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Galileo and the Epistemology of Anatomy

Starting from the examination of a passage of the Dialogo sopra i massimi sistemi del mondo that has been largely ignored by the scholarship, in this paper I want to reveal the true nature of Galileo’s epistemology in terms of its epistemic ideal, that is that theory is capable of providing true and certain knowledge … Continue reading


I am full professor of history of philosophy at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

I have been the PI of the ERC Starting Grant 2013 on "Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular: Rethinking Renaissance and Early-Modern Intellectual History (c. 1400–c. 1650)".

I have been Alexander von Humboldt experienced research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in 2021-2022; Jean-François Malle-Harvard I Tatti Fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; Frances A. Yates Short-Term fellow at the Warburg Institute.

I am the editor of Philosophical Readings, a four-monthly on-line journal, and of the Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition. I am part of the editorial board of Lo SguardoEstudios Kantianosphilosophy@lisbon, Etica & Politica.

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