Knowing the Shadow

Research Project: Knowing the Shadow. Ontology and Epistemology of Matter in the ThirteenthCentury Implementation: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, 2018-2020 Funding Institution: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Knowing the Shadow aims at analysing the theoretical development that marked the transition from the philosophical concept of matter as ‘ontological substrate of a specific region of caused…

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A Matter of Problems

Matter is a fundamental yet troublesome notion in philosophy, science, art. Historically, its problematic nature arises with the difficult accounts of matter given by Plato and Aristotle. Doctrinally, the difficulties fraughting this notion have originated manifold problematic tensions within a wide number of disciplines, descriptions, and theories. My research focuses on one of these central…

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Talking about Matter

2019 Looking into the Unknowable: Premodern Conundrums of Prime Matter Durham (UK), 5 March 2019 Le questioni sulla Fisica di Ruggero Bacone: il problema della materia Rome (IT), 3 April 2019 Marginal Epistemologies of Matter: Premodern Strategies for Knowing the Prime Substrate Pisa (IT), 25 May 2019 Experiencing Matter: Translations and Transitions in Grosseteste’s Early…

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