Distant reading and data-driven research in the history of philosophy

In the last twenty years Franco Moretti’s ‘distant reading’ approach has provided a fresh under­standing of literature and its historical development not by studying in detail a few particular texts (as in the so-called ‘close reading’), but rather by aggregating and analyzing large amounts of information. The central role of data in this approach is not determined only by their quantity. It is also impor­tant to look for different kinds of data, not investigated before, drawn from a variety of sources. In this sense this approach may be regarded as a form of Data-Driven Research in the humanities.The authors of this blog share the conviction that it is now time to apply Distant Reading and Data-Driven Research to the history of thought, and in particular to the history of philosophy, very broadly conceived.

Negli ultimi venti anni, l'approccio proposto da Franco Moretti e noto come ‘distant reading’ ha offerto una nuova comprensione della letteratura e del suo sviluppo storico. Al tempo stesso, nuove tecniche basate sull'analisi quantitativa e qualitativa di dati sono state sviluppate nell'ambito dell'informatica umanistica. Gli autori di questo blog ritengono che il tempo sia maturo per l'applicazione di tecniche di distant reading e di ricerca basata sui dati agli studi di storia del pensiero, in particolare di storia della filosofia, in una concezione sufficientemente ampia da comprendere ambiti disciplinari ad essa vicini come la storia del pensiero scientifico.

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Rédacteur(s) en chef

Enrico Pasini

Année de création

2018

Date de mise en ligne

09 mars 2017

Langue de la publication

English

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enrico.pasini@unito.it

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Distant reading and data-driven research in the history of philosophy
Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell’Educazione
Università di Torino
Via S. Ottavio 20
10124 Turin
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Turin

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