I am Neri Marsili. This is my website. I recently completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. I was supervised by Jennifer Saul, Paul Faulkner and Manuel Garcìa-Carpintero, and my examiners were Don Fallis and Dominic Gregory.
My primary research focus is (in)sincere communication. My PhD thesis provides a unified and novel account of the linguistic and epistemic responsibilities that we have as speakers. Sections of it have been published in journals and edited volumes.
Recently, I have launched (together with Miklos Kurthy) an experimental philosophy project, the Sheffield Experimental Philosophy Lab.
More generally, my academic interests lie in philosophy of language (in particular philosophical pragmatics), aesthetics (in particular philosophy of literature), ethics (the nature of norms) and epistemology (epistemology of testimony).
(2018) TRUTH AND ASSERTION: rules vs aims, Analysis
(2017) LYING AND CERTAINTY, in J. Meibauer (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Lying.
(2016) LYING BY PROMISING: a study on insincere illocutionary acts, in The International Review of Pragmatics
(2015) NORMATIVE ACCOUNTS OF ASSERTION: from Peirce to Williamson, and back again, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio
(2014) LYING AS A SCALAR PHENOMENON: insincerity along the certainty-uncertainty continuum, in Cantarini, Abraham & Leiss (ed.) Certainty-uncertainty – and the attitudinal space in between. (John Benjamins Publishing).
(2013) Review of 'Mindfucking', by Colin McGinn, Aphex, 8
(2012) ”Mentire è moralmente sbagliato è una tautologia?” Una risposta a Margolis [“Lying is always wrong” is a tautology? A reply to Margolis], RIFAJ
Courses Taught as a Teacher:
LYING AND ASSERTION (3rd year BA and MA)
A module at the intersection between philosophy of language, epistemology and ethics
Syllabus / Lecture Slides
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE (substitute lecturer, 2nd year BA)
An introductory module, for which I taught some lectures and seminars (Quine, Grice, Lewis)
Courses taught as a Tutorial Tutor: