All posts by Laura Candiotto

About Laura Candiotto

I'm Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Previusly I worked at the Eidyn Centre of the University of Edinburgh, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences and at the IMéRA Institute of Advanced Study of the Aix-Marseille University. My research interests centre around ancient greek philosophy, social epistemology and philosophy of mind. This includes interest in philosophy of emotions, ancient theories of mind and knowledge, active externalism and enactivism. For more details: I did my PhD at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, supervisor Prof. Luigi Vero Tarca, in collaboration with the UPR76 CNRS Paris and Sorbonne University of Paris under the supervision of Prof. Luc Brisson. Afterwards I worked as Assistant Researcher (2011-2013) and Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Philosophy (2013-2015) in the same University. During this time I have provided teaching and tutorials for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. My PhD topic focused on Plato’s Socratic dialogues, from which a monograph in Italian has been published in 2011 (“Le vie della confutazione. I dialoghi socratici di Platone”, tr. Ways of refutation. Plato’s Socratic dialogues, Mimesis, Milano). In this monograph I stressed the necessity thesis about the role of shame in the Socratic elenchus, and the shared motivational states of the interlocutors in the dialogical inquiry. My Postdoctoral research focused on the metaphysical notion of relation in Plato and in Contemporary Continental Philosophy (mainly Heidegger and Feminist philosophy) and in Contemporary social epistemology. I edited a book on Plato’s metaphysics of relations in 2015 (“Senza dualismo. Nuovi percorsi nella filosofia di Platone”, tr. “Without dualism. New perspectives in Plato’s philosophy, Mimesis, Milano). A further area of my accomplishments pertains to the contemporary philosophical practices and the consequent practice of philosophy in educational contexts (I also have a Post-graduate specialization in Philosophy for Children, University of Padua) and in society. In the last years I tested some philosophical practices, based on Socratic Dialogue, and have proven to be effective mainly in the health-care sector. I edited with Luigi Vero Tarca three books on it: Primum Philosophari Comunicare in medicina Le radici della scelta Full list of publications To download my articles and essays in edited books: For Italian readers:

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