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“What was meant by vulgarizing in the Italian Renaissance?” Intellectual History Review

What did it mean to “vulgarize” in Renaissance Italy? Was it simply a matter of translating into the vernacular, or did it mean making a text more accessible to the people – to in some sense popularize it? The answer is far from simple and certainly never one-sided; therefore, each individual case needs to be … Continue reading

What does a Renaissance Aristotelian Look Like? From Petrarch to Galilei

A pervasive and much cherished paradigm among historians of science is to view the origin of “modern science” as a reaction against Aristotelians and Aristotle’s ruling authority. But what does a Renaissance Aristotelian really look like? This article seeks to answer this question by bringing to light direct accounts of what it meant to be … Continue reading

“Uno sguardo nella terra promessa dell’Umanesimo. Noterella su Georg Voigt interprete di Petrarca,” Historia philosophica, 14 (2016): 175–84.

This paper focuses on Georg Ludwig Voigt’s appraisal of Petrarch. Voigt gives a rich account of Petrarch’s intellectual figure, in particular as philosopher, by examining the originality of his thought and the weaknesses of his character, which are considered paradigmatic of Humanism. According to Voigt, Petrarch epitomizes not only the foundational elements of Humanism, but … Continue reading

“Francesco Robortello on Topics,” Viator, 47 (2016): 365–388.

This paper focuses on a neglected aspect of Francesco Robortello’s work, that is his conception of Topics. The scope of the reconstruction is not only erudite: The reason for investigating Robortello’s idea of Topics is that for him, as for many other Renaissance philosophers, there was a strict relationship between Topics and the other sermocinal arts, that is grammar, … Continue reading

Volgarizzamenti in bottega. Una prospettiva sulla filosofia del Rinascimento, in Pensiero e formazione. Saggi in onore di Giuseppe Micheli (Padua: CLEUP, 2016), 187-201.

“La virtù del principe. Hegel lettore di Machiavelli,” Ethics&Politics, 3 (2015): 96-115.

The paper focuses on the reception of Machiavelli’s virtue of the prince in Hegel’s early political thought. The first part of the essay reconstructs the significance of Machiavelli’s conception of the virtue of the prince as absolute power for the foundation of a new kind of political philosophy. The second part contextualizes the reception of … Continue reading

Cittadini di Mepoli

This is the video of my talk on “Cittadini di Mepoli” VIDEO

Com’è volgare Aristotele!

Vi segnalo due articoli recentemente apparsi su Il Sole 24 Ore e su La Stampa Com’è volgare Aristotele di Lorenzo Tomasin Aristotele e il giovane prof di Nadia Ferrigo

Some recent articles on me

Below some links to recent articles on me: Corriere del Veneto Pianeta Universitario La Stampa Corriere Universitario Fan Page Uni News Live University Il Gazzettino Corriere della Sera          

Intervista su “Kant e l’irrazionale”

Ecco l’intervista sul libro “Kant e l’irrazionale” nel programma radiofonico “Geronimo filosofia” andata in onda su RSI Rete Due. Clicca qui per vedere il testo introduttivo all’intervista Clicca qui per sentire l’intervista

Articolo sulla Gazzetta di Mantova

Su la Gazzetta di Mantova di Mercoledì 28 agosto 2013 a pagina 27 un articolo sul mio progetto

Articolo su L’Arena

E’ uscito su L’Arena del 17 agosto 2013 a pagina 49 un articolo di Andrea Lugoboni intitolato “L’Europa finanzia una ricerca su Aristotele nel Rinascimento” e dedicato al mio ERC Starting Grant 2013-ARISTOTLE. Per leggere l’articolo clicca qui o sull’immagine sotto

Giorgio Tonelli – Elementi metodologici e metafisici in Kant dal 1745 al 1768: saggio di sociologia della conoscenza, Volume 1 (Torino: Filosofia, 1959)

Tonelli’s life was all spent in the attempt to achieve a complete knowledge of the development of Kant’s philosophy in the context of the German Enlightenment. Beginning with his first monograph, Kant, dall’estetica metafisica all’estetica psicoempirica: Studi sulla genesi del criticismo (1754-1771) e sulle sue fonti Tonelli poses an exegetical dilemma between Kant als Erkenntnistheoretiker … Continue reading

Prefazione alle esercitazioni anatomiche di William Harvey

Il testo proposto è la prima traduzione italiana della Praefatio alle Exercitationes de generatione animalium condotta sul testo latino pubblicato ad Amsterdam presso l’editore Elzevier nel 1651, l’unica avente il numero di pagine, e sul testo inglese pubblicato con il titolo Anatomical Exercitations concerning the Generation of Living Creatures per i tipi di James Young a … Continue reading

Hume’s Source of “Impression-Idea” Distinction

In this paper I aim to investigate Hume’s well-known distinction between impressions and ideas, following the methodology of the history of ideas, and showing its specificity and suggesting a possible source, which has not been given much attention by the scholarship, namely the logical doctrines of the physician and anatomist William Harvey, which provide the … Continue reading

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