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“Renaissance Aristotelianism and the Scientific Revolution,” Physics 52.1-2 (2017): 329-45

David Wootton’s The Invention of Science. A New History of the Scientific Revolution is the most significant work on the Scientific Revolution since the publication of Steven Shapin’s The Scientific Revolution in 1996. However, whereas for Shapin “there was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution,” that is “a coherent, cataclysmic, and climatic event that … Continue reading


Marco Sgarbi (Mantua, 1982) is associate professor of history of philosophy and vice-provost for communication and development at the Università Ca' Foscari, Venice. He is 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)".  He has been a 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. He is the editor of Philosophical Readings, a four-monthly on-line journal, and of the Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition. HE is part of the editorial board of Lo SguardoEstudios Kantianosphilosophy@lisbon, Etica & Politica.

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