I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam. I am currently working on reconstructing the explanatory role of mathematics within the debate on scientific explantions from Aristotle to Proclus. I combine philosophical methods with computational techniques.
- Data-driven History of Ideas
- Ancient Philosophy, specifically Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science
- History of Axiomatics
- Methodology of the History of Philosophical Ideas
- Digital Humanities
- Digital Classics
Ph.D. Candidate, ILLC, Universiteit van AmsterdamSep 2021 - Ongoing
My project focuses on clarifying the emergence of the view that mathematics is not explanatory within the ancient debate on scientific explanation. I aim to reconstruct the views, elucidate the conceptual presuppositions and identify actors of this debate over nine centuries (4th cent. BCE-5th cent. CE).
I combine more traditional methods, like close reading or ‘slow science’, with computational techniques for text-mining purposes. I remain grounded in expert textual interpretation, while conducting a wide-scope study of a ‘big data’ corpus in ancient Greek and Latin spanning 450 authors.
Supervisors: Arianna Betti (UvA) and Marije Martijn (VU Amsterdam).
Research Assistant, ILLC, Universiteit van AmsterdamAug 2019 - Aug 2021
Research Assistant, Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamFeb - Apr 2021
Research Assistant , Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamOct - Dec 2020
Master of Arts (MA), Universiteit van Amsterdam2017 - 2019
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sapienza Università di Roma2013 - 2016
- Ancient Greek