Massimiliano Vignolo

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Short CV

1997 Master Degree in Philosophy, University of Genoa, Italy
1998-99 Diplôme d'Études Superiéures, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2001/2 Visiting student at the University of Stanford, USA
2004 PhD in Philosophy of Language, University of Eastern Piedmont
Current position:
Associate Professor in Philosophy of Language, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa, Italy
Research areas:
Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Methodology of Philosophy

List of publications

Authored books:
- Afferrare Pensieri, Carocci, Roma, 2001
- Use against Scepticism, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, 2009
- with M. Frixione, and S. Iaquinto, Introduzione alle Logiche Modali, Laterza, Roma, 2016
- with M. Frixione, Filosofia del Linguaggio, Mondadori, Firenze, 2018

Edited books:
- with M. Beaney, and C. Penco (eds.), Explaining the Mental, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, 2007
- with M. C. Amoretti, Disaccordo, Annuario della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (SIFA), Mimesis, Milano, 2012

Papers in Italian:
- (1999) “Proposizioni e Indicali”, Lingua e Stile 34: 317-338
- (2001) “Nomi Propri, Descrizioni Definite e Contenuti Proposizionali. Su un fraintendimento di Kripke”, Epistemologia 24: 123-146
- (2001) “Realismo Intenzionale, Naturalizzazione dell'Intenzionalità ed Esternismo”, in Filosofia e Linguaggio in Italia. Nuove ricerche in corso. Atti del VIII congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, Cosenza, 2001. Copyright 2002 Dipartimento di Filosofia - Università della Calabria depositato ai sensi di legge presso la Prefettura di Cosenza
- (2002) The following entries of the Dizionario delle Opere, Bompiani, 2005: “The Meaning of Meaning” by C. K. Ogden, and A. Richards, “The Concept of Mind” by G. Ryle, “The Foundation of Empiricism” by A. Ayer, “Language, Truth and Logic” by A. Ayer
- (2003) “Sull'Olismo Semantico”, Rivista di Filosofia 45: 493-509
- (2007) “Entità Pleonastiche”, Chora 14: 49-54
- (2010) “Deflazionismo e Idoneità alla Verità”, in M. Carrara, and V. Morato (eds.), Verità. Annuario e Bollettino della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (SIFA) 2010, Mimesis Edizioni, Milano, pp. 333-339
- (2011) “Descrizioni Definite e Forma Logica”, in R. Davies (ed.), Analisi. Annuario della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (SIFA) 2011, Mimesis Edizioni, Miano, 2011, pp. 315-322
- (2013) “Descrizioni Definite”, APhEx, 8: 1-53
- (2015) “Semantica, Metafisica e Competenza Linguistica: L’Eredità di Dummett”, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio 8, 1, pp. 307-320.
- (2020) “Michael Dummett: La Verità”, in G. Bonino, C. Gabbani, and P. Tripodi (eds.), Biblioteca analitica: i testi fondamentali, Carocci, Roma, pp. 215-228.

Papers in English:
- (2005) with C. Penco, “Converging towards What? Pragmatic and Semantic Competence”,, ISSN 1613-0073
- (2006) “Is Truth a Genuine Property?” in P. Valore (ed.), Topics on General and Formal Ontology, Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher, Monza, 2006: 267-79
- (2006) “Propositions: What They Could and What They Could not Be”, Abstracta 2: 129-147
- (2006) “A Defence of Fregean Propositions”, Disputatio 21: 40-64.
- (2007) with M. Beaney and C. Penco, “Introduction”, in M. Beaney, C. Penco, and M. Vignolo (eds.) Explaining the Mental, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, 2007
- (2008) “Deflationism, Truth-Aptness and Non-Factualism”, Studia Philosophica Estonica 1: 200-219
- (2008) “Horwich and Miller on Dispositionalist Theories of Meaning”, European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 4: 79-95
- (2009) “Pleonastic Entities: Fictional Characters and Propositions”, Philosophical Investigations 32: 65-78
- (2009) with P. Bouquet, T. Palpanas and H. Stoermer “A Conceptual Model for a Web-Scale Entity Name System”, in A. Gomez-Peréz, Y. Yu, and Y. Ding (eds.), ASWC 2009, LNCS 5926 pp. 46-60, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heildelberg, 2009
- (2010) “The Ontology of Products”, Metaphysica, 11: 1-16
- (2010) “Why Non-factualists Should love Conceptual Role Semantics”, Grazer Philosophische Studien 80: 1-19
- (2010) “Towards an Ontology of Products”, in A. Galton, and R. Mizoguchi (eds.) Formal Ontology in Information System, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference (FOIS 2010), IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2010
- (2010) “Does Deflationism Lead Necessarily to Minimalism about Truth-Aptness?”, Polish Journal of Philosophy 4: 81-98
- (2010) “Meaning, Classical Logic and Semantic Realism”, Prolegomena 9: 25-44
- (2010) “The Referential/Attributive Interpretation of Definite Descriptions and the Pragmatic Filter”, in G. Ferrari, P. Bouquet, M. Cruciani, F. Giardini (eds.), Pratiche della Cognizione: Atti del 7th Convegno della Società Italiana di Scienze Cognitive, UniService, Trento, 2010, pp. 107-111
- (2010) “Abstracting Propositions: How Many of Them Do We Need?”, Conceptus 39: 7-30
- (2011) “Contextualism, Pragmatics and Definite Descriptions”, Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, Special Issue on Contextualism, 7.2: 291-307
- (2012) with P. Bouquet, and H. Stoermer, “Web of Data and Web of Entities: Identity and Reference in Interlinked Data in the Semantic Web”, Philosophy & Technology 25: 5-26
- (2012) with M.C. Amoretti, “Disagreement in Philosophy”, in C. M. Amoretti and M. Vignolo (eds.), Disaccordo. Annuario della Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (SIFA), Mimesis, Milano, 2012, pp. 5-21
- (2012) “A Relativistic Note on Villa's Pragmatically Oriented Theory of Legal Interpretation”, Revus 17: 67-75
- (2012) “Referential/Attributive: The Explanatory Gap of The Contextualist Theory”, dialectica 66: 621–633
- (2013) “On the Truth-Conditional Relevance of Modes of Presentation”, Disputatio, V, 35: 57-66
- (2013) “Surprise Indexicalism”, in C. Penco, and F. Domaneschi (eds.) What is Said and What is Not, CSLI Publications, Stanford, pp. 59-85
- (2014) “What Incompleteness Arguments are and What They are not”, Ratio, XXVII, 2: 123-139
- (2014) “What Incompleteness Arguments Tell Us about Semantics and Linguistic Competence”, in P. Stalmaszczyk (ed.), Semantics and Beyond. Philosophical and Linguistic Investigations, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2014, pp. 271-290
- (2015) “Saving Uniqueness”, Philosophia 43: 1177-1198
- (2015) “Dummett’s Legacy: Semantics, Metaphysics and Linguistic Competence”, Disputatio, 41: 207-229
- (2016) “Definite Descriptions and Contextualism”, in P. Stalmaszczyk (ed.), Philosophical and Linguistic Analyses of Reference, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2016, pp. 155-174
- (2017) with F. Domaneschi, and S. Di Paola, “Testing the Causal Theory of Reference”, Cognition, 16(1C): 1-19
- (2018) with A. Kristan, “Assessment Sensitivity in Legal Discourse”, Inquiry, 61, 4: 394-421.
- (2018) with F. Domaneschi, “Referential Intuitions are Still Problematic”, Analysis, 78, 3: 472–483
- (2019) with C. Penco, “Some Reflections on Conventions”, Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 57: 375-402.
- (2020) with F. Domaneschi, “Reference and the Ambiguity of Truth-Value Judgments”, Mind & Language, 35, 4: 440-455. DOI: 10.1111/mila.12254
- (2020) with C. Penco, “Meaning and Context-Sensitivity”, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
- (2021) “The Lying Test, Ambiguity, and Determination of Content”, Theoria,
- (2021) with F. Domaneschi, “Intuitions on Semantic Reference”, Review of Philosophy and Psychology,