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CV Mauro Dorato CURRENT OCCUPATION: Full Professor for the Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Rome 3 since 01.10.2005 EDUCATION The Johns Hopkins — Ph. D. (May 1992) University — Diploma from the Center for History and Philosophy of Science (1989) — M.A. in Philosophy (1988) The University of Rome — Laurea (i.e., BS+MS) in Mathematics “La Sapienza” (27 Jan. 1993) — Laurea (i.e., BA+MA) in Philosophy (6 Dec. 1982) FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AS VISITING SCHOLAR Summer 2015 Visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftgeschichte for a project on the history of cosmology Summer 2014 Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Time, University of Sydney Fall 2013 Offer for a Visiting Fellowship Center for History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh Summer 2012 Visiting professor Department of Philosophy University of Bielefeld Fall 1995 Visiting scholar at the Center for History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh. FELLOWSHIPS 1995-1997 Post-doc scholar at the University of Padua 1986-87: Fullbright scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES Deputy editor of the European Journal for Philosophy of Science, (EJPS), Springer, 1 issue came in 2011 From the beginning of 2012 co-editor of the same journal with Carl Hoefer (UWO, London) Member of the editorial board in Axiomates Member of the Scientific Board of the following journal Epistemologia Rivista di Filosofia Colloqium Philosophicum Epistemologia Reti, Saperi, linguaggi. Italian journal of cognitive sciences ACTIVITY AS PEER REVIEWER FOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS: Australasian Journal of Philosophy British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Dialectica, Epistemologia, Erkenntnis European Journal for Analytic Philosophy, Foundations of Physics Foundations of Science, International Studies for the Philosophy of Science, Mind New York academy of science Philosophical Transactions Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Synthese. The Philosophical Quarterly ACTIVITY AS PEER REVIEWER FOR PUBLISHING HOUSES Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Routledge ACTIVITY AS EXPERT FOR REVIEWING APPLICATION GRANTS British Research Council AHRS, Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) Belgium Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) National Science Foundation (USA), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) Swiss National Science Foundation, The Dutch Research Council) Member of expert for the European Science Foundations Reviewer for the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University Research MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES Former member of the steering committee of the European Philosophy of Science Association (created in 2007). Co-chair of the Program Committee for the first conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, to be held in Madrid in November 9-11 2007 Member of the steering committee of the International Society for the study of spacetime (Concordia University, Montreal) Member of the Program Committee for the series of international conferences The ontology of spacetime (Concordia University, Montreal) Since 2008 Corresponding member of the Academie Internationale des Philosophie des Sciences. Nominated ordinary member in 2011 Since 2010 Member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe) From 2008 to 2011 member of the steering committee of the Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS) Since April 30 2011 until June 2014, President of the Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS) ADMINISTRATIVE JOBS Director of the PH.D joint program of Roma3 University and Tor Vergata University DIRECTION OF GRANT PROJECTS from 2000 until 2012 Participant in various research projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Public Education 2014-2017 Director of the Local Research Team in the research project Models and Inference in science (Units belonging to the team University of Rome Roma 3, University of Milan La Bicocca, University of Bologna PUBLICATIONS (IN ENGLISH) Books 1. Time and Reality. Spacetime physics and the objectivity of temporal becoming. CLUEB, Bologna, 1995. 2. The Software of the Universe. An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of the Laws of Nature, Ashgate, 2005 (transl. from Il Software dell’Universo, B. Mondadori, 2000, see below) Edited Books 3. M. Suarez, M. Dorato, and M. Redei (eds.), EPSA Epistemology and Methodology of Science. Proceedings of the first conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Springer, Dordrecht, 2 voll, 2010. 4. M. Dorato M. Morganti, (eds.) Current and Historical Perspectives on the Use of Models in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences, Part H of the Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science, volume editors L. Magnani and T. Bertolotti), Springer, Berlin (with Matteo Morganti). Reviews of Time and Reality: C. Callender (London School of Economics), The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 48, n.1, March 1997, p.117-120. J. Faye (University of Copenhagen), “Dorato on Time and Reality”, Epistemologia, 20, pp. 355-372, 1997. R. Le Poidevin (University of Leeds), “Relative Realities”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Physics, vol.28, n.4, 28, no.4, pp. 541-546, 1998. Reviews of The Software of the Universe J. Roberts, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 37 (2006), pp. 738–744 E. Tobin, International Studies in Philosophy of Science, 2008, n.3, 230-233. M. Schrenk, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2011, n.62, 225-232. Papers 2017 5. “Bohr’s Relational Holism and the classical-quantum Interaction”, in H. Folse, J. Faye (eds.), Niels Bohr and Philosophy of Physics: Twenty First Century Perspectives Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK, 2017, pp.133-154. 6. with M. Morganti, Models in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science – Volume Editors: Lorenzo Magnani and Tommaso Bertolotti, 2017 7. (with Matteo Morganti). Current and Historical Perspectives on the Use of Models in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (editorial work for and introduction to Part H of the Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science, editors L. Magnani and T. Bertolotti), Springer, Berlin, pp.840-842. 8. Forthcoming “On explaining non-dynamically the quantum correlations via Quantum Information Theory: what it takes”, with Laura Felline, in Sven Hansson, (ed,)…, peer review 9. Forthcoming “Feynman's Diagrams, Pictorial Representations and Styles of Scientific Thinking” with E. Rossanese, Perspectives in Science 2016 10. Rovelli’s Relation Quantum Mechanics, Anti-monism And Quantum Becoming, in Marmodoro, A., Yates D. (eds) The Metaphysics of Relations, Oxford University Press, 235-261. 2015 11. The physical world as a blob: is OSR really realism? In Metascience, special issue on Steven French, The structure of the world, Oxford University Press, Oxford, DOI: 10.1007/s11016-015-0031-z 12. Events and the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics, in Topoi, DOI:10.1007/s11245-015-9315-6 TOPO-D-15-00013.0, 13. With Marc Wittmann, The now and the passage of time, KronoScope 15 (2015) 191-213, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,| doi 10.1163/15685241-12341335 14. “The naturalness of the naturalistic fallacy and the ethics of nanotechnology”, in Hansson S.O. (ed), The Role of Technology in science. Philosophical perspectives, Springer, pp. 207-224. 15. with Esfeld M. “Primitivism and Dispositionalism about Laws”, in Bygai T. Wüthrich C. (eds), Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics, (Poznań Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, vol. 103), Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, 2015, pp. 333-354. 16. Laws of nature and the reality of the wave function, in Synthese 192, 10, October 2015, pp. 3179-3201---DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0696-2, 17. Presentism and the Experience of Time, Topoi: Volume 34, Issue 1 (2015), Page 265-275, ISSN 0167-7411, DOI 10.1007/s11245-014-9272-5 2014 18. Causal versus structural explanations in scientific revolutions, in Synthese, 2014, p.1-21, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-014-0546-7 19. With Laudisa F. “The ontological status of the wave function”, in S. Gao (ed.) Protective Measurement, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp.119-144 2013 20. with Matteo Morganti, “Grades of Individuality. A pluralistic view of identity in quantum mechanics and the sciences”, Philosophical Studies (2013) vol. 163, n.3 pp. 591-610, DOI 10.1007/s11098-011-9833-z 21. “How to combine and not to combine science and metaphysics” In V. Karakostas and D. Dieks (eds.), EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science, The European Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings 2, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01306-0__24,, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013, pp. 295-305. 2012 22. Presentism/Eternalism and Endurantism/Perdurantism: why the unsubstantiality of the first debate implies that of the second, Philosophia Naturalis 49, 1, pp.25-41 23. “The natural ambiguity of the notion of “natural”, and how to overcome it”, Epistemologia, XXXV, pp.247-263, 2012 24. with A. Cei, Preface to “Physics, philosophy and bridging two gaps. In honor of Sir Michael Dummett, in A. Cei, M. Dorato (eds.) European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.8, No.1, 2012, with contributions by Jeremy Butterfield, Holger Lyre, Jan Faye, Steven French and Kerry Mckenzie , Thomas Ryckman, Dennis Dieks. 2011 17. Dispositions and propensities in the ontology of quantum mechanics: some critical remarks”, in M. Suárez (ed.) "Probabilities, Causes, and Propensities in Physics", Synthese Library, Springer, pp. 197-218, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-9904-5_9, 2011. 18. "Truth, laws and the progress of science", in Manuscrito. Revista Internacional de Filosofia, E. Agazzi, I. D'Ottaviano, D. Mundici (eds.), Science Truth and Consistency, 2011, v. 34, n. 1, p. 185-206, ISSN 0100-6015 19. with Carl Hoefer, “Editorial”, European Journal for Philosophy of Science: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2011), Page 1. DOI: 10.1007/s13194-011-0021-y 20. with Felline L., “Structural explanation and scientific structuralism”, in A. Bokulich and P. Bokulich (eds.), Scientific Structuralism, Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, Springer, 2011, pp.161-176 DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9597-8_9. 21. “Mathematical biology and the existence of biological laws”, in D. Dieks, W. Gonzales, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, M. Weber (eds), Probabilities, Laws and Structure, Springer, 2011, pp.109-121, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-3030-4_8 22. The Alexandroff present and Minkowski spacetime: why it cannot do what it has been asked to do, in D.Dieks, W. Gonzales, S. Hartmann, T. Ubel, M. Weber (eds.), Explanation Prediction and Confirmation. New trends and old ones considered. Springer, 2011, pp. 379-394. 2010 23. with M. Esfeld, “GRW as an Ontology of Dispositions”, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 2010, 41, pp. 41-49. 24. Physics and Metaphysics: Interaction or Autonomy?, in C. Calosi (ed), HumanaMente,, 2010. 25. “Why is the Language of Nature Mathematical?” in G. Antonini, A. Altamore (eds.), Galileo and the Renaissance Scientific Discourse, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Roma, 2010, pp.65-71. 26. On Various Senses Of “Conventional” And Their Interrelation In The Philosophy Of Physics: Simultaneity As A Case Study, in F. Stadler (ed.) together with D. Dieks, W. Gonzales, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, M. Weber, The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science, Springer, 2010, pp. 335-349. 27. with Felline L., “Structural explanations in Minkowski spacetime: which account of models?”, in V. Petkov (ed.) Space, Time, and Spacetime - Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski's Unification of Space and Time, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2010, pp. 189-203. 28. “The historicization of nature and the nomologization of the mental, or the rapprochement between the natural and the human sciences”, in E. Agazzi e C. Di Bernardo (eds.), Relations between Natural Sciences and Human Sciences. Relations entre les sciences naturelles et les sciences humaines, Special Issue of Epistemologia, 15, 2010, pp. 243-258. 2009 29. “Peirce’s method of tenacity and the method of science: the consistency of pragmatism and naturalism”, in R. Dottori (ed.), Autonomy of Reason? Autonomie der Vernunft?, Proceedings of the V Meeting Italian-American Philosophy, LIT Verlag, Vienna, 2009 pp.154-164. 2008 30. “Is structural spacetime realism relationism in disguise? The supererogatory nature of the substantivalism/relationism debate, in D. Dieks, The ontology of spacetime II, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2008, pp.17-37. 31. Putnam on time and special relativity, European Journal Analytic Philosophy, vol.4, n.2, pp. 51-70, 2008, (with a “Reply to Mauro Dorato”, by Hilary Putnam, European Journal Analytic Philosophy, vol.4, n.2, 2008, pp.71-73) 2007 32. “Dispositions, relational properties and the quantum world”, in, Dispositions and Causal Powers, M. Kistler and B. Gnassonou (eds.), Ashgate, 2007, pp.249-270. 33. “Review article: Relativity Theory between Structural and Dynamical Explanations”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 95–102 2006 34. “The irrelevance of the presentism/eternalism debate for the ontology of Minkowski spacetime”, in D. Dieks (ed.), The Ontology of Spacetime, Elsevier, 2006, pp. 93-109. 35. with Massimo Pauri, “Holism and Structuralism in Classical and Quantum General Relativity”, in D. Rickles, S. French, and J. Saatsi (eds), The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, pp.121-151. 36. “Properties and Dispositions: some Metaphysical Remarks on Quantum Ontology”, in A. Bassi, D. Dürr, T. Weber, N. Zanghì (eds.), Quantum Mechanics, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings, Vol. 844, 2006, pp. 139-157. 37. “Absolute becoming, relational becoming and the arrow of time: Some non conventional remarks on the relationship between physics and metaphysics”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Volume 37, Issue 3 , September 2006, 559-576, reprinted in The Philosophy of Time, N. Oaklander (ed.), vol IV, Routledge, Critical Concepts in Philosophy, London, 2009, pp. 254-276. 2005 38. “The Laws of Nature and the Effectiveness of Mathematics”, in Boniolo G., Budinich P., Trobok M. (eds.), The Role of Mathematics in Physical , Interdisciplinary and Philosophical Aspects, Springer, Dordrecht, 2005, pp.131-144 (reviewed by U. Bottazzini, Il SOLE 24 ORE, Sunday 10.7.05) 39. Becoming, Events and the Ontology of Quantum Physics, in Buccheri R., Elitzur A. and Saniga M. (eds.), Endophysics, Time, Quantum and the Subjective, Singapore, World Scientific, 2005, pp.273-289. 40. “On the technological and theological roots of the notion of “law of nature”, in Dio, la Natura e la Legge, God and the Laws of Nature”, in E. Sindoni and S. Moriggi (eds.), Proceedings of the international conference Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy, 11-13 Ottobre 2004, Angelicum, Mondo X, 2005, Milano, pp. 155-169. 41. “Why are (most) laws of nature mathematical?”, in Faye J., Needham P., Scheffler U. and Urchs M. (eds.), Nature’s Principles,. Springer, Dordrecht, 2005 pp. 55-75. 42. “Becoming and the conventionality of simultaneity”, in Dottori R. (ed.), Reason and Reasonableness. Vernunft und Vernünftigkeit, Lit Verlag, Münster, 2005, pp. 47-69. 2004 43. “Epistemic and non-Epistemic Values in Science”, in P. Machamer and G. Wolters (eds.), Science, Values and Objectivity. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh-Konstanz, 2004, pp. 53-77. 2003 44. “Cognitive Norms, the Methodology of Science and the Naturalization of Ethics”, in R. Egidi, M Dell’Utri, M. De Caro (eds), Normatività, fatti e valori (Normativity, facts and values), Analisi Filosofiche, Macerata, 2003, pp. 1163-172. 45. “How legitimate is to talk about an evolving or a becoming universe?” in S. Colafrancesco, G. Giobbi, (eds.) Cosmology Through Time, Mimesis, Milan, 2003, pp. 247-253. 2002 46. “Determinism, Chance and Freedom”, in H. Atmanspacher e R. Bishop (eds.), in Between Chance and Choice, Imprint Academic, 2002, pp. 339-369. 47. The Question of the Reality of Time and the Model-Theoretic Approach to Scientific Theories”, in Logique et Analyse, 164 (1998), 313-325. (published in 2002). 48. with J, Faye, “Causation, Mental causation and the Laws of Nature”, in L&PS (Logic and Philosophy of Science), on line journal, 49. “On Becoming, Cosmic Time and Rotating Universes”, in C. Callender (ed.), Time, Reality and Experience, Proceedings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference for 2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002, pp. 253-276 50. “Kant, Gödel and Relativity”, in P. Gardenfors, J. Wolenski, and K. Kijania-Placek (eds.), In the Scope of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Proceedings of the Invited Lectures for the 11th International Congress of Logic Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Synthese Library, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2002, vol. I, pp. 331-348. 2000 51. “Measurability, computability, and the problem of the existence of theoretical entities”, in E. Agazzi and M. Pauri (eds.), The Reality of the Unobservable, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2000, pp.207-217. 52. “Substantivalism, Relationism, and Structural Spacetime Realism”, Foundations of Physics, 2000, 30, pp. 1605-1628. 53. “Facts, events, things, and the ontology of physics”, in J. Faye, M.Urchs, U.Scheffler (eds.), Things Facts and Events, Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, 76, 2000, pp. 343-364. 54. “Becoming and the Arrow of Causation”, Philosophy of Science, 67, 2000, pp. S523-534. 1999 55. “The conflict between a static and a dynamic theory of time in its relation to von Wright’s work and to human freedom”, in R. Egidi (ed.), Study of Mankind in the Philosophy of Georg Henrik von Wright, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1999, pp. 131-138. 56. “Cao on Substantivalism and the Development of 20th Century Field Theories”, Epistemologia, 22, 1999, pp.151-166. 57. “Time, relativity and the spatiality of mental events’, in Language, Quantum, Music. Selected Contributed Papers of LMPS 95, a cura di M. L. Dalla Chiara, R. Giuntini, F. Laudisa, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1999, pp. 197-207. 1997 58. “Three Views on the Relationship between Time and Reality”, in J. Faye, U. Scheffler, M.Urchs (eds.), Perspectives on Time, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 189, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1997, pp. 61-92. 1996 59. “On Becoming, Relativity, and Nonseparability”, Philosophy of Science, 64, 4, 1996, pp.585-604. 1995 60. “Ontological Determinateness in Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity”, in Garola C. and Rossi A. (eds.), The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Dordrecht, Kluwer, 1995, pp. 201-211. 1994 61. “Objective temporal becoming and spacetime physics”, Proceedings of the triennial congress of the Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of the Sciences (SILFS), held in Lucca on 7-10 Jan. 1993, ETS, Pisa, Italy, 1994, pp. 367-383. 1993 62. “The problem of the relationship between time and motion from Descartes to Newton”, in S. Tweyman (ed.), Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Caravan Books, Delmar, New York, 1993, 3, pp.127-156. 1992 63. “Methodology of science as a branch of ethics?”, Methodologia, 10, vol.VI, 1992, pp. 14-35. 1988 64. “The world of the worms and the quest for reality”, Dialectica, 42, 1988, pp. 171-182. 1987 65. “The frequency theory of probability and single events”, Epistemologia, 10, 1987, pp. 323-334. Reviews: 66. “A new role for philosophy in scientific revolutions” (review of Di Salle’s book Understanding Spacetime) Metascience, 17, pp.61-64, 2008. 67. Review of W. L. Craig, Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity, Kluwer, 2000, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Volume 34, Issue 1, March 2003, pp. 154-158. 68. Review of Ferrari M. and Stamatescu I.-O. (eds.), Symbol and Physical knowledge, Springer, 2001, International Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2003, 17.1, pp.95-97. 69. Review of John Earman’s Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks, in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 49, n. 2, June 1998, pp. 338-347. PUBLICATION IN FRENCH 70. “Dispositions, propriétés relationnelles et monde quantique ”, M. Kistler and B. Gnassonou (eds.), Causes et dispositions, Presse Universitaires de France, Paris, 2006, pp.195-219. 71. “Aristote au pays des quanta”, in Science et Avenir, Hors-Serie n 148, October-November 2006, p. 41. TALKS AND INVITATIONS TO INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIA AND CONGRESSES 2018 1 May, Memorial Lecture in honor of Itamar Pitowsky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 17-18 May Philosophy of Time: A View from the Past, University of Milan 2017 Triennal congress of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of science, University of Bologna, June the 23rd Realism and Quantum Mechanics, University of Leeds, 13 September Bohr’s philosophy of science, IMERA, Marseille, 25 september e 2016 4, 7 e 8 March Three Lectures at the Universidad Metropolitana de Mexico (UAM) on the philosophy of time 8 March Lecture at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) on Realism and strumentalism on the wave function. 22-27 maggio, Lecture to the conference Carlo Rovelli’s 60th birthday (Aix en Provence, Luminy, Merseille) 8-11 Conference in Wake Forrest University, NC for the biennial meeting of the Center for the philosophy of time 25-27 giugno invitation to participate to the edimburg conference of the centr for the study of time, declined 3-6 september Participation of the workshop Philosophy of science in the mediterranean, Jerusalem 2015 25 March Luxemburg European school (Scuola Europea) 27 March University di Geneva. 27 April University of Copenhagen 30 April University of Bergen, Norway 7 May Oxford 11 May Liverpool 27 May Munich, LMU 3 July Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftgeschichte 9 September Urbino, 100 years from Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity 22-26 September European Society for Philosophy of science biennal meeting EPSA 15 2014 13th May Conference in Gargnano (Garda Lake) on Time 14-19 May, Conference in Bejiing on Science Values and Democracy 22th of May Conference in Barcelona on “spacetime and the wave function” 15th of September Oslo’s Conference on Causation and Powers 3rd-4th of October, Oxford Conference on Power Structuralism 8-9 December, Conference on the limits of science, Granada 2013 Cologne, Causation and Structuralism, 8 February Athens 3 March, metaphysics of scientific realism Paris La Sorbonne 4 April. On scientific revolutions Helsinki, 3 Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association EPSA, 27- agosto-1-settembre, On Feynman’s diagrams Louvain la Neuve, 18 October, Conference for in honor of Prof. M. Ghins 2012 Louvain-la Neuve 25-26 April Heidelberg 4-6 June Bielefeld 19 June Hannover 20 June COLLEGE DE FRANCE, 26 JUNE, participation to a conference on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of cosmic rays Oslo , 3-5 September, Conference on Causality and Modality London, Metaphysics of Relation, 3-5 October Urbino, November Conference with the Barcelona Group on Science and Metaphysics Conference at the Georgia Institute of Technology. (November) PSA 2012 meeting (accepted presentation) 2011 Persistence in Minkowski spacetime, University of Bonn, 13-14 February Louvain la Neuve, Meeting of the Academie Internationale des Philosophies des Sciences 26-28 april, Toronto 13-15 May Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science conference Paris rationalitè en situation, 10 december Univ. of Leeds, conference at the dept. of philosophy 16 december. External examiner for a Ph.D viva 2010 13-15 December, European Science Foundation, London School of Economics, Points of Contact between Physics and Biology 24 September Commentator to S. Psillos on adding modalities to OSR (Padova, SIFA) 26 April, University of Konstanz 2009 4 December University of Athens, On natural laws, workshop with Steven French 20 November University of Bonn, On time and existence in special relativity 19 October Presentation at the European science foundation conference, Dreibergen-Zeist, Holland 15 April Presentation at the conference Metaphysics in Science, Dubrovnik 2008 2 April Talk on Causal Power and Disposition in Hotel Sonloup, Les Avants, Lousanne, for the Congress Causation in Biomedical sciences. Philosophical and Historical aspects. 7, 8 9 May Presentation at the Conference Pragmatism and Naturalism, Tilburg, The Netherlands 11 June Presentation at the conference Time and the Universe Tau (Montreal) 13 June Presentation at the 3rd Conference The Ontology of Spacetime, Concordia Montreal 15-16 September Presentation to Conference organized by the Academie de Philosophie de Sciences on Natural and Human sciences 19 December Commentator of D. Dieks paper at the meeting European Science Foundations, Vienna, Section Philosophy of Physics 2007 29-31 Marzo “Do dispositions and propensities have a role in the philosophy of quantum mechanics?”, 15th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics, University of Leeds 10-11 September Connecting objective becoming with the conventionality of simultaneity, presented at the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science: Italian Trends in the Philosophy of Science 9 October Congress of the Italian society of logic and philosophy of science (SILFS) (Commentary to Carlo Rovelli’s paper) 17 October Participation to the congress Autonomy of Reason? Rome 27 October Conference to the Festival della scienza (festival of science) Genoa 6 November International conference in Honor of H. Putnam 29 November Seminar in Louvain la Neuve on the role of mathematics in laws of nature 30 November Seminar in Bruxelles on Becoming in physics and psychology 2006 8-11 June Presentation at the Second conference on the Ontology of spacetime, Montreal, University of Concordia 14-18 June Presentation to the first Congress of History of Philosophy of Science Society in Paris 6-7 October Presentation at the conference Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics (Universidas Complutense, Madrid) 13-14 October Presentation “Structural spacetime realism and the evaporation of the substantivalism-relationism debate” for the meeting “Physics meets Philosophy at every scale”, Parma 2005 17-21 January Presentation at the conference Endophysics, Time, the Quantum and the Subjective, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld 27-31 August Two presentations: one at the European Congress for Analitic Philosophy; the other at the special symposium Quantum information and philosophy”, both held in Lisbon 5-10 September Congress in Losini for the 70th birthday of G.C. Ghirardi 2004 7-8 May Presentation at the conference “The Arrow of Time in Physics and Philosophy”, organized at the l’ULB of Louvain, Belgium, by Michel Ghins on account of the European Science Foundation 11-14 May Presentation at the conference The Ontology of Spacetime, held at the Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. For this conference I have contributed to evaluate the submitted papers and to organize the sessions 15-19 July Presentation at the conference “Time in the Natural sciences” at the Center for Time at the University of Sydney 11-13 October Presentation at the conference “God and the Laws of nature”, Varenna, Italy 29-30 November organization of the workshop Time in Physics and Philosophy 2003 May 8 Seminar at the Dept. of Phyisics at the University of Florence: “Why are most laws of nature mathematical?” 25-29 August: Talk at the International conference on the relation between mathematics and physics, Losinj, Croazia 8-11 October : Conference at the meeting “Reason and Reasonableness” 26-28 November: The nature of scientific explanation University of Milano “Bicocca 2002 19-21September Presentation of a paper at the international meeting organized by Paris X Nanterre e and by the Ecole Politecnique on Causal Power and Dispositions 3-6 October Sixth meeting of the Pittsburgh-Konstanz colloquium at the University of Pittsburgh 28-30 November Commentator at the IX meeting of the Italian-Spanish philosophy 2001 24-27 May: “Language Rules and Laws of Nature” The 5th Baltic Workshop on Logic and Philosophy of Science. 4-8 June: Invitation to present “Determinism, Chance and Freedom, at the international congress on Determinism, Tegernsee, Freiburg 17-21 June: History and philosophy of cosmology (Monteporzio) 28 June: Seminar at the Institut für Grenzgebiet der Psychologie und Psychohygienie (Freiburg) 2000 2-4 November Talk at the PSA 2000 meeting in Vancouver 4-6 October Talk at the meeting of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy 27-29 September Talk at the meeting on the philosophy of time at the London School of Economics, for the Royal Series in Philosophy, 2000 1999 20-26 August, Congress of the Logic Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Cracow, Poland Invited lecture on the philosophy of space and time for the philosophy of physics session 1998 21-25 October PSA 98 meeting in Kansas City, USA Participation to the symposium Special Relativity and Ontology; (the title of my paper is “Becoming and the arrow of causation”), co-symposiasts J. Balashov and S. McCall, commentator R. Clifton. 23-25 September Bologna Italian congress of the society for analytic philosophy. 1997 17-20 April. Triest, Italy Invitation to present “Gödel’s two relativistic arguments for the ideality of time” at the international conference organized by the SIFF (Italian Society for the Philosophy and the Foundations of physics). 1996 5-8 September, Leeds, England Invitation to present the paper “Mental causation and the reality of tenses” at the congress of the ESAP (European Society for Analytic Philosophy). 19-26 May, Castiglioncello, Italy Commentator in the section “Space and Time” to John Norton’s and Andreas Bartel’s papers, presented at the annual meeting of the Fellows of the Center for History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh. 14 May, Cambridge, England “The tensed theory of time and spacetime physics”, paper presented at the Department of philosophy of the University of Cambridge. 1995 29 September 1995, Pittsburgh Talk for the Lunchtime Colloquium Series “On Becoming, Relativity, Nonseparability”. 19-25 August, Florence “Becoming in Minkowski spacetime”, presented at the 10th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of science in the section philosophy of physics. 24-28 May, Parma Italy “Measurability, computability and the existence of theoretical entities”, presented at the International congress of the Acadèmie de Sciences. 18-21 May, Poel, Germany “Three views of the relationship between time and reality”, presented at the International congress on the philosophy of time, organized by J. Faye, M. Urchs and Scheffler. 1993 19 e 26 November, Vienna, Austria Two seminars on Tarski’s indefinability theorem within the course held by prof. Herbert Hrachovec of the University of Vienna on Gödel’s incompleteness theorems (Gödel Unentscheidbarkeitsbeweis). PUBLICATIONS IN ITALIAN Edited book: 72. La legge di natura. Analisi storico-critica di un concetto, (Laws of nature: a Historico-Critical Analysis of a Concept), G. Boniolo and Mauro Dorato (eds.), McGraw Hill Italia, Milano, 2001. Books in Italian 73. Cosa c’entra l’anima con gli atomi? .Introduzione alla Filosofia della scienza, second enlarged edition Roma, Laterza 2017 74. Che cos’è il tempo? Einstein, Gödel e l’esperienza comune, (What is time? Einstein, Gödel and common experience) Carocci, Roma (quality paperback) 2013. Review of the book by Carlo Rovelli, Il Sole 24, June 2013. 75. Cosa c’entra l’anima con gli atomi? Introduzione alla filosofia della scienza, (What has the soul got to do with atoms? Introduction to the philosophy of science), Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2007. 76. with Allori, V., Laudisa, F. Zanghì, N., La nature delle cose. Introduzione ai fondamenti e alla filosofia della fisica (The Nature of Things. Introduction to the foundations and philosophy of physics). Carocci, Roma, 2005. 77. Il software dell’Universo. Saggio sulle leggi di natura. Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2000. (translated in English by Ashgate: see 2 above). 78. Futuro aperto e libertà. Un’introduzione alla filosofia del tempo, pref. di R. Bodei, (Open Future and Freedom. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Time, with a preface by R. Bodei), 1997, Laterza, Roma Bari. 79. Modalità e temporalità. Un raffronto tra le logiche modali e le logiche temporali. (Modality and Temporality. A comparison between modal and temporal logic). Il Bagatto, Roma, 1994. Reviews of Futuro aperto e libertà: Michele di Francesco, “Libertà di movimento”, Literary Supplement to Il Sole-24 Ore, 20 luglio 1997, p. 26. Giovanni Boniolo, “Futuro aperto e libertà”, Le Scienze, Novembre 1997, p.117. Alberto Oliverio, “I ricordi tra regole biologiche ed elaborazioni soggettive”, Corriere della Sera, 21 Dicembre 1997, p. 29. Franca D’Agostini, “Ieri e domani via col tempo”, Tuttilibri, supplemento a La Stampa, 26 febbraio 1998, p.6. Reviews of Il Software dell’Universo M. Di Francesco, “Il software che fa girare la realtà”, il Sole 24 ore, 14.01.01. intervista a L. Gabaglio “Alla scoperta delle leggi di natura”, Sapere, Dic. 2000, p.86-88. L. Massacra, “Il software dell’universo”, Mediamente, 31.01.01. F. Cimatti, “Quel che ci dice il lessico dell’universo”, Il Manifesto, 26.05.01 E. Castellani, Le Scienze, Ottobre 2001 V. Ascheri, (, novembre 2001 Published papers 80. Filosofia della fisica, in Rivista di Filosofia, 2017, N.2 2017, pp.183-199 81. “La relatività e la realtà del momento presente”, In Realtà senza realismo, a cura di M. D’Ariano, Cristian Mariani, Salvatore Veca, Atti del Congresso dell’Istituto Lombardo delle Scienze e Lettere, Page Press, 2017, p. 35-52. 82. Il presente tra scienza e senso comune, in La Guerra dei mondi? Scienza e senso comune. a Cura di A. Lavazza e M. Marraffa. Torino: Codice, 2016, pp.150-161. 83. “Perché il linguaggio della natura è matematico? Da Galilei al dibattito contemporaneo”, in P. Pecere (ed.) Il libro della natura. Scienze e filosofia da Einstein alle neuroscienze contemporanee, Carocci Roma, vol II, pp.35-43. 2015 84. Preface at the Born-Einstein Correspondence (ed. by M.Dorato), Mimesis, 2015, pp. IX-XVI 85. Passato presente futuro, in Asimmetrie, Rivista semestrale dell’Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, 17/10.14, pp. 13-14. 86. L’indispensabilità della scienza per la democrazia (I). Discussione libera e controlli incrociati di ipotesi (II), in Riflessioni e iniziative di democrazie in tempo di crisi, (ed. P. Chiatti), Morlacchi, Perugia, 2014, pp.3-40. 87. Il ruolo della selezione di gruppo nelle spiegazioni naturalistiche della religione (The Role of Group Selection in Naturalistic Explanations of Religion), Sistemi Intelligenti / a. XXV, n. 2, agosto 2013, pp.367-372. 88. L’Instabilità della necessità metafisica: tra la Scilla della necessità logica e la Cariddi della necessità fisica (The Instability of metaphysical necessity: between the Scilla of logical necessity and physical necessity), Sistemi Intelligenti, Anno XXV, n.1 aprile 2013, pp. 95-100. 89. Scienza, Valori, Democrazia (Science, Values, Democracy), Roma Tre News, Anno XV, n.1 2013, pp.16-18. 90. “Scienza e coscienza, ovvero le contraddizioni della scienza del Novecento” (Science and consciousnees, or the contradictions of 20th century science), In Alla ricerca delle radici della nostra cultura, n. 6, Grafica Briantea, Milano, 2012, pp.29-40. 91. “Idee fondamentali della fisica dell'Ottocento” (The fundamental ideas of 19th century physics), in L'età moderna e contemporanea, a cura di U.Eco, l'Ottocento, Filosofia, Scienze e Tecniche, EM Publishers, Milano, 2012, pp. 397-409. 92. Vittorio Somenzi, l'altruismo e i pesci sentinella: alcuni ricordi personali (Vittorio Somenzi, the altruism of fishes: some personal memories), in Vittorio Somenzi. Antologia e Testimonianze. Fondazione Banca Agricola Mantovana, 2011, 381-383. 93. Una brevissima storia del nulla, ovvero “troppo rumore per nulla” (A very brief history of nothingness, or too much ado about nothing) in V. Lingiardi, N. Vassallo (a cura di), Terza cultura, Il Saggiatore, Milano, pp. 109-110. 94. Come si fa ad acchiappare qualcosa che non esiste?” Intervista a Chiara Lalli, (How can you grasp something that does not exist?An interview to C. Lalli)) Il Mucchio, XXXV, n. 688, 2011, p. 49-51. 95. “Verità e scelta dei fatti”, (Truth and the choice of facts) in Vero e Verosimile, Italiani Europei, 8, 2011, pp.52-57. 96. “L’enigma del tempo e il controllo del futuro” (The enigma of time and the control of the future), in Prevedere, Anticipare, Prisma, 1, pp.55-60, ristampa di (84)-reprint of 92 97. Tempo e divenire tra fisica e metafisica (Time and Becoming between Physics and Metaphysics), intervista di Laura Felline, in Human-Mente, vol. 8, Jan. 2009, pp. 207-214, 98. “Dialoghi sul confine” (Dialogues over the border), in Sapere, Ottobre 2010, pp. 12-19 99. “Dalla freccia di Lucrezio all’ascensore di Einstein: alcune considerazioni sul ruolo degli esperimenti mentali nella scienza” (From Lucretius’arrow to Einstein’s elevator: some remarks on the role of thought experiments in science), in Esperimenti Mentali (a cura di R. Casati A. Jacomuzzi, P. Kobau), Rivista di Estetica, n.s. 42, 3, anno 49, 2009, pp.21-37. 100. “L'enigma del tempo e il controllo del futuro” (The enigma of time and the control of the future), in Spazio ricerca, N. 9, ottobre 2009, pp. 54-59. 101. “I due tavoli di Eddington, ovvero l’immagine scientifica del mondo e il mondo della vita” (Eddington’s two tables, or the scientific image of the world and the world of life”),, in A. Peruzzi (ed.), Pianeta Galileo 2008, Centro Stampa del Consiglio Regionale della Toscana, Firenze, pp. 81-87. 102. Ha senso parlare di “basi biologiche” della morale? (Is it meaningful to talk about the biological basis of morality?”) in B@belonline/print, a cura di M. T. Pansera, n. 5, 2008, p. 209-215. 103. “Determinismo, libertà e la biblioteca di Babele” (Determimism, freedom and babel’s library), in Prometeo, Anno 27, 105, Marzo 2009, pp.78-85 104. “Brevi considerazioni sull’inevitabilità del conflitto fede-ragione” (Brief Remarks on the Inevitability of the Confict between Faith and Reason), in Scienze e Religioni, a cura di Rafael Pascual e Raffaele Pisano, UNI Service – TRENTO, 2008, pp.123-129. 105. “Tempo della mente e tempo della materia. La natura del presente e la teoria della relatività”(Mental Time and Material Time. The nature of the present and the theory of relativity), in C. Esposito e P. Porro (eds.) Quaestio 7/2007, La materia, Die Materie, Matter, Brepols Publishers, Belgium, pp.489-503. 106. “L’ossessione dello scientismo” (“The Obsession of Scientism”), Micromega, Almanacco di Scienze, 3, 2008, pp. 79-90. 107. “Uno sguardo al tempo fisico” (“A glance to physical time”), in G. Borio e C. Gentili (eds.), Armonia, Tempo. Storia dei concetti musicali, (Armony, Time) Carocci, Roma, 2007, pp. 305-319. 108. Entry “La teoria della relatività” (Theory of relativity), in Historia. La grande storia della civiltà europea, a cura di U. Eco, L. Barletta, M. A. Bazzocchi, A. Ottani Cavina, G. Corbellini, P. Corsi, L. Marconi, E. Raimondi, L. Spaziante, Federico Motta, Milano, 2007, vol 5, Il Novecento, pp. 409-501. 109. Entry “Filosofia della Scienza” (Philosophy of Science), in Historia. La grande storia della civiltà europea, a cura di U. Eco, L. Barletta, M. A. Bazzocchi, A. Ottani Cavina, G. Corbellini, P. Corsi, L. Marconi, E. Raimondi, L. Spaziante, Federico Motta, Milano, 2007, vol. 5, Il Novecento, pp. 423-426. 110. “Einstein e la Relatività” (Einstein and Relativity), in Filosofia e cultura, (a cura di A. La Vergata e F. Trabattoni), vol. 3b, La Nuova Italia, Firenze, pp. 110-120. 111. “Wertbeziehung e Wertfreiheit nella filosofia della scienza contemporanea”, (“Wertbeziehung e Wertfreiheit in contemporary philosophy of scienceI, in Bene navigavi. Studi in onore di Franco Bianco, a cura di M. Failla, Quodlibet Studi, 2006, pp.39-48. 112. “Il dibattito tra compatibilisti e libertari tra metafisica e pragmatica: perché si deve abbandonare la prima per abbracciare la seconda.” (The debate between compatibilists and libertarians between metaphysics and pragramatics: why should we abandon the former to endorse the latter), in Le ragioni del conoscere e dell’agire, a cura di R. Calcaterra, Quodlibet, Macerata, 2006, pp.267-276. 113. “Il dibattito tra compatibilisti e libertari tra metafisica e pragmatica: perché si deve abbandonare la prima per abbracciare la seconda.”, in Le ragioni del conoscere e dell’agire, a cura di R. Calcaterra, Quodlibet, Macerata, 2006, pp.267-276. 114. “Perché l’università merita un’altra riforma”, (Why the University deserves another reform), Darwin, September 2005, pp.64-65. 115. “Che cos’è la filosofia della scienza?” (What is philosophy of science?), Analysis, 3, 2003, pp.15-22 (this is a slightly modified version of the on-line essay (39). 116. “Filosofia della fisica” (Philosophy of Physics), in N. Vassallo (ed.), Filosofia delle scienze, (Philosophy of the Sciences), Einaudi, Torino, 2003, pp. 99-139. 117. “Filosofia della scienza - Fondamenti delle scienze”, in “Linee di ricerca”, e-book in progress edited by L. Floridi, . 118. “Nella Fisica sta tutta la realtà”, Recensione (review) di M. Lange, Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics, Blackwell, 2002, Il SOLE 24 ORE, Domenica 23.XI.2003, p. 34. 119. “Leggi naturali e libertà” (Natural Laws and Freedom), in Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, XIX, 4, 2001, pp.76-88 (published in September 2002) 120. “Filosofia della scienza” (Philosophy of science), in F. D’Agostini, N. Vassallo (eds.), Storia della Filosofia Analitica (History of Analytic Philosophy), Einaudi, Torino, pp. 223-249, 2002. 121. “Popper e la fisica” (Popper and Physics), in Reset, 72, July-August 2002, p.88-90. 122. “Il positivismo e l’uniformità della natura: le leggi in J. S. Mill”, (Positivism and the Uniformity of Nature: Natural Laws in J.S. Mill), cap. 7, in G. Boniolo e M. Dorato (eds.), La legge di natura. Analisi storico-critica di un concetto, McGraw Hill Italia, Milano, 2001, cap. 7, pp. 181-208. 123. With G. Boniolo, “Introduzione”, in G. Boniolo e M. Dorato (eds.), La legge di natura. Analisi storico-critica di un concetto, McGraw Hill Italia, Milano, 2001, pp. XIII-XVIII. 124. “Sapere scientifico-tecnologico e sapere filosofico”, in C. dal Canto e M. Paoli (eds.), Filosofia ed etica di fronte allo sviluppo scientifico tecnologico, ITIS, Pontedera (PI), 2001, pp.79-92. 125. With P. Quintili e C. Stancati, “Filosofie della natura” (Philosophies of Nature), Bollettino Filosofico, Dipartimento Filosofia dell’Università della Calabria, 2001, pp.454-469. 126. “Tempo e causalità mentale” (Time and Mental Causation), Rivista di Filosofia, 90, 3/1999, pp. 417-437. 127. “Determinismo, caso, libertà: in difesa del compatibilismo”, (Determinism, Chance and Freedom: in defense of Compatibilism), Paradigmi, 51, 1999, pp.547-569. 128. “Novecento Fisico” (20th-Century Physics), in Novecento, Novecenti, a cura di E. Agazzi, La Scuola, Brescia, 1999, pp.249-273. 129. “Il tempo analizzato: origine e significato della metafora del flusso del tempo”, (Origin and Meaning of the Metaphor of the Passage of Time), in Nuova Civiltà delle macchine, 17, n.1 (65), 1999 pp. 28-37. 130. “La causalità fisica e il principio di causa comune” (Physical Causation and the Principle of Common Cause), Sistemi intelligenti, 11, n. 2, 1999, pp. 207-229. 131. “La natura del tempo” (The nature of time), Montag,1998, 4, pp.99-113. 132. “Chi ha bisogno di una fisica computabile della mente?” (Who needs a non-computable physics of the mind?), V. M. Abrusci, C. Cellucci, Roberto Cordeschi, V. Fano (eds.), Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Sciences, 1998 V. M. Abrusci, C. Cellucci, Roberto Cordeschi, V. Fano, Pisa, ETS, 1998, pp. 245-254. 133. “Tre fili di Arianna per il labirinto del tempo”, (Three Ariadne’s threads for the labyrinth of time), in Storia e Filosofia della Scienza. Un possibile scenario italiano. (History and Philosophy of Science. An italian possible scenario), E. Bellone, G. Boniolo (eds.), Milano, Fotolito Sebi, 1998, pp.69-78. 134. with Giovanni Boniolo: “Dalla relatività galileiana alla relatività generale” (From galileian relativity to general relativity), in G.Boniolo (ed.), Filosofia della fisica, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, Italy, 1997, pp.5-167. (“Philosophy of physics” (other authors of the book include S. Bergia, G. Boniolo, M.L. Dalla Chiara, G.C. Ghirardi, R. Giuntini, and M. Pauri). The sections that I have written are “Tempo e simultaneità”, “Il paradosso dei gemelli”, “Fisica e geometria”, (Time and simultaneity, The Twin Paradox, Physics and Geometry). 135. “Tempo e nonseparabilità nella fisica relativistica”, (Time and nonseparability in relativistic physics), paper presented at the Congress on the Foundations and Philosophy of Physics, held on 27-29 September 1994 in Cesena and Urbino, in V. Fano (ed.), Fondamenti e Filosofia della Fisica, (Foundations and Philosophy of Physics), Accademia Nazionale di Scienze Lettere e Arti, Società Editrice “Il Ponte Vecchio”, Cesena, 1996, pp.147-161. 136. “La teoria della relatività e l’identità del mentale e del fisico” (The special theory of relativity and the identity of the physical and the mental), paper presented at the first congress of the Italian Society for Analythic Philosophy (SIFA), held in Genova on 12-15 October 1994, in C. Penco e G. Sarbia (eds.), Alle radici della filosofia analitica, Atti del primo convegno di Filosofia Analitica, Genua, Erga Edizioni. 137. “Il problema del realismo tra meccanica quantistica e relatività speciale” (The problem of realism between quantum mechanics and special relativity), Epistemologia, 19, 1996, pp.133-176. 138. “Aspetti epistemologici del concetto di tempo”, (Epistemological aspects of the concept of time), Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, Anno 13, n. 1-2, 1995, pp. 99-111. 139. “Sapere come e sapere perchè”, (Knowing how and knowing why), Technological Review, italian edition of the MIT journal, 74, Dec. 1994, pp. 36-39. 140. “La realtà del futuro e la relatività speciale”, (The reality of the future and the special theory of relativity), Rivista di Filosofia, 85, 3, 1994, pp. 383-409. 141. “Il dibattito Mill-Whewell e la prima legge di Keplero”, (The Mill-Whewell debate and the first law of Kepler), Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, 25, 1989, pp. 68-76. 142. “Come nascono le teorie scientifiche”, (The origin of scientific theories), interview with Mary Hesse, in Prometeo, 11, Sept. 1985, pp. 94-100. 143. “Scienza ed arte”, (Science and Art), Prometeo, 12, Dec. 1985, pp. 155-157. 144. “Creatività e scoperta scientifica” (Creativity and scientific discovery), Sapere, Dec. 1983, pp. 48-52. Reviews of philosophy books in Italian newspapers 145. “Nella Fisica sta tutta la realtà”, Recensione (review of) di M. Lange, Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics, Blackwell, 2002, Il SOLE 24 ore, Domenica 23.XI.2003 146. “Einstein opportunista?” Il Sole 24 ore, Domenica 28 Marzo 2010, (review of) di F. Laudisa. Einstein. Un atlante filosofico. Bompiani, 2010. 147. “Pensare la salute e la malattia”, Il Sole 24 ore, Domenica 14 Novembre, 2010, review of di Filosofia della medicina, a cura di A. Pagnini, Carocci, 2010. 148. L’impossibile indipendenza della scienza dalla filosofia, Recensione di F. Laudisa, Il naturalismo, Laterza, Il manifesto, 23/11/2014 149. “Nella simmetria una dea dell’estetica”, recensione di Una bellissima domanda Scoprire il disegno profondo della natura (Einaudi) Il manifesto, 3 Luglio 2016 150. Perché la materia ci rende liberi. Il Sole 24 ore, Recensione di J. Ismael, How physics makes us Free, 2016