MyExperience Molise

"The Creative Gesture"

International and Interdisciplinary Symposium

University of Molise, Campobasso (Italy)

28 - 29 - 30 May 2024

Invited Speakers

Guido Baggio

Roma Tre University

Guido Baggio is an Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Communication, and Performing Arts at Roma Tre University and director of the Inter-University Research Center for “Pragmatismo, Costruzione dei saperi e formazione.” He is the author of The Bio- Social Mind. Philosophy and Psychology in G.H. Mead (2015), Out of Price. Lyotard Beyond Postmodernism (2016), and Philosophy and Pathology in D.F. Wallace (2022). He edits the Multilingual section of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy. He is the guest editor of the special issue on Pragmatism and Enactivism for the Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (2024). He edited, together with Fausto Caruana, Andrea Parravicini, and Marco Viola, the anthology Emotions. From Darwin to Pragmatism (2020) and with Gabriele Quinzi the collective volumes Thinking Affectivity (2021) and Empathy between Theory and Clinic (2023). He is also the author of various contributions on pragmatism, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science, and philosophy and literature.

Andrea Carbone

Sapienza University of Rome

Andrea Carbone is an Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the Department of Juridical Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome. He holds a PhD in Administrative Law (Sapienza), a PGDip in Public Law (London) and a Magister Juris degree (Sapienza). He is the author of several books, including Potere e situazioni soggettive nel diritto amministrativo, voll. I, II-1 and II-2 (Torino, Giappichelli, 2020, 2022 and publishing in 2023), and of numerous scientific papers and editorships, including the co-edition of Concetti tradizionali del diritto amministrativo e loro evoluzione (Napoli, Jovene, 2020). He is co-founder and co-director of the academic group Laboratorio di diritto amministrativo, and co-editor of the related volume series Dialoghi di diritto amministrativo. Member of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) since 2016, Visiting Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg, in 2016, 2018 and 2023, invited speaker at the Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung, Speyer, 2019, he has been admitted as Chercheur invité at Paris II-Panthéon Assas for 2024. His main fields of expertise are Public Law and General Theory of Procedural Law.

Antonis Iliopoulos

Oxford University’s School of Archaeology

Antonis Iliopoulos is a Research Associate at Oxford University’s School of Archaeology. He holds an HBSc in forensic anthropology (U Toronto), an MPhil in human evolution (Cantab), and a DPhil in cognitive archaeology (Oxon). His research focuses on the co-evolution of material signification and human cognition, placing an emphasis on the role of early body ornaments in the origins of our capacity for symbolism. As a postdoctoral research fellow on ERC project HANDMADE, he has also studied the creative variety of gesture as encountered in pottery workshops all across Greece. Papers of his have been published by Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Philosophy and Technology, Punctum, Quaternary International, Semiotica, and Signs and Society. Currently, he is in the process of finalizing his first monograph, entitled “Early Body Ornaments and the Origins of our Semiotic Mind,” for the Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics.

Giovanni Maddalena

University of Molise

Giovanni Maddalena is a Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Molise. He works on American Philosophy, especially focusing on Charles S. Peirce and classic pragmatists. He is the author of many books and more than one hundred scientific articles. Fulbright Research Scholar (2010), Professeur Invité at École Normale Supérieure (2015), invited professor at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Santa Fe (Argentina), he proposed a new paradigm of reasoning in The Philosophy of Gesture. Completing Pragmatists' Incomplete Revolution (2015), and La filosofia del gesto (2021). He is co-editor (with Fabio Ferrucci, Michela Bella, and Matteo Santarelli) of Contemporary Studies in Gestures (forthcoming in 2024). He is the author of Il pensiero di Vasilij Grossman (2023) and co-author (with Guido Gili) of The History and Theory of Post-truth Communication (2020). He is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of American Thought (IUPUI, Indianapolis) and a Member of the scientific board of the Philosophy Department at École Normale Supérieure (Paris). He is co-founder and executive editor of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, co-founder and former president of the Associazione Pragma, and co-founder and director of the Vasily Grossman Study Center. He directs the series Biblioteca del Leonardo at Editore Carabba.

Núria Sara Miras Boronat

University of Barcelona

Núria Sara Miras Boronat is an Associate Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy and Head of the Gender Equality Office at the University of Barcelona. Her most recent book Filòsofes de la contemporaneïtat (2023) is devoted to women political philosophers: Jane Addams, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Judith Shklar, Angela Davis, Audre Lorde, and Vandana Shiva. In addition, she has co-edited (with Michela Bella) Women in Pragmatism: Past, Present, and Future (2022) and contributed chapters to The Oxford Handbook of Jane Addams (2023) and The Routledge Companion to Pragmatism (2023). Together with Just Serrano, she edits the Spanish and Catalan section for the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy’s multilingual board and is the co-founder, with Chiara Ambrosio, of the Women in Pragmatism Network. She has also edited the first translation of Jane Addams into Catalan (Democràcia i ètica social, 2022).

Arvi Särkelä

ETH Zürich

Arvi Särkelä is a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich and Associate Professor (Privatdozent) at the University of Lucerne and Tampere University. He is the author of Vicious Circles (forthcoming) and Immanente Kritik und soziales Leben (2018), books gesturing at new possibilities of creative social critique. With Martin Hartmann he edited the recent book Naturalism and Social Philosophy (2023) and with Axel Honneth the German edition of Dewey’s lectures in China (Dewey, Sozialphilosophie, 2019). In research, he focuses on the history of philosophy, social philosophy and the philosophy of culture. He has published many articles on Adorno, Wittgenstein, Dewey, Nietzsche and Hegel as well as on the idea of social pathology and the role of metaphors in philosophy.



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