Department of Cognitive Science, University of Messina
Date: Monday 6 February Time: 17:30 – 19:30
Venue: Faculty of Arts Library, University of Malta
Pietro Perconti is Professor of Philosophy of mind at the University of Messina, Italy. Perconti studied philosophy at the Universities of Palermo and Berlin (Freie Universität). Among recent appointments abroad, Perconti has been visiting scholar at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands), and the New York University. Perconti’s main research fields are on social cognition, consciousness, and the social role of cognitive science.
His recent publications include An Epistemic Commitment in the Very Idea of “Speaker’s Intention” (in: K. Allan et al. (eds.), Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use, Springer, Switzerland, 2017), "The Case for Cognitive Plausibility" (in: P. Perconti, I. Licata, F. La Mantia (eds.), Language in complexity. The emerging meaning, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016), "The Role of Motivational Force and Intention in First-Person Beliefs" (in: N. Feit, A. Capone (eds.), Attitudes De Se. Linguistics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, CSLI Publications, Stanford, 2013), "Two kinds of common sense knowledge (and a constraint for machine consciousness design)" (in: International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 5 (1) 2013: 95-101).