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 (with Andy McGonigal, Matthew Kieran and Aaron Meskin) and Bari/Oxford (with Luciano Floridi). I write about various issues in empirically informed philosophy of affects, aesthetics and linguistic diversity in philosophy. I also engage in less conventional forms of academic action, in the hope of making philosophy more open and transparent. In 2011 I co-founded the White Rose Philosophy Postgraduate Forum, and in 2014 I founded the Minorities and Philosophy UK network. Between 2015 and 2018, I co-organized the Aesthetics and Cognitive Science (ÆCS) series of talks in Paris. Since 2020, I have been convening, and making publicly accessible, webinars exploring issues related to the mind and the arts. In 2021, I launched the “Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy” manifesto. In 2022, I co-created Freelosophy and co-authored the Online Accessibility Pledge.

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