GARAU Rodolfo

Position
Adjunct Professor
Telephone
041 234 6256
E-mail
rodolfo.garau@unive.it
Scientific sector (SSD)
STORIA DELLE SCIENZE E DELLE TECNICHE [M-STO/05]
Website
www.unive.it/persone/rodolfo.garau (personal record)

RODOLFO GARAU, PhD.
 

CURRENT POSITIONS


Assistant Professor without tenure (RTD-a)

ERC Early Modern Cosmology

Università Ca’ Foscari (Venice), Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

(01/09/2021 – 01/09/2024)

 

Visiting Fellow, Abt. I, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Berlin, Germany.

(01/08/2019 – 01/08/2022)

 

EDUCATION
 

PhD in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino

Department of Philosophy.

Supervisor: Enrico Pasini.

Title of the thesis: Conatus. History of an Early Modern Concept.

Thesis committee: Catherine Wilson, Mogens Laerke, Charles T. Wolfe.

Grade: “Excellent.”

(01/01/2011 – 20/03/2015)

 

MA in Philosophy, Concordia University (Montreal QC)

Department of Philosophy.

Supervisor: Justin E.H. Smith.

Title of the thesis: The Origin of Spinoza’s Theory of Conatus.

Cumulative GPA: 3.90

(01/09/2009 – 20/07/2011)

 

Laurea Magistrale (MA) in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino

Department of Philosophy.

Supervisor: Enrico Pasini.

Title of the thesis: Individual and Science in Spinoza’s Thought.

Grade: 110/110 cum laude and print dignity.

(29/03/2007 – 16/07/2010)

 

Laurea Triennale (BA) in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino

Department of Philosophy

Supervisor: Enrico Pasini.

Title of the thesis: Horkheimer and the Modern Philosophy. A Study on Horkheimer’s “Anfänge der bürgerlichen Geschichtsphilosophie.”

Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

(08/08/2003 – 16/02/2007)

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
 

Postdoctoral Fellow

ERC EarlyModernCosmology

Università Ca’ Foscari (Venice), Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

(01/07/2018 – 31/08/2021)

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Herzog Augusta Bibliothek of Wolfenbüttel

Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

(01/09/2020 – 28/02/2020)

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Excellence Cluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung

Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany.

(01/11/2017 – 30/06/2018, position left)

 

Instructor, Università degli Studi di Torino

Turin, Italy.

(01/03/2018 – 30/05/2018)

 

Instructor, Bard College Berlin

Berlin, Germany.

(15/01/2017 – 30/05/2018)

 

Visiting Research Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (PA), Department of Philosophy.

(01/09/2016 – 31/12/2016)

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Univeristé du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières (QC), Department of Philosophy.

(01/01/2016 – 30/06/2016)

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Berlin, Germany, Department I (Jürgen Renn)

(01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015)

 

Research Assistant, Contributor Translator, Concordia University

Montreal (QC), Department of Philosophy, prof. Justin E. H. Smith

Research Assistant; Contributor Translator of The Leibniz-Stahl Controversy (trans. Duchesneau, F., and Smith, Justin E. H., Yale UP 2016)

(01/09/2009 – 30/06/2010)

 

AWARDS, HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS*
*positions are all stipendiary unless otherwise stated
 

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-COFUND)

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Bruxelles, BE

(awarded on 02/07/2021, declined)

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Herzog Augusta Bibliothek of Wolfenbüttel

Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

(01/09/2020 – 28/02/2020)

 

Research Grant, Fondazione Burzio

Turin, Italy.

12.000 € (partially declined)

(01/01/2018)

 

Travel Grant, History of Science Society Meeting 2015

San Francisco (CA), 19-22/11/2015.

534 $

(Awarded on 05/10/2015)

 

Travel Grant, History of Science Society Meeting 2014

Chicago (IL), 6-9/11/2014.

598 $

(Awarded on 19/09/2014)

 

DAAD Fellowship

Based at the Max Planck Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Berlin, Germany, Department I (Jürgen Renn).

3,000 € in 3 monthly installments.

(01/10/2014 – 31/12/2014)

 

Predoctoral Fellowship, Israel Science Foundation

Based at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.

Grant Number 469/13, PI Ohad Nachtomy

(01/05/2014 – 30/09/2014)

 

Predoctoral Fellowship (stipendiary) Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Via SFB 908.

Berlin, Germany, Department I (Jürgen Renn).

(01/03/2014 – 31/04/2014)

 

Predoctoral Fellowship (non-stipendiary), Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Berlin, Germany, Department I (Jürgen Renn).

(01/03/2013 – 31/12/2014)

 

Tuition Waver Grant, VISU-WSC Summer School

Vienna Circle Institute, Vienna 2-12/07/2012.

(Awarded on 16/04/2012)

 

Predoctoral Research Fellowship (non-stipendiary), University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen (UK), Department of Philosophy.

Supervisor of the research period, Catherine Wilson.

(15/01/2012 – 30/06/2012)

 

Doctoral Fellowship, Università degli Studi di Torino

Turin, Italy, Department of Philosophy.

53,034.87 € in 36 monthly installment.

Assigned on the basis of a public competition (first classified).

(01/01/2011 – 31/12/2013)

 

International Tuition Fees Partial Remission Award, Concordia University

Montreal (QC), Faculty of Arts and Science.

On merit and financial basis.

(15/11/2009)

 

Graduate Fellowship Award, Concordia University

Montreal (QC), Faculty of Arts and Science.

7,000 CAD.

Based on Merit.

(30/09/2009).

 

PUBLICATIONS
 

Articles in Journals and Books.                
 

“Gassendi’s Logic and Theory of Knowledge,” in Garber, Daniel, Delphine Bellis and Carla Rita Palmerino, Pierre Gassendi: Humanism, Science, and the Birth of Modern Philosophy, Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy. Accepted. Forthcoming (2023).

 

"Who was the Founder of Empiricism After All? Gassendi and the ‘Logic’ of Bacon." Perspectives on Science 29:3 (2021), pp. 324-357.

 

“Gassendi vs Astrology.” Special Issue “Reconfiguring Astrology in xviith-century France”, edited by Jean Sanchez and Steven Vander Broecke. Lias. Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources 47:2 (2021), pp. 143-174.

 

“A törekvés (conatus) fogalmának felépítése Spinozánál.” Special issue ‘The Conatus in the Early Modern Period’. Orfeus Noster. Journal of Károli Gáspár University of The Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Humanities, 12:2, (2020), pp. 11-35.

 

 “The Transformation of Final Causation: Telesio’s Theories of Self-Preservation and Motion,” in Omodeo, Pietro Daniel (ed). Bernardino Telesio, the Natural Sciences and Medicine in the Renaissance. Brill (2019), pp.231-251.

 

(co-authored with Pietro Omodeo) “Contingent Mathematics of Nature in the Renaissance: Cusanus’ Perspective.” In Wissensformen bei Nicolaus Cusanus, ed. C. Bacher and M. Vollet,. Regensburg: Roderer (2019), pp. 125–139.

 

 “Descartes’ Physics in Le Monde and the Late-Scholastic Idea of Contingency,” in Garau, Rodolfo and Pietro Daniel Omodeo (eds.). Contingency and Order in Early Modern Science. Springer (2019), 199-218.

 

(co-authored with Pietro Omodeo), “Introduction.” in Garau, Rodolfo and Pietro Daniel Omodeo (eds.). Contingency and Order in Early Modern Science. Springer (2019), 9-25.

 

Garau, Rodolfo. “Taming Epicurus. Gassendi. Charleton, and the Translation of Epicurus’ Natural Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century,” in Fransen, Sietske and Niall Hodson (eds.). Translation and the Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern Science. Brill (2017), pp. 231-257.

 

Garau, Rodolfo. “Springs, Nitre, and Conatus. The Role of the Heart in Hobbes’s Physiology and Animal Locomotion.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 24:2 (2016), pp. 231-256.

 

Garau, Rodolfo. “Late-Scholastic and Cartesian Conatus.” Intellectual History Review, 24:4  (2014), 479-494.

 

Pending second review.

“Action at a Distance, Astrology, Cartesianism, and an Unpublished Manuscript. Peter Megerlin’s

‘Astrologia Cartesiana’ (ASHB 1530).” Special issue “Action at a Distance in Pre-Newtonian

Cosmology”, edited by Rodolfo Garau and Doina Cristina Rusu. Paper to appear in Early Science

and Medicine pending second review.

 

Monographs, edited volumes, and journal special issues.
 

Monograph.

Conatus. History of an Early Modern Concept. Under contract at Springer, International Archives for the History of Ideas.

 

Edited volumes.

(edited with Pietro Omodeo) Contingency and Necessity in Early Modern Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, Springer. (2019).

 

(edited with Mihnea Dobre and Pietro Omodeo) Cartesian Cosmology and Physics in Their Intellectual Contexts. In preparation.

 

Journal special issues.

“Action at a Distance in Pre-Newtonian Cosmology”, edited by Rodolfo Garau and Doina Cristina

Rusu. Special issue proposal accepted by Early Science and Medicine. To appear in December subject to approval of second reviews.

 

“Cultural Politics of Cosmology. Arguing about the Stars on the Southern Side of the Confessional

Divide,” edited by Rodolfo Garau and Pietro D. Omodeo. Special issue accepted by British Journal

for the History of Science. To appear subject to approval of second reviews.

 

"The Habit of Thinking. Logic, Mnemotechnics, and Research Practices as Habits in Early Modern

Philosophy", edited by Rodolfo Garau. Special issue proposal accepted by JEMS. Journal of Early

Modern Studies. To appear pending successful review of the papers.

 

Translations.
 

(co-translated with Justin E. H. Smith) Pierre Gassendi, Syntagma Philosophicum Part I,  On Logic. Under contract for Oxford University Press. To appear upon approval of the revised first draft.

 

(contributing translator) The Leibniz-Stahl Controversy. F. Duchesneau and Justin E. H. Smith (eds. and trans.) New Have (CT): Yale University Press, 2016.

 

Encyclopedia articles.                     
 

 ‘Conatus.’ Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and Science. Springer (2020).

 

“Elements, Renaissance Theory of Natural.” Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Springer (2020).

 

“Mazzoni, Jacopo”. Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Springer (2019).

 

 “Montanari, Geminiano”. Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Springer (2020).

 

Articles in preparation or submitted.

 

“Gassendi vs Morin: Cultural Politics of Cosmology in Early Modern France.” Special issue “Cultural Politics of Cosmology. Arguing about the Stars on the Southern Side of the Confessional Divide,” edited by Pietro Omodeo and Rodolfo Garau. Special issue proposal accepted by British Journal for the History of Science. Paper to appear pending second revisions.

 

"Gassendi and the Habit of Thinking." The Habit of Thinking. Logic, Mnemotechnics, and Research Practices as Habits in Early Modern Philosophy", edited by Rodolfo Garau. Special issue proposal accepted by JEMS. Journal of Early Modern Studies. To appear pending successful review of the papers.

 

TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, AND CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
 

Invited talks.

 

2022         Moving away from the Margins: Cartesian Cosmology and Late-17th Astrologers—and Especially in Peter Megerlin’s Astrologia Cartesiana (ASHB1530). Conference New Readings of Descartes A Decoding Descartes Conference .Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Philosophy, 7/06/2022.

                

 

2020         Action at a distance, astrology, Cartesianism, and an unpublished manuscript. Some notes on a publication project. Bucharest, Department of Theoretical Philosophy and CELFIS, 20/05/2020. The talk was delivered online due to the COVID19 travel restrictions.

                

                 Souls, Senses, and Animals. On Some Psychological and Zoological and Psychological Aspects of the Gassendi-Descartes Debate. Paris, École Normale Supérieure,14/03/2020.  Talk cancelled due to the covid19 epidemic and held online for Nov. 17, 2020.

 

2019         On Gassendi’s Eclecticism. ICUB Research Institute of the University of Bucharest. Bucharest (RO), 4-5/11/2019.

 

                 Animaux mécaniques. Autoconservation et fondements de l’action chez Hobbes et Spinoza. Job talk for the position of Assistant professor. Université Laval, Quebec City (Canada), 24/05/2019.

 

                 Taking pleasure in history. Some notes on Catherine Wilson’s Histories of Epicureanism and of philosophy. Conference in Honor or Catherine Wilson. The University of York, York (UK), 13/03/2019

 

2018         The Anatomy of a Ridiculous Mouse? The Polemic between Pierre Gassendi and Jean Baptiste Morin on Astrology, Copernicanism, and Galileism. International colloqium “L'astrologie dans les communautés savantes françaises au 17e siècle”. École normale supérieure, Paris, 18/12/2018

 

                 Gassendi’s Logic: Syllogism, Inductivism and Experiments. International Symposium “Logic and Metaphysics in the Modern Era.” Université Libre de Bruxelles – Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bruxelles, 12/11/2018

 

                 Normativity and Criminology in XX century Brain Science , Ulme 35, organized by Bard College Berlin, Berlin, 25/10/2018. 

 

                 Gassendi and the Ends of Logic, “La Logique et les Philosophes. Colloque International,”  Université Paris Nanterre, 23/01/2018. 

 

                 Le problème de la perception dans la philosophie moderne, Université Paris Diderot, 22/01/2018. 

 

2017         Florentine Neoplatonism and Raphael’s “The School of Athen”, “The Republic and Renaissance (neo)Platonism,”  Bard College Berlin, 25/09/2017. 

 

                 Practical Knowledge in Early modern Books on Secrets, Humboldt Universität Berlin,  21/06/2017. 

 

2016         Spinoza’s Theory of Self-Preservation in its Historical Context. “Spinoza et ses amis,” Spinoza’s Society of Canada. Montreal, McGill University, 17/06/2016. 

                

                 Spinoza’s conatus and proto-inertial physics in the early modern period. Colloquium Spinoza, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 20/02/2016.

 

On the Foundation of Hobbes’ political anthropology. Forschungskolloquium zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Technische Universität zu Berlin, 04/11/2016.

 

2015         Leviathan and the heartbeat. Cardiovascular physiology, animal locomotion, and political anthropology in Hobbes. Seminar of the Center for the History of Philosophy and Science 2015-2016. Radboud University, Nijmegen, 16/10/2015.

                

                 Self-Preservation in Telesio. Natural Philosophy and Ethics. International conference: Bernardino Telesio, the Natural Sciences and Medicine in the Renaissance. Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 27/05/2015.

 

2014         Interdisciplinarità del metodo o interdisciplinarità dell’oggetto? Ovvero: è possibile una storia della filosofia moderna che non sia aperta all’interdisciplinarità? GISI, Università degli Studi di Torino. Torino, 26/04/2014.

 

2013         The Concept of Conatus in the Early Modern Accounts of Passions. International conference on the Conatus in early modern philosophy, ELTE University of Budapest, 10/05/2013.

 

Peer-reviewed.

 

2021         Gassendi's Metaphilosophy. International conference Metaphilosophy in History. University of Antwerp, 2/06/2022.

 

2021         Who was the Founder of Empiricism After All? Gassendi and the ‘Logic’ of Bacon. Princeton-Bucharest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Online, 23/11/2021.

 

                 Historicizing the History of Women Philosophers. Three Early Modern Cases: Mainly on Marguerite Buffet’s, but also on Pierre Gassendi’s, and Giles Ménages, “Histories” of Women Philosophers. British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference, “Women in the History of Philosophy.” Durham (UK), but held online, 21/04/2021.

 

2019         Quantifying the Criminal Mind. International Conference “The Quantification of Bodies”. Coimbra (PT), 28/11/2019.

 

                 The Polemic between Pierre Gassendi and Jean Baptiste Morin on Galileanism, Copernicanism, and Galilean Astrology. Panel “As Above, So Below: Astrology, Comets, Volcanoes and Earthquakes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe”. History of Science Society (HSS) meeting 2019. Utrecht (NL), 27/07/2019.

 

2018         Biological Individuality in Early Modern Science: The Cases of Gassendi and Descartes. European Society for the History of Science, panel “Unifying life from the Scientific Revolution”. London, 16/09/2018.

 

                 Gassendi vs Astrology. Corpuscularism and Action at a Distance in Early Modern France. History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) Meeting 2018, panel “Action at a Distance”. 11/07/2018.

                

                 Baconian Influences in Gassendi’s Logic? Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bran (RO), 29/06/2018.

 

                 Leading the Bridles of Thoughts. Logic as a Habit of Thinking in Gassendi, British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Meeting, Durham (UK), 14/4/2018.

                                                                                                                                                           

2017         Spinoza’s Anti-Anthropocentric Idea of Divine Providence, American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Kansas City, (USA), 4/3/2017.

 

2016         Providence and Self-Preservation in Spinoza’s Philosophy, Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Studies, Alba Iulia (RO), 15/07/2016.

                  

                   Cherbury and Gassendi: History of a Controversy that Never Was. Edward Herbert of Cherbury (1582-1648) on Reason, Religion and Toleration University of York (UK), 14/06/2016.

                  

                   On Spinoza’s “conatus-argument”. FODAR 2016, Université du Québec à Montreal, 08/04/2016.

 

2015         Epistemological Subtleties. How the Reference to the Extremely Small Could Count as an Explanation in Early Modern Natural Philosophy. History of Science Society. San Francisco, 21/11/2015.

 

How Do We Know Atoms? Gassendi’s Epistemology of Atomism. Renaissance Society of America. Berlin, 26-28/03/2015.

 

 Springs, Nitre, and Conatus. The Role of the Heart in Hobbes’s Physiology and Animal Locomotion. Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Bran (Romania), 14/07/2015.

 

2014         Contingency and Natural Laws in Descartes’s Natural Philosophy. History of Science Society (HSS). Chicago, 6/11/2014.

                

                 Gassendi’s Refutation of Astrology. Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Bran (Romania), 10/03/2014.

                

                 (with Pietro Daniel Omodeo) Contingency in Nicolaus Cusanus and its influence on early modernity. 2014 Edition of the Jungcusanertagung “Wissensformen bei Nicolaus Cusanus.” Bernkastel-Kues (Germany), 26-28/05/2014.

                

                 Hobbes’s Theory of Vital and Animal Motion. Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Aberdeen (UK), 14-15/05/2014.

 

2013         On the Ancient sources of Hobbes’s account of voluntary motion. Meeting of the eastern division of the American Philosophical Association, Panel of the International Hobbes Association. Baltimore, 27-30/12/2013.

                

                 Using the concepts of the losers. The Cartesian Reception of late-Scholastic conatus. Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Bran (Romania), 5-10/07/2013

 

Not peer-reviewed.                                                                                                                                    

2015         Notes on Descartes’ Mechanics. Workshop “Pre-classical mechanics and analytic turn.” Max Planck Institut for the History of Science of Berlin, 08/10/2015.

 

 2014        Conatus from late-Scholasticism to Cartesian Natural Philosophy. Pre-doctoral Colloquium of the Max Planck Institut for the History of Science of Berlin. Berlin, 02/06/ 2014

 

Organization.

                                                                                                                                                                    

2022         (co-organizer) International Society for Intellectual History Conference Venice 2022, "Histories of Knowledge: Political, Historical and Cultural Epistemologies in Intellectual History." Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (hybrid). 12-15/09/2022

 

2021/22    Organizer of the talk series of the ERC group Early Modern Cosmology. See https://www.unive.it/pag/35133/

 

2020         Summer Symposium Heaven’s on Trial, in collaboration with the Universities of Venice, Princeton and Bucharest. Venice and the Venetial Alps (ITA), 15-21 June 2020. Co-organizer. EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID2019 EPIDEMICS.

 

                 Organizer of the talk series of the ERC group Early Modern Cosmology. See https://www.unive.it/pag/35133/

 

2019         Organizer of the talk series of the ERC group Early Modern Cosmology. See https://www.unive.it/pag/35133/

 

2018         Symposium The Habit of Thinking in Early Modern Philosophy. British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Meeting, Durham (UK) 14/3/2018.

 

                 Organizer of the talk series of the ERC group Early Modern Cosmology. See https://www.unive.it/pag/35133/

 

2016         (with Syliane Charles), 7th Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Trois-Rivières (QC), 13-15/10/2016.

 

2015         Panel Thinking Small in the Early Modern Period, History of Science Society (HSS), San Francisco, 21/11/2015.

                

                 (with Pietro Omodeo) MPIWG Workshop The Idea of Contingency in Natural Philosophy and Science, bimestrial, January 2015 to December 2015.

 

 2014        (with Pietro Omodeo) Panel Contingency in the Early Modern Science and Natural Philosophy, History of Science Society (HSS), Chicago, 6/11/2014.

 

                 (with Pietro Omodeo) Panel Matter and Contingency in the Early Modern Science of Nature. International Conference Understanding Matter. Palermo, 10-13 April 2014.

 

Summer schools attended.

                                                                                                                                                           

2019         Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Studies, Bran (RO), 24-28/06/2019.

 

2018         Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Studies, Bran (RO), 28/06-4/07/2018.

 

2016         Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Studies, Alba Iulia (RO), 15/07/2016.

 

                 The Historiography of Philosophy: History, Methods, Practices, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 7-9/06/2016

 

2015         Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bran (RO), 12-17/07/2015..

 

2014         Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bran (RO), 8-13/07/2014.

 

2013         Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bran (RO), 5-10/07/2013

 

2012         VISU Vienna Summer School University 2012 – Scientific World Conception, Vienna (AU), 2-13/07/2012

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE.
 

History of Contemporary Philosophy II, "The Frankfurt School"

Università Ca' Foscari, Venice

Spring semester 2022.

6 ECTS.

 

History of Science

MA in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino (Italy)

The Problem of Race in the History of Science.    

Spring semester 2018.

 6 ECTS.

 

Early Modern Science

Bard College Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Spring semester 2018.

8 ECTS, 4 U.S. credits.

 

Race Between Science and Philosophy

Bard College Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Fall semester 2017.

8 ECTS, 4 U.S. credits.

 

Renaissance Art and Thought

Bard College Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Fall semester 2017.

8 ECTS, 4 U.S. credits.

 

Early Modern Science

Bard College Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Spring semester 2017.

8 ECTS, 4 U.S. credits.

 

Histoire de la Philosophie Moderne I (PHI1097-00)

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières (QC, Canada)

Spring semester 2016.

8 FCP.

 

SUPERVISING AND MENTORING ACTIVITIES


 
At Bard College Berlin, I was second reader of the following BA dissertations:

·      Joel Downbrower, Holocaust Remembrance in the Age of Social Media (defended on 03/05/2018), second reader.

·      Andrea Riba, Objects with a Pulse: The Representation of Native American Ritual Objects in the Pitt Rivers Museum (defended on 04/05/2018), second reader.

 

SERVICES TO THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
 

Service in editorial boards.

01/05/2020 – currently. Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas. Member of the editorial board.

 

Revision services for scientific journals.

2020. Reviewer for Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie.

 Reviewer for Ciceroniana Online.

2020. Reviewer for Perspectives on Science.

 Reviewer for History of Political Thought.

2018. Reviewer for History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

2016. Reviewer for History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

2015. Reviewer for Journal of Early Modern Studies.

2014. Reviewer for Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas.

 

LANGUAGES


 
·       Italian (native language)

·       English

·       French

·       German

·       Latin (professional translator)

·       Ancient Greek (ability to read and translate philosophical passages with the support of linguistic instruments)

 

PRIMARY REFERENCES


 
Catherine Wilson, Anniversary Professor. Department of Philosophy, University of York (UK) / distinguished professor, Graduate Center, CUNY catherine.wilson@york.ac.uk

 

Justin E. H. Smith, Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Université Paris Diderot (France). justin.smith@univ-paris-diderot.fr and jehsmith@gmail.com

 

Pietro D. Omodeo. Associate professor, Department of Philosophy. University Ca’ Foscari in Venice. PI of the ERC project Early Modern Cosmology. pietrodaniel.omodeo@unive.it

 

Enrico Pasini, Associate Professor, Thesis supervisor. Department of Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy). enrico.pasini@unito.it

 

Mogens Laerke, Chargé de Recerche, CNRS (France). mogenslaerke@hotmail.com

 

Catherine Toal, Dean, Bard College Berlin. c.toal@berlin.bard.edu

 

Ohad Nachtomy, Full Professor. Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University (Israel). ohadnachtomy@me.com