Anna Boncompagni


Assistant Professor, Philosophy
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of Rome III, Italy, 2014, Philosophy and Theory of Humanities
M.A., University of Florence, Italy, 2010, Theoretical Philosophy
M.A., University of Siena, Italy, 1998, Communication Sciences

Email: anna.boncompagni@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
75 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: aboncomp@uci.edu
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Social Epistemology, Wittgenstein, American Pragmatism
Appointments
UCI Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoal Fellow, 2018-2019
Research Abstract
My current research focuses on social epistemology, with an emphasis on the nature of prejudice, which I investigates through the lenses of the later Wittgenstein’s thought.
I have been working extensively also on American pragmatism, particularly on Charles S. Peirce, William James, and Frank P. Ramsey.
Publications
Monographs
(1) Wittgenstein and Pragmatism. On Certainty in the Light of Peirce and James. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
(2) Wittgenstein. Lo sguardo e il limite. Milan: Mimesis, 2012

Edited Works
(1) Pragmatism Today, IX (2), 2018, Special issue: “The Varieties of Immediate Experience. Between Wittgenstein and Pragmatism”, co-edited with Roberta Dreon.
(2) Philosophical Inquiries, V (2): 57-148, Focus “Practicing William James”.

Articles and Book Chapters
(1) “Hinges, Prejudices and Radical Doubters”, Wittgenstein-Studien, Internationales Jahrbuch für Wittgenstein-Forschung, 10 (1): 165-181, 2019
(2) “William James and Wittgenstein”, in Klein, A. ed. The Oxford Handbook of William James, Oxford: Oxford University Press (published online Jan 2019, hardback in print).
(3) “Wittgenstein’s Pragmatism? Some Notes on Cheryl Misak’s Reading”, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 54 (2): 368-377, 2018
(4) “Wittgenstein on Meaning, Use and Linguistic Commitment”, in D.G. Stern, ed. Wittgenstein in the 1930s: Between the Tractatus and the Investigations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018
“Immediacy and Experience in Wittgenstein’s Notion of ‘Imponderable Evidence’”, Pragmatism Today, IX (2): 94-106, 2018
(5) Introduction to the Special Issue “The Varieties of Immediate Experience”, Pragmatism Today, IX (2): 5-8, 2018 (co-authored with Roberta Dreon)
(6) “Common Sense, Philosophy, and Mental Disturbance: A Wittgensteinian Outlook”, in J. Gonçalves, I.V. Hipólito and J. Pereira, eds. Schizophrenia and Common Sense. Explaining the Relation between Madness and Social Values, London: Springer Nature, 2018
(7) “Wittgenstein and Pragmatism: a Neglected Remark in Manuscript 107”, in Baghramian, M. and Marchetti, S., eds. Pragmatism and the European Traditions: Encounters with Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology before the Great Divide, London: Routledge, 2017
(8) “The ‘Middle’ Wittgenstein (and the ‘Later’ Ramsey) on the Pragmatist Conception of Truth”, in Misak, Cheryl, and Price, Huw, eds. The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long 20th Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Proceedings of the British Academy Series, 2017
(9) “Religious Experience, Psychology, and Healing in a Pragmatist Perspective. Introduction to the Focus ‘Practicing William James’”, Philosophical Inquiries, V (2): 57-62, 2017
(10) “‘I’ll Show you Something We Humans Do’. Facts of Life in Wittgenstein and Peirce”. Paradigmi. Rivista di Filosofia, XXXIV (3): 51-65, 2016
(11) “Elucidating Forms of Life. The Evolution of a Philosophical Tool”, in Nordic Wittgenstein Review, (S.I.): 155-175, 2015
(12) “Parole che ‘ingranano’. Le radici pragmatiste di un concetto wittgensteiniano”, in Oliverio, S., Santarelli, M. and Striano, M., eds. Nuovi usi per vecchi concetti. Contributi per la filosofia e le scienze sociali, Milan: Mimesis, 2015
(13) “Il naturalismo esteso di Sidney Hook e Morton White”, in Calcaterra, R. M., Maddalena, G. and Marchetti, G. eds. Pragmatismo. Dalle origini agli sviluppi contemporanei, Rome: Carocci, 2015
(14) “From Wheels Turning Idly to Meaning as Use. Pragmatist Tendencies in the ‘Middle’ Wittgenstein”, in Realism, Relativism, Constructivism. Contributions of the 38th International Wittgenstein Symposium (pre-proceedings), Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2015
(15) “On Trying to Say What ‘Goes without Saying’. Wittgenstein on Certainty and Ineffability”, Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education, IX (1): 51-68, 2014
(16) “‘Le mie proposizioni illustrano così’. Scrittura e Mistico in Wittgenstein”, in Bazzani, F., Lanfredini, R. and Vitale, S. eds. Scrivere di Dio, Florence: Clinamen, 2014
(17) “Enactivism and the ‘Explanatory Trap’. A Wittgensteinian Perspective”, Methode - Analytic Perspectives, II (2): 27-49, 2013
(18) “The ‘Pragmatic Maxim’ in Wittgenstein’s On Certainty”, in Mind, Language and Action. Papers of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium (pre-proceedings), Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2013
(19) “Streams and River-Beds. James’ Stream of Thought in Wittgenstein’s Manuscripts 165 and 129”, European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, IV (2): 36-53, 2012
(20) “‘The Mother-Tongue of Thought’. James and Wittgenstein on Common Sense”, Cognitio. Revista de Filosofia (São Paulo, Brazil), XIII (1): 37-59, 2012
(21) “From the Ground to the Background. Forms of Life as ‘the Given’ in Wittgenstein”, L&PS – Logic and Philosophy of Science, IX (1): 451-460, 2011

Book Reviews
(1) Review of Wittgenstein and Scientism, by J. Beale and I.J. Kidd (eds.); Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, July 2018
(2) Review of Wittgenstein, l’estetica e le arti, by E. Caldarola, D. Quattrocchi and G. Tomasi (eds.); Aphex – Portale italiano di filosofia analitica, Issue 10/2014
(3) Review of Shifting Ground. Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness, by Naomi Scheman; Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, Issue 22/2012.
(4) Review of New Perspectives on Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy, by Rosa M. Calcaterra (ed.); European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, III (2), 2011
(5) Review of Philosophical Delusion and its Therapy, by Eugen Fischer; Aphex – Portale italiano di filosofia analitica, Issue 4/2011
(6) Review of L’albero del Tractatus, by Luciano Bazzocchi; Humana.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies, Issue 18/2011

Interviews
“Let Me Tell You a Story: Heroes and Events of Pragmatism. Interview with Hilary Putnam”, co-authored with Michela Bella, European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, VII (1): 230-238, 2015
Last updated
07/19/2019