PRIAROLO Mariangela

Position Researcher
E-mail mariangela.priarolo@unive.it
Website www.unive.it/persone/mariangela.priarolo (personal record)
Office Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
Sito web struttura: http://www.unive.it/dep.fbc
Where: Malcanton Marcorà

Mariangela Priarolo’s work focuses on the role that metaphysics has in relation to other domains of knowledge, such as theology, epistemology, natural sciences, and politics in early modern philosophy, especially in Nicolas Malebranche and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Her recent and current research concerns the ‘biological’ theories of preformation in Malebranche and Pierre-Sylvain Régis and the place they have within mechanical conceptions of life, the extent and limits of Leibniz’s conception of toleration, and the debate on superstition and science which took place in France at the end of the seventeenth-century. She is also interested in the representation of the main features of modernity in post-human studies. She is the author of Visioni Divine. La teoria della conoscenza di Malebranche tra Agostino e Descartes (Divine visions. Malebranche's theory of knowledge between Augustine and Descartes, Pisa 2004), Il determinismo. Storia di un'idea (Determinism. The History of an Idea, Roma 2011), and Malebranche (Roma 2019), and of many articles on early modern philosophy.

 

Current Position

Assistant Professor in the History of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
University "Ca' Foscari", Venice (Italy)

Director of CREMT, Center for the Renaissance and Early Modern Thought, embedded in the Departement of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at the University “Ca’ Foscari”, Venice (Italy)

 

Education:

2012 (May, 16th): Post-graduate Degree in “Teaching Philosophy: Didactical Elements”, FOR.COM. Formazione per la comunicazione (Interdisciplinary Consortium).

2011 (May, 10th): Master (1st level) in "Didactical Models and Technological Innovations in teaching (Human Sciences), University of Teramo.

2010 (May, 27th): Master (1st level) in "Epistemology, Didactics and Communication of the discipline” (Human Sciences), University of Teramo.

2008 (May, 29th): Master in teaching at the SSIS (Scuola Superiore Insegnamento Secondario) Toscana - 80/80.

2001 (November, 22nd): Ph. D summa cum laude in Philosophy, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy).

1997 (March, 3rd): Laurea summa cum laude in Philosophy, University “Ca’ Foscari”, Venice (Italy).

 

Fellowships and Grants:

2018 (July, 27th): National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in History of Philosophy (Academic Field 11/C5).

2014 (February, 5th): National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in History of Philosophy (Academic Field 11/C5).

2013-2016: Research fellow at the University "Ca' Foscari", Venice (Italy) on the project “Il “prospettivismo” di Leibniz tra universalismo e relativismo” (Leibniz’s Perspectivism, between Universalism and Relativism).

2008-2009: Research fellow at the University of Siena (Italy) on the project “Fausto Sozzini e i suoi eredi” (“Fausto Sozzini and his Legacy”)

2006-2007: Research fellow at the University of Siena (Italy) on the project “Il concetto di verità in Leibniz: fonti e problemi” (“Leibniz’s conception of truth: sources and problems”)

2002-2005: Research fellow in History of Philosophy at the University of Siena.

1997-2000: Full scholarship from Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa to attend the Ph.D.

1998 and 1999: short-term fellowships in Paris – cooperation between Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and École Normale Supérieure de Paris.

1996: Erasmus Free-Mover: Paris, France, at the University of “Paris-IV Sorbonne” under the direction of professor Jean-Marie Beyssade.

 

Research Group Affiliation:

2018-: she is a member of SWIP (Society for Women in Philosophy), Italy.

2014-: she is a member of the Société d'études leibniziennes de langue française.

2013-: she is a member of the Sodalitas Leibnitiana (Italian association of studies on Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz).

2017-2020: she was a member of the research group “Nuovi approcci al pensiero della prima età moderna: forme, caratteri e finalità del metodo costellatorio” (Conceptual Constellations of early modern philosophy. Sources, texts, fortune), directed by Simonetta Bassi and sponsored by Italian Ministry of the University and Research (Prin 2015)

2013-2016: she was a member of the research group “Atlante della ragione europea (XV-XVIII secolo). Tra Oriente e Occidente" (Atlas of European Reason 15th-18th cent.) directed by Michele Ciliberto and sponsored by Italian Ministry of the University and Research (Prin 2010)

2007-2010: she was a member of the research group “Eredità del Rinascimento e genesi del moderno in filosofia. Edizione di testi e studi sulla storia della filosofia europea da Montaigne al primo Illuminismo” (Renaissance Heritage and the Birth of the Modern in philosophy. Edition of works and essays on the history of early modern philosophy from Montaigne to the early Enlightenment) directed by Gianenrico Paganini and sponsored by Italian Ministry of the University and Research (Cofin-MIUR 2007).

2000-2002:  she was a member of the research group “La cultura filosofica del Settecento britannico” (The philosophical Culture of British XVIIIth Century) directed by Luigi Turco and sponsored by Italian Ministry of the University and Research (Cofin-MIUR 2000).

1998-2000: she was a member of the research group “Fonti, caratteri e connessioni internazionali dell'Illuminismo britannico” (Sources, features and connections of the British Enlightenment) directed by Antonio Santucci and sponsored by Italian Ministry of the University and Research (Cofin-MIUR 1998).

 

Teaching Experiences:

Seminars

2003: University of Siena (Italy), Department of Philosophy, she directed a seminar for undergraduate students on the problem of human freedom in Leibniz.

2002 (March, 22nd): University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice (Italy), within the graduate seminar “S.E.R.M.O” on Leibniz directed by Professor Luigi Perissinotto, she presented a paper on the sources of Leibniz’s pre-established harmony.

2001-2002: University of Siena (Italy), Department of Philosophy, she directed a seminar for undergraduate students on Descartes’ mind-body problem.

2000-2001: University of Siena (Italy), Department of Philosophy, she directed a seminar for undergraduate students on Malebranche’s La Recherche de la verité.

 

Taught courses:

2011-2012: University of Siena (Italy), History of Philosophy (II part. For graduate students). The ethical foundation in Hume and Kant (36 hours, 6 ECTS).

2011-2012: University of Siena (Italy), Science and Philosophy in Modern and Contemporary Age:  the problem of determinism in Leibniz and in contemporary debate (36 hours, 6 ECTS).

2010-2011: University of Siena (Italy), Science and Philosophy in Modern and Contemporary Age:  the problem of determinism in modern and contemporary age, namely in Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant, E. Mach and W. Heisenberg (36 hours, 6 ECTS).

2009-2010: University of Siena (Italy), Science and Philosophy in Modern and Contemporary Age: the mind-body problem in modern and contemporary age, namely in Descartes, Leibniz, Turing and Searle (36 hours, 6 ECTS).

2008-2009: University of Siena (Italy), History of Modern Philosophy I-II: The problem of freedom in early modern philosophy, namely in Descartes, Leibniz and Kant (60 hours, 10 ECTS).

2007-2008: University of Siena (Italy), History of Modern Philosophy I-II: Idea in Seventeenth-Century. From Descartes to Berkeley (60 hours, 10 ECTS).

2006-2007: SIS (Master in Teaching) Piemonte: she taught “Lessico e materiali della filosofia moderna” (Lexicon and materials of modern philosophy - 25 hours) and supervised the FAD (Formazione a distanza – Distance learning) in ancient and medieval philosophy.

2006-2007: University of Siena (Italy), History of Philosophy II: Aspects of Theodicy in the history of philosophy (30 hours, 5 ECTS); History of Modern Philosophy (I part. For graduate students): The Cartesian circle (30 hours, 5 ECTS).

2006 (January, 10th): Florence (Italy) she gave a lecture on «Conoscenza e realtà nelle Meditazioni metafisiche di Cartesio: il problema mente-corpo e l'esistenza del mondo esterno» (Knowledge and Reality in Descartes’ Metaphysical Meditations: the mind-body problem and the existence of the external world) at the SSIS Toscana (Master in Teaching in History and Philosophy.)

2005-2006: University of Siena (Italy), History of Modern Philosophy I: Demonstrations of the existence of external world in modern philosophy (30 hours, 5 ECTS); History of Modern Philosophy II: Leibniz’s Discours de métaphysique (30 hours, 5 ECTS).

2004-2005: University of Siena (Italy), History of Modern Philosophy I: Locke’s and Leibniz’s theory of knowledge (30 hours, 5 ECTS).

2003-2004: University of Siena (Italy), History of Modern Philosophy I: Descartes and Leibniz on the mind-body problem (30 hours, 5 European University Credits – ECTS).

 

Other Teaching Experiences:

2017-2018: permanent teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “Filippo Buonarroti” Pisa (Italy).

2016-2017 (since July, 1st, 2016): permanent teacher of Philosophy and History at Istituto di Istruzione Superiore (Higher Institute of Education) “E. Santoni”, Pisa (Italy).

2015-2016 (since February 2016): temporary teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo artistico (Arts High School) “Franco Russoli”, Pisa (Italy).

2012-2013: temporary teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “XXV aprile”, Pontedera (Pisa-Italy), (September-November) and at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “Filippo Buonarroti” Pisa (Italy) (December-June).

2011-2012: temporary teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “XXV aprile” Pontedera (Pisa-Italy) and at Liceo classico (Classical High School) “Galileo Galilei”, Pisa (Italy).

2010-2011: temporary teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “Filippo Buonarroti” Pisa (Italy).

2009-2010: temporary teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “Filippo Buonarroti”, Pisa (Italy) and since May, 14th to June, 15th also at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “A. Pesenti”, Cascina (Pisa-Italy).

2008-2009: temporary teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo scientifico (Scientific High School) “Filippo Buonarroti”, Pisa (Italy).

2007-2008: temporary teacher of Philosophy and History at Liceo psico-pedagogico (High School in Social Sciences) “Isidoro Falchi”, Montopoli in Val d’Arno (Pisa-Italy).