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Giovedi' 28 novembre 2013 il ricevimento del prof. Giaretta è sospeso per un impegno istituzionale fuori sede.

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Giovedì dalle 10:30 alle 12:00 Dipartimento FISPPA, Capitaniato 3, I piano Se ci fosse urgenza da parte dello studente, sarebbe meglio inviare preventivamente una e-mail che illustri il tema del colloquio.
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Curriculum Vitae
Pierdaniele Giaretta


Full professor of Logic and Philosophy of science: since October 1, 2009 at the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy of the University of Padua; from December 30, 2007 to September 30, 2009 (as full professor) and from December 30, 2004 to December 29, 2007 (as “straordinario”) at the University of Verona.

He belongs, and belonged, to the teaching body of the PhD in Philosophy at the University of Padua and belonged to the teaching body of the PhD in Philosophy at the University of Verona.

1985 – 2004: associate professor of Logic at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Padua. He also taught Logic at the University of Venice for one year and Philosophy of Language, History of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Padua in various periods.

1979/80 – 1984/85: teacher of Logic for the Psychology degree at the University of Padua.

November, 1974 – October, 1979: contract researcher at the Institute of History of Philosophy, University of Padua. At that time PhD courses did not exist in Italian university. He acquired his expertise in Logic by attending various seminars at the department of mathematics of the University of Padua.

October 21, 1971: graduated in Philosophy with full marks at the University of Padua.


President of the Italian Society of Analitic Philosophy (SIFA) since 2008 until 2010. Now: member of SIFA, member of the Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS); member of the steering committee of the Italian Society of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Medicine and Biology (BIOM).

Referee for a few distinguished journals, referee and member of some Program committees for international workshops and conferences (among them: FOIS (International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems) -2006, -2008, -2010).


In 2007 and in 2008 a line of research concerned the philosophy of cognitive sciences, specifically the general concept of rationality, errors in deductive reasoning and the understanding of conditional sentences (articles and editing of a book). Another line of research concerned the philosophy of medicine, with special regard to the difficulty of reasoning about a single case and some aspects of the way in which the conception of method evolved in medical thought (articles and parts of books).
In 2009 Giaretta did some further work in philosophy of medicine, dealing again with reasoning in clinical diagnosis and, moreover, with the concepts of health and disease. He also dealt with themes of formal epistemology: the relation between the paradox of knowability and the Russell-Myhill paradox (an article) and, in another paper, published in 2010, he examined the connection between the principle of knowability of truth and some epistemic versions of the disjunction property.
In 2010 a mereology for the change of parts and certain aspects of scientific explanations related to the notion of evidence in criminal trials were the topic of some papers.
2011 and 2012 are dedicated to the analysis of a famous argumentation by Socrates, to definitions of certain scientific concepts and the notion of truth-of in connection with paradoxes, to a review of certain ways in which information is sought and used in medicine. Some of these researches are still going on.