History of Late Analytic Philosophy

John Tenniel, White Rabbit, 1865

Project coordinators: Guido Bonino and Paolo Tripodi

The aim of this project is to provide a historical understanding of the nature of analytic philosophy in the last forty years. The presence of a large amount of data makes it difficult to apply the traditional methods of the history of philosophy, which therefore we propose to combine with an approach inspired by Moretti’s distant reading. The attention to quantitative data fosters a novel focus on sociological and institutional aspects of the history of recent philosophy. Different investigations are currently carried out within this project.

  1. Wittgenstein, analytic philosophy, and academic success

2. Logic as discipline and logic as an instrument: a distant reading approach (in collaboration with Paolo Maffezioli, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

3. Exploring the history of American philosophy in a computer-assisted framework (in collaboration with Davide Pulizzotto, LANCI, Laboratoire d’ANalyse Cognitive de l’Information, Université du Québec à Montréal)