PAOLA CANTU

CNRS RESEARCHER in PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Researcher in Philosophy of Science

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France.

29, avenue Robert Schuman

13621 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 1

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Research areas in philosophy

  • Mathematics and Formal Logic: Infinitesimals in Geometry, Theory of Magnitudes, Theories of Continuum, Veronese, Peano School, Bolzano, Grassmann, Gödel, Ideal Elements in Mathematics.
  • Argumentation Theory and Informal Logic: Dissensus, History and Philosophy of Argumentation, Dialogue Logic, Logical Fallacies, Discourse Analysis, Fallacies in Online Health Communication
  • Medicine and Health Information: Logical analysis of online medical information

Experience

  • 2012-present Researcher in Philosophy of Science at the National Center for Scientific Research, France
  • 2011-2012 Iméra Fellowship - Marseille
  • 2009-2010 - ANR Projet Gödel / CEPERC (Centre de recherches en EPistémologie et ERgologie Comparatives) Université de Provence, France
  • 2008-2009 - ANR Chaire d'Excellence "Ideals of Proof" / Archives Poincaré, Université de Nancy et SPHERE, Université de Paris Diderot (Paris 7), France
  • 2004-2008 - Research Fellow at the University of Milan, Philosophy Department, Italy

Work in progress

  • Gödel's philosophy
  • Kant, Cassirer and the analytic tradition (neologicism, the application of mathematics, number and magnitudes)
  • The real/ideal distinction in mathematics
  • The Peano School's epistemology
  • Mathematical theories of continua
  • 20th century minor epistemologies. INTEREPISTEME PROJECT
  • Grassmann's conceptual structuralism (paper)
  • Argumentation in online health communication

Videos

Beyond Philosophy

  • Theatre (Café Philosophique, Teatro Franco Parenti, Milano 2007, 2011)
  • Venezia: le due città. Engl. tr. by C. Monzone, The Two Towns of Venice. Germ. tr. by A. Giacomelli, Venedig: die Grenze zwischen zwei Städten in Schlittschuhlaufen auf Canal Grande. Katalog Austellung Leonhardi Kulturprojekte, Leonhardi: Frankfurt am Main, 2008, pp. 10-30. ISBN 9783981250602.
  • Poetry translation

Selected publications (download preprints here)

Mathematics and Formal Logic

Argumentation Theory and Informal Logic