Ludovic Soutif

Academic responsabilities

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy (since 2016); Founding Member of the INCog (PUC-Rio); Co-Leader of the Logic, Language, and Thought Research Group (CNPq); CNPq Research Productivity Grantee (Level 2)



PhD in Philosophy (2005), Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne


Agrégé de philosophie (Université Paris Ouest, 1994), Ludovic Soutif holds a Master’s Degree (Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne, 1997) and a PhD in Philosophy (Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne, 2005). He was “Visiting Fellow” at Harvard University (GSAS, 2000-2001) on Fulbright and Arthur Sachs Scholarships, Pensionnaire of the Maison Française d’Oxford (2001-2002) on a Lavoisier Scholarship, Visiting Researcher at the Wittgenstein Archives of the University of Bergen (2002, 2003, 2004) on a ARI Grant from the European Union, and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of São Paulo (2008-2010) on a FAPESP scholarship. His areas of interest include philosophy of language and mind, philosophy of logic, epistemology, and the history of analytic philosophy, with a special emphasis on the following topics: singular reference, de re thoughts, cognitive value, cognitive dynamics, sense modalities, spatial perception, Wittgenstein.


Lattes curriculum:

Research projects

Reference and Thought: A Critical Examination of Singularism (ongoing; with the financial support of the CNPq-Research Productivity Grant-Level 2)

Varieties of Logical Expressivism (ongoing)

Singular Thought: Semantic, Metaphysical, and Cognitive aspects (completed; with the financial support of both the CNPq-Edital Universal 14/2012 and the PUC-Rio)

Recent publications


SOUTIF, L. Qu’est-ce qu’une pensée singulière? Paris: Vrin, in press.

SOUTIF, L. Wittgenstein et le problème de l’espace visuel: phénoménologie, géométrie, grammaire. Paris: Vrin, 2011.


SOUTIF, L. ; PEREIRA, L. C. ; JOURDAN, C. (Orgs). Wittgenstein: matemática, linguagem, percepção. O Que nos Faz Pensar 33. Rio de Janeiro: PUC-Rio, 2013.

PERRIN, D. ; SOUTIF, L. (Éds.). Wittgenstein en confrontation. Paris : l’Harmattan, 2011.

Articles in Journals

SOUTIF, L. “In What Sense Is Frege’s (Statement of the) Puzzle ‘Problematic’?” Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica 53, no. 136 (2014): 51-57.

SOUTIF, L. “Simplicity or Singularity? Two Conceptions of Object in the Tractatus.” Argumentos 10 (2013) : 97-110.

SOUTIF, L. “Visual Space, Space Representation, and the Spatial Properties of Visual Objects.” O Que nos Faz Pensar 33 (2013): 235-250.

SOUTIF, L. “De Re Thought, Object Identity, and Knowing-Wh*.” Analytica 16, no. 1-2 (2012): 133-164.

Book chapters

SOUTIF, L. “Minima Visibilia, Single-Colored Patches, Points: Logical Analysis and its Visual Instances in Wittgenstein’s Early Notebooks”. In Marcos SILVA(Ed.). Colours in the Development of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy. London, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 9-32.

SOUTIF, L. “Dinâmica cognitiva”. In João BRANQUINHO & Ricardo SANTOS (Orgs.). Compêndio em Linha de Problemas de Filosofia Analítica. Lisboa: Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, 2015.

SOUTIF, L. ; GHISONI DA SILVA, G. “La lecture phénoménologique hintikienne de Wittgenstein: la dimension temporelle.” In Christiane CHAUVIRE & Sabine PLAUD (Éds.). Lectures of Wittgenstein. Paris: Ellipses, 2012, p. 285-304.

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