Andrea Pedeferri

Andrea Pedeferri

Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office:
Rome 551, Office Hours: M 1:00-2:00
Phone: 202-994-6913
Email:
apedef@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Specializations

Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science.

Areas of Competence

Philosophy of Language, History of Logic, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics.

Andrea Pedeferri

Education

2003: PhD University of Milan

2008: Fulbright Fellowship: Research Scholar, Columbia University

Publications

Books:

- From Peano to Peano, Logic in Italy in the 20th Century, Complete Manuscript.

- Logica e filosofia della matematica (Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics), under contract with Carocci Editore, Roma.

- Frege e il neologicismo [Frege and Neo-logicism], Franco Angeli, Milano, 2005.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

- “Better to call a Mathematician a Pluralist than a Formalist” (with M. Friend), under review.

- “Rigorous Mathematical Proofs” (with M. Friend), under review.

- “Are Mathematicians Better Described as Formalists or Pluralists?” (with M. Friend), Logic and Philosophy of Science, IX, 1, 2011, pp. 173-180.

- “An Analysis of the Notion of Rigour in Proofs” (with M. Friend), Logic and Philosophy of Science, IX, 1, 2011, pp. 165-171.

- “George Boole”, APhEx - Analytical and Philosophical Explanation, II, 2010.

- “Versioni alternative della logica del secondo ordine: un’introduzione” [Al- ternative versions of second order logic: an introduction], Epistemologia, I, 2007, pp. 145-170.

Chapters in Books and Conference Proceedings

- “Logic and Mathematics”, Co-authored with F. Berto, in T. Andina (ed.), Bridging The Analytical-Continental Divide: A Companion to Western Philosophy, Leiden: Brill, 2014, pp. 108-144.

- “Formalism and Pluralism”, Co-authored with M. Friend, in M. Friend, Pluralism in Mathematics; A New Position in the Philosophy of Mathematics, Berlin: Springer 2013, pp. 150-171.

- “Rigour in Proof ”, Co-authored with M. Friend, in M. Friend, Pluralism in Mathematics; A New Position in the Philosophy of Mathematics, Berlin: Springer 2013, pp. 201-219.

- “Logica e Matematica (o del linguaggio universale)" [Logic and Mathematics], Co-authored with F. Berto, in T. Andina, (ed.) Filosofia Contemporanea, Roma: Carocci, 2013, pp. 143-166.

- “Alcuni aspetti del ‘nazionalismo culturale’ della logica italiana del novecento” [Some Aspects of ‘Cultural Nationalism’ of Italian Logic in the First Half of 20th Century], E. Ballo, C. Cellucci (eds.) La ricerca logica in Italia, Milano: Cisalpino, 2011, pp. 415-425.

- “Some Reflections on Plurals and Second Order Logic in a Neofregean Context’, in Proceedings of the International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, London: College Publications, 2010, pp. 47-53.

- “Logica in italia: da Peano al secondo dopoguerra” [Logic in Italy, from Peano to the second post war period], in L. L. Cavalli-Sforza, Storia della Cultura Italiana, Torino: UTET, 2009, pp. 200-214.

Translations

- S. Shatil, D. Cryan and B. Mayblin, Introducing Logic, London: Icon Books, 2008. Italian translation: La logica a fumetti, Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2010.


- M. D. Hauser, Moral Minds, New York: Ecco, 2006. Italian translation: Menti morali, Milano: Saggiatore, 2007.

- M. Clark, Paradoxes from A to Z, London: Routledge, 2002. Italian translation: I paradossi dalla A alla Z, Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2004.

 

Talks and Lectures

Invited Speaker
- “Gödel’s Time”, Logic and Reasoning Institute, James Madison University, Spring 2015


Contributed and Refereed

- “The Situation of Logic in Italy from Peano to WWII”, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2016 Annual Meeting, Calgary University, May 2016.   

- “From Peano to Peano”, American Mathematical Society, Eastern Sectional Meeting, Georgetown University, March 2015.

- “Is It Orginial Only Once?”, III Latin American Analytic Philosophy Conference and the III Conference of the Brazilian Society for Analytic Philosophy, Fortaleza, Brasil, 2014.

- “The Path of Italian Logic from Peano to the Second World War”, 2014 Meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014.


- “The Path of Italian Logic from Peano to the Second World War”, UNILOG 13, 4th World Congress on Universal Logic, Rio de Janeiro, 2013.


- “Is It Original Only Once?”, Logic Colloquium 2012, Manchester, 2012.


- “Are Mathematicians Better Described as Formalists or Pluralists?” (with Michele Friend), 2010  International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Bergamo, 2010.

- “An Analysis of the Notion of Rigor in Proof” (with Michele Friend), 2010  International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Bergamo, 2010.


- “Formalism or Pluralism; Which Better Describes Mathematical Practice” (with Michele Friend), Logic Colloquium 2010, Paris, 2010.

- “Rigor, Gapless Proofs and Invariance” (with Michele Friend), Logic Colloquium 2010, Paris, 2010.


- “Some Remarks about the Status of Second Order Logic”, UNILOG 10 , 2th World Congress on Universal Logic, Estoril, Accepted paper, Unable to attend, 2010.

- “Second Order Categoricity and Invariance”, Association for Symbolic Logic North American meeting, Washington, DC, 2010.


- “Why Do We Call Second Order Logic ‘Logic’?”, George Washington University, 2009.

- “Some Reflections on the Status of Second Order Logic”, ENFA 4, 4th meeting of the Portuguese Society for Analytic Philosophy, Evora, 2009.


- “Some Remarks about the Status of Second Order Logic”, Logic Colloquium 2009, Sofia, 2009.

- “Some Reflections on Plurals and Second Order Logic in a Neofregean Context”, New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association Fall 2008 meeting, 2008


- “Plural Quantification and Neologicism”, 2007 International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Milano, 2007.

- “Infinitesimals: Ghosts of departed Quantities”, Arché Research Centre for the Philosophy of Logic, Language, Mathematics and Mind, University of St. Andrews, 2003.


- “Una nuova visione dell’infinito e dell’infinitesimo: l’Analisi non standard di A. Robinson” [A new version of infinite and infinitesimals: A. Robinson’s non standard analysis], Università di Genova, 2002.

- “Neologicismo e logica del secondo ordine” [Neo-logicism and second order logic], Istituto Banfi, Reggio Emilia, 2002.

Distinctions

Spring 2010 - Visiting Scholar - Department of Philosophy - George Washington University .

2007/2008 - Fulbright Fellow - Department of Philosophy - Columbia University.

Spring 2003 - Visiting Student - Arché Research Centre for the Philosophy of Logic, Language, Mathematics and Mind, University of St. Andrews.