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Elisabetta Scapparone

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: M-FIL/06 History of Philosophy


Keywords: History of Renaissance philosophy History of modern philosophy Relations between philosophy and theology in the modern era Platonism in the Renaissance Giordano Bruno

Her main research interests are in the history of Renaissance and early modern philosophy. Her research has constantly focused on the following topics:

  • The Philosophical lexicon of the Renaissance and early modern period, investigated both within the ontological-metaphysical thought, both in terms of ethical and religious dimension;
  • The philosophy of Giordano Bruno, with particular attention to his dialogue with classic and humanistic sources; to the elaboration of his philosophical lexicon, so rich and original; to the religious and political implications of his «new philosophy»; to the methodological and philological issues related to the work of textual editing and translation of Bruno's works;
  • History of the renewed presence, between the 15th and 16th century, of relevant aspects of the classical tradition and, particularly, of several platonic issues conveyed by the translations and the reinterpretation of Marsilio Ficino;
  • Renaissance debates about prophecy, eschatology, heterodoxy about sin and salvation as well as the questions of libertas philosophandi and religious tolerance during the 16th and 17th century.