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Dr Davide Fassio 

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow

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Davide is a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Southampton and recipient of a three-year Advanced Postdoc.Mobility grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (title of the project: The Unity of Reasons).  Before then Davide has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Geneva.

Research interests

Davide’s main research interests are in epistemology, ethics and the philosophy of mind. In particular he is interested in the following topics:

1. the nature of belief and its relation with truth and knowledge (the aim of belief),

2. the relations between knowledge, practical rationality and assertion,

3. Pragmatic Encroachment on knowledge,

4. the relations between epistemic and practical reasons and between reasons and rationality.


Research publications

Key publications in the last three years:

• 'Is There an Epistemic Norm of Practical Reasoning?”, Philosophical Studies. Forthcoming (online first: 2016).

• “A Problem for Deontic Doxastic Constitutivism”, Philosophical Papers. Forthcoming (November 2016).

• “Commonality Reconsidered: On the Common Source of Epistemic Standards” in M. Grajner and P. Schmechtig, Epistemic Reasons, Epistemic Norms, and Epistemic Goals. DeGruyter. Forthcoming.

• “The Aim of Belief”. In Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2015.

• “Revisionary Epistemology” (with R. McKenna), in Inquiry 58 (7-8), 755-779. 2015.

• “Knowledge and the Importance of Being Right”, Logos & Episteme 6 (3): 265-289. 2015.

• “A Blind-spot Argument against Dispositionalist Accounts of Belief”, Acta Analytica 29 (1): 71-81. 2014.

• “Truth and the Aim of Belief”, in Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. Ed. Duncan Pritchard. New York: Oxford University Press. 2014.

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