Full professor of Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, University of Genova
Prof. Nicla Vassallo (Porto Maurizio-Imperia, 1963) studied philosophy at the University of Genova and at King’s College London – University of London. After receiving her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science, she was appointed Research Fellow and then Researcher. In 2002 she qualified as Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science (Idoneità da Professore Associato in Logica e Filosofia della Scienza) at the University of Catania, and then in 2004 as Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy (Idoneità da Professore Ordinario in Filosofia Teoretica) at the University of Bergamo. From 2003 to 2008 she was Visiting Professor at the University Vita–Salute, Milan, where she lectures on Epistemology in the Psychology Faculty. Since 2005 she has been a Full Professor (Professore Ordinario) in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Genova. She taught Philosophical Propaedeutics, Philosophy of Knowledge and Epistemology. She now teaches Theoretical Philosophy and is part of the teaching staff of the Doctorate.
In recent years Nicla Vassallo has been responsible for seven research projects for the CNR (National Research Council). She has been a Board Member of SIFA (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy), Book Review Editor for the journal Epistemologia: Rivista Italiana di Filosofia della Scienza, a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Iride: Filosofia e discussione pubblica, Iris: European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate, and the on-line dictionary Foldop, a Member of the Board of Referees of CIVR (Committee for Research Evaluation) for VTR (the first Italian Research Evaluation Exercise), a Miur’s Referee for VQR (the Evaluation of Universities’ Reaserch Quality), and a Member of the Scientific Committee of 2–R – The Journal of Philosophical Reviews, OspedaleDonna, and Readings – The Swif’s series of E-books.
She currently is an Affiliated Member of Associazione Festival della scienza, Centro Studi Urbani, CRESA (Center of Research in Experimental and Applied Epistemology), DonneOltre (Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla), and Performance Philosophy. She is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Assemblea of Teatro Stabile di Genova, the European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, the Institute for Scientific Methodology, the journal Iride: Filosofia e discussione pubblica and the journal Philosophical Inquiries. She is a Member of the Boards of Directors of Fondazione per la Cultura, and a Member of the Editorial Board of Epistemologia, Rivista italiana di Filosofia della Scienza, Gender, the L&PS: Logic and Philosophy of Science - An Electronic Journal, the on–line journal Nordicum-Mediterraneum, and the on–line journal Rescogitans, a Member of the contributors to the on–line journal Ingenere.it, and of the Project Gecos–Genoa Cognitive Science. Finally, she is a Member of the Scientific Committee of AG AboutGender–Rivista internazionale di studi di genere, Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBT–Rete Lenford, Doié, Evocamondi, Fondazione Nilde Iotti, Il Festival della Scienza, Il Festival per l’Economia Interculturale, O.N.DA (Osservatorio Nazionale sulla Salute della Donna), Rivista d’Estetica, Sapere, and the on–line journals Methode–Analytic Perspectives, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Junior and Scienza & Filosofia.
Nicla Vassallo has served as Referee for the following publications, and publishers: Carocci, Codice Edizioni, Dialectica: International Journal of Philosophy, Editori Laterza, Epistemologia: Rivista Italiana di Filosofia della Scienza, European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, FrancoAngeli, Giulio Einaudi Editore, il Saggiatore, Iride: Filosofia e discussione pubblica, Iris: European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate, Mind & Society, Nordicum-Mediterraneum, Rivista di Estetica, Ulisse Biblioteca.
She works mainly in the area of Analytic Philosophy. Actually the Treccani.it Encyclopedia defines her as one of the main representative of Italian Analytical Philosophy. Her primary research and teaching areas are Philosophy of Knowledge and Epistemology. She also has serious research interests in Feminist Philosophies, Gender Studies, History and Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophical Naturalism and Scepticism.
Nicla Vassallo has written more than eighty articles in Italian and in English that have appeared in philosophical journals, edited books, conference proceedings, and encyclopedias, and has published eight books, edited four others, and co–edited seven more. Her latest sole–authored works are Per sentito dire. Conoscenza e testimonianza (Feltrinelli, Milano 2011) and Conversazioni (Mimesis Edizioni, Milano 2012); her latest co–authored works are Piccolo trattato di epistemologia (Codice Edizioni, Torino 2010). Her most recent edited book is Donna m’apparve (Codice Edizioni, Torino 2009); her most recent co–edited books are Terza cultura (il Saggiatore, Milano 2011) and Reason and Rationality (Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt 2012).
Her writings have been extensively recorded in The Philosopher’s Index and her books have been reviewed in: 451, Almanacco della Scienza del Cnr, Avvenire, Bibliographie de la Philosophie, Bollettino SFI, Cinquew.it, Corriere del Ticino, Corriere della Sera, Crítica, Darwin, Diario, Diogene Filosofare Oggi, 2–R – The Journal of Philosophical Reviews, Epistemologia, Filosofia, Galileo – Giornale di scienza e problemi globali, Gender, Giornale di Brescia, Giornale di Filosofia, History and Philosophy of Logic, Il foglio italiano, Il Manifesto, il Recensore.com, Il Sannio, Ilmondodisofia, Il Secolo XIX, il Venerdì di Repubblica, Iride, Journal of Pragmatics, La Provincia, La Repubblica, La Repubblica-Genova, L’Espresso, L’Indice, La Nuova, Lingua e Stile, Marie Claire, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Nuova Secondaria, Quotidiano di Bari, Ragion Pratica, Ref–Recensioni Filosofiche, Rinascita, Rivista dei Libri, Rivista di Filosofia, Rivista di Filosofia Neo–Scolastica, Rivista di Psicologia Analitica, Rivista di Storia della Filosofia, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Junior, Sapere, Saturno-Il fatto Quotidiano, Sunday Cultural Supplement of Sole–24 Ore, Swif–Recensioni, The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, TTL–La Stampa, Wired.
Nicla Vassallo has given talks as a speaker in many of the most important Italian Universities (Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Firenze, Genova, Messina, Milano Cattolica, Milano San Raffaele, Milano Statale, Padova, Pisa, Reggio Emilia, Roma La Sapienza, Roma Tre, Salerno, Sassari, Torino, Trieste, Trento, Urbino, Venezia) and abroad in France, Denmark, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey; as a co–speaker in Canada and Usa.
She regularly contributes to the cultural pages of various magazines and newspapers.
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