Arianna Betti

Department of Philosophy
University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 141
Room: 0.03
1012 GC Amsterdam (NL)
+31 (0)20 525 4543

Institute of Logic, Language and Computation

The Network Institute

University Research Chair Professor of Philosophy
(Logic, Philosophy of Language and the History of Both Fields)
ERC Starting Grant & ERC Proof of Concepts holder & director of the projects:
Tarski's Revolution (2008-13), GlamMap (2013-14) & @PhilosTEI (2013-14)

Member of
De Jonge Akademie of The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Netherlands (KNAW) | The Global Young Academy | European Commission's "Voice of the Researchers" (2012-2013) | AcademiaNet, The Expert Database of Outstanding Female Scientists and Scholars in Europe

Note for Journal Editors
I believe in Open Access to scientific information. As UNESCO states, open access is beneficial to "global knowledge flow, innovation and socio-economic development". If your journal is open access, I will be delighted to act as a referee for you.

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My interests are in philosophy of language, metaphysics, in the history and philosophy of logic and semantics, and in their interplay. My 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 is the area in which I published most.

My 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 Poland. In the period 2008-2013 I continued my work in this area as team leader of the ERC Starting Grant Tarski’s Revolution: A New History, and in collaboration with Wim de Jong.

My systematic work in philosophy of language and semantics centers on the notions of reference and truth. In recent years I have developed an interest in the notion of complementation in linguistics. My work in metaphysics centers on the notions of fact, trope, and relation. Most of my systematic research is inspired by and applied to the development and the use of these notions in the Austro-Polish tradition.

I have been doing research at the universities of Krakow, Salzburg, Graz, Leiden, Warsaw and Lund and held research grants among others from the Italian CNR, the Dutch NWO and CLARIN-NL, the European Research Council. I am a member of the Young Academy of KNAW and several other international organisations dealing with research policy and topics such as science and society, open access and sustainability of research.

My book Against Facts is under submission, and I am currently finishing another book entitled On the History of Facts and the edition of Kazimierz Twardowski's Logik (with Venanzio Raspa). For more on my current research, see Working On.