Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy

The Style of Philosophy: An Obituary for Eva Picardi

Topics: Obituary
Keywords: Eva Picardi


On Sunday afternoon, April 23, 2017, Eva Picardi died after a long illness. Eva had been Professor of Philosophy of Language at the University of Bologna for forty years

She belonged to a small group of Italians of her generation who did not just study and discuss contemporary analytic philosophy but was herself an active member of that larger philosophical community.

Eva had style—philosophical and personal. She mastered her field and had knowledge beyond it. Eva was no sceptic, and had firm philosophical certainties—she was a Fregean and worked on anything that is problematic in Frege’s philosophy of language and its aftermath.



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