Publications

Wolfe, Lire le matérialisme (2020)
Omodeo, Amerigo Vespucci (Knowlegde Hegemonies 1, 2020)
Rutkin, Sapientia Astrologica (2019)
Omodeo / Garau (eds.), Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science (2019)
Omodeo, Political Epistemology (2019)
Omodeo (ed.), Bernardino Telesio and the Natural Sciences in the Renaissance (2019)
Omodeo / Wels (eds.), Natural Knowledge and Aristotelianism at Early Modern Protestant Universities (2019)
Omodeo / Renn, Science in Court Society, Benedetti

Publications by group members

2021

  • Del Nonno, Omar, “A Baconian historiola mentis in Spinoza’s Method,” in Bacon special issue of Epistemology & Philosophy of Science (2021)
  • Del Nonno, Omar, “Droit et démocratie: entre Raison et Passions,” in Philosophie, religion, pouvoir. Lectures du Traité théologico-politique, eds. Collaciani, D., Gramusset-Piquois, B. and Toto, F., Harmattan, Paris, 2021.
  • Garau, Rodolfo, “Gassendi’s Critique of 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. Accepted for publication. Forthcoming (2021).
  • Garau, Rodolfo, “Gassendi’s Logic.” 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 for publication. Forthcoming (2021).
  • Garau, Rodolfo, Conatus. History of an Early Modern Concept. Under contract with Springer, International Archives for the History of Ideas. In preparation.
  • Lanuza-Navarro, Tayra, Los influjos de las estrellas. Astrología, ciencia y sociedad en la España de los Austrias, Madrid : CSIC (accepted, under author’s revision, forthcoming).
  • Lanuza-Navarro, Tayra, ‘Binimelis y la astrología de su tiempo’, in Alexandre Font Jaume (ed.) Binimelis i Garcia, Joan Baptista. Tractats d’astronomia i astrologia, forthcoming.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel; Regier, Jonathan , “Celestial Physics,” in Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution, eds. Dana Jalobeanu and David Marshall Miller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, Bacon’s Anthropocene: The Historical-Epistemological Entanglement of Power, Knowledge, and Nature Reassessed,” in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (2021, in press);
  • Prins, Jacomien, ‘Forbidden Harmonies: Francesco Giorgi, Francesco Patrizi, and the Index of Prohibited Books’ in: Pietro Omodeo and Rodolfo Garau (eds.), Cultural Politics of Cosmology: Arguing about the Stars on the Southern Side of the Confessional Divide, special issue of The British Society for the History of Science (under review).
  • Prins, Jacomien, with Edmund Thomas (eds.), Plato’s Timaeus and the Foundations of Medieval and Renaissance Thought: Philosophy, Science and Art, Leiden: Brill (under contract; forthcoming).
  • Regier, Jonathan, "A Hot Mess: Girolamo Cardano, the Inquisition and the Soul," HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science.
  • Rutkin, H Darrel, “A Cosmological Controversy in the Renaissance: Marsilio Ficino’s and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Contrasting Views on the Animation of the Heavens,” for a special issue of History of the Philosophy of Science (HOPOS), edited by Jonathan Regier and Charles Wolfe.
  • Rutkin, H Darrel, “The Politico-Eschatological Epistemology of Tommaso Campanella’s Astrology,” co-written with Pietro Daniel Omodeo, in a Festschrift for Miguel Angel Granada, from the conference “Early Modern Science and Philosophy: A Conference Honoring Miguel Angel Granada,” at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris.
  • Regier, Jonathan, “Les pythagoriciens de Johannes Kepler,” in De mundi recentioribus phænomenis: Cosmologie et science dans l’Europe des Temps modernes XVe-XVIIe siècles. Essais en l’honneur de Miguel Ángel Granada, eds. Édouard Mehl and Isabelle Pantin (Turnhout: Brepols).
  • Storni, Marco, “Maupertuis and the Reshaping of Natural History in Eighteenth-Century France.” Perspectives on Science (accepted and forthcoming).
  • Storni, Marco, Review of: Shank, John Bennett. Before Voltaire: The French origins of “Newtonian” mechanics, 1680–1715. Chicago, IL and London, UK: The University of Chicago Press, 2018, ix + 444 pp. ISBN: 9780226509297. Centaurus 62, no. 3 (2020), p. 581-583. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12281
  • Wolfe, Charles, “Locke and projects for naturalizing the mind in the 18th century,” in The Lockean Mind eds. Jessica Gordon-Roth and Shelley Weinberg. London: Routledge, 2021.
  • Wolfe, Charles, “Science et métaphysique : le problème du vivant, de la Révolution Scientifique au vitalisme”, in R Kunstler dir., Sciences et métaphysiques, Paris: Editions Matériologiques, 2021
  • Wolfe, Charles (with Kleiman-Lafon, Sylvie): “Unsystematic vitality: the matter of eighteenth-century beeswarms,” in P. Fratzl, W. Schäffner, M. Friedman et al., (eds.), Active Materials. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
  • · Wolfe, Charles, “Vitalism and the metaphysics of life: the discreet charm of eighteenth-century vitalism,” in Susan James, ed., Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021
  • Wolfe, Charles, “Galen’s contribution to the history of materialism,” in Matteo Favaretti and Emanuela Scribano, eds., Galen and the Early Moderns (Springer, ‘Archives internationales d’histoire des idées’, forthcoming)
  • Wolfe, Charles, “Expanded mechanism and/or structural vitalism: further thoughts on the animal economy,” in CT Wolfe, P. Pecere and A. Clericuzio (eds.), Mechanism, Life and Mind in early modern natural philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer, Archives internationales d’histoire des idées, forthcoming
  • Wolfe, Charles (w. P. Omodeo, F. D’Abramo, G. Ienna, G. Gandolfi) “Political Epistemology of Epidemic Management,” MEFISTO.
  • Wolfe, Charles, “Un matérialisme intelligent,” in D. Antoine, P. Girard et al., eds., La raison au travail. Avec Pierre-François Moreau, Lyon: ENS Editions.
  • Wolfe Charles, (w. C.Moir) “Le corps matérialiste”, in G. Di Liberti & P. Léger, eds., La cognition incarnée, Paris: Mimesis

2022

  • Rutkin, H Darrel, Sapientia Astrologica: Astrology, Magic and Natural Knowledge, ca. 1250-1800, Volume II, “Renaissance Structures (1450-1500): Continuities and Transformations,” completion date: May 2022, in progress. In the series, “Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology,” Jed Z. Buchwald (ed), Cham, SW: Springer, 3 vols.
  • Rutkin, H Darrel, “Determinism, Freedom and Astrology,” Bloomsbury History and Philosophy of Science to 1450, ed. Robert Goulding and Liba Taub.
  • Garau, Rodolfo, “Who Was The Founder Of Empiricism After All? Gassendi And The ‘Logic’ Of Bacon.” Special Issue “Logic in the Early Modern Period,” edited by Elodie Cassan. Perspectives on Science 29:3 (2021)
  • Meisner, Lukas (2021) Review: Paul Stephan's Links–Nietzscheanismus, at Marx&Philosophy, https://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviews/18639_links-nietzscheanismus-eine-einfuhrung-band-1-nietzsche-selbst-by-paul-stephanlinks-nietzscheanismus-band-2-aneignungen-nietzsches-by-paul-stephan-reviewed-by-lukas-meisner/
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Sebastiano Trevisani), “Earth Scientists and the Sustainable Development Goals: Geocomputing, New Technologies, and the Humanities,” Land;10 (2021): 17pp.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Johannes Regiomontanus and Erasmus Reinhold on the History of Astronomy: Two Concepts of Renaissance”, Translations and Their Consequences, 8th-16th Centuries, ed. by Sonja Brentjes (Berlin: Edition Open Access, 2021), 165-186.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Epicurean Astronomy? Atomistic and Corpuscular Stars in Kepler’s Century,”Kepler’s New Star: Context and Controversy, ed. by Patrick Boner (Leiden: Brill, 2020): 181-203.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Presence/Absence of Alexander of Aphrodisias in Renaissance Cosmo-Psychology,”Alexander of Aphrodisias in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; edited by Pietro B. Rossi, Matteo Di Giovanni, and Andrea A. Robiglio (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020) (Studia artistarum45), 175-193.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “‘Jesuit Science’ and Cultural Hegemony: A Political-Historiographical Critique,”Cultural Hegemony in a Scientific World: Gramscian Concepts for the History of Science;(Leiden: Brill, 2020), 115-155.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Alberto Bardi), Quaestio ‘An terra moveatur an quiescat’ di Giovanni Regiomontano”, (“Johannes Regiomontanus's quaestio‘An terra moveatur an quiescat’”) in Acta Conventus NeolatiniAlbasitensis, Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Albacete 2018), ed. by Florian Schaffenrath and María Teresa Santamaría Hernández (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 440-450.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Alberto Bardi), “The Disputational Culture of Renaissance Astronomy: Johannes Regiomontanus’s An terra moveatur an quiescat,”Early Modern Disputations and Dissertations in an Interdisciplinary and European Context, ed. Robert Seidel(Leiden: Brill, 2020), 233-254.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Asymmetries of Symbolic Capital in 17th-Century Scientific Transactions: Placentinus’s Cometary Correspondence with Hevelius and Lubieniecki”The Institutionalization of Science in Early Modern Europe, ed. by Giulia Giannini and Mordechai Feingold (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 52-80.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, Review: “Scientific Revolution, Ideologies of the,”Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences, ed. by Dana Jalobeanu and Charles T. Wolfe (Springer Online, 2020): 1-10.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Omar Del Nonno) Review: “Reading De immenso: Arguments, Criticisms, and Sources of Giordano Bruno’s Philosophical Testament,” review of Miguel Ángel Granada and Dario Tessicini (eds), Giordano Bruno, De immenso: Letture critiche (Pisa-Rome: Serra, 2020),Centaurus (2021).
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, Review: “Ideas on Stellar Agency and Life in Early Modern Europe,” review of James E. Christie,From Influence to Inhabitation: The Transformation of Astrobiology in the Early Modern Period(Springer: Cham, 2019), in Journal for the History of Astronomy5/4 (2020): 486-488.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Omar Del Nonno) Review: Manuel Mertens,Magic and Memory in Giordano Bruno: The Art of a Heroic Spirit;(Leiden: Brill, 2018), Isis&111/2 (2020): 388-390.
  • Prins, Jacomien, ‘Patrizi’s and Mersenne’s Criticism of Ficino’s Interpretation of the Harmony of the Spheres’, in: Wolfram Keller and Cornelia Wilde (eds.), “Perfect Harmony” and “Melting Strains”: Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction, Berlin: De Gruyter, 61-82.
  • Putignano, Francesca, ‘Feminist Epistemologies: Re-Conceptualizing Objectivity’, Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society, 2021.
  • Putignano, Francesca, ‘The Orville: A Meta-Pop Culture Phenomenon for Feminism’, Exploring the Orville, by David Kyle Johnson, Michael R. Berry, and André Bormanis, McFarland&Company (North Carolina, 2021).
  • Storni, M. "Cartography, geodesy, and the heliocentric theory: Yves Simonin's unpublished papers"Centaurus 2021, 192–209.https://doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12351
  • Fornasier, Matteo, "I principi epistemologici della botanica di Guy de La Brosse," Noctua, 2020, Anno VII, n. 2, 225-269. DOI: 10.14640/NoctuaVII6.
  • Freyberg, Sascha: States of Possibility. Meinong’s Theory of Dispositions and the Epistemology of Education, in JOLMA - The Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind and the Arts, 1/2020, 127-143.
  • (transl. Parkhowell, Lindsay and Freyberg, Sascha) Meinong, Alexius: General Remarks on the Theory of Dispostions, in JOLMA - The Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind and the Arts, 1/2020, 101-126.
  • Garau, Rodolfo, “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.
  • Garau, Rodolfo, ‘Conatus.’ Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and Science. Springer (2020).
  • Garau, Rodolfo, “Elements, Renaissance Theory of Natural.” Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Springer (2020).
  • Garau, Rodolfo, “Montanari, Geminiano”. Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Springer (2020).
  • Meisner, Lukas (2020) Becoming-Critical with/out Deleuze and Guattari: Three Anarchies Beyond Post-Critique, at dbt, URL: www.db-thueringen.de/receive/dbt_mods_00047254
  • Meisner, Lukas (2020) Zukunft? Geschichte? Seit 89 auf der Suche nach der Notbremse, in Narthex. Heft für radikales Denken, Vol. 6/2020, pp. 112-117.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel (with Tina Asmussen), Early Modern Geological Agency, a thematic issue of Earth Science History 39/2 (2020)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Massimiliano Badino) Cultural Hegemony in a Scientific World: Gramscian Concepts for the History of Science, in the series Historical Materialism (Leiden: Brill, 2020)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, Edition of and forward to Pietro Omodeo, Amerigo Vespucci: The Historical Context of His Explorations and Scientific Contribution (Venice: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2020) (https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni4/libri/978-88-6969-403-5/)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Tina Asmussen), “Forward to Early Modern Geological Agency,” in Earth Science History 39/2 (2020): 363-370.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Sebastiano Trevisani and Senthil Babu) “Benedetto Castelli’s Considerations on the Lagoon of Venice: Mathematical Expertise and Hydro-Geomorphological Transformations in Seventeenth-Century Venice,” Earth Science History 39/2 (2020): 420-446.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “The Struggle for Objectivity: Gramsci’s Historical-Political Vistas on Science against the Background of Lenin’s Epistemology,” in HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology 14/2 (2020): 13-49.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel: The Engineer and the Philosopher: Reflections on the Culture and Economy of Mechanics in Court Society, thematic issue Rethinking Stevin, Stevin Rethinking, ed. by Editors: C.A. Davids, Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis, Ida H. Stamhuis, and Rienk H. Vermij, Nuncius Series, vol. 6 (2020): 25-48.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel: Presence/Absence of Alexander of Aphrodisias in Renaissance Cosmo-Psychology, in Alexander of Aphrodisias in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, edited by Pietro B. Rossi, Matteo Di Giovanni, and Andrea A. Robiglio (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020) (Studia artistarum 45), 175-193.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel (with Bardi, Alberto): La quaestio ‘An terra moveatur an quiescat’ di Giovanni Regiomontano, in Acta Conventus Neolatini Albasitensis, Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Albacete 2018), ed. by Florian Schaffenrath and María Teresa Santamaría Hernández (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 440-450.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel (with Bardi, Alberto): The Disputational Culture of Renaissance Astronomy: Johannes Regiomontanus’s An terra moveatur an quiescat, in Early Modern Disputations and Dissertations in an Interdisciplinary and European Context, ed. Robert Seidel (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 233-254.
  • Nydia Pineda de Ávila, “La cultura visual astronómica desde algunos fragmentos de la biblioteca de Carlos de Siguenza y Góngora”, in Marina Garone Gravier and Mauricio Sánchez Menchero (eds.), Todos mis libros. Reflexiones en torno a las bibliotecas personales en México y América Latina, Mexico: Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: 2020 (pp. 53-74). Open Access: universoabierto.org/2021/02/08/todos-mis-libros-reflexiones-en-torno-a-las-bibliotecas-personales-en-mexico-y-america-latina/
  • Prins, Jacomien, ‘Sympathy in Early Modern Thought’, in: Dana Jalobeanu and Charles T. Wolfe (eds.), Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences, Springer Online Encyclopedia (Online: 2020; Print: 2021).
  • Prins, Jacomien, ‘Heavenly Journeys: Marsilio Ficino and Girolamo Cardano on Scipio’s Dream’, Aither: Journal for the Study of the Greek and Latin Philosophical Tradition, 2020/7, 40-57.
  • Rutkin, H Darrel; Robichaud, Denis J.-J. (eds.) Marsilio Ficino’s Cosmology: Sources and Reception, Bruniana e Campanelliana, 26 (2) 2020.
  • Rutkin, H Darrel, “Dancing with the Stars: A Preliminary Exploration as to Whether the Astrology in Ficino’s De vita is Theurgical,” in Marsilio Ficino’s Cosmology: Sources and Reception, edited by H Darrel Rutkin and Denis J.-J. Robichaud. Bruniana & Campanelliana 26 (2020): 403-19.
  • Rutkin, H Darrel, “Introduction” to Marsilio Ficino’s Cosmology: Sources and Reception (with Denis Robichaud), Bruniana & Campanelliana 26 (2020): 373-77
  • Rutkin, H Darrel, “Optimus Malorum: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Complex and Highly Interested Use of Ptolemy in the Disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem (1496), A Preliminary Survey,” in Ptolemy’s Science of the Stars in the Middle Ages, David Juste, Benno van Dalen, Dag Nikolaus Hasse and Charles Burnett, Turnhout: Brepols (Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus—Studies 1), 2020, 387-406.
  • <il>Storni, Marco, "Clocks and Timekeeping in Lavoisier’s Experiments on Animal Respiration. The Chemical Revolution, Its Material Culture and Taken-for-Granted Knowledge.” In: Gianenrico Bernasconi and Susanne Thürigen, Material Histories of Time. Objects and Practices, 14th-19th Centuries, p. 187-200. Berlin-Münich-Boston, De Gruyter, 2020. DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110625035-013 </il>
  • Wolfe, Charles; Jalobeanu, Dana (eds.): Springer Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences (Springer Online) (2020- ongoing) www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319310671
  • Wolfe, Charles: Lire le matérialisme. Lyon: ENS Editions, 2020.
  • Wolfe, Charles, “L’erreur vitale : antimathématisme et monstruosité chez Diderot,” Dianoia 30 (2020)
  • Wolfe, Charles (w. P.-F. Moreau) “Entretien sur l’histoire du matérialisme”, Revue de synthèse, tome 141, 7e série, n° 1-2 (2020)
  • Wolfe, Charles, “Le libertinage est-il une conséquence nécessaire du matérialisme ? L’ontologie matérialiste face à l’éthique”, Dianoia 31 (2020)
  • Wolfe, Charles; Wunderlich, Falk (eds.): Joseph Priestley: Materialism and the science of the mind – Foundations, Controversies, Reception, special issue of Intellectual History Review (30:1), 2020.
  • Baldin, Gregorio: "Nothing but the Name of God. Hobbes on Theology and Religion", Les Dossiers du Grihl "Les dossiers de Jean-Pierre Cavaillé, Libertinage, athéisme, irréligion. Essais et bibliographie", Online 2019. ISSN électronique 1958-9247.
  • Baldin, Gregorio: “Chiesa, scomunica e potestas indirecta: Sarpi e Hobbes, lettori di Marsilio e critici di Bellarmino”, Dianoia, 2019, in press.
  • Baldin, Gregorio: “Filosofie della sovranità. Sarpi e Hobbes eredi di Bodin,” Giornale Critico della filosofia Italiana, 2019, in press.
  • Baldin, Gregorio: “Francis Bacon’s Concept of spiritus and Thomas Hobbes,”
  • Rivista di Storia della Filosofia, 3/2019, in press.
  • Baldin, Gregorio: "Paolo Sarpi e Hugo Grotius: un dialogo mancato? Alcune osservazioni su sovranità, Jus circa sacra e fundamentalia fidei, Isonomia, 2019, in press.
  • Garau, Rodolfo (with Pietro Omodeo), Contingency and Necessity in Early Modern Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, Springer. (2019).
  • Garau, Rodolfo (with Pietro Omodeo), “Introduction.” in Omodeo, Pietro, and Rodolfo Garau (eds.). Contingency and Order in Early Modern Science. Springer (2019), 9-25.
  • Garau, Rodolfo, “Descartes’ Physics in Le Monde and the Late-Scholastic Idea of Contingency,” in Omodeo, Pietro, and Rodolfo Garau (eds.). Contingency and Order in Early Modern Science. Springer (2019), 199-218.
  • Garau, Rodolfo: “The Transformation of Final Causation: Telesio’s Theories of Selft-Preservation and Motion,” in Omodeo, Pietro Daniel (ed). Bernardino Telesio, the Natural Sciences and Medicine in the Renaissance. Brill (2019), pp.231-251.
  • Garau, Rodolfo: “Mazzoni, Jacopo”, Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. Marco Sgarbi, (Dordrecht: Springer, online), 2019.
  • Garau, Rodolfo: “Conatus”, Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and Science, ed. Dana Jalobeanu and Charles T. Wolfe (Dordrecht: Springer, online), 2019.
  • Garau, Rodolfo: (with Pietro Omodeo), Contingent Matemathics of Nature in the Renaissance: Cusanus’ Perspective, in Wissensformen bei Nicolaus Cusanus, ed. C. Bacher and M. Vollet, Regensburg: Roderer, 125–139.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, Political Epistemology: The Problem of Ideology in Science Studies (Dordrecht: Springer, 2019)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel; Wels Volkhard (eds.) Natural Knowledge and Aristotelianism at Early Modern Protestant Universities, Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel; Renn, Jürgen Science in Court Society: Giovanni Battista Benedetti’s Diversarum speculationum mathematicarum et physicarum liber (Turin, 1585), Berlin, Edition Open Access 
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel Political Epistemology: The Problem of Ideology in Science Studies, Dordrecht, Springer.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel (ed.) Bernardino Telesio and the Natural Sciences in the Renaissance, Leiden, Brill.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel; Garau, Rodolfo (eds.) Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science, Boston, Springer.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel; Badino, Massimiliano (eds.), Cultural Hegemony in a Scientific World. Gramscian Concepts for the History of Science, Leiden, Brill.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “A Cosmos without a Creator: Cesare Cremonini’s Interpretation of Aristotle’s Heaven,” in Journal of Early Modern Studies 8 (2019): 9–42.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Jonathan Regier) “The Wittenberg Reception of Copernicus: At the Origin of a Scholarly Tradition,” in Natural Knowledge and Aristotelianism at Early Modern Protestant Universities, ed. Pietro Daniel Omodeo and Volkhard Wels (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2019), 83-108.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Introduction” to Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science (Boston: Springer, 2019), ed. Pietro Daniel Omodeo and Rodolfo Garau, 9-26.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Practices and Theories of Contingency in Renaissance Approaches to Nature,” in Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science (Boston: Springer, 2019), ed. Pietro Daniel Omodeo and Rodolfo Garau, 93-114.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Secundum quid and Contingentia: Scholastic Reiniscences in Early Modern Mechanics,” in Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science (Boston: Springer, 2019), ed. Pietro Daniel Omodeo and Rodolfo Garau, 157-180.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Introduction” to Bernardino Telesio and the Natural Sciences in the Renaissance (Leiden: Brill, 2019), ed. Pietro Daniel Omodeo, 1-12.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, “Telesio and the Renaissance Debates on Sea Tides,” in Bernardino Telesio and the Natural Sciences in the Renaissance (Leiden: Brill, 2019), ed. Pietro Daniel Omodeo, 116-145.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, (with Rodolfo Garau) “Contingent Mathematics of Nature in the Renaissance: Cusanus’s Perspective,” in the proceedings of the conference Wissensformen bei Nicolaus Cusanus, ed. by Christiane Bacher and Matthias Vollet (Regensburg: Roderer, 2019), 129-140.
  • Pineda de Ávila, Nydia, "A cometography printed in New Spain. The recreation of a genre in the colonial Americas, IMCOS: International Map Collectors’ Society Journal, 2019, 159: 18-26.
  • Prins, Jacomien, Review of Ovanes Akopyan (ed.), Francesco Patrizi da Cherso: Ancient Wisdom, Natural Philosophy and Poetics in the Late Renaissance, special issue of the Intellectual History Review, Volume 29, Issue 4, December 2019, pp. 541-668, in: Bruniana & Campanelliana 2020/2, 622-625.
  • Rutkin, Darrell: Sapientia Astrologica: Astrology, Magic and Natural Knowledge, ca. 1250-1800, (in the series, “Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology”, ed. by Jed Z. Buchwald), Dordrecht: Springer, 3 vols. Volume I, “Medieval Structures (1250-1500): Conceptual, Institutional, Socio-Political, Theologico-Religious and Cultural.”
  • Wolfe, Charles: La philosophie de la biologie avant la biologie: une histoire du vitalisme. Paris: Garnier (coll. ‘Histoire et philosophie des sciences’) 2019.
  • Wolfe, Charles; Bognon-Küss, Cécilia (eds.): Philosophy of Biology before Biology. London: Routledge (Series in History and Philosophy of Biology) 2019.
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel Soggettività, strutture, egemonie: Questioni politico-culturali in epistemologia storica in STUDI CULTURALI, vol. XV, pp. 211-234 (ISSN 1824-369X)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel The Origin of the Idea of Material and Life Cycles in the Ancient Cosmos of Concentric Spheres in Technosphere Magazine, vol. 12 
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel Traces of an Academic Career in Renaissance Brandenburg: The Scottish Mathematician and Physician John Craig at Frankfurt on Oder in HISTORY OF UNIVERSITIES, vol. 31, pp. 130-152 (ISSN 0144-5138)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel Visual and Verbal Commentaries in the European Renaissance: Erasmus Reinhold’s Treatment of Classical Sources on Astronomy in PHILOLOGICAL ENCOUNTERS, vol. 3, pp. 359-398 (ISSN 2451-9189)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Kuhn’s Historical-Epistemological Pragmatism in Isis Journal, vol. 110 (ISSN 0021-1753) (Recensione in rivista)
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel Die wissenschaftliche Kultur des Mathematikers, Artzes und Kalendermachers Lorenz Eichstaedt (1596-1660) , Schreibkalender und ihre Autoren in Mittel-, Ost- und Ostmitteleuropa (1540-1850), Bremen, edition lumière, pp. 109-136 (ISBN 9783943245912) 
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel Socio-Political Coordinates of Early-Modern Mechanics: A Preliminary Discussion , Emergence and Expansion of Pre-Classical Mechanics, Cham, Springer, pp. 55-78 
  • Omodeo, Pietro The Social Position and Intellectual Identity of the Renaissance Mathematician-Physicist Giovanni Battista Benedetti: A Case Study in the Socio-Political History of Mechanics , Emergence and Expansion of Pre-Classical Mechanic, Cham, Springer, pp. 181-213.

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Our open access book series resulting from a collaboration between Venice and Berlin (Edition Open Access) are launched as hybrid publication in line with the new needs — and digital opportunities — of scientific dissemination. It merges different scientific genres with the digital edition of sources in the history of science.

Such mixed editorial forms already exist and have proven particularly successful in communicating the results of specific research topics. The publications will be numbered progressively like a journal and will appear in one of the two series, “Verum factum: Studies and Sources on Political Epistemology” and “Knowledge Hegemonies in the Early Modern World,” depending on their bearing.

All publications in these series will be available in an open-access format. The benefits of openness and flexibility have been demonstrated by the experience of the EOA over the past ten years. They range from the rapid circulation of ideas to high quality readability of documents, new citation forms, connection of publications to databases and to digital tools, and the possibility of multi-phase publications.

Most importantly, a scholarly open access series allows for the publication of sources and studies that would not otherwise be printed by profit-oriented publishers due to “lack of market”, despite their great value for research, which in our case is historical and epistemological inquiry. Scholarly works published in this series will be connected with databases and digital repositories such as the European Cultural Heritage Online (http://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), which provides a model for the secure and lasting storage of documents, digitized books, and other sources in the history of science.

Raffaello, School of Athens (detail).

This series is dedicated to the investigation how the different dimensions of knowledge relate to the political. This concerns the motivating as well as delimiting, its informing as well as corrupting consequences. It should bring into focus the collective and oriented character (telos) of knowledge production and science. The title quotes Giambattista Vico’s famous principle to emphasize the activity (praxis) from which knowledge emerges. Instead of giving it a definite interpretation we thus call for inquiry into the relation of telos and praxis, i.e. the agencies and dynamics which determine the collective production of knowledge.

The series aims to provide a trans-disciplinary and global forum of discussion about the genesis, validity, interrelations and consequences of epistemic activity. It is open to contributions and interventions from different fields and perspectives. The relational focus on the interferences of epistemic activities or cultural realms respectively, contrasts the tendency of meta-scientific disciplines (HPS, SSK, STS, etc.) to become isolated, self-referential endeavors. Meta-science, education and the dissemination of knowledge do not only inform the images of science but also the bodies of knowledge by shaping basic attitudes, science policies and research agendas.

A prevailing image of science has been for a long time that of an intellectual institution aiming to improve the conditions of human life through the advancement of learning. This Enlightenment view has been cast into doubt for many reasons, but particularly in consideration of the uses and abuses of techno-scientific developments. Their devastating consequences and perceived irrationality has suggested the irrationality of science itself, its methods, its development and the arbitrariness of its goals. Still, contemporary societies await the realization of the promises of scientific advance in a future to come. However, the question arises if such promises are purely technological and utilitarian devoid of political aims of emancipation and a common good.

In order to address such question, it is necessary to enter the factory of knowledge production and to consider how it works. How is scientific labor organized? How are matter and meaning intertwined? How does knowledge production interact with public discourse, social ideals, ideology, economic interests, and the constitution of political hegemonies? How can the apparently disunited strands of science and knowledge production be understood in a unified cultural understanding with its historical, ecologic, socio-economic and political dimensions?
In a perspective, which revives the question of science in society, the logic of science by no means has to be abstracted from the empirical, e.g. the political economy of which it is a pivotal element. Epistemology thus has to address the conditions of possibility in a broader sense. Practices and models, development and organization of these processes should be considered in relation to their implicit or presupposed principles and explicit rules and aims.

If the Baconian dictum “power is knowledge” is confronted with the question of Vico’s principle it becomes clear that what is at stake is not only the transformation of the natural environment but at the same time that of society (and finally culture at large). This brings the question about particular and/or collective interests behind the construction of the environment into focus. In general terms the problem arises, if it will be possible to seize (or regain) the means of knowledge production and redirect scientific labor and the institutions of knowledge and intelligence toward emancipative and collectively favorable goals.
Since this problem has not been formulated only recently, the series will also encompass the republication of (often unacknowledged) classical texts and their critical assessment alongside new explorative studies, methodologies and interventions. Its overall aim is to encourage a dialogue with a more systemical view on the problem of science, the world and society from a critical political-epistemological perspective.

Formats and Open Access Policy

The series is open to format and genre diversity. It acknowledges different means and ways of inquiry and is open to monographs, collective volumes, republications, translations, dissertations, research reports, essays, pamphlets and even documentaries.

New formats and digital experimentation are welcome, as well as new ways of presenting the circulation of sources. The series will mainly publish in English, Italian and German, but is open to other languages if editorial arrangements can be made. It explicitly wants to encourage translation projects. All texts in this series will be available in a real open-access format (‘gold’). At the same time high quality standards in the reviewing and editorial processes are pursued.

The series is supported by the Edition Open Access (EOA) of the Max Planck Institute of the History of Science in Berlin. The benefits of openness and digital flexibility intrinsic to the approach of EOA range from the rapid circulation of ideas to high quality readability of documents, new citation forms, connection of publications to databases and to digital tools, and the possibility of multi-phase publications. Most importantly, a scholarly open access series allows for the publication of sources and studies that would not otherwise be printed by profit-oriented publishers due to lack of clearly identified market, despite their great value for research.

Volumes in preparation

  • VF 01 Sascha Freyberg / Alexandr Rozhkov (eds.), Ilyenkov: Cosmos and Praxis.
  • VF 02 Yehuda Elkana / John Michael Krois, The Enlightenment Project: A Defense in Dialogue with Ernst Cassirer, ed. by S. Freyberg / O. Parnes, with texts by G. Freudenthal and J. Renn
  • VF 03 Ludwik Fleck
  • VF 04 Boris Hessen

This series, published by Edizioni Ca' Foscari, is devoted to the social-cultural study of early modern knowledge cultures (ca.1450-1750). It promotes source-based studies that highlight the importance of science as a collective praxis, understood as a contested field informed by political, philosophical and confessional struggles for cultural hegemony, and in connection with social and economic interests. The emphasis on the political and ethical dimensions of agency should complement existing narratives on the materials, techniques, and meanings of learned and artistic practices. Moreover, since early modern knowledge was articulated and modified through its circulation within various realms of society, including artisanal circles and academic networks, it is crucial to investigate the institutional, political, and ideological settings of early-modern knowledge cultures. In how far did political antagonisms, ideological struggles, and religious tensions hinder scientific development or underpin it? How did the modern construction of identity along confessional, linguistic, and political lines affect the ethos and epistemic values of the sciences? What hegemonic values underpinned the early modern transformation of life and knowledge production?

To deal with struggles for knowledge hegemonies implies to value political subjectivity, initiative, and action in their capacity to redirect the structural elements that emerge from history.
Among the many cultural forms of knowledge, science seems to have a tight connection with the production and reproduction of material life conditions of society, although it is closely linked to the immaterial and symbolic spheres of culture, as well. The concept of knowledge hegemony emphasizes the collective subjectivity as the driving force of political and epistemic transformations.

A special emphasis is put on the integrated presentation of sources and commentary studies. Each publication will make available (or link to) digitally available historical sources the studies are based on.

State of the art and desiderata

Over the last four decades, taking inspiration from fields such as cultural anthropology and STS, historians of science have increasingly turned their lens to the exploration of situated knowledge practices. More recently, with the turn to global history, the field has further broadened to interrogate how knowledge is produced, transmitted and appropriated in specific times and places and the power structures shaping relationship between actors and ideas, skills, materials and techniques and between different locales. Grand modernist narratives of the past, which told a story of European ‘progress’ and scientific ‘supremacy’, have been successfully questioned and replaced by a more nuanced agenda. History of early modern science today understands scientific knowledge and identities no longer as simply ‘neutral’ or ‘objective’ but as a product of complicated knowledge and power constellations, specific to time and place.

In spite of the widening of our field, the cultural-political dimension of science — that is to say, its place within hegemonic projects, ideological clashes, and struggles for meaning — still warrants further exploration. The attention to individual actors at the center of the cultural turn, although beneficial for specific case studies, has often obfuscated the collective dimension of intellectual endeavors and their particular objectives. Specific studies which draw upon this fundamental premise will form a comparative enquiry into the political esprit of knowledge and ultimately into the ethos which the community imparts onto knowledge and vice versa.

Prospects

In light of this program, the investigation of scientific practice will be enlarged to include scientific praxis, that is, a consideration of political agendas. This implies an integration of the study of epistemic values by reassessing agency as expressly linked to the moral (individual), ethical (individual but collectivity oriented) and political (collective) spheres of life and human interaction and association. Our series calls for a closer investigation of the manner in which such cognitive virtues are connected with practical virtues, ethical and political in the strict sense. We especially invite scholars to consider the cultural-political embedment of scientific knowledge, with particular reference to the collective directedness of science as a contested field of cultural-hegemonic struggles.

Printed volumes

Volumes in preparation

  •  KH 02 Anna Jerratsch: The Comet of 1577 in Early Modern German Discourse
  • KH 03 Alberto Bardi: Bessarion’s Astronomy and its Cultural Background