Arianna Betti: Working On

In addition to forthcoming work and work in progress listed here, I am working on:

(1) On the History of Facts, a book on the notion of fact from Aristotle to Russell via Brentano and 19th-Century phenomenology and intentionality-inspired philosophy of mind. On the History of Facts is a plea for history of philosophy. Its central issue (When did the notion of fact emerge in the history of philosophy?) was the main motivation I had to write Against Facts (which is purely systematic.)

(2) The (critical) edition of Kazimierz Twardowski's Logik, together with Venanzio Raspa (Urbino). The Logik is a 270-page manuscript in German we have been working on for very long (target: Springer Wien).

(3) I'd like to write a paper each on
  1. Bolzano's grounding and Ought-implies-Can (possibly together with Johan Blok and Stefan Roski)
  2. Explanation in Bolzano & Frege;
  3. Bolzano's mereology (possibly together with Jeroen Smid);
  4. the Classical Model of Science as a cognitive schema;
  5. Explanation in metaphysics.

(4) A paper on Mapping Philosophy (see below) together with Hein van den Berg and Bettina Speckmann's group of computer scientistis from Eindhoven. This would be the first result of our explorations in 'digital philosophy' ('we' is my Axiom group).

(5) Five (inter)national projects in digital humanities (interdisciplinary by definition!). These are spin-offs of the ERC project we are working on the moment, in several combinations of subteams within the Axiom group:

(i) an OCR project for 19th-Century Fraktur texts, with the aim of publishing:

(ii) an online collaborative edition of Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre in Open Access.

Both are embedded in

(iii) Bernard Bolzano Portal, a new experimental collaboratory for research communities.

(iv) Mapping Philosophy, a visualisation project showing logic books in Europe (1700-1940) on a map, together with the group of DJA-fellow Bettina Speckmann (Eindhoven);

(v) Phil@scale, a data mining/information-extraction project on philosophical texts with non-academic partners, together with the group of Frank van Harmelen (VU).

(For an overview on all the digital projects, see this poster .)