Prof. Joe Friggieri

Prof. Joe Friggieri

Prof. Joe Friggieri



Room 354
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
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Joe Friggieri is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Malta. He holds doctorates from Milan and Oxford and is also a poet, playwright and theatre director. His publications include two books on the English philosopher J.L. Austin, three volumes of poetry, three collections of short stories, a number of plays, as well as In-Nisga tal-Hsieb, the first history of philosophy in Maltese. He has won several literary awards, including the National Literary Prize five times (1993, 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2013), and the Francis Ebejer prize for best original play and production (Caravaggio: L-Inkjesta, Manoel Theatre, 2007). For his contribution to Malta’s cultural life and activities he was made a Member of the Order of Merit (MOM) in December 2008. Professor Friggieri is well-known among theatre audiences for his exciting and highly original productions of over forty plays, including seven of Shakespeare's best-loved works. Joe Friggieri was chairman of the Manoel Theatre (1990-93), member of the Broadcasting Authority (1993-96), editor of the arts journal Arti (1971-74) and of the monthly newspaper Illum (1975-80), chairman of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (2003-05), founder-editor of Kultura 21, as well as presenter and producer of cultural programmes on radio and television. He was guest research scholar and lecturer at the Universities of Venice (Ca’ Foscari), Amsterdam, St Andrews, Augsburg, Genoa, Rome (Roma Tre) and Sassari. He is president of the National Council for the Maltese Language, Chairman of the University’s International Institute for Baroque Studies, and a regular contributor to political, social and cultural debate. His collection of short stories, Hrejjef ghal Zmienna (Tales for Our Times), written originally in Maltese, was translated into English and extensively reviewed by Professor David E. Cooper in the London Times Literary Supplement under the title "Crammed with Fine Dreams".
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • History of Philosophy
  • Political Theory

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2011. J.L. Austin on Intention. Paradigmi, 29.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2011. Philosophy in Malta. The Philosophy Magazine, 55.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2009. Across the Tide of Time. Clavichords, , pp. 197-204.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2009. Interpretation: Conflicting, Competing, Complementary. Philosophical Inquiry, 31, pp. 27-38.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2008. Democracy, Culture and the Media. European Cultural Parliament Proceedings, .

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2008. Language and Translation. In: LAURENT SEYCHELL, ed, La Traduction Professionelle aux Multiples Visages. Malta: L. Seychell, pp. 5-8.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2008. Montale's Metaphysics. IABLIS, Jahrbuch fur europaische Prozesse, 7.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2008. Objectivity, Evidence and Truth in History. In: MARIO DE CARO AND ROSARIA EGIDI, ed, L'Architettura del sapere: epistemologia, scienza e storia. Roma: Roma Tre, .

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2007. Intercultural dialogue: challenges and opportunities. European Cultural Parliament Proceedings, .

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2006. Culture, the heart of a knowledge-based economy. European Cultural Parliament Proceedings, .

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2006. Jodie and Mary: Some moral considerations. In: L.J. GERMAN, ed, Controversies over the Separation of Jodie and Mary, the Maltese Siamese Twins. Malta: Progress Press, pp. 31-44.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 2001. Tliet Problemi fil-Filosofija ta' l-Arti. Dghajsa Karti, .

FRIGGIERI, J., Vol I - 2000, Vol II - 2007. In-Nisga tal-Hsieb (The Weave of Thought) Volume I and II. Malta: Media Centre.

Interfaces: essays in Philosophy and bordering areas in honour of Peter Serracino Inglott. 1997. Malta: University of Malta.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1997. The Individuation and Description of Actions: Austin's problems, Davidson's solutions. Epistemologia XX, , pp. 117-146.

FRIGGIERI, J., 1991. Actions and Speech Actions in the Philosophy of J.L. Austin. Malta: Mireva.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1991. Function and Form in Architecture. Journal of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering I, 1.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1991. Meaning and Speaker's Intentions. Melita Theologica XLII, 2, pp. 111-122.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1987. Actions and Bodily Movements. Melita Theologica XXXVIII, 2, pp. 88-93.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1987. Actions: Tokens and Kinds. Melita Theologica XXXVII, 1, pp. 19-22.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1986. Intention and the Explanation of Human Actions. Melita Theologica XXXVII, 2, pp. 1-8.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1985. J.L. Austin on Excuses: Some Consequences for Ethics. Melita Theologica XXXVI, 1, pp. 84-87.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1985. Il rapporto tra attore e personaggio. In: STEFANO MILIOTO, ed, Studi Pirandelliani a Malta. Palermo: Palumbo, pp. 33-37.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1985. Il rapporto tra attore e personaggio. Studi Pirandelliani a Malta, , pp. 33-37.

FRIGGIERI, J., 1981. Linguaggio e Azione: saggio su J.L. Austin. Milan: Vita e Pensiero.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1981. Maltese Literature as an Index of Secularization in Post-Colonial Malta. Perspektiv, .

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1979. Disillusionment after Independence in Maltese Literature. Individual and Community in Commonwealth Literature, , pp. 217-223.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1977. Philosophy Today. The Malta Year Book, , pp. 465-470.

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1977. Theatre in Malta. Contributions to Mediterranean Studies, .

JOE FRIGGIERI, 1975. Francis Ebejer: Maltese playwright and novelist. Contemporary Art in Malta, , pp. 19-28.

  • PHI1001 - History of Philosophy: (a) Ancient Philosophy and (b) Medieval Philosophy
  • PHI1006 - History of Philosophy: (a) Modern Philosophy and (b) Contemporary Philosophy
  • PHI2047 - Aristotle's Ethics
  • PHI2051 - Aesthetics
  • PHI2121 - Philosophy of Language
  • PHI3010 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Philosophy
  • PHI3011 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Philosophy