Apr 222020


XXXVI ciclo

Ines ALVES DE MATOS PIRES FERREIRA (tutor: Prof. Marco Guicciardi; co-tutor: Prof. Ferdinando Fornara)

Inês Alves Ferreira holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Systemic Psychology, and her research interests include people-environment studies and community development and intervention issues, particularly in low-SES residential areas.
During her Master’s, she was part of community development projects working with multicultural communities in urban low-SES residential contexts, and her thesis focused on perceived insecurity and residential satisfaction among residents of a low-SES neighbourhood in Lisbon, Portugal. She previously worked as a research assistant in environmental psychology (Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, Sweden), being part of several research projects, mainly on human perception and behaviour and interaction with environmental factors in outdoor and indoor environments. More recently, she was a research assistant in psychology (Center for Research and Social Intervention – CIS-IUL, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal), where she was mainly involved in research projects with a focus on education and community intervention.

Daniela FADDA (tutor: Prof. Giuliano Vivanet; co-tutor:Dott.ssa Carol Salis – CRS4)

Daniela Fadda is graduated in Psychology from the University of Cagliari and she received a PhD in Cognitive and Personality Psychology from the University La Sapienza in Rome. Her research experience included well-being and school adjustment in adolescence and the study of digital technologies for scientific education. She is a member of the Italian Association of Psychology and she is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology. She has published several research papers on psychological well-being, self-concept, motivation in mathematics, cognitive performances and educational technology. Her scientific interests include also methodology and statistic for human sciences with particular reference to factorial analysis, structural equation modelling and meta-analysis.

Fabrizio MELONI (tutor: Prof. Elisabetta Gola)

André MURGIA (tutor: Prof.ssa Angela Taraborrelli)

I graduated in philosophy in 2017,  under the supervision of Professor Annamaria Loche, discussing a dissertation on the concept of constituent power in the Prince of Machiavelli. I obtained my master’s degree in philosophy and theory of communication, again at the University of Cagliari, in 2020. Under the supervision of Professor Angela Taraborrelli, I tackled the problem of the public sphere as it is presented during the intellectual path of Habermas, trying to discuss the normative value of this concept, also in light of the processes of globalization.

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Cagliari, where I am carrying out a research project on the theories of democracy and democratization. My main interests are in the field of political philosophy and critical theory.

Gandolfo VERGOTTINI (tutor: Prof. Antonio Ledda)

In 2016, I graduated in Philosophy at the University of Cagliari. My thesis was about Socrate with a special focus on several feature of his personality. I worked on this project under the supervision of Professor Elisabetta Cattanei. In 2020, I achieved a master’s degree in Philosophy and Theories of Communication discussing a dissertation on the issues related to the infinity in mathematics, focusing on the axiom of choice. Professor Antonio Ledda was my supervisor.  Now I’m a Phd student at the University of Cagliari. Investigating a connection between substructural and quantum logics is the main goal of my project: this path has started from the study of a specific algebraic structure, the left-residuated l-groupoids. My main interests are in the field of the algebraic logic and the universal algebra.

Cristiano VIDALI (tutor: Prof. Pierpaolo Ciccarelli)

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Milan, discussing a dissertation on Jean-Paul Sartre’s ontology, being supervised by Professor Andrea Zhok. I then obtained a Master’s degree from “Vita-Salute” San Raffaele University, where I worked under the supervision of Massimo Cacciari on Alexandre Kojève’s thought, suggesting an original interpretation of the idea of the “end of history” by relating it to the concepts of tradition and social acceleration. My main interests focus on one hand on philosophy of history, especially Hegelianism and its Marxist heritage, and on the other hand on phenomenology and existentialism (Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Merleau-Ponty). I am currently a PhD student in “Philosophy, Epistemology, Human Sciences” at University of Cagliari, pursuing a research project on the relationship between phenomenology and cognitive sciences, with a particular reference to psychology of attention.

XXXIV ciclo

Riccardo BONFIGLIOLI, Per una mappa concettuale della natura umana in Adam Smith (tutor: Prof.ssa Angela Taraborrelli)

Riccardo Bonfiglioli graduated in Philosophical Sciences at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Burgio. He has carried out inquiries into german area authors (Kant, Freud, Adorno, Marcuse) and french area authors (Voltaire, Montesquieu).  PhD student in Political Philosophy under the supervision of Prof. Angela Taraborrelli, Prof. Laurent Jaffro and Prof. Michele Bee at the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy of the University of Cagliari, he is doing a research in co-agreement with PHARE on the concept of human nature and the self within the framework of Adam Smith’s political thought.


Alice GUERRIERI, Tecnologie per le produzioni audio-video, gaming ed editoria digitale (PON Ricerca e Innovazione; tutor: Prof.ssa Elisabetta Gola, Prof. Luca Vargiu)

She is graduated in Art History and she is specialized in master’s degree Management of communication product and services. Her research interests include visual communication, metaphorical representation of cultural processes and technology innovation for e-learning. She participated in national projects: “LITTERA – Literature and Information Technology: extended texts and Augmented Reality” (09/2019-05/2020) and “Cluster top-down “Pac-Pac”- point-and-click and cultural heritage” (05/2019-10/2019). She collaborated as tutor of Communication Sciences degree (2014-2019). Publications: (1) Guerrieri A., La miniera e il suo immaginario artistico (paper) in Gola E., Ilardi E. (curated by), IMMAGINARI DAL SOTTOSUOLO. Le aree minerarie all’epoca del web: il caso Sardegna, Manifestolibri Roma, 2020, pp.33-70. (2) Capaldi D., Gola E., Guerrieri A., Ilardi E., Insegnare la Storia con le serie TV. Il medioevo visto con gli occhi de Il trono di spade (paper) in RiMe n. 1/I n. s., dic. 2017, pp.127-137. (2) Guerrieri A., La donna nella pittura di Giuseppe De Nittis, l’arte, la moda e la vie moderne (essay), Maremmi Editori, Firenze 2010.


Lucrezia PELIZZON, Emozione e deduzione. Componenti emotive nei comportamenti inferenziali (tutor: Prof. Francesco Paoli)

I graduated in Philosophical Disciplines from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and I am a PhD student in Logic and Epistemology at University of Cagliari. My research interest is focussed on the relationship between inferential processes and emotions. In particular I aim to understand the positive effects that emotions can have on deductive reasoning. I am improving my knowledge of Informal Logic and of Psychology of Reasoning and I am training my expertise to use experimental methods to empirically verify logical behaviour.

Andrea SPANO, Educazione professionale e formazione umana tra teoria e pratica (tutor: Prof.ssa Claudia Secci)

Matteo VAROLI, Le matematiche nella letteratura pseudopitagorica (tutor: Prof.ssa Elisabetta Cattanei)

In 2018, I graduated in Classical Philology from Università degli Studi di Genova, with a dissertation on the treatise On the Nature of the Cosmos and the Soul, falsely attributed to Timaeus of Locri. I am currently a PhD student of Philosophy at Università degli Studi di Cagliari; the aim of my research project, which consists of a collection, translation and commentary on Greek and Latin fragments and testimonia, is to investigate sources for Hellenistic and Post-Hellenistic Pythagorean mathematics, especially in the Pythagorean Apocrypha, meaning by this term the field of knowledge which the Ancients called mathemata, namely arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy, with a glance to practical disciplines such as optics and mechanics, and even to what we consider as pseudo-sciences, arithmology and astrology. I’ve recently published an article (on Lexis 2019) dealing with some Pythagorean Apocrypha (Archytas, On Intelligence and Sense Perception; Brotinos; Aresas; Ekkelos) linked to the Platonist exegesis of Plato’s Republic. I’ve also given a talk in an international context, during the 10th edition of the Atelier “Pseudopythagorica” promoted by CNRS and LabEx Hastec in Paris (October 2nd, 2019), on questions about physics, astronomy, and exegesis in the treatise On the Nature of the Cosmos and the Soul. Amongst my research interests, there are ancient physics, cosmology and metaphysics, Pythagoreanism, Neopythagoreans, Pythagorean Apocrypha, the history of Platonism and the Old Academy, history of ancient sciences, music, arithmetic and astronomy, tradition and exegesis of philosophical and mathematical texts in Antiquity, pseudepigraphy in the Greek and Roman world.


XXXIII ciclo

Giada CORRIASStudio dei cicli di percezione-azione in ambienti di realtà virtuale (PON Ricerca e Innovazione; tutor: Prof. Giovanni Bonaiuti, Prof.ssa Rachele Fanari)

Graduated in 2014 in the Master’s Degree course in “Developmental and dynamic-relational Psychology”, in 2018 she obtained a PON-RI PhD Scholarship (Research and Industrial Innovation – XXXIII cycle) with which she started the research project called “Study of perception-action cycles in immersive virtual reality environments “. This project aims to analyze and study the perception-action cycles in the context of the Human Computation Interface through a series of experiments in order to create effective immersive virtual reality environments intended for the training/teaching of procedures, and for the characteristics analysis of the users that can influence their effectiveness.

Thanks to the collaborations with INFORA company and to the staff of the Lawrence Technological University in Detroit she worked on the develop of Virtual Kitchen (VK), a modular 3D “virtual laboratory” in which subject’s activities and behaviors can be observed, recorded and measured in order to test the interaction of different categories of variables and their effects on procedural learning, presence and immersion.

She’s also involved in the development of a Virtual Reality “Game with a Purpose” called CICLOPS, a Citizen Science project that target the analysis of deep space signals recorded by radio telescopes using a human computation approach.

Marco David DOZZI, The Self-Dissociations of Consciousness in Sartre’s Early and Middle Philosophy (tutor: Prof. Pierpaolo Ciccarelli)

Marco DEMURTAS, Modelli concettuali per la descrizione bibliografica. Applicazioni informatiche per il libro antico (PON Ricerca e Innovazione; tutor: Prof.ssa Giovanna Granata)

Fabrizia Giulia GARAVAGLIA, A situated approach to consciousness in learning processes (tutor: Prof. Marco Giunti)

My main research experience is focussed on the field of mind philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of science. I have been working as a researcher in the PhD program of Cagliari University. I trained and developed my expertise in the optimisation of the notion of consciousness in different ways of learning, neural and cognitive, and their multimodal characterisation to improve their processing, working in collaboration with many colleagues from philosophical, medical and neurophysiological institutions. I explored the notions of identity and action, working in an international research program at Exeter University, particularly in conjunction with extended mind theory and embodied cognition theory. I improved my knowledge in the neural field working in an international research program between three different prolific research realities at Lisbon University, in order to try to connect neural and cognitive learning processes. I focus on a situated and timing-based perspective, exploring synchronic structures of neural activations and their possible meaning and extensions.

Giovanni Maria MULARGIAMetafisica della contingenza: il problema del caso assoluto in Peirce e Meillassoux (tutor: Prof. Vinicio Busacchi)

Marina PISANO, Cosa resta dell’uomo. La fenomenologia immanentistica di M. Henry (tutor: Prof. Pierpaolo Ciccarelli)

Marina Pisano received a PhD in Philosophical Disciplines from the University of Cagliari in the academic year 2014-2015. She conducted her research, concerning the problem of the abstract in the philosophy of Giovanni Gentile, also at the Italian Institute of Historical Studies in Naples, of which she was a scholar. She is currently investigating the peculiar ontological condition of man within Michel Henry’s phenomenological reflection, pursuing a second PhD in Philosophy, Epistemology and History of Culture at the University of Cagliari. She has edited a text of unpublished writings by Giovanni Gentile that will be published in the series Inediti e Rari by the publishing house Le Lettere.

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