Sofia Bonicalzi

Sofia Bonicalzi, University of Pavia Address: Piazza Botta, 6 – 27100, Pavia Personal Address: Via Monte Grappa, 16 – 21054, Fagnano Olona (VA) Phone: +393477284830 E-mail: sofia.bonicalzi@gmail.com
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Sofia Bonicalzi

+39.347.7284830

email: sofia.bonicalzi@gmail.com

 

Academic Address:

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Sezione di Filosofia

Università di Pavia

Piazza Botta, 6

I – 27100 Pavia

Italy

 

Personal Address:

Via Monte Grappa 16

21054 Fagnano Olona (Va)

Italy

 

Qualification


Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy, Università di Pavia (University of Pavia).

Topic of the PhD dissertation: free will and moral responsibility in the contemporary analytic debate.

Dissertation Title: “Against Moral Desert. Responsibility under Discussion”.

Language: English.

Defense Date: September 2015.

 

AoS

Moral philosophy, moral psychology, moral responsibility, free will, philosophy of action.

 

AoC

Topics in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, neuroethics.

 

Education

Since 2011. PhD Student in Philosophy, Università di Pavia.

Supervisors: Luca Fonnesu (University of Pavia), Mario De Caro (Università di Roma Tre/Tufts University), Derk Pereboom (Cornell University).

 

08/2013 – 05/2014. PhD Visiting Student, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University. Supervisor: Derk Pereboom.

 

16/01/2010 – 29/06/2011. M.A. in Philosophical Sciences, University of Milan. Supervisors: Gianfranco Mormino, Renato Pettoello. Dissertation Title: “Libertà, causalità, responsabilità. Robert Nozick e il dibattito contemporaneo” (“Freedom, causality, responsibility. Robert Nozick and the contemporary debate”). Final Grade: 110/110 cum Laude (Summa cum Laude).

 

1/10/2006 – 17/12/2009. B.A. in Philosophy, Università di Milano. Supervisor: Gianfranco Mormino. Main topics: moral philosophy, history of modern philosophy, anthropology. Final Grade: 110/110 cum Laude (Summa cum Laude).

 

Schools of Specialisation

22/09/2014 – 28/09/2014. Powers, Perception & Agency, International Summer School and Conference, University of Oxford, British School at Rome.

17/07/2014 – 25/07/2014. Summer School on Moral Epistemology, CEU-Central European University, Budapest.

03/06/2014 – 05/06/2014. San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy (Naturalism, the First Person Perspective and the Embodied Mind. Lynne Baker’s Challenge: Metaphysical and Practical Approaches), Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

16/07/2012 – 20/07/2012. Summer School on Law and Logic, European University Institute and Harvard Law School. 25/07/2011 – 12/08/2011. Summer School in Management, London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Prizes and Grants

2011-2015. PhD Scholarship, Università di Pavia.

  1. I Premio Associazione Nazionale Pratiche Filosofiche,Le figure del pensiero, VI Edizione (National Association for Philosophical Practices, VI Edition, 1st Prize).

 

Publications:

 

Articles and Chapters:

Bonicalzi, S. (2015), “Libet-like experiments and the efficacy of the will”, in Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, Vol. 6, n. 1, pp. 130-144.

Bonicalzi, S. (2015), “Does Reductivist Event-causal Compatibilism Leave Anything out? Lynne Baker’s Reflective-Endorsement and the Bounds of the Traditional Analyses of Moral Responsibility”, in Phenomenology and Mind. Naturalism, the First-Person Perspective and the Embodied Mind, Vol. 7, pp. 128-135.

Bonicalzi, S. (2014), “Defining practical reasoning. Constructivism and Instrumental Reason”, in S. Bonicalzi, L. Caffo, and M. Sorgon, eds., Naturalism and Constructivism in Metaethics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle.

Bonicalzi, S. (2014), “Skepticism and Control”, in F. Bacchini, M. Dell’Utri, S. Caputo, eds., New Advances in Causation, Agency, and Moral Responsibility, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 144-164.

Bonicalzi, S. (2013), “Moral Responsibility beyond Classical Compatibilist and Incompatibilist Accounts”, in Prolegomena, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 21-41.

Bonicalzi, S. (2013), “La Montagna Dipinta” (“The Painted Mountain”), in Fata Morgana, Vol. 21, pp. 157-163.

Bonicalzi, S. (2011), “Umanità e alterità in Montaigne e nei moderni”, in Itinera. Rivista di Filosofia e di Teoria delle Arti, Università degli Studi di Milano, No. 1.

 

Reviews:

Bonicalzi, S. (2012), review of John Martin Fischer, Deep Control. Essays on Free Will and Value, in “Rivista di Storia della Filosofia”, N. 3, Milano, Franco Angeli, pp.: 643-646.

 

Edited volumes:

Bonicalzi, S., M. De Caro (2013), eds., “Free Will: Thirty points of view”, special issue of Methode. Analytic Perspectives, vol. 2, No 3.

Bonicalzi, S., L. Caffo, and M. Sorgon (2014), eds., Naturalism and Constructivism in Metaethics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle.

 

 

Talks:

14/05/2015. Free will skepticism and neuroscientific results, ‘Convegno Scientifico Internazionale di Neuroetica e II Congresso della Società italiana di Neuroetica – SINe’, University of Padova.

17/03/2015. Flickers of moral responsibility – battle of ideas and empirical constraints, ‘Reductionism and antireductionism about agency’ (University of Roma Tre).

03/09/2014 – 05/09/2014. Is event-causal compatibilism self-sufficient? Moral responsibility and the agential perspective, 11th National Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), ‘Philosophy, Analysis and Public Engagement’, University of L’Aquila.

28/08/2014 – 02/09/2014. Moral responsibility, agency and the skeptical challenge, Eight European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP8), University of Bucarest (accepted but not attended).

02/09/2014 – 03/09/2014, Presentation of the research project, XXIII Convegno nazionale dei dottorati di ricerca in filosofia, Fondazione Collegio San Carlo di Modena.

12/06/2014. I limiti del controllo. Internalismo ed esternalismo nel dibattito sulla responsabilità morale [The limits of control. Internalism and externalism in the debate on moral responsibility], Giornata di studi sul libero arbitrio e la responsabilità morale (Workshop on free will and moral responsibility), University of Pavia.

03/06/2014. Compatibilism, Agency and the First-Person Perspective, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

27/05/2014 – 28/05/2014. Moral responsibility, control and the skeptical challenge, OFA 10, University of Lisbon.

24/04/2014-25/04/2014. Free will, human agency and naturalism, Naturalistic Approaches to Action, Mind and Value, Department of Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Canada.

03/04/2013. L’arte è un’etica? Cinema ed esperienza morale [Cinema and moral experience], University of Trento.

09/15/2012. Strawsonian and Frankfurtian Approaches. Questions about new perspectives on moral responsibility, Le risposte della filosofia. Convegno per il ventennale della SIFA (SIFA Conference), Alghero.

 

Teaching Experience/Dissertation Supervision:

Tutor for the academic year 2015-2016. Philosophy of Science, Prof. Lorenzo Magnani, Università di Pavia.

Tutor for the academic year 2014-2015. Philosophy of Science, Prof. Lorenzo Magnani, Università di Pavia.

 

Organisation of Conferences and Workshops:

12/06/2014. Giornata di studi sul libero arbitrio e la responsabilità morale [Workshop on free will and moral responsibility], Università di Pavia.

2013-2014, Ph.D. Seminars, Università di Pavia

2011-2012, Ph.D. Seminars, Università di Pavia

06/14/2012, Organizing committee and chair Workshop on Ethics, Università di Milano.

 

 

Academic Professional Memberships

Member of SIFA (Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica – Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy).

Member of Labont (Laboratory for Ontology).

Member of SfiDo (Società filosofica dottorale – PhD students associations, University of Pavia).

Member of SINe (Società Italiana di Neuroetica e Filosofia delle Neuroscienze – Italian Society for Neuroethics).

 

Relevant Non-Academic Memberships

Member of Ordine dei Giornalisti della Lombardia (Order of Journalists of Lombardia).

 

Services to Profession:

Member of the editorial team of Methode. Analytic Perspectives.

Review editor of Relation. Beyond Anthropocentrism, Led.

February 2015. Social Media Management and Updates for Rai Filosofia – Zettel (Facebook page). Thematic session “Will”.

November 2012. Social Media Management and Updates for Rai Filosofia – Zettel (Facebook page). Thematic session “Free Will”.

 

Languages

Italian: mother tongue.

English: fluent.

French: basic.