FILIPPO CONTESI

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I am a (cross-disciplinary) philosopher, currently a Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Fellow (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) at the University of Barcelona, working with Manolo García-Carpintero in the LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy. Before Barcelona, I was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Temple University (working with Susan Feagin), and before that an École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Postdoc at the Jean Nicod Institute. I did my PhD at the University of York (with Peter Lamarque), after studying at Leeds, and Bari/Oxford (with Luciano Floridi). I write about various issues in empirically informed philosophy of affects, aesthetics and linguistic diversity in philosophy. High accessibility for readers drives my choice of publication style and venues (I subscribe to DoRA). I also engage in less conventional forms of academic action, again in an effort to make philosophy more accessible and transparent. As a graduate student, I founded the Minorities and Philosophy UK network. Since 2020, I have been convening, and making publicly accessible, webinars exploring issues related to the mind and the arts, as well as to linguistic justice. In 2021, I launched the “Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy” manifesto, and then co-founded the Barcelona Principles institutional scheme. More recently, I co-created Freelosophy and co-authored the Online Accessibility Pledge.