Professeur Ordinaire de philosophie antique
I took my first degree at the University of Firenze (Italy) in 1988. I then took my doctorate at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy) in 1992. After a brief period of research at St John's College, Oxford, I became Lecturer (1992) and then Senior Lecturer (1998) at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Edinburgh. In 2002 I was elected Herbert Nicholas Fellow in Classical Philosophy at New College, Oxford, a position I held until I moved to Geneva in 2011. My main area of research is Philosophy of Language, Logic, and Ontology in classical antiquity (mainly Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics). I like to ask modern philosophical questions to ancient authors and work out their answers, or the answers they are committed to, on the basis of a scrupulous application of philological tools.
Here is the complete list of my publications (.pdf).
- Plato's Account of Falsehood: A Study of the Sophist, Cambridge (CUP) forthcoming.
- Aristotle on Truth, Cambridge (CUP) 2004.
- ‘Aristotle on the Truth of Utterances’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 17 (1999), pp. 37–56.
- ‘ALLODOCIA’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 80 (1998), pp. 1–29.
- ‘Indefinite Propositions and Anaphora in Stoic Logic’,Phronesis, 39 (1994), pp. 187–206.
- ‘The Stoic Analysis of Tense and of Plural Propositions in Sextus Empiricus, Adversus Mathematicos X 99’, Classical Quarterly, 44 (1994), pp. 490–499.
- ‘Plato’s Sophist and Semantic Fragmentation’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 75 (1993), pp. 71–74.