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Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology (2020/2021)


Phenomenology (2019/2020)


Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (2019/2020)


Critical Thinking (2018/2019)


I completed my BA in Philosophy in 2015, and my MA in Philosophy in 2017 both at the University of Pavia and IUSS (University School for Advanced Studies), and a post-graduate specialization course in cultural sciences in 2018 at Fondazione Collegio San Carlo (Modena).

My research is funded by the School of Social Sciences (maintenance stipend) and the AHRC (tuition waiver).

Research interests

My research focuses on the problem of the direct object of perception. My aim is to develop a new argument defending our intuitive view that ordinary objects (tri-dimensional objects) are the objects of perception, by refuting the idea that we can only be aware of some sides of them at a time.

I will show that the argument above stems from an abstract and oversimplified conception of perceptual experience; namely, that it consists of a series of “static” images. My claim is that this model of temporal consciousness is phenomenologically inadequate, as in experience we are never aware of static elements. By adopting a retentional theory of time consciousness, I will argue that perceptual experience does not include the “primal impression” only, but a series of past retained impressions and of anticipated ones as well, thus providing evidence in support of the idea that the direct object of perception is nonetheless constituted in this continuum of experiences.

In my research, I hope to establish a productive collaboration between the phenomenological (mainly Husserlian) and the analytical tradition, by making a serious effort to overcome the terminological and conceptual barrier between the two.

Activities and esteem


‘What’s So Naïve About Naïve Realism?’

  • 1st International Conference ‘Contemporary Philosophical Issues’ – University of Rijeka, January 2021.

‘Seeing Opaque Objects and Seeing Surfaces: a Phenomenological Account’

  • 9th Meeting of the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy – University of Valencia, November 2019;
  • PhD Seminar – The University of Manchester, May 2019;
  • Northern Phenomenology Network – University of York, May 2019;
  • 4th Belgrade Graduate Conference in Philosophy – University of Belgrade, May 2019.

‘Descartes and Epistemological Scepticism’

  • Academic Talks – St. John’s College (Cambridge) and Ghislieri College (Pavia), May 2016.


Organised Events

Member of the Organising Committee of the BPPA Annual Conference on 'Radical Philosophy' (November 2020).

Member of the Organising Committee of the conference series 'Philosophy and Science' (October 2015 - May 2016).

Member of the Organising Committee of the conference series 'Philosophy and Literature' (October 2014 - January 2015).

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies (IUSS)

1 Oct 201520 Nov 2018

Award Date: 20 Nov 2018

Post-graduate Specialization in Cultural Sciences, Fondazione Collegio San Carlo - Scuola di Alti Studi

1 Feb 201830 Jun 2018

Award Date: 30 Jun 2018

Master of Philosophy, Husserl e lo scetticismo, Universita Degli Studi di Pavia

1 Oct 201529 Sep 2017

Award Date: 29 Sep 2017

Bachelor of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies (IUSS)

1 Oct 20121 Apr 2016

Award Date: 1 Apr 2016

Bachelor of Philosophy, Epistemologia e filosofia della scienza in Alfred North Whitehead, Universita Degli Studi di Pavia

1 Oct 201217 Sep 2015

Award Date: 17 Sep 2015

Areas of expertise

  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Phenomenology
  • Perception
  • Time-consciousness
  • Epistemology
  • Scepticism


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