1. Education & Jobs
1.1 September 2016 – present: PhD student in Philosophy, Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Research project: Per una revisione del problema della relatività linguistica [Revising the Linguistic Relativity Problem] Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Perissinotto.
1.2 February 2016: MA (cum laude) in Philosophy of Society, Art and Communication, Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Thesis: Mente, linguaggio, cultura, azione: come ampliare il problema della relatività linguistica [Mind, Language, Culture, Action: How to Broaden the Problem of Linguistic Relativity]. Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Perissinotto; co-supervisor: Prof. Cecilia Rofena.
1.3 November 2012: BA (cum laude) in Philosophy, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. Thesis: Differenti approcci al relativismo linguistico [Different Approaches to Linguistic Relativism]. Supervisor: Prof. Niccoletta Caramelli†
2. Grants & Scholarships
2.1 September 2016 – September 2019: Three-year scholarship [“Borsa di studio”] of € 43.756,76 as PhD funding, received from Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy).
3.1 Batisti, F. (2019), “Is Linguistic Relativity A Kind of Relativism?”, (in preparation)
3.2 1.1 Batisti, F. (2019), “Il linguaggio come collante tra menti individuali e socialità umana”, Philosophica (2019).
3.3 Heidegger and Linguistic Relativity (in preparation)
3.4 Batisti, F. (2017), “Linguistic Relativity and Its Relation to Analytic Philosophy”. Studia Semiotyczne, vol. XXXI, n. 2, pp. 201-226. ISSN 0137-6608, doi: 10.26333/sts.xxxi2.10
4. Edited Journal Issues
4.1 Batisti, F., Perissinotto, L. (eds.), special issue on Linguistic Relativity. Paradigmi (in preparation)
5. Refereed Conference Presentations
5.1 Workshop “États imaginaires, entités fictives, expériences de pensée en philosophie”. University of Paris I Sorbonne. Talk title: Se non esistessero i pesci, riusciresti a immaginarli? Esperimenti mentali e mondi extra-terrestri. [If fish did not exist, could you imagine them? Thought experiments and extra-terrestrial worlds]
5.2 4th Doctoral Conference “Il meglio è passato” Riflessioni su nostalgie, retrotopie e anacronismi 16th-17th May 2019. Talk title: Non c’è alternativa al passato: sulla hauntology di Mark Fisher. [There is no alternative to the past: on Mark Fisher’s hauntology]
5.3 6th International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2019), University of Łódź (Poland), 10th-12th May 2019. Talk title: Linguistic Relativity and Non-Standard Accounts of Cognition
5.4 Workshop "Different ways of operating with Heidegger”, University of Milan (Italy), 25-26th October 2018. Talk title: Putting the ‘s’ in languages: Heidegger, linguistic relativity and philosophy.
5.5 5th Regional Symposium of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split (Croatia), 12th October 2018 (teleconference). Talk title: Between Universalism and Perspectivism Lies Relativity: The Whorfian Middle Ground.
5.6 ENFA - 7th National Meeting in Analytic Philosophy, University of Lisbon (Portugal), 13th-15th September 2018. Talk title: Is Interactional Linguistic Relativity A Case in Favour of Enactivism?
5.7 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Rijeka, (Croatia), 10th-13th September 2018. Talk title: Escaping The Isolation: from Linguistic Relativity to Distributed Cognition.
5.8 27th Convegno Nazionale dei Dottorati in Filosofia [National Philosophy Doctorates Congress], Collegio Fondazione San Carlo di Modena (Italy), 5th-6th September 2018. Talk title: Relatività linguistica e rappresentazioni [Linguistic relativity and representations]
5.9 8th International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind, Denison University at Granville, OH (USA), 17th-19th July 2018. Talk title: From Worldviews to Non-Representationalism: Is Interactional Linguistic Relativity Compatible with Enactivism?
5.10 55th Congreso de Filosofía Joven, University of Murcia (Spain), 16th-18th May 2018. Talk title: From Worldviews to Interaction: Categories and Non-Representationalism in Linguistic Relativity
5.11 3rd International Philosophy Students’ Symposium, University of Maribor (Slovenia), 10th-11th April 2018. Talk title: A Cross-Linguistic Ontology of Action
5.12 5th International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2017), University of Łodź (Poland), 12th-14th May 2017. Talk title: Linguistic Relativity: Why Do We Need Philosophy for a Better Discussion
5.13 2nd International Philosophy Students’ Symposium, University of Maribor (Slovenia), 11th-12th April 2017. Talk title: Why (Analytic) Philosophy is Important for Linguistic Relativity
6. Invited Lectures
6.1 PRIN International Conference “Embodied creativity: the role of performativity“. University of Bologna and International Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities “Umberto Eco”, Bologna (Italy), 24th-26th June 2019. Talk title: Linguistic relativity in the age of embodiment(s): a third foundation? (with Margherita De Luca).
6.2 Ateneo Veneto (Venice, Italy), La rappresentazione tra arti visive, letteratura e musica [Representation in Visual Arts, Literature and Music], Meetings on Music and Language, 13th November 2018.
6.3 Università di Roma - Sapienza (Italy), Sull’uso scorretto di “post-verità” [On the Incorrect Use of “Post-Truth”], 4th May 2017.
7.1 Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), discussant for Roberta Dreon’s Il naturalismo culturale di Dewey: il caso della mente [Dewey’s Cultural Naturalism: The Case of The Mind] lecture, within the international workshop Le VariEtà del Naturalismo [The Varieties of Naturalism], organised in collaboration with Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 14th March 2018.
8.1 40 hours of Teaching Assistance (seminars, tutoring, paper supervision, thesis supervision) for the Philosophy of Language (BA and MA) classes in the 2018-2019 term.
8.2 I was part of the final examination committee for the Master in Philosophical Counselling offered by Ca’ Foscari (2017-2019 class, 1st June 2019).
9. Research Center
1.1 Founder and Secretary of CLAVeS (Cognition Language Action Affectivity Venetian Seminar), Departmental Research Center at Ca’ Foscari’s Dept. of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage: www.unive.it/claves
10. Event Organisation
10.1 Scientific and Organizational Committee for the second series of CLAVeS seminars on aesthetics and picture theory at Ca’ Foscari, titled Ritorno all’Estetico [Back to the Aesthetic]:
- Stefano Velotti (Rome Sapienza), Il (non) senso di Danto per l’arte, 13th May 2019
- Alberto Voltolini (Turin), Vedo non solo una Madonna, ma anche un buco, nell’immagine, 24th June 2019
10.2 Scientific and Organizational Committee for the first series of CLAVeS seminars on linguistic relativity at Ca’ Foscari, titled Lingue, cognizione e azione [Languages, cognition and action]:
- Filomena Diodato (Roma Sapienza), Tipi di relativismo: dai neo-humbdoltiani alla semantica strutturale, 16th November 2018.
- Anna Maria Borghi (Roma Sapienza/CNR), Concetti astratti e lingue, 23th November 2018.
- Margherita De Luca (Roma Sapienza), Filippo Batisti, Nuove frontiere della relatività linguistica [New Frontiers in Linguistic Relativity], 1st March 2019.
1.3 Organising Secretary – 1st PRIN 2015 [Research Project of National Interest] conference Relativismo e indeterminatezza [Relativism and Indeterminacy], Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), 12th-13th October 2017.
11. Editorial Jobs
11.1 Peer reviewer for Cambridge University Press (Handbook of the Philosophy of Language, edited by Piotr Stalmaszczyk)
11.2 Editorial Staff for Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind and the Arts (Edizioni Ca’ Foscari)
12. Academic Posts (At Ca’ Foscari)
12.1 Elected Students’ Representative in the Philosophy and Educational Sciences Ph.D. programme, 2017-2019 term.
12.2 Member of the Ph.D. Students’ Council, 2017 – 2019 term.
12.3 Tutor for students enrolled in the BA and MA Philosophy programmes 2019-2020 (paid job, obtained by winning a public call)
Fellow of Società di Filosofia del Linguaggio (SFL) [Italian Society of Philosophy of Language], 2017 - present.
Fellow of Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (SIFA) [Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy], 2017 – present.
Fellow of Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive (AISC) [Italian Society of Cognitive Science], 2017 – present.
Fellow of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP), 2018 – present.
Italian: Native speaker
French : B1
Expertise in Latin and Ancient Greek (5 years).
2017: Attendance to a 36-hour English “Academic Skills” class at CLA (University of Venice Linguistic Centre).
2018: Attendance to a 60-hours English C-1 class at CLA.
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