Professor Alessandra Tanesini

Professor Alessandra Tanesini

Professor

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email:
tanesini@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5663
Location:
1.47, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

I am part of the School's Philosophy research group.

I did my undergraduate work at Bologna University (Italy) and gained my PhD on Quine at the University of Hull (UK). In the meantime I studied and taught for a couple of years at Syracuse University (US) before coming to Cardiff in 1992. 

In 1996 I was a Visiting Senior Lecturer in School of Philosophy (General Philosophy) at the University of Sydney, and in 1997 I was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University (US).

2019

2018

2017

  • Tanesini, A. 2017. Reducing arrogance in public debate. Presented at: Virtues in the Public Sphere,, Oriel College, Oxford, UK, 4-6 January 2018.
  • Tanesini, A. 2017. Standpoint theory then and now. In: Fricker, M. et al. eds. Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology.. London: Routledge
  • Tanesini, A. 2017. Doing Philosophy. In: D'Oro, G. and Overgaard, S. eds. The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 13-31.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

  • Tanesini, A. and Lance, M. 2004. Emotions and rationality. In: Ezcurdia, M., Stainton, R. and Viger, C. eds. New Essays in Philosophy of Language and Mind: Canadian Journal of Philosophy Supplementary Volume., Vol. 30. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pp. 275-295.
  • Tanesini, A. 2004. Wittgenstein: A feminist interpretation.. Cambridge: Polity Press.

2003

2002

2001

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1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1989

1988

Teaching interests

  • formal logic
  • epistemology
  • philosophy of feminism
  • philosophy of mind and language

In 2018 I am on reseach leave. This is made possible by a Fellowship of the Leverhulme Trust.

My current work lies at the intersection of ethics, the philosophy of language, and epistemology and focuses on epistemic vice, silencing, prejudice and ignorance. I am currently a co-PI on a two-year multidisciplinary research project Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse which is dedicated to reducing arrogance in debate.

Previously I have published on a range of issues and topics in epistemology (especially feminist and social epistemology) and in the philosophy of language (especially theories of truth in both analytic and continental philosophy). I am the author of two monographs (one in feminist epistemology and the other on Wittgenstein) and of a reference work in the philosophy of language. I have published numerous articles in peer-refereed journals and collections on a variety of topics including: Nietzsche on truth, the role of emotions in epistemology, temporal externalism about meaning, and the debate over essentialism in feminism.

Research interests

  • virtue epistemology
  • social epistemology
  • feminism
  • philosophy of mind and language
  • Wittgenstein

Current supervision

Timothy Kjeldsen

Research student