Philosophy and theory of language

This area of research collects competences and perspectives that consider language and languages (verbal, visual, audiovisual, gestural, etc.) as objects of analysis and theoretical inquiry; it looks at the role that the communicative and linguistic spheres play in human experience; and it investigates various aspects of the philosophical reflection on language and its semiotic dimension.

In particular, these areas include the history of semiotics, the theories of the sign, semantics and cognitive studies, the theory of interpretation, text theory and analysis with special attention to the narrative and visual dimensions, languages of audiovisual media and new media, discourses and practices of cultural and collective memory, the theories of truth and reference, the connection between language, mind, and reality, the normative dimension of meaning and thought contents, the use of logic and formal semantics for modelling natural languages, the ontological commitment of language and its connection with metaphysics and epistemology.

People

keywords: enunciation, semiotics, semiotics of theatre and drama, sociosemiotics, philosophy of language, interpretation,
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Francesco Bellucci

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Peirce; theory and history of semiotics; philosophy of language; history and philosophy of logic; diagrammatic
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Giovanna Cosenza

Full Professor

keywords: General Semiotics, Semiotics of Digital Media, Political Communication, Semiotics of Political Communication, Business
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Cristina Demaria

Associate Professor

keywords: gender, testimony, semiotics, memory, mass media, identity, representation, violence, trauma, documentary film

Riccardo Fedriga

Associate Professor

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Enrico Liverani

PhD Student

keywords: Argumentation Theory, critical thinking, informal logic, reasoning, cognitive skills, teaching Philosophy, Philosophy
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Anna Maria Lorusso

Associate Professor

keywords: memory, culture, information, post-truth, discourse analysis
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Costantino Marmo

Full Professor

keywords: History of Semiotics, Semiotics, Medieval Semiotics, Advertisement Analysis, Frame Semantics
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Neri Marsili

Research fellow

keywords: Philosophical Pragmatics, Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Literature, Experimental Philosophy, Philosophy of Online
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Francesco Mazzucchelli

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: SEMIOTICS, MEMORY STUDIES, PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE, CULTURAL STUDIES, CULTURAL SEMIOTICS, MASS MEDIA, NEW MEDIA,
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Sebastiano Moruzzi

Associate Professor

keywords: truth, relativism, philosophy of logic, vagueness, knowledge, pluralism, philosophy for children, ontology and
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Mario Panico

Research fellow

keywords: Semiotics of culture, Memory Studies, Cultural History, Nostalgia Studies
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Claudio Paolucci

Associate Professor

keywords: Cognitive Sciences and Cognitive Semiotics, Semiotics, Semiotics of scientific languages, Semiotics of Audiovisual
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Maria Pia Pozzato

Associate Professor

keywords: Study of places of origin, Sociosemiotics, Television series, Methodology of text analysis, Urban and Architecture
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Lucio Spaziante

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: semiotics, textual semiotics, media, music, communication, audiovisuals, television, youth cultures, pop culture,
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Giorgio Volpe

Associate Professor

keywords: propositions, disagreement, facts, alethic relativism, moral realism, epistemic justification, scepticism, knowledge,
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