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Mr Francesco Gandellini MA

Postgraduate Research Student

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I am a Postgraduate Research Student in Philosophy.

Before joining the University of Southampton, I completed my BA at the University of Trento (Italy) and my MA at the University of Turin (Italy). My undergraduate dissertation was on the principle of charity in the continental and analytic traditions, while my master dissertation was on the Paradox of Being in Heidegger’s metaphysics.

My doctoral work, which is supervised by Prof. Denis McManus, mainly concerns the notions of human finitude and the limits of sense-making, as they are taken up in the philosophies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger and elaborated through the doctrine of transcendental idealism and meaning indeterminacy. I believe that a rigorous study of their work, together with that of interpreters like Stanley Cavell, can help me to investigate the limits of language and thought, limits which are, at once, inexpressible, inherently contradictory and still philosophically compelling. 

Research interests

My research is generously supported by a Presidential Scholarship.

Research interests:

  • Wittgenstein
  • Heidegger
  • Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language (especially paradoxes)
  • Philosophy of Religion 

Mr Francesco Gandellini
Student Office, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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