Ciclo: 32
Curriculum/Indirizzo: Teoretico
Convenzione: MIUR

Tutor: La Rocca Claudio
Supervisor: Paternoster Alfredo

Email: onnis.erica@gmail.com

Progetto: The Emerging Consciousness



  • 2016 – present;  Ph.D. student in Theoretical Philosophy, Northwest Philosophy Consortium – FINO, University of Turin. Project: The Emerging Consciousness. Supervisor: Alfredo Paternoster (University of Bergamo)
  • 2013;  M.A. in Philosophy, University of Turin. Dissertation in Theoretical Philosophy (Il mondo insicuro. Normalità e follia: struttura ontologica e coordinate comuni” [The Unsafe World. Normality and Madness: Ontological Structure and Common Coordinate]. Supervisors: Prof. Tiziana Andina, Department of Philosophy, and Prof. Maurizio Tirassa, Department of Psychology).
  • 2010;   B.A. in Philosophy, University of Turin. Dissertation in Theoretical Philosophy (Eterno ritorno: un modello metacosmologico [Eternal Recurrence: a Metacosmological Model]. Supervisor: Prof. Tiziana Andina, Department of Philosophy).

Summer Schools and Workshops

  • June 2018   Workshop. Versions of Realism, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.
  • May 2018   Workshop. Fundamentality in Physics and Metaphysics, University of Geneva
  • October 2017   Workshop. Emergence: Epistemological and Metaphysical Issues, University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián.
  • July 2017   Hamburg Summer School on Metaphysical Dependence, University of Hamburg
  • July 2017   XX International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, “Spacetime and Quantum Physics”, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo"
  • June 2017   Workshop. Origins of Consciousness, London School of Economics
  • March 2017   Workshop. Intentionality: New Directions, University of Cambridge   
  • July 2016   BNU Philosophy Summer School, Beijing Normal University


  • 17/09/2018  -  Reduction, Emergence and in Between. A Collectivist Ontology. “Pre-conference Philosophy Symposium. Ontology in a Contemporary Context”, G. F. Abela Junior College, Malta.
  • 16/08/2018  -  Consciousness as a Cognitive Resource Manager. An Evolutionary Hypothesis on the Proper Function of Consciousness “24th World Congress of Philosophy”, Peking University, Beijing.
  • 10/08/2018  -  A different Science for a Different World. How Complexity Reshaped Scientific Values and Worldviews. International Academic Forum on Values in the Changing World, Shaanxi University, Xi’an.
  • 10/11/2017 -  From an Essentialist to a Factual View of Personal Identity, “I Work Therefore I Am European International Conference”, European Economic and Social Committee, Bruxelles.
  • 21/09/2017  -  Handling concurrency through Consciousness (poster presentation), “Fourth Philosophy of Language and Mind Conference”, Ruhr University, Bochum.
  • 20/01/2017  -  Oggetto o soggetto? Confusioni e tirannie ontologiche in psichiatria,Sono cose della vita Graduate Conference”, University of Turin.

  • Review of P. Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds. The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life. London, HarperCollins, 2016; "Philosophy Kitchen", November 2017.
  • Preface (with T. Andina). In T. Andina, E. Onnis (eds.), The Philosophy and Art of Wang Guangyi, London: Bloomsbury Academic (forthcoming, 2018).
  • The (Reverse) Power of Propaganda. Reflections on “Great Criticism”. In T. Andina, E. Onnis (eds.), The Philosophy and Art of Wang Guangyi, London: Bloomsbury Academic (forthcoming, 2018).
  • Wang Guangyi e il potere inverso della propaganda. Riflessioni a margine del ciclo Great Criticism. “Rivista di Estetica”, Rosenberg & Sellier, Turin, 2016.
  • Nietzsche: la metafora come artificio letterario, la metafora come habitat. “Post”, Mimesis Edizioni, Milan, 2011.

Edited works

  • T. Andina, E. Onnis (Eds.), The Philosophy and Art of Wang Guangyi. London: Bloomsbury Academic (forthcoming 2018)
  • M. Ferraris, 7 March 1943. Exemplary Action, (Ed. with A. Condello) in Exemplarity and its Normativity, “Law and Literature”, Taylor & Francis, Oxford, 2017.

Works in progress as an editor

  • Parti, insiemi e sistemi. Il concetto di emergenza in filosofia della biologia e della mente/Parts, Wholes and Systems. The Concept of Emergence in Philosophy of Biology and of Mind. "Philosophy Kitchen" VII, n° 11, settembre 2019.
  • Bridging Traditions. Chinese and Western Philosophy in Dialogue. "Rivista di Estetica" 3/2019 (with Wang Chengbing, Beijing Normal University).


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