Marco FeniciI am currently an independent scholar. In the past, I have worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent University in Ankara, and as a Postdoc Researcher in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Florence.

I obtained my PhD in Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Siena (Italy) in 2011 by defending my dissertation The False Belief Test for Dummies on children’s acquisition of the concept of belief. Before that, I graduated in Logic at the University of Florence in 2005 with a dissertation on epistemic logics and the problem of logical omniscience.

I have been a visiting postdoc at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire (UK), and at both the Department of Philosophy and the Mercator’s Research Group on Memory at Rühr University Bochum. During my studies, I also visited the Technische Universität Dresden, the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (Rome), the New Bulgarian University (Sofia), and the Language Acquisition Group of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).

My research focuses on the development of social cognition in infancy and early childhood. I am also interested in the socio-cognitive origins of normativity, embodied cognition, philosophical and psychological foundations of the notion of concept, the epistemology of propositional attitudes, and the nature and function of folk psychology.