Alvise Lagnerini

Ph.D. student of Katerina Ierodiakonou

I studied philosophy at the University 'Ca' Foscari' of Venice, where I developed a strong interest in ancient Greek philosophy.

I'm currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Geneva, being involved with the research project 'Theories of Cognition in the Aristotelian Commentators' (SNSF) directed by Prof. Katerina Ierodiakonou.

My Ph.D. dissertation revolves around the issue of concept formation. In particular, I investigate what the commentators of the late antiquity have to say about induction, experience, and the role assigned to the intellect in moving from particular to universal knowledge. Thus, my aim is to reconstruct the ancient developments on this issue in the Aristotelian tradition.