Emanuele Bottazzi

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Curriculum Vitae: 


Ricercatore (Tempo Determinato)
Parole chiave:
  • collective intentionality;
  • Critical Situations;
  • Impasse;
  • Organizations;
  • Roles;
  • Rules;
  • Social ontology;
Short profile: 

Social Ontology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Metaphysics.


Emanuele Bottazzi graduated in Philosophy at the University of Ferrara in 2003 (magna cum laude) under the supervision of Claudio Masolo (ISTC-CNR). From 2004 to 2008, he had a research position at LOA, he also collaborated with the Ontology Lab of the University of Turin. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Torino (Italy) on the philosophical issues in social organizations. During 2008 he was visiting scholar at Columbia University, Philosophy department, under the supervision of professor Achille Varzi. He is generally interested in multidisciplinary research, trying to fill the gap between an analytical approach and a humanistic one in philosophy and applied ontology. More specifically he has as its interests: Social Ontology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Metaphysics.



Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Appearance Counting as Reality? Some Considerations on Stability and Unpredictability in Social Institutions. In: Phenomenology and Mind, vol. 3 pp. 139 - 149. Norms, Values, Society: Phenomenological and Ontological Approaches. E. Caminada, B. Malvestiti (eds.). IUSS Press, 2012.  image   image

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Preliminaries to a DOLCE ontology of organisations. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS PROCESS INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 4 pp. 225 - 238. 2009.

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Problemi filosofici emergenti dalla modellazione delle organizzazioni sociali. In: Rivista di Estetica, vol. 36 pp. 43 - 58. 2007.

Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Gangemi A., Lehmann J. From Collective Intentionality to Intentional Collectives. In: COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH, vol. 7/2-3 pp. 192 - 208. 2006.
Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Gangemi A., Lehmann J. From Collective Intentionality to Intentional Collectives: an Ontological Perspective. In: Cognitive System Research, vol. 7 pp. 192 - 208. 2006.
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Primi ingredienti di una DOLCE ontologia delle organizzazioni. In: Networks, vol. 6 pp. 36 - 63. 2006.

Contributi a libro

Masolo C., Guizzardi G., Vieu L. R., Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Relational Roles and Qua-individuals. In: Proceedings of the AAAI Symposium on Roles, an interdisciplinary perspective. pp. 103 - 112. G. Boella, J. Odell, L. van der Torre, H. Verhagen (eds.). Arlington, Virginia (USA): AAAI Press, 2005.

Masolo C., Vieu L. R., Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Gangemi A., Guarino N. Social Roles and their Descriptions. In: Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. pp. 267 - 277. D. Dubois, C. Welty, M.A. Williams (eds.). Menlo Park, California: AAAI Press, 2004.

Articoli in atti di convegno

Bottazzi E., Masolo C., Porello D. Old and New Riddles on Concept Sharing. In: ECSI2014 - European Conference on Social Intelligence 2014 (Barcelona, Spain, 3-5 November 2014). Proceedings, pp. 16 - 27. A. Herzig, E. Lorini (eds.). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 1283)., 2014.  image   image

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R., Masolo C. The Mysterious Appearance of Objects. In: FOIS 2012 - Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Seventh International Conference 2012. Proceedings (Graz, Austria, 24-27 July 2012). Proceedings, pp. 59 - 72. M. Donnelly, G. Guizzardi (eds.). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 239). IOS Press, 2012.  image

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Faulty Institutional Objects. A threat for the Infallibilist (and the Fallibilist as well). In: ECAP 7, Seventh European Conference of Analytic Philosophy (Milano, ). Proceedings, 2011.
Guarino N., Bottazzi E., Ferrario R., Sartor G. Ontology-Driven Sociotechnical Systems: Transparency as a Key for Business Resiliency. In: itAIS2011, Information Systems (Roma, 07-08/10 2011). Proceedings, pp. ? - ?. ?, 2011.  image

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Facing the inevitable? The dynamics of impasse in collective contexts. In: Collective Intentionality VII (Basel, Switzerland, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Oggetti sociali e prospettive. In: VII Convegno dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive (Trento, ). Atti, 2010.
Bottazzi E. State of exception and impasse dynamics. In: Democracy Today (Braga, Portogallo, ). Proceedings, 2010.

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Arbitral functions and constitutive rules. In: Inaugural Meeting of the European Network on Social Ontology (Konstanz (Germany), ). Proceedings, 2009.

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R., Masolo C., Trypuz R. Designing Organizations: Towards a Model. In: Normative Multi-agent Systems, Dagstuhl Seminar (Dagstuhl, Germany, 18-23/03 2007). Proceedings, pp. 237 - 244. Boella, G., van der Torre, L., Verhagen, H (eds.). IBFI, 2007.

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. A Path to an Ontology of Organizations. In: EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE 2005) (Enschede, The Netherlands, ). Proceedings, 2005.
Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Gangemi A., L., J. Collective Intentionality: An Ontological Perspective. In: The Intl. Conf. on Collective Intentionality2005.


Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Critical situations from spontaneous to sophisticated social interactions. In: New Trends in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Madrid, 28-29/09 2011).   image
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. How Sophisticated Our Interaction Can Get. In: ENSO 2011 - Second Conference of the European Network of Social Ontology (Luiss Guido Carli University, Roma, 21-23/09 2011).   image
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Introducing Perspectiles in Organizations. In: EuroCog 2011 - European Conference on Cognitive Science (New Bulgarian University, Sofia, 21-24/05 2011).   image

Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. The role of computational ontologies and failure-based systems in the social. In: Conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST 2010) (Trento, Abstract, 2010.

Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Trypuz R. Non Mediated Collective Intentions. In: Narrative Alternatives to Theories of Mind (University of Hertfordshire, Abstract, 2007.

Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Trypuz R. Intenzioni collettive non mediate. In: AISC (Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive) (Genova, 26-27 October 2006). Abstract, pp. 136 - 138. A. Greco, C. Penco, G. Sandini, R. Zaccaria, 2006.  image



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