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DILEF Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia

Gabriele Ferretti

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Assegnista di ricerca
M-FIL/01 – Filosofia teoretica

 

Indirizzo

Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
Via Bolognese 52
50139 Firenze

 

Contatti

gabriele.ferrettiatunifi.it

 

Research Activity

My main research interest is vision.
In particular, I am interested in the following topics:

  • Picture Perception
  • The Relationship between Vision, Action and the Motoric
  • Visual Feeling of Presence
  • Visual Object Recognition
  • Molyneux’s Question
  • Visual and Motor Imagery
  • Visual Phenomenology
  • The Relationship between Vision and Emotions
  • The Philosophical Investigation concerning Modeling in Visual Neurorobotics
  • The Interface Problem

 

Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Perception.
Area of competence: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, History of Philosophy.

 

Notes

 

Education
2016

  • Ph.D. Philosophy of Mind, Department of Philosophy, Centre for Philosophical Psychology – Research Group: Between Perception and Action, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Ph.D. Complexity Science, DiSPeA (Department of Pure and Applied Science), University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
    Ph.D. Dissertation: Joint Doctoral Program – Title: Perception, Action and Neuroscience
    Supervisors: University of Antwerp: Bence Nanay - University of Urbino: Mario Alai
    Committee:
    Professor Pierre Jacob (Institut Jean Nicod, Department of Philosophy)
    Professor Corrado Sinigaglia (University of Milan, Department of Philosophy)
    Professor Riccardo Cuppini (University of Urbino, Department of Biomolecular Science)

2012

  • M.A. Philosophy (D’Annunzio University of Chieti and Pescara, Department of Philosophy)
    Thesis: Neurophenomenology: A study in Consciousness and Cognition with a possible Approach to the Morphogenesis of Mathematical Structures
    110/110 Cum Laude

 

Previous appointments

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, DiSPeA (Department of Pure and Applied Science) – Philosophy Group. Research Fellowship for the project: Visual Perception in Action – Cofunded by the Franco and Marilisa Caligara Fellowship for the high interdisciplinary research.

 

Visitings

  • 13/09/2017 – 27/09/2017 Ruhr University Bochum, Department of Philosophy II – Center for Mind, Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Evolution – collaboration with Professor Albert Newen

 

Publications

  • Forthcoming. "Molyneux's Question and the History of Philosophy" (with B. Glenney), Routledge, (Book) (Under Contract)
  • Forthcoming.  “Can we Rationally Talk about Pictorial Action Possibilities?” (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani), Isonomia.
  • Forthcoming. "Perceiving Surfaces (and What They Depict)",  in "The Senses and the History of Philosophy", edited by B. Glenney and J.F. Silva, Routledge
  • Forthcoming. "Molyneux’s Puzzle: Philosophical, Biological and Experimental Aspects of an Open Problem". Aphex, Open Problems.
  • Forthcoming. “The Nature of Pictorial Representations”. Phenomenology and Mind.
  • Forthcoming. “Can our Robots rely on an Emotionally Charged Vision-for-Action? An Embodied Model for Neurorobotics” (with Eris Chinellato), in Vallverdú J., and Müller V.C. (Eds.) “Blended Cognition. The Robotic Challenge” Springer Verlag.
  • 2018. The Neural Dynamics of Seeing-In. Erkenntnis, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-018-0060-2
  • 2018. (Book). Vedere e Agire (*Seeing and Acting). (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani). Editrice Il Mulino.
  • 2018. “Solving the Interface Problem without Translation: the Same Format Thesis”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, DOI: 10.1111/papq.12243 (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani)
  • 2018. “The Nature of Pictorial Representations”. Phenomenology and Mind, 14, pp. 136-144, DOI: 10.13128/Phe_Mi-23631.
  • 2017. “Are Pictures Peculiar Objects of Perception?”, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 3 (3), pp. 372–393. DOI. 10.1017/apa.2017.28.
  • 2017. “Two Visual Systems in Molyneux Subjects”, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 17(4): 643-679. DOI. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-017-9533-z
  • 2017. “Pictures, Emotions, and the Dorsal/Ventral account of Picture Perception”, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 8 (3), 595-616, DOI 10.1007/s13164-017-0330-y.
  • 2016. “Semantic and Pragmatic Integration in Vision for Action” (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani), Consciousness and Cognition, 48, 40–54 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.10.009
  • 2016. “Visual Feeling of Presence”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, DOI: 10.1111/papq.12170.
  • 2016. “Through the Forest of Motor Representations”. Consciousness and Cognition, 43, 177-196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.05.013
  • 2016. “Neurophysiological States and Perceptual Representations: The case of Action Properties detected by the Ventro-Dorsal Visual Stream”. In Magnani L. and Casadio C. (Eds.), Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics. Vol. 27. Springer, Cham, pp. 179-203.
  • 2016. “Pictures, Action Properties and Motor Related Effects”. Synthese, Special Issue: Neuroscience and Its Philosophy, 193(12), 3787-3817, DOI 10.1007/s11229-016-1097-x.
  • 2016. “Enactivism, Representations and Canonical Neurons”, (with Mario Alai), Argumenta, 1 (2).
  • 2016. “Enattivismo Sensomotorio” (Sensorimotor Enactivism), Aphex. Giornale Italiano di Filosofia Analitica, 13.
  • 2015. “Il Cognitivismo Classico” (Classical Cognitivism), Nuova Secondaria, pp. 27-30, 1 Settembre.

 

Proceedings

  • 2016. Is our Visual System a Modular Device? The Case of Vision for Action (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani). Proceedings of the AISC (Italian Association for Cognitive Science) International Conference for Cognitive Sciences, University of Turin. “Mind the Gap: Brain, Cognition and Society - 13th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences”. ISBN: 978-88-7590-104-2.
    http://www.collane.unito.it/oa/items/show/10
  • 2014. Is Knowing-How reducible to Knowing-That? Cognitive Neuroscience Knows (the Irreducibility of Knowing) How. Visuomotor Skills before Knowledge and Motor Intentions to Φ. Proceedings of the AISC (Italian Association for Cognitive Science) International Conference for Cognitive Sciences, University of Rome 3. In Corpi, Strumenti e Cognizione. Atti dell’undicesimo convegno annuale dell’associazione italiana di scienze cognitive. (Eds.) Cruciani M. e A. Rega. Neascience, neuroscienze psicologia e riabilitazione. Anno 1, Vol. 5. Issn22826009.
    https://issuu.com/neascience/docs/atti_aisc_2014

 

Fellowships

  • 2016/2017 – Franco and Marilisa Caligara Foundation for the high interdisciplinary training. Co-funding for the research project: Visual Perception in Action.
  • 2015/2016 – Six-Month Doctoral Fellowship, University of Antwerp.
  • 2015/2016 – Eighteen-Month Doctoral Fellowship, University of Antwerp, declined (for bureaucratic reasons related to the Joint Ph.D.).
  • 2012/2013 - Three-year Doctoral Fellowship, University of Urbino Carlo Bo.
  • 2011/2012 - Remission of University Fees thanks to outstanding results in education, University of Chieti and Pescara G. D’Annunzio.
  • 2009/2010 - Remission of University Fees thanks to outstanding results in education, University of Chieti and Pescara G. D’Annunzio.

 

Teaching

  • Fall 2017: Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science – MA: Philosophy, Department of Pure and Applied Science, University of Urbino Carlo Bo 
  • Fall 2016: Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science – MA: Philosophy, Department of Pure and Applied Science, University of Urbino Carlo Bo 

 

Peer reviewed Conference presentations (Selected)

2018

  • 18/12. The Motoric Component of Pictorial Experience. AISC (Italian Association for Cognitive Science), University of Pavia.
  • 4/12. Dip it before you eat it! Recipes and Affordances. University of Milan. (with Andrea Borghini)
  • 23/11. The Architecture of Recipes: Instructions for Use. University of Florence. (with Andrea Borghini)
  • 17/11. Why the Pictorial needs the Motoric. Depiction, Pictorial Experience and Vision Science Conference. University of Glasgow.
  • 13/9. Pictures, Holes, and Shadows: What Would Molyneux Do? (with Brian Glenney). ESPP, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. University of Rijeka, Croatia.
  • 13/9. Motor Mediators (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani). ESPP, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. University of Rijeka, Croatia.
  • 6/9. Why the Pictorial Needs the Motoric. Sifa, Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara. 
  • 6/9. How the Propositional and the Motoric come together (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani). Sifa, Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara. 
  • 6/9. Philosophy and Neuroscience: A Roundtrip (with Marco Viola). Sifa, Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara.
  • 8/7 - Seeing Entities without Seeing N-Entities (with Francesco Marchi). Open Session of the Aristotelian Society. University of Oxford.
  • 17/5 - Philosophy and Neuroscience: a Roundtrip (with Marco Viola). The Italian Society for Neuroethics. Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
  • 18/4 - A Philosophical Puzzle concerning Vision and Blindness, University of Pavia
  • 28/3 – Molyneux’s Miracle: Experimental, Biological and Conceptual Issues, University of Urbino Carlo Bo. Workshop: Molyneux’s Question between Philosophy of Perception and Neuroscience.

 

2017

  • 14/12 - Philosophy and Neuroscience: a Roundtrip (with Marco Viola). AISC (Italian Association for Cognitive Science) International Conference for Cognitive Sciences, University of Bologna. Finalist for the Prize 'Best Paper AISC 2017'.
  • 15/12 - Interface Without Translation (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani). AISC (Italian Association for Cognitive Science) International Conference for Cognitive Sciences, University of Bologna.
  • 6/12/2016 (Seminar) Molyneux’s Puzzle in the light of (contemporary) Vision Science - Department of Biomolecular Science, M.A. - Motor Science – Teaching: Neurophysiology
  • 23/09 - An Action-Based Theory of Picture Perception. Forth Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of Language and Mind, Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 22/6 - Is there a Pictorial Motor World? The case of Pictorial Action Properties. Silfs, International Conference for Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Bologna.
  • 23/5 - The Nature of Pictorial Representations. San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy 2017 (SRSSP 2017), Milan. Perception and Aesthetic Experience. Starting from Noe’s Strange Tools. Art and Human Nature.
  • 19/5 - Do Pictures Afford Action? Italian Society for Neuroethics and Philosophy of Neuroscience, University of Padova
  • 6/4. Visuomotor Habits. Conference: The Pragmatist Turn and Embodied Cognition: Habit and Experience at the crossroads between Pragmatism, Neurosciences, and Social Ontology. European Pragmatism Association. Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology. University of Parma, Italy
  • 17/1 Visual Representations in Action. Lunch-Time Seminar, Neurophilosophy Research Group, University of Milan

 

2016

  • 6/12/2016 (Seminar) Molyneux’s Puzzle in the light of (contemporary) Vision Science - Department of Biomolecular Science, M.A. - Motor Science – Teaching: Neurophysiology
  • 24/11 Is our Visual System a Modular Device? The Case of Vision for Action (with Silvano Zipoli Caiani). AISC (Italian Association for Cognitive Science) International Conference for Cognitive Sciences, University of Turin.
  • 6/9 Action and Pictures, Sifa, International Conference for Analytic Philosophy, Pistoia.
  • 18/5 Mixing Visuo-Motor and Visuo-Affective Representations in a Robotic Brain: A Case Study concerning Embodied Vision in Neurorobotics, Italian Society for Neuroethics and Philosophy of Neuroscience, University of Padova
  • 12/4  Through the Forest of Motor Representations - Workshop: The Neuroscientific Turn in the Philosophy of Mind, University of Urbino

 

2015

  • 02/07 An Extension of the Dorsal/Ventral Account of Picture Perception: Action Properties, Motor Related Effects and the Ventro-Dorsal Stream, Workshop: Cognition, Models and Rationality between Science and Philosophy, University of Urbino.
  • 27/06 Is Affordance Perception a Cognitive Bet? What Motor Neuroscience can tell us about Abductions, Visuomotor Representations and Ecological Semiosis. Conference on Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology - Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues – Computational and Applied Philosophy. Sestri Levante, Italy, University of Pavia, Centro Congressi Mediaterraneo.
  • 08/05 Pictures, Action Properties and Motor Related Effects Antwerpen University. Ph.D. Seminar, Research Group - Between Perception and Action, Centre for Philosophical Psychology.

 

2014

  • 03/12 Is Knowing-How reducible to Knowing-That? Cognitive Neuroscience Knows (the Irreducibility of Knowing) How. Visuomotor Skills before Knowledge and Motor Intentions to Φ. AISC International Conference for Cognitive Sciences, University of Rome 3.
  • 25/09 Between Philosophy and Neuroscience, Disbef Seminar, University of Urbino.
  • 17/09 How to be a Moderate Enactivist: Knowing-How and Visuomotor Representations, ESPP, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Messina, Noto. 
  • 5/09 Reframing Embodiment: Knowing-How, Visuomotor Representations and Goals for Actions, Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Annual Conference, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
  • 3/09 Do we really need to be Radical Enactivists to explain Perception in Action? Sifa, International Conference for Analytic Philosophy, University of L’Aquila.
  • 31/08 Do we really need to be Radical Enactivists to explain Perception in Action? ECAP, European Conference for Analytic Philosophy, University of Bucharest.
  • 19/06 Perception without Representation. Can Enactivism really reject Representations? Silfs, International Conference for Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Rome 3.
  • 04/06 Perception in Action: Radicality in Cognition and How to Resist It, Disbef Seminar, University of Urbino.

 

2013

  • 18/09 Externalism, Enactive Approach and Canonical Neurons, Sifa, Italian Conference for Analytic Philosophy, University of Cagliari.
  • 16/09 Marr, Gibson and Motor Neuroscience. Disbef Seminar, University of Urbino.
  • 14/09 Externalism, Enactive Approach and Canonical Neurons, Salzburg Conference for Analytic Philosophy, University of Salzburg.
  • 31/05 Neurophenomenology and Mirror Phenomena, Silfs, Italian Conference for Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Urbino.

                                                                                               

 

 
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