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ValerioI am currently a PhD Student in Philosophy at the State University of Milan and my main specialization is metaphysics.
My current research is devoted mainly to the theories of personal identity over time, though my work in this area extends to related topics in ontology (e.g. material constitution; mereology; substance/facts/process ontology; constitutive conditions of persistence), in philosophy of time (endurantism/perdurantism; time passage), and philosophy of mind (conscious experience, psychological approach of persistence).

I received my MA in Philosophy from the State University of Milan in 2014, under the supervision of Paolo Valore and Giuliano Torrengo, with the dissertation “Identity without conditions” (focused on the definition of any constitutive criterion for personal persistence through time).
In 2014 I have been Visiting Scholar at Logos Research Group, University of Barcelona (Spain), under the supervision of Marta Campdelacreu, and in 2011 I have been Visiting Student at the Department of Philosophy of the Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen (Germany).

Recent Publications

Journal Articles and Contributions

forthcoming ‘Three Conceptions of the Logical Form of Exemplification’, American Philosophical Quarterly 55

forthcoming ‘Reconstructing Late Analytic Philosophy. A Quantitative Approach’, (with E. Petrovich), Philosophical Inquiries

forthcoming ‘Il problema dell’identità personale nel dibattito analitico contemporaneo’, Proceedings of the Conference “Orizzonti del Contemporaneo”

2018 ‘What’s next? Time Travel and Phenomenal Continuity’, (with Giuliano Torrengo), in V. Buonomo (ed.), The Persistence of Persons, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Editiones Scholasticae: 183-201

2018 ‘A brief guide to personal persistence’, in V. Buonomo (ed.), The Persistence of Persons, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Editiones Scholasticae: 7-18

2017 ‘The Scientific Turn In Metaphysics: A Factualist Approach’, Synthese (Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1445-5)


Book Reviews

2017 Book Review of “The Moving Spotlight. An Essay on Time and Ontology, by Ross Cameron, Oxford University Press, 2015”, (with S. Iaquinto), Argumenta 2: 375-377 (DOI 10.23811/412.arg2017.rev)

2016 Book Review of “Personal Identity: Simple or Complex?, by Georg Gasser and Matthias Stefan (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2013”, Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics (De Gruyter, DOI 10.1515/mp-2016-0009)


Edited Books and Volumes

2018 The Persistence of Persons. Studies in the Metaphysics of Personal Identity over Time, Valerio Buonomo (ed.), Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Editiones Scholasticae (ISBN 386838589-4)


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