Juan Luis Gastaldi

Juan Luis Gastaldi

PhD Student

ETH Zürich

Juan Luis Gastaldi (Gianni) is a philosopher of science, specialized in the philosophy of language and formal sciences (mathematics, logic, and computer science). After obtaining an MA degree in Political Science (UNR, Argentina), and an MA and a PhD in Philosophy (ENS/Pantheon-Sorbonne/Bordeax-Montaigne, France), while studying Mathematics as an undergrad (UPMC, France), he became a Professor in Philosophy and History of Ideas at MOCO.ESBA (Montpellier, France) and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at ETH (D-GESS). He is now pursuing a second PhD in Natural Language Processing at the Computer Science Department of ETH.

Gianni’s interests revolve around the linguistic aspects of formal sciences and the formal aspects of language and other sign systems, from a technical, philosophical, and historical perspective. He is also interested in the relationship between language and thought, the nature of meaning, and the possibility that a theory of language can inform both a theory of culture and a theory of science. His current research focuses on the computational and conceptual aspects of segmentation (and tokenization) and their relation to linguistic structure and meaning.


  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Formal Sciences (Math, Logic, CS)
  • Structuralism in Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Semiology
  • Mathematical Language Processing
  • Logic and Language