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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

“What was a Renaissance Academy? An Aristotelian Perspective,” Archivum Mentis, 6 (2017), 263–88.

The aim of this paper is to focus on one of the few extant documents to be concerned with defining a Renaissance academy and describing its role and purposes. Dated 1561, it is to the best of my knowledge one of the earliest treatments of this topic. As we shall see, its singularity consists in … Continue reading

“Economia e politica in Nicolò Vito di Gozze,” Storia del pensiero politico, 6 (2017): 3–24.

This paper explores the connection between politics and economy in the Renaissance philosopher Nicolò Vito di Gozze (1549-1610). Often represented as a forerunner of economic liberalism, Vito di Gozze’s work mixed Platonic and Aristotelian perspectives, developing a new conception of market economy which reevaluated the acquisition of wealth as an aspect peculiar to this economic … Continue reading

“Aristotle and the People. Vernacular Philosophy in Renaissance Italy,” Renaissance & Reformation, 39 (2016): 59–109.

The essay focuses on vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy, which began to gain currency in the 1540s, just as the vernacular was beginning to establish itself as a language of culture and the Counter-Reformation was getting underway. With over three hundred printed and manuscript works, the statistics of this phenomenon are impressive. Even so, the vulgarization … Continue reading

“The Instatement of the Vernacular as Language of Culture. A New Aristotelian Paradigm in Sixteenth-Century Italy,” Intersezioni, 36 (2016): 319–43.

The purpose of this study is to look at the instatement of the vernacular as a «language of culture» from a strictly philosophical standpoint, in other words to examine the various philosophical approaches that might have affected the genesis of certain linguistic theories and determined the adoption of specific features of a given language. Most … Continue reading

“Francesco Robortello’s Rhetoric. On the Orator and his Arguments,” Rhetorica, 34 (2016): 243–67.

This paper deals with the conception of rhetoric of one of the most prominent Renaissance scholars, Francesco Robortello, and focuses in particular on his vernacular manuscript entitled Dell’oratore, probably his final statement on the topic, the transcription of which is included in the appendix. The study of the manuscript will be integrated with the examination … Continue reading

“Aristotele per artigiani, ingegneri e architetti,” Philosophical Readings, 2 (2016): 67–78.

The Pseudo-Aristotelian Mechanical Problems is the oldest treatise on mechanics that has survived from the antiquity. It had a pivotal role in the development of early-modern physics, especially during the Scientific Revolution when it gained a new momentum with a conspicuous number of Latin commentaries and translations. Besides the Latin theoretical production, various Italian vernacular … Continue reading

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Kant and Aristotle

Kant and Aristotle reassesses the prevailing understanding of Kant as an anti-Aristotelian philosopher. Taking epistemology, logic, and methodology to be the key disciplines through which Kant’s transcendental philosophy stood as an independent form of philosophy, Marco Sgarbi shows that Kant drew important elements of his logic and metaphysical doctrines from Aristotelian ideas that were absent … Continue reading

Lectures on Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy

In May I am in Berlin for two lectures on vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Aristotle and the People. Vernacular Philosophy in Renaissance Italy Seminar: 07. Mai 2015, 10 Uhr, Sitzungsraum des SFB 980 Epsiteme in Bewegung, Schwendenerstr. 8, 14195 Berlin The Italian Vernacular as a Language of Culture. A Paradigm Shift in Sixteenth-Century Italy Public … Continue reading

Le dodici tesi di Hegel sulla Romanitas

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Integrazione fra ricerca e impresa

Quali sono i consigli che si possono dare a chi fa impresa e ai professionisti sul tema dell’integrazione? Alcune riflessioni a margine della Prima giornata del Triveneto organizzata dall’Associazione dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili delle Tre Venezie.      

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