What was and what could have been: Janina Hosiasson-Lindenbaum's role in the philosophy of probablity

Projektleitung: Dr. Marta Sznajder

Homepage: Marta Sznajder

Homepage: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

European Research Executive Agency: Project number 101106480

Laufzeit: 01.09.2023 - 30.09.2025


Janina Hosiasson-Lindenbaum (1899-1942) was a Polish philosopher known for her work in inductive reasoning and the interpretation of probability. Albeit well-published and internationally recognised in her day, she never lectured at university and is often overlooked in histories of analytic philosophy. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the Janina Project seeks to discover the reasons for her exclusion from professorship and historical references. More importantly, the project seeks to determine her rightful place in the development of philosophical thought. It will first investigate Hosiasson-Lindenbaum’s social and academic environments to understand the influences on her intellectual development and career prospects. A comprehensive analysis of the philosopher’s life work (published and unpublished) will then determine her role in the development of confirmation theory.