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Paolo Gigli


AoS Ancient Philosophy

AoC Metaphysics, Logic 


  • Short biography

PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Geneva with a thesis on the metaphysics of change in Plato, Paolo is interested in theoretical philosophy, primarily metaphysics and logic, both in their development in Ancient Greece and in the contemporary analytic debate. During his PhD, Paolo has spent a research period in Oxford. He previously read Philosophy at USI (MA) and Bologna (BA). At USI, Paolo is the coordinator of the Master in Philosophy (MAP) and of the Bachelor in Philosophy (BAF). As such, he tutors students and is frequently busy with administrative tasks for the Institute of Philosophy (ISFI). He has taught Logic at MA level, Methodology of research in Philosophy both at BA and MA level, and Introduction to Philosophy at BA level.


  • Current positions

PhD student 2020-

Université de Genève. Supervisor: P. Crivelli. Title of the dissertation: Plato on Change. 


PhD Assistant 2020-

Università della Svizzera italiana. Supervisors: D. Costa, K. Mulligan. 

Coordinator of the Bachelor in Philosophy (BAF) 2022-

USI-FTL. Directors of the programme: D. Costa, R. Roux. 


Coordinator of the Master in Philosophy (MAP) 2022-

USI-FTL. Directors of the programme: D. Costa, K. Mulligan. 

Student administration Officer of the Institute of Philosophy (ISFI) 2023-

USI-FTL. Directors of the Institute: R. Roux (ad interim), D. Costa (deputy). 


Representative of the intermediate body in the Faculty Board and in the University Senate 2023-2024


  • Previous education

Recognised (Visting Doctoral) Student 2023

University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy & Oriel College. Supervisor: L. Castagnoli. 


MA in Philosophy 2018-2020

Università della Svizzera italiana. Supervisor: P. Crivelli. 


BA in Philosophy 2015-2018

Università di Bologna. Supervisor: W. Cavini.