From September 2022, I am a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management as well as the principal investigator of the postdoctoral research project FONDECYT de Iniciación en Investigación 2022 N°11220030 ‘Dual Aspect Essentialism: A Scientifically Responsible Metaphysics of Fundamental Properties’ at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, where I am based. In addition, I play the role of the box-to-box metaphysician and research associate at FraMEPhys, the Birmingham ERC-funded group led by Professor Al Wilson.
Previously, I was a teaching fellow in metaphysics and logic at the University of Birmingham (England). My areas of specialization are metaphysics and the metaphysics of science. I am primarily interested in metaphysics and metaphysical areas of the philosophy of science. My work focuses on topics such as the nature of properties, fundamentality, grounding, and structuralism. In 2017, The Royal Institute of Philosophy awarded me a bursary for “research in certain fundamental parts of philosophy”.
My past self was a course lecturer and a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Glasgow, where I passed my PhD in 2019. Before moving to Scotland, I studied in Genoa, Milan and, just for a wee bit, Durham. If you want to receive a copy of my full CV, get in touch with me: philosophy[at]joaquimgiannotti[dot]com
I was born in India. Soon afterwards, I was adopted by Italian and Swiss parents. What grounds the fact I bear a Portuguese name is the colonial heritage of the Indian region I am from.
While philosophy is my main passion, it is not the only one. Among other things, I am interested in fitness, animal rights, racial justice, and basketball. When I am not doing philosophy, I am working out at the gym or playing Magic: The Gathering. I am a dog-lover and a long-time AC Milan fan. Somehow, I am lucky enough to share my life with another philosopher.