Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Philosophy

Administrative Appointments


  • Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Untenured Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2002 - 2010)
  • Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1994 - 2002)
  • Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago (1994 - 1994)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago (1988 - 1994)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago (1986 - 1986)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1984 - 1988)
  • Frank Church Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (1983 - 1983)

Honors & Awards


  • One of the fifteen best papers published during the years of existence of the journal Manuscrito, sciELO (2008)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Committee of the American Philosophical Association for Hispanics in Philosophy
  • Member, North American Kant Society
  • Member, American Philosophical Association
  • Member, Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico
  • Member, Hume Society
  • Miembro Associado del Consejo de Dirección, Análisis Filosófico
  • Referee, Análisis Filosófico
  • Referee, Manuscrito
  • Referee, Oxford University Press
  • Referee, Noûs
  • Referee, Australasian Journal of Philosophy
  • Referee, Southern Journal of Philosophy
  • Referee, Archive für Geschichte der Philosophie
  • Referee, Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  • Referee, Journal of Philosophical Logic
  • Referee, Hume Society Conferences
  • Referee, Hume Studies
  • Reviewer, Stanford Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowships (2012 - 2012)
  • Coordinator of history of philosophy courses, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Reviewer, ACLS New Faculty Fellowships Program (2011 - 2011)
  • Coordinator of history of philosophy courses, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
  • Coordinator of history of philosophy courses, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
  • Coordinator of history of philosophy courses, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Coordinator of history of philosophy courses, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member, Work for the Executive Committee of the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006 - 2006)
  • Coordinator of history of philosophy courses, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Mentor of sophomore students, Stanford Freshman and Sophomore Programs (2003 - 2004)
  • Member, Tanner Library Committee, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Metaphysics and Epistemology Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (2000 - 2000)
  • Member, Reading Committee for the Nelson Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (2000 - 2000)
  • Member, Committee for the Biddle and outstanding senior undergraduate awards, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (2000 - 2000)
  • Member, Reading Committee for the Nelson Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1998 - 1998)
  • Chair, Metaphysics and Epistemology Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1997 - 1998)
  • Member, Reading Committee for the recruitment of senior faculty, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1997 - 1997)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1997 - 1997)
  • Chair, Metaphysics and Epistemology Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1996 - 1997)
  • Member, Budget and Agenda Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1996 - 1997)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1996 - 1996)
  • Member, Program Committee for the American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meetings (1996 - 1996)
  • Member, Metaphysics and Epistemology Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1995 - 1996)
  • Member, Budget and Agenda Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1995 - 1996)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1995 - 1995)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1995 - 1985)
  • Member, Budget and Agenda Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1994 - 1995)
  • Member, Metaphysics and Epistemology Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1994 - 1995)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago (1993 - 1994)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago (1992 - 1992)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago (1992 - 1992)
  • Chairperson, Oscar Ewing Essays Prize for Undergraduates, Department of Philosophy, IU, Bloomington (1988 - 1988)
  • Member, Metaphysics and Epistemology Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1988 - 1988)
  • Chairperson, Oscar Ewing Essays Prize for Undergraduates, Department of Philosophy, IU, Bloomington (1987 - 1987)
  • Member, Ethics Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1987 - 1987)
  • Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1987 - 1987)
  • Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1985 - 1985)
  • Member, History of Philosophy Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1984 - 1985)
  • Member, Metaphysics and Epistemology Qualifying Examination Committee, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington (1984 - 1984)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Philosophy (1983)
  • A.B.D., Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Lógica y Epistemología
  • B.A., Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Filosofía

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Hyoung Sung Kim, Greg Taylor
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Seyoung Kang, Chenxuan Luo, Mathew McGuthry

All Publications


  • Hume on space, geometry, and diagrammatic reasoning SYNTHESE De Pierris, G. 2012; 186 (1): 169-189
  • Newton, Locke, and Hume Interpreting Newton. Critical Essays De Pierris, G. edited by Janiak, A. Cambridge University Press. 2012: 257–279
  • Kant and Hume on Causality Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy De Pierris, G., Friedman, M. 2008
  • Hume and Locke on Scientific Methodology: The Newtonian Legacy Hume Studies De Pierris, G. 2006; XXXII (2): 277-329
  • Hume and Descartes on Skepticism with Regard to Demonstrative Reasoning Análisis Filosófico De Pierris, G. 2005; XXV (2): 101-119
  • Quine’s Historical Argument for Epistemology Naturalized The Vienna Circle and Logical Empiricism: Re-Evaluation and Future Perspectives of the Research and Historiography De Pierris, G. edited by Stadler, F. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2003: 189–201
  • Causation as a philosophical relation in Hume PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH De Pierris, G. 2002; 64 (3): 499-544
  • A Fundamental Ambiguity in the Cartesian Theory of Ideas: Descartes and Leibniz on Intellectual Apprehension Manuscrito De Pierris, G. 2002; XXV (2): 105-146
  • Hume's Pyrrhonian skepticism and the belief in causal laws JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY De Pierris, G. 2001; 39 (3): 351-383
  • Geometry in the Metaphysical Exposition Kant und die Berliner Aufklärung DePierris, G. edited by Gerhardt, V., Horstmann, R. P., Schumacher, R. 2001: 197–204
  • Naturalismo y la Autonomía del Pensamiento Filosófico: La Epistemología Naturalista de Quine en relación a la Epistemología Tradicional Análisis Filosófico DEPIERRIS , G. 1999; XIX (1): 5-30
  • Philosophical Scepticism in Wittgenstein's On Certainty Scepticism in the History of Philosophy DEPIERRIS , G. edited by Popkin, R. H. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1996: 181–196
  • Wittgenstein y el Escepticismo Filosófico Manuscrito DEPIERRIS, G. 1995; 18 (2): 245-274
  • THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO KANT - GUYER,P (Book Review) ETHICS Book Review Authored by: DEPIERRIS, G. 1994; 104 (3): 655-657
  • The Constitutive A Priori Canadian Journal of Philosophy DEPIERRIS, G. 1992; 18: 179-214
  • The Structure of Empirical Knowledge Diálogos DE PIERRIS, G. 1991: 187-199
  • SUBJECTIVE JUSTIFICATION CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY DEPIERRIS, G. 1989; 19 (3): 363-382
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PHILOSOPHICAL SCEPTICISM OXFORD - STROUD,B (Book Review) NOUS Book Review Authored by: DEPIERRIS, G. 1989; 23 (4): 531-543
  • FREGE AND KANT ON A PRIORI KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESE DEPIERRIS, G. 1988; 77 (3): 285-319
  • KANT AND INNATISM PACIFIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY DEPIERRIS, G. 1987; 68 (3-4): 285-305
  • Necesidad como Criterio de la Aprioridad Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía DEPIERRIS , G. 1987; 13 (1): 33-46