Publications of Federica Malfatti

Articles and Book Chapters

Malfatti, F.I. Introduction to the topical collection “True enough? Themes from Elgin”. Synthese (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02790-1

Malfatti F.I. 2020. The Social Fabric of Understanding: Equilibrium, Authority, and Epistemic Empathy. Synthese. (With Christoph Jäger.)

Malfatti, F. I. 2020. Can Testimony Transmit Understanding? Theoria (Sweden) 86 (1): 54-72. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/theo.12220. See also the reply by Eric G​ilbertson, Understanding by Testimony: A Reply to Malfatti. Forthcoming in Theoria (Sweden). 

Malfatti, F. I. 2019. On Understanding and Testimony. Erkenntnis, online first. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-019-00157-8

Malfatti, F. I. 2019. Can Testimony Generate Understanding? Social Epistemology 33 (6): 477-490. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/02691728.2019.1628319

Malfatti, F. I.  2019. Der Wert des Wissens. In: Handbuch Erkenntnistheorie, M. Grajner, G. Melchior (Eds.), J. B. Metzler, Springer, Stuttgart, pp. 102-109 (with Christoph Jäger).

Malfatti, F. I. 2018. On the Epistemological Potential of Worrall’s Structural Realism. Philosophical Inquiries 2: 9-24. Doi: https://doi.org/10.4454/philinq.v6i2.16

Malfatti, F.I. 2018. Scientific Realism as the Most Reasonable Choice?

Edited Volumes

Malfatti F. I. 2019. True Enough? Themes from Elgin. Synthese, Topical Collection. (Guest Editor with Christoph Jäger.)

Books

Malfatti, F. I. 2016. Willard van Orman Quine e l’incertezza ontologica. Mimesis, Milano, pp. 1-120.

Under Review

A paper on Epistemic Authority and Understanding (with Christoph Jäger). 

Work in progress

- A paper on the grasping component of understanding. 

- A paper on understanding and epistemic autonomy.

- A paper on the differences between knowledge and understanding.

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