I have lectured in ontology and metaphysics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris and at the Universities of Padua and Milan-San Raffaele; in logic and philosophy of science at the University of Venice and at the SSIS (School of Specialization for High School Professors) of Venice and Padua; I have been an invited professor at the Institut Wiener Kreisof the University of Vienna, and a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Notre Dame.
My AOC: Continental philosophy (AOS: Hegel’s dialectic, continental rationalist philosophers); Ontology & Metaphysics (AOS: Meinongian ontology, coincident objects, ontological commitment, modal metaphysics); Philosophy of logic (AOS: logical paradoxes, paraconsistent logics, Gödel’s incompleteness theorems, impossible worlds); Philosophy of language (AOS: inferential semantics, non-standard model-theoretic semantics); and Philosophy of computation (AOS: cellular automata).
My favourite philosopher is Ludwig Wittgenstein, and my favourite book is the Tractatus logico-philosophicus. I love logical paradoxes, for I think they point at ineffable truths – and I like those philosophers that don’t take themselves too seriously.
I am a consultant of iLabs Milan, the research laboratory in applied Artificial Intelligence.
I have refereed for the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Quarterly, Dialectica, Mind, Philosophical Studies, Review of Symbolic Logic, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Logique et Analyse, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Synthèse, Australasian Journal of Logic, Analytic Philosophy, Logica Universalis, Disputatio, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Continuum, and Oxford University Press.
Berto, F. (2013). 'Coincident Entities and Question-Begging predicates: An Issue in Meta-Ontology'. Metaphysica: international journal for ontology and metaphysics, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 1-15.
Berto, F. (2007). 'Is Dialetheism an Idealism?: The Russellian Fallacy and the Dialetheist's Dilemma'. Dialectica, vol 61, no. 2, pp. 235-263.
Berto, F. (2007). 'Hegel's Dialectics as a Semantic Theory: An analytic reading'. European Journal of Philosophy, vol 15, no. 1, pp. 19-39.
Berto, F. (2006). 'Characterizing Negation to Face Dialetheism'. Logique et Analyse, vol 195.
Berto, F. (2006). 'Meaning, Metaphysics, and Contradiction'. American Philosophical Quarterly, vol 43.
Berto, F. (2005). 'Some Topics Concerning Identity and Contradiction in Philosophical Logic'. Epistemologia, vol 28.
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings
Berto, F. (2012). 'How to Rule Out Things with Words'. in G Restall & Gillian Russell (eds), New Waves in Philosophical Logic. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 169-189.
Berto, F. (2012). 'Wittgenstein on Incompleteness Makes Paraconsistent Sense'. in K Tanaka, F Berto, E Mares & F Paoli (eds), Paraconsistency: Logic and Applications. Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, vol. 26, Springer, pp. 257-276.