Francesco Marchi

Office hours:

Wednesday 12-13 and by appointment


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut für Philosophie; GA3/139
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum

Phone: +49 163 2342033


since 09/2013 Ruhr-Universität Bochum, PhD student in Philosophy
2009 – 2012 Università degli Studi di Siena. Master in Linguisctics and Cognitive Studies. Dissertation title: Top-down brain – The role of top-down neural processes in an intermediate-level hypothesis for consciousness.
2005 – 2009 Università degli Studi di Siena. Bachelor in Philosophy. Dissertation title: The existence of the external world – Wittgenstein’s epistemology in the text “On Certainty”.
PhD thesis: Cognitive penetrability – Searching for a unified approach to visual experience in philosophy and the neurosciences
Research interest
Perception and consciousness: cognitive penetrability and the interaction between conscious experience and concepts
Predictive coding
Social cognition: experience and recognition of emotions
Areas of competence
philosophy of mind
Philosophy of cognitive sciences