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A_Giananti Dr. Andrea Giananti

Faculty of Cultural Studies
Professorship for Epistemology

I am a lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) for the Professorship of Epistemology (Prof. Cristina Borgoni) at the University of Bayreuth. Previously, I have been a lecturer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and a teaching assistant at King’s College London. I completed my PhD in philosophy in 2015 at the University of Fribourg, and I have been a visiting researcher at the University of Warwick, the University of Leipzig, and the University of California Berkeley.


My research interests lie at the intersection of epistemology and philosophy of mind. I have especially worked on perceptual experience, rationality, and self-knowledge.

My current project concerns the nature of rational capacities. Putative examples of rational capacities are things like speaking and understanding a language, treating a patient, and cooking. On the other hand, we also have non-rational capacities, such as digesting food, applying a certain weight on a chair by sitting on it, and experiencing physical pain. I am interested in understanding what distinguishes rational capacities from non-rational capacities: a key working hypothesis is that the possession and exercise of rational capacities constitutively invovles self-consciousness.


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Faculty of Cultural Studies
Professorship for Epistemology

Dr. Andrea Giananti


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Universität Bayreuth
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth

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Universität Bayreuth
Institut für Philosophie
95440 Bayreuth

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E-mail: andrea.giananti@unifr.ch

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