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Fabio Paglieri

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fabio.paglieri@istc.cnr.it
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Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 Roma, Italy

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Researcher
Keywords:
  • impulsivity;
  • intertemporal choice;
  • self-control;
  • temporal preferences;
  • time discounting;
  • willpower;
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The overall assumption of my research activity is that cognition is goal-directed, resource-bounded, and adaptively shaped. From this unifying perspective, I focus my research mainly on two areas of interest: decision-making for action (in particular, temporal preferences and long-term goals) and belief dynamics, both individual (belief revision) and social (argumentation).

My work is interdisciplinary, combining theoretical analysis, conceptual modelling, behavioral experiments, and field observations. Although my main background is in psychology, I collaborate regularly with primatologists, economists, philospophers and computer scientists to foster our shared research interests.

Since 2012, I am Editor-in-Chief of Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy (Springer), and Director of Sistemi Intelligenti (Il Mulino), the leading Italian journal in cognitive science and Artificial Intelligence. I am also in the Editorial Board of the journal Argument & Computation (Taylor & Francis) and of the book series Studies in Logic and Argumentation (College Publications).

Research

I work mostly, albeit not exclusively, on the following topics:

  • intertemporal choice, temporal preferences, time discounting, self-control, willpower, impulsivity: here I do both experimental work, on humans (adults and children) and non-human primates (mostly capuchin monkeys), and theoretical work, mostly at the interface between philosophy, psychology and economics
  • argumentation theory, with an emphasis on resource-bounded rationality (e.g. the role of parsimony in enthymeme interpretation), decision-making (e.g. looking at arguments as sequences of decisions), and the integration with other socio-cognitive phenomena (e.g. belief change and trust dynamics): here I combine philosophical analysis with experiments and computational models
  • goal-oriented behavior, goal processing, intentional action, motivational influences on reasoning: here my contribution is mostly theoretical, occasionally with formal or computational models attached to it

All these topics are pursued in close collaboration with several colleagues, starting with GOAL members, but including also others, such as Elsa Addessi (intertemporal choice in humans and other animals), Mike Beran, Ted Evans, Jeff Stevens (temporal preferences in non-human animals), Anna Borghi, Claudia Scorolli, Bernhard Hommel, Lorenza Colzato (cultural effects on temporal preferences), Francesco Mancini (impulsivity and psychopathology), Francesca Bellagamba (intertemporal choice in children), John Woods (resource-boundedness and enthymeme interpretation), Dale Hample (decision-making in argumentation), Ioana Cionea (cultural differences in argumentative strategies), Serena Villata, Celia Da Costa Pereira and Andrea Tettamanzi (trust dynamics and argumentation).

Finally, recently I had a brief but intense and high-profile experience in scientific journalism, when in 2010 I acted as a postdoc journal keeper for Nature. Details on my entries can be found here.

Publications


Journal articles

   2013
Paglieri F. Dalla fiducia nel sopruso alla fiducia nel diritto: riflessioni sulla crisi della politica italiana. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 25 (1) pp. 138 - 151. Il Mulino, 2013.  image   image   image
Paglieri F., Borghi A. M., Colzato L., Hommel B., Scorolli C. Heaven can wait. How religion modulates temporal discounting. In: Psychological Research-Psychologische Forschung, vol. 77 (6) pp. 738 - 747. Springer, 2013.  image   image   image
Paglieri F. The costs of delay. Waiting vs. postponing in intertemporal choice. In: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, vol. 99 (3) pp. 362 - 377. Wiley, 2013.  image   image   image
Paglieri F., Focaroli V., Bramlett J., Tierno V., McIntyre J., Addessi E., Evans T., Beran M. The hybrid delay task: Can capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) sustain a delay after an initial choice to do so?. In: Behavioural Processes, vol. 94 pp. 45 - 54. Elsevier, 2013.  image   image   image
Ventricelli M., Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Macchitella L., Paglieri F., Addessi E. How capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) behaviorally cope with increasing delay in a self-control task. In: Behavioural Processes, vol. 100 pp. 146 - 152. Elsevier, 2013.  image   image

   2012
Evans T., Beran M., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Delaying gratification for food and tokens in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): When quantity is salient, symbolic stimuli do not improve performance. In: Animal Cognition, vol. 15 pp. 539 - 548. , 2012.  image
Paglieri F. Argomentazione, decisione e razionalità. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 24 (3) pp. 415 - 431. Argomentazione, processi cognitivi e nuove tecnologie. Fabio Paglieri (ed.). Il Mulino, 2012.  image
Paglieri F. Estendere la volontà: si può fare?. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 24 (1) pp. 87 - 98. Il Mulino, 2012.  image   image   image
Paglieri F. Le intenzioni fra filosofia e scienze cognitive. Note sul convegno Intentions: Philosophical and Empirical Issues, Roma, 29-30 Novembre 2012. In: Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, vol. 104 (4) pp. 777 - 783. Vita e Pensiero, 2012.  image   image
Paglieri F. Quale futuro per Sistemi Intelligenti?. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 24 (2) pp. 357 - 365. Il Mulino, 2012.  image   image   image
Villata S., Falcone R., Da Costa Pereira C., Castelfranchi C., Tettamanzi A., Paglieri F. Comunicazione e fiducia: un modello ad agenti su qualità delle informazioni e valutazione delle fonti. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 24 (3) pp. 559 - 579. Argomentazione, processi cognitivi e nuove tecnologie. F. Paglieri (ed.). Il Mulino, 2012.  image

   2011
Addessi E., Paglieri F., Focaroli V. The ecological rationality of delay tolerance: insights from capuchin monkeys. In: COGNITION, vol. 119 pp. 142 - 147. 2011.
Paglieri F., Woods J. Enthymematic parsimony. In: SYNTHESE, vol. 178 pp. 461 - 501. 2011.
Paglieri F., Woods J. Enthymemes: From Reconstruction to Understanding. In: Argumentation, vol. 25 pp. 127 - 139. 2011.

   2010
Paglieri F. La struttura temporale dell'azione intenzionale: illusione della volontà  o illusione delle neuroscienze?. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 22 pp. 347 - 355. 2010.
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Why arguing? Towards a costs-benefits analysis of argumentation. In: Argument & Computation, vol. 1 pp. 71 - 91. 2010.

   2009
Paglieri F. La filosofia sperimentale: distinzioni e cautele. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 21 pp. 355 - 369. 2009.

   2008
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Cambiare la mente: mindreading, azione intenzionale e coscienza. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 20(3) pp. 489 - 520. 2008.
Paglieri F. Critical notice of "Reason Reclaimed". In: Informal Logic, vol. 28(2) pp. 170 - 192. 2008.
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Decidere il futuro: scelta intertemporale e teoria degli scopi. In: Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, vol. 35(4) pp. 739 - 771. 2008.
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Il futuro non ਠdeciso: risposte ai commenti. In: Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, vol. 35(4) pp. 803 - 818. 2008.
Paglieri F., Manzotti R. Introduzione: la coscienza nelle scienze cognitive. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 20(3) pp. 365 - 369. 2008.
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. More than control freaks: Evaluative and motivational functions of goals. In: BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, vol. 31(1) pp. 35 - 36. 2008.

   2007
Castelfranchi C., Paglieri F. The role of beliefs in goal dynamics: Prolegomena to a constructive theory of intentions. In: SYNTHESE, vol. 155 pp. 237 - 263. 2007.
Paglieri F. Changing minds: The role of beliefs in cognitive dynamics. In: SYNTHESE, vol. 155 pp. 163 - 166. 2007.

   2006
Paglieri F. Regole di gioco e norme sociali: crescere fra obbedienza e trasgressione. In: Cittadini in Crescita, vol. 2 pp. 44 - 61. 2006.

   2005
Paglieri F. Introduction: Play, games and philosophy. In: TOPOI-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 24(2) pp. 117 - 123. 2005.
Paglieri F. Playing by and with the rules: Norms and morality in play development. In: TOPOI-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 24(2) pp. 149 - 167. 2005.
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Revising beliefs through arguments: Bridging the gap between belief revision and argumentation in MAS. In: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 3366 pp. 78 - 94. I. Rahwan, P. Moraitis, C. Reed (eds.). Springer, 2005.  image   image   image

   2004
Paglieri F. Review of Douglas Walton's Abductive reasoning, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. In: Informal Logic, vol. 24 pp. 271 - 277. 2004.

   2003
Paglieri F. Progettare il gioco. Elementi di interazione ludica nel nuovo parco. In: Il Veltro, vol. 47 pp. 295 - 310. 2003.

   2002
Paglieri F. Credendo di giocare. Verso un'interpretazione cognitivista dei processi ludici. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 14(3) pp. 371 - 415. 2002.
Paglieri F. Credendo di giocare. Verso un'interpretazione cognitivista dei processi ludici. 2002.  image   image

Books/Monographs

   2005
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Arguments as belief structures: Towards a Toulmin layout of doxastic dynamics?. Hamilton, Canada: 2005.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2013
Paglieri F. Agreements as the grease (not the glue) of society: a cognitive and social science perspective. In: Agreement Technologies. pp. 43 - 52. S. Ossowski (ed.). (Law, Governance and Technology Series, vol. 8). Berlin: Springer, 2013.  image   image
Paglieri F. There's nothing like being free: Default dispositions, judgments of freedom, and the phenomenology of coercion. In: Decomposing the will. pp. 136 - 159. A. Clark, J. Kiverstein, T. Vierkant (eds.). (Philosophy of Mind). Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 2013.  image   image

   2012
Hample D., Paglieri F., Na L. The costs and benefits of arguing: predicting the decision whether to engage or not. In: Topical Themes in Argumentation Theory. pp. 307 - 322. F.H. van Eemeren, B. Garssen (eds.). (Argumentation Library, vol. 22). Berlin: Springer, 2012.  image   image   image
Paglieri F. The irritation of doubt: When is it OK to scratch your beliefs?. In: The goals of cognition: essays in honour of Cristiano Castelfranchi. pp. 103 - 122. F. Paglieri, L. Tummolini, R. Falcone, M. Miceli (eds.). (Tributes, vol. 20). London: College Publications, 2012.  image   image
Paglieri F. Ulysses' will: self-control, external constraints, and games. In: Consciousness in interaction. The role of the natural and social context in shaping consciousness. pp. 179 - 206. F. Paglieri (ed.). (Advances in Consciousness Research, vol. 86). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2012.  image   image

   2010
Paglieri F. Committed to argue: on the cognitive roots of dialogical commitments. London: College Publications, 2010.
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. In parsimony we trust: non-cooperative roots of linguistic cooperation. Mà¼nchen: Lincom Europa, 2010.

   2009
Paglieri F. Acceptance as conditional disposition. Berlin: Ontos-Verlag, 2009.
Paglieri F., Woods J. Il problema degli entimemi: carità  o parsimonia?. Napoli: Loffredo editore, 2009.

   2006
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. The Toulmin Test: Framing argumentation within belief revision theories. Berlin: Springer, 2006.

   2005
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Influence of social motivation over belief dynamics: A game-theoretical analysis. In: Advances in Cognitive Economics. pp. 202 - 213. B. Kokinov (ed.). Sofia: NBU Press, 2005.  image

Proceedings

   2012
Paglieri F. I costi dell'attesa: una variabile sottovalutata nei modelli di sconto temporale. In: AISC 2012 - 9° Convegno Annuale dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive. Atti (Roma, 03-05 dicembre 2012). Atti, pp. 58 - 63. M. Cruciani, F. Cecconi (eds.). Università degli Studi di Trento, 2012.  image   image
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Trust in relevance. In: AT 2012 - First International Conference on Agreement Technologies. Proceedings (Dubrovnik, 15-16 October 2012). Proceedings, pp. 332 - 346. S. Ossowski, F. Toni, G. Vouros (eds.). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 918). CEUR-WS.org, 2012.  image   image
Villata S., Paglieri F., Tettamanzi A., Falcone R., Da Costa Pereira C., Castelfranchi C. Trusting the messenger and the message. In: TRUST-2012 - Trust in Agent Societies, 15th edition (Valencia, 05 June 2012). Proceedings, pp. 79 - 100. AAMAS, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Cionea I., Hample D., Paglieri F. A test of the argument engagement model in Romania. In: OSSA 2011 - Argumentation: Cognition & Community. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (Windsor, 18-21 May 2011). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 15. F. Zenker (ed.). The Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation, 2011.  image   image
Hample D., Paglieri F., Na L. The costs and benefits of arguing: Predicting the decision whether to engage or not. In: ISSA 2010 - 7th Conference on Argumentation of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (Amsterdam, 29 June 02 July 2010). Proceedings, pp. 718 - 732. F. van Eemeren, B. Garssen, A. Blair, G. Mitchell (eds.). Sic Sat, 2011.  image   image
Paglieri F. Commentary on "Cognitive effects of argument visualization tools" by Michael Hoffmann. In: OSSA 2011 - Argumentation: Cognition & Community. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (Windsor, 18-21 May 2011). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 4. F. Zenker (ed.). The Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation, 2011.  image   image
Paglieri F., Woods J. Enthymemes: From reconstruction to understanding. In: ISSA 2010 - 7th Conference on Argumentation of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation. Proceedings (Amsterdam, 29 June-02 July 2010). Proceedings, pp. 1415 - 1427. F. van Eemeren, B. Garssen, A. Blair, G. Mitchell (eds.). Sic Sat, 2011.  image

   2010
Paglieri F. Ruinous arguments: Escalation of disagreement and the dangers of arguing. In: OSSA 2009 - Argument Cultures. Proceedings of OSSA 2009 (Windsor, Ontario, 03-06 June 2009). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 15. J. Ritola (ed.). Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation OSSA, 2010.  image   image

   2007
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Belief and acceptance in argumentation. Towards an epistemological taxonomy of the uses of argument. In: ISSA 2006 (Amsterdam, ). Proceedings, 2007.
Paglieri F. Commentary on M. Cuonzo: <<On too common ground: Collective circularity, the Sextus Mill paradox, and a problem of infinite regress>>. In: OSSA 2007 (Windsor, ). Proceedings, 2007.
Paglieri F. No more charity, please! Enthymematic parsimony and the pitfall of benevolence. In: OSSA 2007 (Windsor, ). Proceedings, 2007.
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. What do we argue for? A goal-oriented taxonomy of the uses of argument. In: Computational models of natural argument VII @ IJCAI (Hyderabad, India, ). Proceedings, 2007.

   2006
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Menti e argomenti: per un'analisi cognitiva delle pratiche argomentative. In: AISC 2006 - Scienze cognitive e robotica. 3° Convegno Annuale dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive (Genova, 26-27 ottobre 2006). Atti, pp. 121 - 126. A. Greco, C. Penco, G. Sandini, R. Zaccaria (eds.). ERGA Edizioni, 2006.  image

   2005
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Arguments as belief structures: Towards a Toulmin layout of doxastic dynamics?. In: The Uses of Argument: Proceedings of a conference at McMaster University, 18-21 May 2005 (pp. 356-367). (Hamilton, OSSA, ). Proceedings, 2005.
Paglieri F. See what you want, believe what you like: Relevance and likeability in belief dynamics. In: AISB'05 Symposium 'Agents that want and like: Motivational and emotional roots of cognition and action' (Hatfield, ). Proceedings, 2005.

   2004
Paglieri F., Castelfranchi C. Argumentation and data-oriented belief revision: On the two-sided nature of epistemic change. In: CMNA IV - 4th International Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (Valencia, 23 August 2004). Proceedings, pp. 5 - 12. F. Grasso, G. Carenini, C. Reed (eds.). ECAI, 2004.  image   image
Paglieri F. Data-oriented Belief Revision: Towards a Unified Theory of Epistemic Processing. In: STAIRS 2004: 2nd Starting AI Researchers' Symposium (Valencia, ). Proceedings, 2004.

Editorials

   2012
Paglieri F., Tummolini L., Falcone R., Miceli M. Introduction: The goals of cognition: essays in honour of Cristiano Castelfranchi. pp. 1 - 9. F. Paglieri, L. Tummolini, R. Falcone, M. Miceli, (eds.). College Publications, 2012.  image   image
Paglieri F. Introduction: What does it mean to study consciousness in interaction?. pp. ix - xx. F. Paglieri (ed.). John Benjamins, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Paglieri F. Confessions of a procrastinator. vol. 469 pp. 435 - 435. Nature Publishing Group, 2011.  image   image   image
Paglieri F. The breeding of researchers. vol. 470 pp. 1 - 1. Nature Publishing Group, 2011.  image   image   image

   2010
Paglieri F. Discipline beyond disciplines. vol. 466 pp. 1 - 1. Nature Publishing Group, 2010.  image   image   image
Paglieri F. Fight or flight?. vol. 464 pp. 1 - 1. Nature Publishing Group, 2010.  image   image   image
Paglieri F. The junior senior supervisor. vol. 464 pp. 1233 - 1233. Nature Publishing Group, 2010.  image   image   image

Abstracts

   2012
Addessi E., Paglieri F., Focaroli V., Visalberghi E. An egg today? Or a hen tomorrow? Delay discounting for primary an secondary rewards in capuchin monkeys. In: International Journal of Primatology. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image
De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Macchitella L., Rossi S., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Delay discounting for primary and secondary rewards in capuchin monkeys. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image
Macchitella L., De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Evans T., Beran M., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Does preference for a larger delayed reward necessarily indicate self-control? An evaluation of the validity of the intertemporal choice task in capuchin monkeys. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image
Ventricelli M., Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Macchitella L., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Response latency and self-directed behaviours by capuchin monkeys in an intemporal choice task. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image

   2011
De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Macchitella L., Rossi S., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Delay Discounting for Primary and Secondary Rewards in Capuchin Monkeys. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association, 2011 (Bussolengo, 10-13 Aprile 2011). Abstract, vol. 82 pp. 252 - 252. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image
Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Why Capuchins Monkeys (Cebus apella) Have the Patience of a Saint? A Comparative Analysis of Five Primate Species' Performance in the Intertemporal Choice Task. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association, 2011 (Bussolengo, 10-13 Aprile 2011). Abstract, vol. 82 pp. 255 - 255. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image
Macchitella L., De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Evans T., Beran M., Addessi E., Paglieri F. Does Preference for a Larger Delayed Reward Necessarily Indicate Self-control? An Evaluation of the Validity of the Intertemporal Choice Task in Capuchin Monkeys. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association (Bussolengo, 10/13 April 2011). Abstract, pp. 248 - 281. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image
Ventricelli M., Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Macchitella L., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Response Latency and Self-Directed Behaviours by Capuchin Monkeys in an Intertemporal Choice Task. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association, 2011 (Bussolengo, 10-13 April 2011). Abstract, pp. 268 - 269. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image

   2006
McKay R., Paglieri F. A computational model of the Capgras delusion. (St Petersburg, 09-13 June 2006).   image   image
Paglieri F., McKay R. Believing without accepting: The doxastic conception of delusions revised. In: SIFA 2006 - Cervelli, persone e società. VII congresso nazionale SIFA (Cesano Maderno, MI, 28-30/09 2006). Abstract, pp. 113 - 115. C. Bianchi, M. Di Francesco, B. Giolito, R. Mordacci, R. Sala (eds.). Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, 2006.  image