## Andrea Pedeferri

Title: | Visiting Assistant Professor |
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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.