Knowledge and Cognition

The Knowledge and Cognition research center aims to be a sharing referent point for cultural and scientific debate among scholars who, from the fields of humanities, social sciences and philosophy, would dialogue on the emerging forms of knowledge and cognition.

Scientific Coordinator - Prof.ssa Luisa Lugli

The activity of the Knowledge and Cognition research center is based on the interdisciplinary collaboration of the different scientific fields of the FILCOM Department. The principal aim is to create a concrete space of dialogue between the philosophical, historical, cognitive, communication and social sciences, both aggregating and redeveloping existing resources, and enhancing convergence and cooperation between the various areas, especially from the scientific and higher education standpoint (e.g., supporting the research and teaching activities for the FILCOM PhD program in Philosophy, Science, Cognition and Semiotics (PSCS)).

Furthermore, the Knowledge and Cognition research center works to (i) support the recruitment of figures with unconventional curriculum vitae, with skills in different disciplinary fields and highly innovative research topics; (ii) establish long-term international relationships to foster applications for the Horizon projects such as ERC, ERC Synergy and Marie Curie; (iii) encourage the ingoing and outgoing exchange between universities, professions and the economic and commercial entities.

The Knowledge and Cognition research center, performing the specific purposes for which it is constituted in relation to the Strategic Development Project of the Department of Philosophy and Communication, works in connection with all the scientific-disciplinary fields of the Department. In order to ensure this cohesion, the Department Council is recognized as having a more general direction and coordination function which all the center's activities must comply with.

Some of the main lines of research are:

  • False, truth and models of knowledge
  • Emotions
  • Demonstration and argumentation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Conflict processes

Scientific Board

Monica Azzolini

Associate Professor

Francesco Bianchini

Associate Professor

Pia Campeggiani

Associate Professor

Claudio Coletta

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Diego Donna

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Renata Galatolo

Associate Professor

Matteo Martelli

Full Professor

Giovanni Matteucci

Full Professor

Claudio Paolucci

Associate Professor

Serena Vantin

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Members

All FILCOM members

Settori ERC

  • LS5 - Neurosciences and Neural Disorders: Neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuroimaging, systems neuroscience, neurological and psychiatric disorders
  • LS7 - Diagnostic Tools, Therapies and Public Health: Aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of disease, public health, epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical medicine, regenerative medicine, medical ethics
  • PE6 - Computer Science and Informatics: Informatics and information systems, computer science, scientific computing, intelligent systems
  • SH1 - Individuals, Institutions and Markets: Economics, finance and management
  • SH2 - Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour: Sociology, social anthropology, political science, law, communication, social studies of science and technology
  • SH3 - Environment, Space and Population: Environmental studies, geography, demography, migration, regional and urban studies
  • SH4 - The Human Mind and Its Complexity: Cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, education
  • SH5 - Cultures and Cultural Production: Literature and philosophy, visual and performing arts, music, cultural and comparative studies
  • SH6 - The Study of the Human Past: Archaeology, history and memory