About

Hi, I’m Matteo!

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Ruhr University Bochum in the Emmy-Noether research group  “From Perception to Belief and Back Again”.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the “Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy”, of which I remain an external member.

My research focuses on the phenomenon of conceptual change, encompassing several philosophical sub-fields. In my research, I integrate traditional philosophical and historical methodologies with technical tools from logic, mathematics, and cognitive science.

Research

My research focuses on conceptual change, studying this phenomenon in connection with several philosophical sub-fields such as General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Epistemology, Logic, Philosophy of Language, History of Analytic Philosophy, and Metaphilosophy.

More specifically, I worked on topics such as Carnapian explication, conceptual spaces, semantic view of scientific theories, theory choice in science, conceptual spaces, belief revision, and cognitive models of science. I also have a historical interest for Logical Empiricism, especially related to the works of Carnap and Waismann.

Here you can find my publications, while here are some talks that I will give in the next months.

CV

Here you can download my full CV.

Employment:

  •  (10/2021-)
    Postdoctoral Researcher (Ruhr-University Bochum)
    Member of the Emmy-Noether Research Group                                                        “From Perception to Belief and Back Again” (PI: Peter Brössel).

 

Education:

  • (2017-2022)
    PhD in Philosophy (MCMP, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
    Ph.D. Thesis: Frameworks, Models, and Case Studies: A New Methodology for Studying Conceptual Change in Science and Philosophy.
    Supervisor: Hannes Leitgeb                                                                                         Examiners: Hannes Leitgeb, Leon Horsten, Kärin Nickelsen

 

  • (2014-2017)
    M.A. in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science (University of Florence)

 

  • (2011-2014)
    B.A. in Philosophy (University of Florence)

 

Teaching

 

As Instructor:

  •  SS22 Epistemology (together with Peter Brössel) – (Ruhr University Bochum, graduate level).
  •  WS20/21 Concepts: from philosophy to cognitive science – (LMU Munich, undergraduate level, online).
  •  WS19/20 Consistency, Incompleteness, and Undecidability (together with Norbert Gratzl) – (LMU Munich, graduate level).

 

 

As Teaching Assistant:

  •  SS20 Logik II (Instructor: Norbert Gratzl) – (LMU Munich, undergraduate level, online).
  •  WS18/19 Logik I (Instructor: Hannes Leitgeb) – (LMU Munich, undergraduate level).

Contact

 

You can write me an email at:  mtt.debenedetto[at]gmail.com

 

Ruhr-University of Bochum
Department of Philosophy II
Universitätsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
matteo.debenedetto[at]ruhr-uni-bochum.de