Potestas Essendi

Aristotle observing elemental transmutation in ms. Mazarine 3458

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Knowing the Shadow

My current research project.

Nicola Polloni

Know more about my research, activities, publications, and events.


Events on metaphysics, history of science, and medieval philosophy.

Prime Matter Workshops

A series of workshops on matter.

Matter Reading Groups

On prime matter and its philosophical and scientific history.

Medieval Philosophical Gatherings

After-lunch meetings with invited guests.


Videos on the history of philosophy and science.


News on meetings, publications, projects, and updates on my research.