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Ricercatore a tempo determinato – Facoltà di Filosofia

 

Laureata in Filosofia presso l’Università di Padova con una tesi in logica matematica dal titolo “Il teorema di incompletezza di Gödel e il principio russelliano del circolo vizioso” (relatore: Prof. Enrico Martino), ha conseguito il titolo di dottore di ricerca in Filosofia del Linguaggio presso l’Università del Piemonte Orientale con la tesi “Quantificazione plurale e revisione predicativa dei Grundgesetze freghiani” (relatore: Prof. Gabriele Usberti, Università di Siena – commissione: Prof. Andrea Bonomi, Prof. Enrico Moriconi, Prof. Alfredo Paternoster).

È stata borsista post-lauream presso l’Università di Padova con il progetto “Paradossi ed enunciato indecidibile di Gödel”. Durante il dottorato, è stata visiting fellow presso l’Università di Oxford, l’Istituto Jean Nicod-CNRS di Parigi e il dipartimento di Filosofia della Ohio State University (USA). È stata British Academy Visiting Post-Doctoral fellow presso l’Università di Bristol, borsista di ricerca presso la Facoltà di Filosofia dell’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, visiting fellow presso l’Institute of Advanced Study di Londra e presso il progetto “Plurals, Predicates and Paradox” (European Research Council) all’Università di Oslo. Nel 2013 è stata nuovamente visiting fellow alla Ohio State University. Nel 2015, è stata visiting fellow presso il Dipartimento di Filosofia di UC Davis (USA). Nel gennaio 2016, sarà visiting fellow presso il Dipartimento di Filosofia della Bilkent University (Turchia). Attualmente, è ricercatrice a tempo determinato alla Facoltà di Filosofia dell’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

È membro del comitato promotore del network italiano di filosofia della matematica FilMat (www.filmatnetwork.com), del centro di ricerca Cogito (www.cogito.lagado.org), e del CRESA (www.cresa.eu). Fa parte dei collegi di dottorato in Filosofia e Scienza della Mente e in Filosofia dell’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

I suoi interessi di ricerca riguardano il programma astrazionista in filosofia della matematica e il logicismo fregeano, la logica dei predicati del secondo ordine e la logica plurale, il problema del riferimento in matematica.

 

Attività didattica

Insegna Logica formale (laurea triennale) e Logica filosofica (laurea magistrale) per la Facoltà di Filosofia dell’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, dove nel 2012 ha tenuto delle esercitazioni in logica matematica per il corso di Epistemologia e Filosofia della Matematica (titolare: Dr. Andrea Sereni). Insegna inoltre i corsi di Logica della scoperta e dell’innovazione scientifica (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Biotecnologie Mediche Molecolari e Cellulari, UniSR) e Filosofia e cognizione (Corso di Laurea in Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche, UniSR). Ha insegnato per il corso di Filosofia della Scienza e bioetica (Corso di Laurea in Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche, UniSR).

Monografie

. Logicismo plurale, Aracne editrice, Roma, 2012

. Il dibattito sui fondamenti della matematica (titolo provvisorio), con Andrea Sereni, Carocci editore, Bologna, in preparazione

 

Articoli in riviste e collettanee

  • “The Logicality of Second-Order Logic. An Analysis in Terms of Plural Arbitrary Reference and Acts of Choice” (with M. Carrara and E. Martino), in M. Carrara, A. Arapinis, F. Moltmann (eds.), Unity and Plurality. Philosophy, Logic, and Semantics, OUP, 2016
  • “Frege’s Grundgesetze and a Reassessment of Predicativity”, in G. Lolli, M. Panza, G. Venturi (eds.), Philosophy of Mathematics: From Logic to Practice, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, Springer 2015
  • “Minimal Logicism”, Philosophia Scientiae, 18(3), Novembre 2014
  • “Plural Logicism”, 2013, Erkenntnis, 78(5): 1051-1067
  • “Sheep without SOL. The Case of Second-Order Logic”, 2012, Logic & Philosophy of Science, SILFS 2010 Selected Proceedings, XI(I): 75-83
  • “On the Consistency of a Plural Theory of Frege’s Grundgesetze”, 2011, Studia Logica, 97(3): 329-345
  • “Profili: Gottlob Frege”, 2011, Aphex (Analytical and Philosophical Explanation), 3, disponibile alla pagina www.aphex.it/index.php?Profili=557D030122007403210301767773 (in italiano)
  • “Plural Grundgesetze”, 2010, Studia Logica, 96(2): 315-330
  • (et al.), The Reasoner. Key Terms in Logic, 2010, J. Williamson and F. Russo (Eds.), Continuum Books. Entries: Abstraction; Axiom; Cardinality; Classes; Coherence; Consistency; Contradiction; Domain; Extension; Intension; Interpretation; Logical Form; Logical Function; Metalanguage; Negation; Propositional Variable. ISBN 978-18-470-6114-0
  • “Matematica”, in M. Ferraris (Ed.) Storia dell’ontologia, Bompiani, 2008: 558-580 (in italiano). ISBN 978-88-452-6140-4
  • “Plural Quantification and a Predicative Revision of Frege’s Grundgesetze,” in M. Peliš (Ed.) The Logica Yearbook 2007, Filosofia, Prague, 2008, 11-21. ISBN 978-80-7007-281-3
  • “Mathematics and Cognition: Some Objections to a Cognitive Foundation for Mathematics”, in J. Skilters, F. Toccafondi et al., eds., The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication: Complex Cognition and Qualitative Science. A Legacy of Oswald Külpe, vol. 2, University of Latvia, Riga, 2007, pp. 115-136
  • “Enunciato indecidibile e circolarità viziosa”, in M. Carrara, G. De Anna et al., eds., Linguaggio, mente, mondo, Padova, Poligrafo, 2004, pp. 49-80 (in italiano)

 

Seminari e convegni (selezione)

  • TBA, workshop Plural Foundations, University of Leeds, UK, June (invited), 2016
  • TBA, Philosophy Department, Bilkent University, Turkey, January (invited), 2016
  • Metaphysically Lightweight Abstraction, Realism and Objectivity, Matera, September (invited), 2015
  • Reference and Invariance in Abstraction Principles, CLMPS, Helsinki, August (contributed), 2015
  • Metaphysically Lightweight Abstraction, Workshop in Philosophy of Logic, University of Padua, Italy, May (invited), 2015
  • Reference and Invariance in Abstraction Principles, Logic Colloquium, University of Connecticut, USA, February (invited), 2015
  • On the existence and identity of Fregean abstracta, Center for the Advancement of Logic, its Philosophy, History and Applications, University of California Irvine, USA, January (invited), 2015
  • Reference and Invariance in Abstraction Principles (I and II), Philosophy Department, UC Davis, January (invited), 2015
  • Reference, Individuation, and Abstraction, SIFA, L’Aquila, 2014
  • Reference, Individuation, and Abstraction, ECAP 8, Bucharest, 2014
  • A theory of Fregean concepts and objects, SILFS 2014, Roma 2014
  • On the logicality of Frege’s Definitions of Domains of Magnitudes (with Marco Panza), workshop Frege and Neo-Fregeanism, IHPST, Parigi, 2014
  • A theory of Fregean concepts and objects, workshop Abstraction: Philosophy and Mathematics, University of Oslo, 2014
  • A theory of Fregean concepts and objects, workshop “Abstractionism and Neo-Logicism”, UConn Logic Group, University of Connecticut, USA, 2014
  • A Plural Approach to Frege’s Logicism, Logic, Language, and Science Colloquium Series, Ohio State University, USA, 2013
  • Per una teoria degli oggetti astratti fregeani, Cogito seminars, Università di Bologna, 2013
  • A Theory of Fregean Abstract Objects, Intensionality in Mathematics, Università di Lund, Svezia, 2013
  • The Logicality of the Acts of Choice Semantics, (with M. Carrara), COGITO Workshop on Philosophy of Logic, Padua, 2012
  • Grounding (Ideal) Reference, Workshop on Groundedness: Semantics and Beyond. MCMP, Munich, 2012
  • Frege’s Grundgesetze and a Reassessment of Impredicativity, Department Seminar, Philosophy Dept. University of Bristol, UK (invited), 2012
  • Logicismo plurale, Philosophy Department, University of Siena, Italy (invited), 2012
  • Plural Logicism, CLMPS, Nancy, 2011 (contributed)
  • Sheep Without SOL: The Case of Second-Order Logic, SILFS 2010, Triennial Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Sciences, University of Bergamo, 2010 (contributed)
  • Plural Logicism, Paris-Nancy PhilMath Workshop 2010 (contributed)
  • Reference and Sameness of Reference: A Case for Ante-Rem Structuralism, 9th national conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy “Truth, Knowledge, and Science”, University of Padua, 2010 (contributed)
  • Reference and Sameness of Reference: A Case for Ante-Rem Structuralism, “Structure and Identity”, University of Bristol, 2010 (contributed)
  • Sheep Without SOL: The Case of Second-Order Logic, “Word and Object, 50 years later. Colloquium in Celebration of W.V.O. Quine”, University “La Sapienza”, Rome (contributed), 2010
  • Plural Grundgesetze, “Logic, Language, Mathematics, A Philosophy Conference in Memory of Imre Ruzsa”, Eötvös University, Budapest (contributed), 2009
  • Plural Grundgesetze, “Trends in Logic VII: Trends in the Philosophy of Mathematics”, Goethe-University, Frankfurt (contributed), 2009
  • What (Fregean) Numbers Should Not Be, Work in Progress Seminar, Phil. Dept., University of Bristol (invited), 2009
  • A Plural Extension of the Predicative Second-Order Fragment of Frege’s Grundgesetze (Part I-II), Research Seminar in the Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar, Phil. Dept., University of Bristol (invited), 2008
  • Plural Logicism, Sixth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Krakow, Poland (contributed), 2008
  • The Floating Extension Problem: The Case of the Explicit Definition of Natural Numbers in Frege’s Grundladen Der Arithmetik, The Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, University of Bristol, UK (contributed), 2007
  • Plural Quantification and a Predicative Revision of Frege’s Grundgesetze, Logica Symposium, Hejnice, Czech Republic (contributed), 2007

Lecturer – Philosophy Faculty

Francesca Boccuni graduated in Philosophy at the University of Padua with a thesis titled “Gödel’s theorem and Russell’s Vicious Circle Principle” (supervisor: Prof. Enrico Martino). She was awarded a PhD in Philosophy of Language at the University of Eastern Piedmont with a thesis titled “Plural quantification and a predicative revision of Frege’s Grundgesetze” (supervisor: Prof Gabriele Usberti, University of Siena – committee: Prof Andrea Bonomi, Prof Enrico Moriconi, Prof Alfredo Paternoster).

She was awarded a post-lauream grant by the University of Padua for working on the project “Paradoxes and Gödel’s undecidable sentence”. During her PhD, she was a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, the Institute Jean Nicod-CNRS (Paris), and the Philosophy department of the Ohio State University (USA). She was a British Academy Visiting Post-Doctoral fellow at the University of Bristol, a research fellow at the Philosophy Faculty of University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, a visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (London) and the European Research Council project “Plurals, Predicates and Paradox” at the University of Oslo. In 2013, she visited the Ohio State University for the second time. In 2015, she visited the Philosophy department of UC Davis (USA). In 2016, she will visit the Philosophy deparment of Bilkent University (Turkey). She is currently a lecturer in Logic at the Faculty of Philosophy at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

She a member of the promoting committee of the Italian network for the philosophy of mathematics FilMat (www.filmatnetwork.com), of the Cogito research centre in philosophy (www.cogito.lagado.org), and of the scientific committee of the PhD programme in Philosophy and Sciences of Mind and of the PhD programme in Philosophy at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

Her research interests concern abstractionism in philosophy of mathematics and Frege’s logicism, second-order logic and plural logic, the issue of reference in mathematics.

Teaching

Francesca Boccuni teaches Formal Logic (laurea triennale – undergraduate course) and Philosophical Logic (laurea magistrale – master) at the Philosophy Faculty of University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, where in 2012 I also taught an introductory course in mathematical logic for the course in Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics (resident Professor: Dr Andrea Sereni).

Publications

Monographs

 . Logicismo plurale, Aracne editrice, Roma, 2012

 . Il dibattito sui fondamenti della matematica (provisional title), with Andrea Sereni, Carocci editore, Bologna, in progress

Articles in Journals and Collected Works

  • “The Logicality of Second-Order Logic. An Analysis in Terms of Plural Arbitrary Reference and Acts of Choice” (with M. Carrara and E. Martino), in M. Carrara, A. Arapinis, F. Moltmann (eds.), Unity and Plurality. Philosophy, Logic, and Semantics, OUP, 2016
  • “Frege’s Grundgesetze and a Reassessment of Predicativity”, in G. Lolli, M. Panza, G. Venturi (eds.), Philosophy of Mathematics: From Logic to Practice, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, Springer 2015
  • “Minimal Logicism”, Philosophia Scientiae, 18(3), Novembre 2014
  • “Plural Logicism”, 2013, Erkenntnis, 78(5): 1051-1067
  • “Sheep without SOL. The Case of Second-Order Logic”, 2012, Logic & Philosophy of Science, SILFS 2010 Selected Proceedings, XI(I): 75-83
  • “On the Consistency of a Plural Theory of Frege’s Grundgesetze”, 2011, Studia Logica, 97(3): 329-345
  • “Profili: Gottlob Frege”, 2011, Aphex (Analytical and Philosophical Explanation), 3, available at www.aphex.it/index.php?Profili=557D030122007403210301767773 (in Italian)
  • “Plural Grundgesetze”, 2010, Studia Logica, 96(2): 315-330
  • (et al.), The Reasoner. Key Terms in Logic, 2010, J. Williamson and F. Russo (Eds.), Continuum Books. Entries: Abstraction; Axiom; Cardinality; Classes; Coherence; Consistency; Contradiction; Domain; Extension; Intension; Interpretation; Logical Form; Logical Function; Metalanguage; Negation; Propositional Variable. ISBN 978-18-470-6114-0
  • Matematica”, in M. Ferraris (Ed.) Storia dell’ontologia, Bompiani, 2008: 558-580 (in Italian). ISBN 978-88-452-6140-4
  • “Plural Quantification and a Predicative Revision of Frege’s Grundgesetze,” in M. Peliš (Ed.) The Logica Yearbook 2007, Filosofia, Prague, 2008, 11-21. ISBN 978-80-7007-281-3
  • Mathematics and Cognition: Some Objections to a Cognitive Foundation for Mathematics”, in J. Skilters, F. Toccafondi et al., eds., The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication: Complex Cognition and Qualitative Science. A Legacy of Oswald Külpe, vol. 2, University of Latvia, Riga, 2007, pp. 115-136
  • Enunciato indecidibile e circolarità viziosa”, in M. Carrara, G. De Anna et al., eds., Linguaggio, mente, mondo, Padova, Poligrafo, 2004, pp. 49-80 (in Italian)

Selection of Seminars and Conference Talks

  • TBA, workshop Plural Foundations, University of Leeds, UK, June (invited), 2016
  • TBA, Philosophy Department, Bilkent University, Turkey, January (invited), 2016
  • Metaphysically Lightweight Abstraction, Realism and Objectivity, Matera, September (invited), 2015
  • Reference and Invariance in Abstraction Principles, CLMPS, Helsinki, August (contributed), 2015
  • Metaphysically Lightweight Abstraction, Workshop in Philosophy of Logic, University of Padua, Italy, May (invited), 2015
  • Reference and Invariance in Abstraction Principles, Logic Colloquium, University of Connecticut, USA, February (invited), 2015
  • On the existence and identity of Fregean abstracta, Center for the Advancement of Logic, its Philosophy, History and Applications, University of California Irvine, USA, January (invited), 2015
  • Reference and Invariance in Abstraction Principles (I and II), Philosophy Department, UC Davis, January (invited), 2015
  • Reference, Individuation, and Abstraction, SIFA, L’Aquila, 2014
  • Reference, Individuation, and Abstraction, ECAP 8, Bucharest, 2014
  • A theory of Fregean concepts and objects, SILFS 2014, Rome 2014
  • On the logicality of Frege’s Definitions of Domains of Magnitudes (with Marco Panza), workshop Frege and Neo-Fregeanism, IHPST, Parigi, 2014
  • A theory of Fregean concepts and objects, workshop Abstraction: Philosophy and Mathematics, University of Oslo, 2014
  • A theory of Fregean concepts and objects, workshop Abstractionism and Neo-Logicism, UConn Logic Group, University of Connecticut, USA, 2014
  • A Plural Approach to Frege’s Logicism, Logic, Language, and Science Colloquium Series, Ohio State University, August 2013
  • Per una teoria degli oggetti astratti fregeani, Cogito seminars, University of Bologna, May 2013
  • A Theory of Fregean Abstract Objects, Intensionality in Mathematics, University of Lund, Sweden, May 2013
  • The Logicality of the Acts of Choice Semantics, (with M. Carrara and E. Martino), COGITO Workshop on Philosophy of Logic, Padua, December 2012
  • Grounding (Ideal) Reference, Workshop on Groundedness: Semantics and Beyond. MCMP, Munich, October 2012 (invited)
  • Frege’s Grundgesetze and a Reassessment of Impredicativity, June, Department Seminar, Philosophy Dept. University of Bristol, UK (invited), 2012
  • Logicismo plurale, June, Philosophy Departement, University of Siena, Italy (invited), 2012
  • Plural Logicism, CLMPS, Nancy, July 2011 (contributed)
  • Sheep Without SOL: The Case of Second-Order Logic, SILFS 2010, Triennial Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Sciences, University of Bergamo, December 2010 (contributed)
  • Plural Logicism, Paris-Nancy PhilMath Workshop 2010, November 2010 (contributed)
  • Reference and Sameness of Reference: A Case for Ante-Rem Structuralism, 9th national conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy “Truth, Knowledge, and Science”, University of Padua, September 2010 (contributed)
  • Reference and Sameness of Reference: A Case for Ante-Rem Structuralism, “Structure and Identity”, University of Bristol, July 2010 (contributed)
  • Sheep Without SOL: The Case of Second-Order Logic, “Word and Object, 50 years later. Colloquium in Celebration of W.V.O. Quine”, University “La Sapienza”, Rome (contributed), May 2010
  • Plural Grundgesetze, “Logic, Language, Mathematics, A Philosophy Conference in Memory of Imre Ruzsa”, Eötvös University, Budapest (contributed), 2009
  • Plural Grundgesetze, “Trends in Logic VII: Trends in the Philosophy of Mathematics”, Goethe-University, Frankfurt (contributed), 2009
  • What (Fregean) Numbers Should Not Be, Work in Progress Seminar, Phil. Dept., University of Bristol (invited), 2009
  • A Plural Extension of the Predicative Second-Order Fragment of Frege’s Grundgesetze (Part I-II), Research Seminar in the Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar, Phil. Dept., University of Bristol (invited), 2008
  • Plural Logicism, Sixth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Krakow, Poland (contributed), 2008
  • The Floating Extension Problem: The Case of the Explicit Definition of Natural Numbers in Frege’s Grundladen Der Arithmetik, The Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, University of Bristol, UK (contributed), 2007
  • Plural Quantification and a Predicative Revision of Frege’s Grundgesetze, Logica Symposium, Hejnice, Czech Republic (contributed), 2007.
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