Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Samuele Chilovi

University of Barcelona
Samuele Chilovi


Universitat de Barcelona

Departament de Lògica, Història i Filosofia de la Ciència

C/Montalegre 6-8, 4a Planta, porta 4090,

08001 Barcelona 


email: name.surname at gmail dot com

Curriculum Vitae

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Before joining LOGOS, I graduated from the University of Bologna (Italy) with a dissertation entitled 'The Pragmatics of Legal Language: Paul Grice and the Philosophy of Law’, where I used Grice's theory of conversational implicatures to analyse the production of some propositions of law, supplementing it to account for collective speech. I'm enrolled in the CCiL PhD program at the University of Barcelona, a member of the Globalization and Legal Theory doctoral program, and an external collaborator of the UPF research group on law and philosophy.


My research interests are mainly in applied metaphysics and applied philosophy of language. In the former field, I study the relation between the property of legal validity and the more basic things in virtue of which some norms possess that property. This is the subject of my PhD thesis, which I develop under the supervision of Dan López de Sa (University of Barcelona), J.J. Moreso (Pompeu Fabra University), and George Pavlakos (University of Glasgow). Within the latter, I work at the intersection between legal interpretation and the philosophy of language, employing semantic and pragmatic theory to interpret legal provisions.



Selection of Publications

  • Samuele Chilovi. 2018

    Grounding entails supervenience

  • Samuele Chilovi, J.J. Moreso. 2016

    Interpretative Arguments and the Application of the Law

    Handbook of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation, (Bongiovanni, G.; Postema, G.; Rotolo, A.; Sartor, G.; Valentini, C.; Walton, D. (Eds.)), Springer.
  • Samuele Chilovi, J.J. Moreso. 2016

    The Semantics and Pragmatics of 'According to the Law'

    Pragmatics and Law: Philosophical Perspectives, ed. by A. Capone and F. Poggi, part of a series of volumes called 'Perspectives on Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology', Springer.
  • Samuele Chilovi, J.J. Moreso. 2016

    to appear in 'Che cosa è il diritto. Ontologie e concezioni del giuridico', G. Bongiovanni, G. Pino and C. Roversi (a cura di), Giappichelli (forthcoming).
  • Samuele Chilovi. 2016

    The Speaker Dilemma in Legal Implicatures

    to appear in Anchoring Institutions. Democracy and Institutions in a Half-automated World, edited by Casanovas, P. et al.. Springer

  • Samuele Chilovi. 2016

    The Speaker Dilemma in Legal Implicatures: Comparisons and Further Issues

    in Ferreira Leite de Paula, A., Santacoloma, A. S., Villa Rosas, G. (Eds.) Truth and Objectivity in Law and Morals, Proceedings of the Second Special Workshop held at the 27th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy in Washington D.C., 2015, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozial philosophie. Beiheft Num.  Stuttgart (Ge): Franz Steiner Verlag.

Unpublished/Work in Progress

  • Samuele Chilovi, J.J. Moreso. 2016

    Law as Language

    English translation of 'Il diritto come linguaggio (nella filosofia analitica contemporanea)'