Marcello Oreste Fiocco

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Professor, Philosophy
School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, Philosophy
M.A., Tufts University, Philosophy
A.B., Princeton University, Philosophy
Fax: (949) 824-6520
University of California, Irvine
92 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Meta-Ethics
Academic Distinctions
Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching (the highest teaching award for junior faculty at the University of California, Irvine; given annually to one faculty member, recipient 2012-13)
Time and the World: Every Thing and Then Some (New York: Oxford University Press), forthcoming 2024
"Existence is No Thing: Existents, Fixity and Transience", Eternity & Contradiction 5 (special issue) (2023): 43-68
"A Quandary of Wokeness", Journal of Controversial Ideas 2(1) (2022): 1-5
"There Is Nothing to Identity", Synthese 199 (2021): 7321-7337
"The Epistemic Idleness of Conceivability", in The Routledge Handbook of Modality, edited by Otávio Bueno and Scott Shalkowski (Routledge, 2021), pages 167-179
"What Is a Thing?", Metaphilosophy 50 (2019): 649-669
“Structure, Intentionality and the Given”, in The Philosophy of Perception and Observation: Proceedings of the 40th International Wittgenstein Symposium, edited by Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau and Friedrich Stadler (De Gruyter, 2019), pages 95-118
“Each Thing Is Fundamental (Against Hylomorphism and Hierarchical Structure)”, American Philosophical Quarterly 56 (2019): 289-301
“Knowing Things in Themselves: Mind, Brentano and Acquaintance”, Grazer Philosophische Studien 94 (special issue) (2017): 332-358
“What Is Time?”, Manuscrito 40 (special issue) (2017): 43-65
“Intentionality and Realism”, Acta Analytica 30 (2015): 219-237
“Fatalism and the Metaphysics of Contingency”, in Freedom and the Self: Essays in the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert (Columbia University Press, 2015)
“Becoming: Temporal, Absolute and Atemporal”, in Debates in the Metaphysics of Time, edited by L. Nathan Oaklander (Bloomsbury Press, 2014)
“On Simple Facts”, Res Philosophica 91 (2014): 287-313
“An Absolute Principle of Truthmaking”, Grazer Philosophische Studien 88 (2013): 1-31
“Consequentialism and the World in Time”, Ratio 26 (2013): 212-224
“Is There a Right to Respect?”, Utilitas 24 (2012): 533-555
“Temporary Intrinsics and Relativization”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (2010): 64-77
“Conceivability and Epistemic Possibility”, Erkenntnis 67 (2007): 387-399
“A Defense of Transient Presentism”, American Philosophical Quarterly 44 (2007): 191-212
--Reprinted in L. Nathan Oaklander and Ernâni Magalhães, eds., Presentism: Essential Readings (Lexington Books, 2010)
--Reprinted in L. Nathan Oaklander, ed., The Philosophy of Time: Critical Concepts in Philosophy (Routledge, 2008)
“Passage, Becoming and the Nature of Temporal Reality”, Philosophia 36 (2007): 1-21
“Conceivability, Imagination and Modal Knowledge”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2007): 364-380
“Williamson’s Anti-Luminosity Argument” (with Anthony Brueckner), Philosophical Studies 110 (2002): 285-293
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Making public philosophy

Acknowledge the truth of your confusion: it's helpful (with Jeremy Bendik-Keymer)

Why questions (good and bad) matter
• Grant awards, PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) (recipient of two awards, totaling $2,500, to support TH!NK, a program that introduces philosophical thought and discourse to adolescents in local public schools) (March 2024, March 2023)
• Grant awards, Marc Sanders Foundation (recipient of four awards, totaling $32,700, to support TH!NK, a program that introduces philosophical thought and discourse to adolescents in local public schools) (April 2020, April 2019, April 2018, March 2017)
• Fellowship award, Lise Meitner Programme FWF (Austrian Science Fund) (to support a year of research in Salzburg from September 2015-September 2016)
• UCI ADVANCE Spirit Grant for Inclusive Excellence (to found a program to introduce children in elementary schools in Orange County, CA to philosophical thought and discourse, December 2014)
• Fellowship award, Scholar-in-Residence Program Borchard Foundation, Center on International Education (to support a term of research in Paris during the fall of 2012)
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