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prof. dr. A. (Arianna) Betti

prof. dr. Arianna Betti
  • Kamernr:2e-54
  • E-mail:a.betti@vu.nl
  • Onderdeel:fac. der geesteswetensch (wys) (theoretische filosofie)
  • Functie:University Research Chair Professor in Logic, Philosophy of Language and the History of Both Field

Arianna Betti is interested in philosophy of language, metaphysics, in the history and philosophy of logic and semantics, and in their interplay. Her specialty in history is the development of Polish logic from its Austrian origins in Prague via Vienna, in particular the work of Bernard Bolzano, Kazimierz Twardowski and Stanisław Leśniewski. This line of research has been awarded with several grants, including a VENI from the Dutch NWO in 2003-2006.

Her most recent interest in the history of logic regards the significance of frameworks like van Heijenoort’s Logic as Language versus Logic as Calculus and, more broadly, the so-called Classical Model of Science, for the understanding of the development of 19th and 20th Century logic, especially in Central Europe. For this research, Arianna Betti received a ERC Starting Grant in 2008. In 2012, she was the first philosopher to be awarded with a ERC Proof of Concept enabling to translate her research results into an interactive geographic map of Europe.

Arianna Betti is a member of the Young Academy of KNAW and several other international organizations dealing with research policy and topics such as science and society, open access and sustainability of research. In 2013, she was appointed as full professor on a University Research Chair.

Selected publications

Betti, A., & Loeb, I. (2012). On Tarski’s Foundations of the Geometry of Solids. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic  18(2), 230–260. Retrieved from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w62dmm79jj58zv4/J-9t81vUhm/BettiLoeb2012.pdf

Betti, A. (2012). Bolzano’s Universe: Truth, Logic and Metaphysics. In Leila Haaparanta & Heikki J. Koskinen (eds.), Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic (pp. 167–190). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Betti, A., De Jong, W. R., & Martijn, M. (2011). The Classical Model of Science II – The Axiomatic Method, the Order of Concepts and the Hierarchy of Sciences. Synthese. Retrieved from https://www.surfgroepen.nl/sites/cmsone/cmsoneweb/index2.htm

 Betti, A. (2011). The Naming of Facts and the Methodology of Language-Based Metaphysics. (A. Reboul, Ed.)Philosophical papers dedicated to Kevin Mulligan. Genève. Retrieved from http://www.philosophie.ch/kevin/festschrift/Betti-paper

Betti, A. (2010). Explanation in metaphysics and Bolzano’s theory of ground and consequence. Logique et analyse, 211, 281–316. Retrieved from https://www.dropbox.com/s/usgazxfur2qg54k/03betti_v2.pdf

Betti, A. (2010). Kazimierz Twardowski. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (Fall). Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/twardowski/

Betti, A., & De Jong, W. R. (2010). The Classical Model of Science I – A Millennia-Old Model of Scientific Rationality. Synthese. Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com/content/0039-7857/174/2/

Betti, A. (2008). Polish Axiomatics and its Truth: On Tarski’s Lesniewskian Background and the Ajdukiewicz Connection. In D. Patterson (Ed.), New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy (pp. 44–72). Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://axiom.vu.nl/~arianna/03PattersonChap03BettiTarski2008.pdf

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