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Books (in progress)

Ambrosio, C. (forthcoming) “Beyond Resemblance: A Philosophical History of Representative Practices, 1880-1914”, Peter Lang series “Nature, Science and the Arts”.

Peer reviewed

Ambrosio, C. (2008). “‘A Composite Photograph of Images’: Semiotic Iconicity in Picasso’s Guernica”. International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 53-60. Abstract available here.

Ambrosio, C. (2010). “Iconicity as Homomorphism: The Case of Picasso’s Guernica”, in Ideas in Action: Proceedings of the Applying Peirce Conference. Helsinki: Nordic Studies in Pragmatism, pp. 151-162.  Available online here

Ambrosio. C. and Jackson, C.M. (2011). “Building on the “Directed Community” Model: Projects and Prospects”. Discourse, vol. 10, no. 3. Available online here

Ambrosio, C. (forthcoming). “Iconic Representations, Creativity and Discovery in Art and Science”, in Wenceslao Gonzalez (ed.) Creativity and Complexity in Science. A Coruña: Netbiblo.

Ambrosio, C. (forthcoming). “Objectivity and Representative Practices Across Scientific and Artistic Visualization”, in A. Carusi, A.S. Hoel and T. Webmoor (eds.), Visualization in the Age of Computerization. London: Routledge.

Ambrosio, C. and Clarke, B. (in progress) “Revisiting Charles Bell’s images: a plurality of representative practices”.
Ambrosio, C. (in progress) “‘In One’s way of Seeing Lies One’s way of Action’”: Alfred Stieglitz’s Modernist Photography and the Chemical Laboratory of August W. Hofmann”.

Ambrosio, C. (in progress). “Reasoning in Action: Charles S. Peirce’s Philosophy of the History of Science”

Other academic publications

Ambrosio, C. (2009). “The Philosophical Benefits of Access: Musings on Physical Encounters with Heritage Objects”, Online Proceedings of the Conference “What’s the Damage?” (UCL Institute of Archaeology, 22 September 2009)

Ambrosio, C. (2009) “Building New Learning Communities”: Action for Global Citizenship at UCL, Sophia, issue 3 (June), pp. 6-7.

Ambrosio, C. (2008). “The Art and Science of Picasso’s Guernica”, Sophia, issue 1 (June), pp. 16-20.

Book Reviews

Ambrosio, C. (in progress). Review of Boris Castel and Sergio Sismondo's The Art of Science (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), in: Tecnoscienza, vol 2 no. 2.

Ambrosio, C. (2011). Review of Catharine Abell and Katerina Bantinaki's Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), in: Metapsychology Online, vol. 15 no. 9.

Ambrosio, C. (2010). Review of Gavin Parkinson’s Surrealism, Art and Modern Science. Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008), Papers of Surrealism, vol. 8.

Ambrosio, C. (2010). Review of Howard Sankey’s Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), Theoria vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 370-372

Ambrosio, C. (2010). Review of Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison’s Objectivity (New York: Zone Books, 2007), in: International Studies in Philosophy of Science vol. 24, issue 1, pp. 125-128

Ambrosio, C. (2009) Review of Kelley Wilder’s Photography and Science (London: Exposures, 2009), in: Metapsychology Online, vol.13, no 42.

Ambrosio, C. (2009). Review of David Boersema’s Pragmatism and Reference (Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2008), in: Philosophy in Review – Comptes Rendus Philosophiques vol. 24 no.4, pp. 237-241.

Ambrosio, C. (2009). Review of Davide Bondoni’s La Teoria delle Relazioni nell’Algebra della Logica Schroderiana (Milan: LED, Edizioni Universitarie di Economia e Diritto, 2007), in: History and Philosophy of Logic, vol. 30, no.2, pp. 193-194.

Ambrosio, C. (2009). Review of Sandra B. Rosenthal’s C. I. Lewis in Focus. The Pulse of Pragmatism (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2007), in: Philosophy in Review – Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, vol. 21, no.1, pp. 80-82.

Ambrosio, C. (2008). Review of Sherry Turkle’s Falling for Science. Objects in Mind (Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2008), Metapsychology Online, vol. 12, no. 50.

Ambrosio, C. (2008) Review of T. L. Short’s Peirce’s Theory of Signs (Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2007), in: Philosophy in Review – Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, vol. 28 no. 4, pp. 301-303.

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