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Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular

Rethinking Renaissance and Early-Modern Intellectual History (c. 1400–c. 1650)


This is an ERC-Starting Investigator Grant running for 5 years from May 2014. Building on an AHRC grant hosted at Warwick on 'Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy' (2010-2013), this project (€ 1.5m) aims to reconstruct the vernacularization of Aristotle in Renaissance Italy both by analysing its achievements in specific fields (e.g., logic, physics, ethics, psychology, rhetoric) and by considering its methodology and general context.

The project is led by Marco Sgarbi (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice); a separate team, led by David Lines (and formerly Simon Gilson) at the University of Warwick, supervises three postdoctoral research fellows, Cecilia Muratori, Giorgio Lizzul, and Anna Laura Puliafito. For information on the project as a whole, see here.


 I confini dell'aristotelismo volgare tra medioevo e rinascimento

Venice, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, 8-9 March 2019

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In Other Words: Translating Philosophy in the
Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Warwick, Arden House Conference Centre, 10-12 May, 2017

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Research project team at Warwick

  • Project Partner: Professor David Lines (Italian, University of Warwick, email D dot A dot lines at warwick dot ac dot uk)
  • Research Fellow: Dr. Cecilia Muratori (Italian, University of Warwick)
  • Research Fellow: Dr. Giorgio Lizzul (Italian, University of Warwick)
  • Research Fellow: Dr. Anna Laura Puliafito (Italian, University of Warwick)

Formerly also included:

  • Professor Simon Gilson (Italian, University of Warwick; now at Oxford)


This project was funded by the ERC.


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