“GIULIO GIORELLO” PRIZE FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2020
1. The Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (SILFS), in order to promote research in philosophy of science, established a prize called “GIULIO GIORELLO Prize for the Philosophy of Science”.
2. The prize is awarded every two years.
3. Eligibility: all scholars affiliated to Italian/foreign Universities or Research Institutions, irrespective of their role, nationality, or gender, who have not yet reached the age of 40 by the deadline of this call for application.
4. The prize is awarded by an Evaluating Board Committee, which is appointed by the SILFS steering committee, composed by members of the steering committee itself as well as by other philosophy of science scholars affiliated to Italian/foreign Universities or Research Institutions.
5. Applicants are requested to submit an original work (not previously published) written in English (max 10000 words, abstract and bibliography not included) on any relevant topic in the field of philosophy of science.
6. The winner of the 2020 “GIULIO GIORELLO” Prize for the Philosophy of Science will be invited to present her\his work at the 5th SILFS Postgraduate Conference to be held in Italy in 2022. During this occasion the winner will receive the “GIULIO GIORELLO” Medal for Philosophy of Science. SILFS will reimburse all travel and accommodation expenses (up to a maximum of 1500 euros).
7. The deadline for submissions for the 2020 “GIULIO GIORELLO” Prize for the Philosophy of Science is the 30th of June, 2021. Applicants should send their papers in PDF format (max 10000 words, abstract and bibliography not included) by e-mail to the Secretary of the SILFS, Dr. Pierluigi Graziani (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8. The Evaluation Committee for the 2020 “GIULIO GIORELLO” Prize for the Philosophy of Science is composed by: Marta Bertolaso (Università “Campus Bio-Medico” di Roma); Gustavo Cevolani (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca); Vincenzo Crupi (Università di Torino); Sara Dellantonio (Università di Trento); Roberto Gronda (Università di Pisa); Matteo Morganti (Università di Roma Tre); Teresa Numerico (Università di Roma Tre).
Download the call of the “GIULIO GIORELLO” PRIZE FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2020 (Ita – Eng).
UPDATE 2021: evaluation result of “GIULIO GIORELLO” Prize for the Philosophy of Science 2020
The scientific committee for the 2020 Giulio Giorello Prize of the Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (SILFS) has decided to award the prize ex aequo to Alberto CORTI, Enrico CINTI, Marco SANCHIONI, On entanglement as a relation, and Marco VIOLA, A neural-based assessment of Basic Emotion Theory.
Corti, Cinti, and Sanchioni’s article is a significant piece of work in the philosophy of physics. The authors address a central issue in the metaphysical interpretation of non-relativistic quantum mechanics: the nature of entanglement in physical systems. Relying on solid and up-to-date knowledge of the philosophical and scientific literature, Corti, Cinti, and Sanchioni advocate the idea that entangled systems instantiate genuine relations – a substantial and consequential stance in the debate. While not unprecedented, the proposal is supported here by targeted, explicit, and detailed arguments. The authors’ main points are largely novel, plausible, and embedded in a compelling presentation.
Viola’s article deals with two distinct but intertwined debates: first, the discussion about the biological substrates of basic emotions; and second, the role of neuroscientific evidence in defining concepts and explanatory models in psychology. Viola relies on the latter theme as a critical tool to address the former. The text is well organized, following a clear line of thought with a remarkable level of scientific undertanding and philosophical insight. The state of the art is surveyed carefully, and properly neuroscientific and psychological discussions are coupled with thorough assessment of their philosophical implications. The approach taken is original and methodologically sound, yielding a valid contribution to contemporary debates in cognitive science.
The chairman, on behalf of the committee,