Carlo Ierna is part-time fixed-term lecturer at the Institute for Philosophy
“The Brentanist Philosophy of Mathematics in Edmund Husserl’s Early Works” in Essays on Husserl’s Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, ed. Stefania Centrone, Synthese Library 384 (Berlin: Springer, 2017), pp. 147-168
“Improper Intentions of Ambiguous Objects: Sketching a New Approach to Brentano’s Intentionality” in Brentano Studien XIII (2015), pp. 55–80.
“Brentano and Mathematics” in Revue Roumaine de Philosophie 55/1 (2011), pp. 149-167.
Carlo Ierna (1979) holds an MA in Philosophy (2002) and MSc in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (2008) from Utrecht University and a PhD in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven (2009). After obtaining postdoctoral research grants to work on the history and philosophy of mathematics and logic in the School of Brentano (FWO) and the ideal of “Philosophy as Science” in the School of Brentano (NWO VENI), but failing to obtain a VIDI (ranked 13th), he has been working as part-time, fixed-term lecturer across the Netherlands.
He is currently lecturer in history of philosophy at the Radboud University Nijmegen and previously at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2017 (feb-mar and sep-oct) and 2018 (feb-mar) and the University of Groningen (2016-2018).
He has published around 40 research articles and given 60 presentations in English, German, Italian, and Dutch, including 19 as invited or keynote speaker at international conferences.
Description of my research
My work is about symbolic intentionality and philosophy of mathematics in the School of Brentano. More in general, my research concentrates on areas that are generally considered as part of the “core” of analytical philosophy (philosophy of mathematics and logic, philosophy of science and epistemology, and increasingly metaphysics and philosophy of mind), but from a historical perspective, concentrating on the 19th and early 20th century. In my research I have dealt extensively with the issues of intentionality, (re)presentations, and the epistemological role of symbols.
Grants & awards
October 2012 – September 2016: postdoctoral research grant, NWO VENI, (€ 250.000,–), Utrecht University.
October 2009 – September 2012: postdoctoral research grant, FWO – Vlaanderen (~ € 150.000,–), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
October 2004 – September 2009: doctoral research grant, FWO – Vlaanderen (~ € 150.000,–), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
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