Imagination], a conversation, Futura Festival. Officina del domani, Civitanova Marche (Italy), July 29, 2014.

  3. 2014i (with Claudio Calosi), ‘Le tribolazioni del filosofare’ [The Tribulacions of Philosophizing], a reading, Filosofia al Mare 2014: Conversazioni sul bene, Ortona (Italy), July 20, 2014.

  4. 2014h, ‘Globalizzazione del bene?’ [Globalization of the Good?], Filosofia al Mare 2014: Conversazioni sul bene, Ortona (Italy), July 20, 2014.

  5. 2014g, Book presentation: Le tribolazioni del filosofare (with Enrico Berti and Claudio Calosi), Società Dante Alighieri, Padova (Italy), July 15, 2014.

  6. 2014f, ‘La filosofia è morta? Viva la filosofia!’ [Philosophy Is Dead? Long Life to Philosophy!], Comunità Ricerca Filosofica, Napoli (Italy), July 11, 2014.

  7. 2014e, Book presentation: Le tribolazioni del filosofare (with Matteo Pericoli and Claudio Calosi), Biblioteca Comunale, Galliate (Italy), June 28, 2014.

  8. 2014d, Book presentation: Le tribolazioni del filosofare (with Claudio Calosi), Libreria Domus, Urbino (Italy), June 11, 2014.

  9. 2014c (with Stefano Bartezzaghi), ‘Dacci oggi il nostro gioco, quotidiano’ [Give us, daily, our game], a conversation, La Repubblica delle idee, Napoli (Italy), June 6, 2014.

  10. 2014b, Book presentation: Le tribolazioni del filosofare (with Claudio Calosi and Associazione Culturale RossoPontormo), Liceo Scientifico “Il Pontormo”, Empoli (Italy), May 31, 2014.

  11. 2014a, Book presentation: Le tribolazioni del filosofare (with Douglas R. Hofstadter and Claudio Calosi), XXVII Salone Internazionale del Libro, Torino (Italy), May 12, 2014.

  12. 2013e (with Filippo La Porta), ‘Il futuro è aperto?’ [The Open Future?], a conversation, Futura Festival. Officina del domani, Civitanova Marche (Italy), July 14, 2013.

  13. 2013d, ‘E se le nostre vite fossero già scritte?’ [What if Our Lives Were already Written?], Filosofia al Mare 2013: Conversazioni sulla vita, Francavilla (Italy), July 12, 2013.

  14. 2013c, ‘Vivere e sopravvivere’ [Living and Surviving], Filosofia al Mare 2013: Conversazioni sulla vita, Ortona (Italy), July 10, 2013.

  15. 2013b, ‘Sovranità, autorità e cooperazione spontanea’ [Sovereignty, Authority, and Spontaneous Cooperation], round table with Massimo Egidi, Roberto Escobar, and Armando Massarenti, Festival dell’economia 2013: Sovranità in conflitto, Trento (Italy), June 1, 2013.

  16. 2013a (with Maurizio Ferraris), ‘Fatti e finzioni’ [Facts and Fiction], a dialogue, Secondo Festival di Filosofia: L’avventura d’esser sé. Identità, verità e finzione, Cagliari (Italy), May 4, 2013.

  17. 2012b, ‘Il libraio, lo scrittore, la Biblioteca di Babele’ [The Bookseller, the Writer, the Library of Babel], Per sempre in viaggio: parole e pagine per ritrovare Renzo, Biblioteca di Galliate, Galliate (Italy), November 11, 2012.

  18. 2012a, ‘Natürliche Grenzen, künstliche Grenzen: Aus Geographie in die Philosophie’ [Natural Boundaries, Artificial Boundaries: From Geography to Philosophy], Italienisches Kulturinstitut, Hamburg (Germany), October 26, 2012.

  19. 2011b, Round table on Giuliano Torrengo’s book I viaggi nel tempo. Una guida filosofica (with Maurizio Ferraris), Torino (Italy), May 27, 2011.

  20. 2011a, Book presentation: Il mondo messo a fuoco (with Armando Massarenti), Biblioteca Comunale, Galliate (Italy), January 13, 2011.

  21. 2010, Book presentation: Il mondo messo a fuoco (with Vittorio Andolfato), Libreria Palazzo Roberti, Bassano del Grappa (Italy), July 22, 2010.

  22. 2009, ‘The Plan of a Square’, invited talk, Math Festival 2009: Mathematical Creations and Recreations, New York (New York), March 11, 2009.

  23. 2008b, ‘L’ornitorinco e la finanza’ [Finance and the Platypus], round table on Alberto Berrini’s book Le crisi finanziarie e il “Derivatus paradoxus”, Galliate (Italy), June 24, 2008.

  24. 2008a, Award speech for the Premio Stampa Club 2008 for scientific research, Novara (Italy), May 28, 2008.

  25. 2007e, ‘Di che cosa parliamo quando parliamo?’ [What Are We Speaking of when We Talk?], Language and Communication Technologies Colloquia, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), November 20, 2007.

  26. 2007d, Round table on Marcello Frixione’s book Come ragioniamo and Marco Santambrogio’s Manuale di scrittura (non creativa) (with Claudio Bartocci, Claudia Bianchi, and Leonardo Lesmo), Festival della Scienza 2007, Genova (Italy), November 2, 2007.

  27. 2007c, ‘Tempo e filosofia’ [Time and Philosophy], award lecture for the XV Targa Giuseppe Piazzi for scientific research, Palermo (Italy), October 26, 2007.

  28. 2007b, ‘La filosofia e la quotidianità’ [Philosophy and the Ordinary], Liceo delle Scienze Sociali e Sociopsicopegadagico, Rovereto (Italy), March 14, 2007.

  29. 2007a, Book presentation: Semplicità insormontabili, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università “La Sapienza”, Roma (Italy), March 8, 2007.

  30. 2006f, ‘Philosophy and the Imagination’, round table with Armando Massarenti, Italian Cultural Institute, New York (New York), December 5, 2006.

  31. 2006e (in absentia), Round table on Armando Massarenti’s book, Il lancio del nano e altri esercizi di filosofia minima (with Remo Bodei), Trani (Italy), September 22, 2006.

  32. 2006d, Book presentation: Il pianeta dove scomparivano le cose, Biblioteca di Galliate, Galliate (Italy), May 21, 2006.

  33. 2006c, ‘L’identità nel cambiamento’ [Identity through Change], plenary lecture, Festival della Filosofia, Roma (Italy), May 13, 2006.

  34. 2006b, ‘Le domande della filosofia’ [The Questions of Philosophy], round table with Massimo Donà, Stefano Velotti, and Franco Volpi, Festival della Filosofia, Roma (Italy), May 13, 2006.

  35. 2006a, ‘Teoria e pratica dei confini’ [Boundaries: Theory and Practice], with commentary by Umberto Eco, Casa Editrice Laterza, Roma (Italy), January 12, 2006.

  36. 2005c, Book presentation: Semplicità insormontabili (with Roberto Casati), Festival della Scienza 2005, Genova (Italy), October 29, 2005.

  37. 2005b, Book presentation: Ontologia (with Marcello Frixione), Festival della Scienza 2005, Genova (Italy), October 28, 2005.

  38. 2005a, Round table on Matteo Pericoli’s book New York e altri disegni (with Masolino D’Amico), Fiesole (Italy), June 15, 2005.

  39. 2004d (with Maurizio Ferraris, in absentia), ‘Che cosa c’è e che cos’è--Un dialogo filosofico’ [What There Is and What It Is--A Philosophical Dialogue], Festival di filosofia, Sassuolo (Italy), September 17, 2004.

  40. 2004c, ‘Things Change’, Columbia College Day, George Washington University, Washington (DC), September 12, 2004.

  41. 2004b, Book presentation: Semplicità insormontabili (with Paolo Ghezzi), Libreria Einaudi, Trento (Italy), June 1, 2004.

  42. 2004a, ‘Identity through Change’, Columbia College Dean’s Day, Part of Columbia University 250th Celebration, Columbia University, New York (New York), April 3, 2004.

  43. 2003e, Round table on Matteo Pericoli’s book, Manhattan Within, Labyrinth Books, New York (New York), November 22, 2003.

  44. 2003d, ‘Dialoghi filosofici’ [Philosophical Dialogues], Ad alta voce: Letture ed incontri con autori, Biblioteca di Galliate, Galliate (Italy), June 4, 2003.

  45. 2003c, ‘Insegnare la filosofia analitica’ [Teaching Analytic Philosophy], Istituto Magistrale, Novara (Italy), May 28, 2003.

  46. 2003b, ‘Ineffabile sfera’ [Ineffable Sphere], Nuovi territori tra Jazz e musica europea, Galliate (Italy), May 3, 2003.

  47. 2003a, ‘La figura e il ruolo del docente nella realtà scolastica internazionale: gli USA’ [The Figure and Role of Teachers in the USA], two lectures, Istituto Tecnico Statale “Alessandro Bermani”, Novara (Italy), March 6 and April 2, 2003.

  48. 2002b, Round table on Franca D’Agostini and Nicla Vassallo’s book, Storia della filosofia analitica (with Roberto Casati, Mauro Dorato, Carlo Penco, Eva Picardi), Centro Interuniversitario di Ontologia Teorica e Applicata, Università di Torino, Torino (Italy), June 6, 2002.

  49. 2002a, Book presentation: Parole, oggetti, eventi e altri argomenti di metafisica, Libreria Rizzoli, Novara (Italy), June 5, 2002.

  50. 2001b, Round table on Matteo Pericoli’s book, Manhattan Unfurled, Labyrinth Books, New York (New York), December 10, 2001.

  51. 2001a, ‘La filosofia anglosassone contemporanea’ [Contemporary Analytic Philosophy], Liceo Classico “Carlo Alberto”, Novara (Italy), May 24, 2001.

  52. 2000, ‘A Hundred Years of Simultaneity’, symposium with Stephen Kern, XXI Secolo. Secondo Festival Europeo del Cinema, Reggio Calabria (Italy), July 18, 2000.

  53. 1999c, ‘La freccia della verità’ [The Arrow of Truth], Tavola rotonda su “Il gioco delle parole. Aspetti ludici e motivi di riflessione nell’uso del linguaggio”, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Trento (Italy), June 30, 1999.

  54. 1999b, ‘Logica e linguaggio’ [Logic and Language], Corsi di aggiornamento IPRASE su Scienza e Cultura, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo, Trento (Italy), March 1999.

  55. 1999a, Round table on Maurizio Dapor’s book, L’orologio di Albert, Museo di Scienze Naturali, Rovereto (Italy), March 26, 1999.

  56. 1995b, Round table on Douglas R. Hofstadter’s book, Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Trento (Italy), June 20, 1995.

  57. 1995a, ‘La scienza del capire (e del farsi capire)’ [The Science of Understanding (and of Making Oneself Understood)], Corsi di aggiornamento IPRASE su Scienza e Cultura, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo, Trento (Italy), March 31, 1995.

  58. 1994, Book presentation: Holes and Other Superficialities (with Paolo Bozzi, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Oliviero Stock), Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo, Trento (Italy), June 28, 1994.


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