Stefano Caputo

Born: Palermo, 25.10.1969
Address: University of Sassari, Department Economy, Institutions and Society, Piazza Università 11, 07100 Sassari.
Tel: +39079228948
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Email: stefano.caputo@labont.it, scaputo@uniss.it

Affiliation

University of Sassari
Email: scaputo@uniss.it; caputostefanoo@gmail.com

Position
Fixed-term Lecturer (Rtd A)

Membership in Research Groups
Member of Labont (Laboratory of Ontology), Turin.
Member of LLC (Centre for Logic, Language and Cognition), Turin.

Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

Areas of Competence
Philosophy of language, Methaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy.

Current Research
Theories of truth; truth and factually-defective discourse; truth-relativism; grounding relations and metaphysical explanations; philosophycal analysis.

Qualifications
17-10- 2014 – National Academic Qualification (ASN) as Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Language (“professore di seconda fascia”).
05-­‐09-­‐2000–Qualification as Teacher of History and Philosophy in the Secondary School.

Education
1999 – 2003: Ph.D. in Philosophy of Language, University of Eastern Piedmont (Vercelli), Dissertation: Truthmakers, Supervisor, Prof. Diego Marconi, Examinatory Board: Prof. Kevin Mulligan, Prof. Marco Santambrogio, Prof. Gianfranco Soldati

1998-1999: Visiting Student at University Sorbonne (Paris IV) and Crea (Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée).

1997: B.A., University of Turin, Dissertation: Pratiche e soggettività. La filosofia di Michel Foucault fra fenomenologia e psicologia [Practices and Subjectivity. The Philosophy of Michel Foucault between Psychology and Phenomenology], (Supervisor, Prof. Gianni Vattimo).

Grants

2009-2012: Research-Grant, University of Sassari

2000-2004: four-years PhD Grant, University of Eastern Piedmont

2000 Grant for the International Summer School of Analytic Philosophy (Parma, Italy).

1999 One-year Grant for Research and Teaching Support, University of Turin

1998 Grant for the International Summer School of Analytic Philosophy (Bertinoro, Italy)

1998 One-year Grant for Specialization Studies Abroad, University of Turin (I spent one year as a visiting student in Paris

1997 One-year Grant for Research and Teaching Support, University of Turin.

Publications
In English

Articles and Book’s Chapters

• “A pleas for Antirealism about Grounding” (Under submission).

• 2014, “Introduction.Ten Trips Around the Conceptual Galaxy of the Otherness” (with Massimo Dell’Utri),in: Dell’Utri M., Caputo S. (eds.) The Other(s), Rivista di Estetica, 56, pp.3-­‐12.

• 2012, “Three Dilemmas for Alethic Functionalism”, The Philosophical Quarterly, vol.62, pp. 853-­‐861.

• “Language” (with C. Barbero), in: Andina T. (ed.), Bridging the Analytical Continental Divide, pp. 65-­‐107, Leiden-­‐Boston,

• 2014, “Introduction” (with Fabio Bacchini and Massimo Dell’Utri),in: Bacchini F., Caputo S., Dell’Utri M. (eds.),NewFrontiers in Truth, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.7-­‐14.

• 2014, “Introductory Note” (with Fabio Bacchini and Massimo Dell’Utri), in: Bacchini F., Caputo S., Dell’Utri M. (eds.), Metaphysics and Ontology without Myths, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 7-­‐9.

• 2014, “Introduction” (withFabio Bacchini and Massimo Dell’Utri), in: BacchiniF., Caputo S., Dell’Utri M. (eds.), New Advances in Causation Agency and Moral Responsibility, Cambridge Scholars Publisher, pp.7-­‐12.

• 2013, “The Dependence of Truth in Being: Is there a Problem for Minimalism?”, in:.Hoeltje M., Schnieder B.,Steinberg A,(eds.): The Varieties of Dependence, Munich: Philosophia Verlag, pp.297-­‐324.

• 2007, “Truth-­‐making: What It Is Not and What It Could Be”, in: Monnoyer J.M. (ed.) Metaphysics and Truthmakers, Ontos Verlag, pp.275-­‐311.

• 2005 “Review of “Giorgio Volpe, Teorie della verità (Theories of Truth)”, Franco Angeli, Milano, Dialectica, 63, pp. 106-­‐10. [Book’s Review]

Edited Volumes

• 2014, The Other(s), (with Massimo dell’Utri), (Special Issue of Rivista di Estetica, 56).

• 2014, New Frontiers in Truth, (with Fabio Bacchini and Massimo dell’Utri), Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

• 2014, Metaphysics and Ontology without Myths, (with Fabio Bacchini and Massimo Dell’Utri), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

• 2014, New Advances in Causation Agency and Moral Responsibility, (with Fabio Bacchini and Massimo Dell’Utri), Cambridge Scholars Publisher.

• 2007 “Truth-making: What It Is Not and What It Could Be”, in Monnoyer J.M. (ed.,) Metaphysics and Truthmakers, Ontos Verlag, Munich, pp. 275-311.

In Italian
Books
• 2018 (forthcoming), Significato. Dalla filosofia analitica alle scienze cognitive, Carocci, Roma (with Carola Barbero)”

• 2015 Verità, Biblioteca essenziale, Laterza, Roma-Bari
2014 “Language” (with C. Barbero), in Andina T. (ed.), Bridging the Analytical Continental Divide, Brill, pp. 65-107, Leiden-Boston, 2014 (english translation of Caputo, Barbero, 2012).

• 2014 “Introduction” (with Fabio Bacchini and Massimo Dell’Utri), in Bacchini F., Caputo S., Dell’Utri M. (eds.), New Frontiers in Truth, Cambridge Scholars Publishing,pp. 7-14.

• 2014 “Introductory Note” (with Fabio Bacchini e Massimo Dell’Utri), in Bacchini F., Caputo S., Dell’Utri M. (eds.), Realism and Ontology without Myths, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 7-9.

• 2014 “Introduction” (with Fabio Bacchini e Massimo Dell’Utri), in Bacchini F., Caputo S., Dell’Utri M. (eds.), New Advances in Causation Agency and Moral Responsibility, Cambridge Scholars Publisher, pp. 7-12.

• 2013 “The Dependence of Truth on Being: Is there a Problem for Minimalism? ”, in Hoeltje M., Schnieder B., Steinberg A. (eds.), The Varieties of Dependence,Philosophia Verlag, Munich, pp. 297-324.

Articles and Book’s Chapters

• 2016 “Le due verità”, Rivista di Estetica, 63, pp. 178-­‐187.

• 2015 “Realtà e rappresentazione. L’antirealismo costruttivista al di fuori del postmoderno”, in Rivista di Estetica, 60, pp. 43-53.

• 2015 “Dialogo sui valori e sulla verità” (with V. Mura), in Sau R. (ed.), La politica. Categorie in questione, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp. 25-50.

• 2012 “Linguaggio” (with C. Barbero), in T. Andina (ed.), Filosofia contemporanea, Carocci, Roma, pp. 93-142.

• 2011 “I Fattori di verità”, Aphex. Portale italiano di filosofia analitica, http://www.aphex.it/index.php?Temi=557D030122027403210005767773

• 2010 “La verità nel XXI secolo”, in Carrara M., Morato V. (eds.), Verità. Bollettino della Società italiana di filosofia analitica, Mimesis, Milano, pp. 3-57.

• 2008 “Verità e fattori di verità”, in Ferraris M. (ed.), Storia dell’ontologia, Bompiani, Milano, pp. 601-621.

• 2005 Fattori di verità, Edizioni Albo Versorio, Milano.

• 2004 “Cose e Fatti”, (with Francesco Martinello), in Rivista di Estetica, 25,pp. 15-48.

• 2001 “Frege e Husserl: due ontologie del significato”, in Rivista di Estetica, 17,pp. 37-64.

Reviews

• 2011 “Gillian Russell, Truth in virtue of meaning. A defence of the analytic/synthetic distinction, Oxford University Press, Oxford-New York, 2008”, in Davies R. (ed.), Analisi, Bollettino della Società italiana di filosofia analitica, Mimesis, Milano.

• 2010 “A. Iacona, L’argomentazione, Nuova edizione, Einaudi, Torino, 2010”, Philosophical News, 1, p. 153, http://www.philosophicalnews.com/pdf/22.pdf.

• 2009 “Giorgio Volpe, Teorie della Verità, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2005″, , Dialectica, vol. 63, pp. 106-110

• 2007 “D. Davidson, Sulla verità, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2006”, Rivista di Filosofia, 2007, pp. 165-166.

• 2003 “A. Iacona,, Propositions, Einaudi, Torino, 2003”, Rivista di Estetica, 23, 2003, pp. 240-241

Talks and Conferences

• “Le teorie embodied del significato alla prova della verità”, XXII Convegno nazionale della Società italiana di filosofia del linguaggio, Bologna, 19-­‐21 Jan.2017.

• “Analytic Explanations: a Pleas for Antirealism about Grounding”, XXII Italian Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, Pistoia 5-­‐7 Sept. 2016.

• “Che cos’è la verità?”, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, 15 Mar. 2016.

• “Verità”, Università di Palermo, 6 Nov. 2015.

• “Due problemi per il funzionalismo aletico”, Seminar “Il pluralismo aletico”, Università di Bologna, 3 Dec. 2014 (invited speaker).

• “Verità, realismo e ambiti di discorso non fattuali”, Conference Realtà, verità, rappresentazione, Università di Cagliari, 5-7 June 2013, (invited speaker).

• Presentation of the book “Filosofia Contemporanea” (ed. by Tiziana Andina), 11 Apr. 2013, Università di Sassari.

• “Why … because …? The ground of grounding”, III PERSP Metaphysics Workshop, València, 14-15 Sept. 2012, (invited speaker).

• “Against Alethic Functionalism”, Ecap 7: Seventh European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Milano 1-6 Sept. 2011.

• “Cetto Laqualunque e il relativismo morale”, Lost in Translation II – L’Altro, Sassari 15-18 Mar. 2011.

• “Are there Any Austinian Propositions?” (with Giuliano Torrengo), Sifa (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy) National Conference Padova, 23-25 Sept. 2010.

• “Is the Dependence of Truth on Being Really a Problem for Deflationism?” Workshop “Nothing But the Truth”, Berlin, 12-13 Aug. 2010, (invited speaker).

• “Explanatory Asymmetry and the Theory of Truth”, Conference Sopha (Societé Francophone de Philosophie Analitique), Geneve, Sept. 2009.

• “Deflationism and Explanatory Asymmetry”, Sifa (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy) National Conference, Bergamo, Sept. 2008.

• “Do We Really Need an Ontological Ground?”, Colloque International Gustav Bergmann, Aix en Provence, 9-11 Dec. 2006 (invited speaker).

• “What Truth-Making could be”, 5th ESAP Conference (European Society of Analytic Philosophy), Lisbon, Aug. 2005.

• “Cosa potrebbe essere il rendere vero?”, Sifa (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy) National Conference, Genova, Sept. 2004.

• “Verità e fattori di verità”, National PhD Conference, Reggio Emilia, Dec. 2002.

Conference Organization

• Truth: Deflationism and Beyond, Alghero 22-23 September, 2016.

• Grounding Grounding, Alghero, 14-15 ottobre, 2016.

• SIFA (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy) Midterm Conference “Truth and Persuasion”, Sassari, 24-26 settembre 2015.

• Xth Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy “The Answers of Philosophy” (Alghero, 12-15 settembre 2012).

Participation to funded Research Programs

• Modelli e inferenze nella scienza. Aspetti logici, epistemologici e cognitivi (Models and Inferences in Science. Logical, Epistemological and Cognitive Aspects). (Prin), funded by: Ministero dell’Università e delle ricerca scientifica; duration: 2012-2014; national coordinator: prof. Lorenzo Magnani; Sassari’s unit coordinator: prof. Fabio Bacchini.

• Aspetti della Verità (Aspects of Truth) (Prin), funded by: Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica; duration: 2008-2010; coordinatore: prof. Diego Marconi.

• Canone ontologico. Un approccio integrato all’organizzazione della conoscenza (Ontological Canon. An Integrated Approach to Knowledge Organization) (Prin); funded by: Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica; durata: 2004-2006; coordinator: prof. Maurizio Ferraris.

• Project Title: Proprietà intellettuale: proprietà di oggetti, proprietà di idee (Intellectual Property: Property of Objects and Property of Ideas) (PRIN); funded by: Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica; duration: 2002-2004; coordinator: prof. Maurizio Ferraris.

Teaching

from 2010-2011 to 2015-16

• Fixed-term Professor of Theory of Languages at University of Sassari

2011-12; 2012-13
• Post-graduate courses on “Truth and Philosophical Analyses”, Phd Program in Social Sciences, University of Sassari.

2009-2010:
• Fixed-term Professor of History of Philosophy (of Mind) at University of Turin
• Post-graduate courses on “What is Relativism”, Phd Program in Social Sciences, University of Sassari.

2008-2009:
– Fixed-term Professor of Logic at University of Eastern Piedmont (Vercelli)
– Fixed-term Professor of Cognitive Pragmatics at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

2007-2008:
– Fixed-term Professor of Logic at University of Eastern Piedmont (Vercelli)

2006-2007:
• Fixed-term Professor of Semiotics at University of Parma
• Fixed-term Professor of Logic at University of Eastern Piedmont (Vercelli)

2005-2006:
• Fixed-term Professor of Logic at University of Eastern Piedmont (Vercelli)

1998-2003:
• Seminars at the University of Turin on: Edmund Husserl’s “Logical Investigations” and “Experience and Judgement”; Theory of Truth; Formal Ontology.

Languages
English, French, German.