I am a Research Assistant at Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation at University of Amsterdam for the NWO Vici project Ideas at Scale - Towards a Computational History of Ideas (e-Ideas). The project aims to trace changes in philosophical concepts over time thanks to the collaboration between humanities scholars and computer scientists.

I am applying qualitative, quantitative and computational methods to the history of philosophy (e.g., building and annotating philosophical corpora for text-mining purposes). In particular, I am focused on the application of digital tools and computational methods to the analysis of philosophical texts in Classical Greek and Latin.

My research interests are metaphysics (particularly, ordinary objects ontology, mereology, and (neo-)hylomorphism) and ancient Greek philosophy (Aristotle).


  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Amsterdam2017-2019
    Philosophy (research)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sapienza University of Rome2013-2016


  1. Van den Berg, H., Betti, A., Oortwijn, Y., Parisi, M. C., Wang, S., & Koopman, R. (n.d.). The Spread of the Mathematical Method in Eighteenth-Century Germany: A Quantitative Investigation [ongoing].
  2. Bloem, J., Parisi, M. C., Reynaert, M., Oortwijn, Y., & Betti, A. (in press). Distributional Semantics for Neo-Latin. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient Languages (LT4HALA).


  1. Parisi, M.C., “Hylomorphism and The Principles of Extensionality”, Spring School on Wholes and Their Parts. Mereology and Its History , CUSO, ISFI, SNSF-Project The Metaphysics of Quantum Objects, April 30 - May 3, 2020 (selected) (postponed due to COVID-19).
  2. Parisi, M.C., “Aristotle’s Mereology”, Logic and Philosophy, MA course, University of Amsterdam, February 14, 2020 (guest lecture).
  3. Parisi, M.C., “Hylomorphism and The Principles of Extensionality”, Workshop Propositions, properties, sets, and other abstract objects, Amsterdam, February 7-8, 2020 (invited).
  4. Parisi, M.C., “The Problem of Material Constitution: identity and composition of ordinary objects”, Summer School on Aristotle's Metaphysics - Yesterday and Today , Università' della Svizzera Italiana & Universität Luzern, September 6, 2018 (selected).

Current Research

Concepts in motion

Concepts in motion

The Spread of the Mathematical Method in Eighteenth-Century Germany

In this paper, we aim at tracing the concept of ‘Mathematical Method’ in the 18th century in Germany through the analysis of approximately 308 texts in German and Latin. I am annotating 162 texts written in Latin.

Distributional Semantic for Neo-Latin

In this paper, we applied distributional semantic models to a tiny Neo-Latin corpus in order to discuss the problem of creating and evaluating quality Neo-Latin word embeddings for the purpose of philosophical research. I built the tiny Neo-Latin corpus of 90 sentences and created a Neo-Latin dataset of 30 terms and context sentences in which they occur.