Publications

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1. Edited Volumes

Vegetative Powers: Endowing Bodily Life from Antiquity to the Early Modern Time, ed. by F. Baldassarri, A. Blank, Cham: Springer, “International Archives of the History of Ideas”. Forthcoming 2020 – under contract.

2. Edited Journal Issues

Manipulating Flora: Seventeenth-Century Botanical Practices and Natural Philosophy, ed. by F. Baldassarri, O. Matei, in Early Science and Medicine (Brill), vol. 23/5-6, Winter 2018. 174 pp.

Controversies in Intellectual History and Medicine: The Case of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders, ed. by F. Baldassarri, in Society&Politics, vol. 12/1, Spring 2018.

Gardens as Laboratories. The History of Botany through the History of Gardens, ed. by. F. Baldassarri, O. Matei, in the Journal of Early Modern Studies (ZetaBooks), vol. 6/1, Spring 2017.

3. Peer Reviewed Articles

“The Mechanical Life of Plants: Descartes on Botany”, in British Journal for the History of Science, 52/1, 2019, pp. 41-63. [in English]

“I moti circolari nella meccanica della vita in Descartes: embriologia e nutrizione nella medicina e nella botanica” [Circular Motions in Descartes’ Mechanics of Life: Embryology and Nutrition in Medicine and Botany], in Physis: Rivista di Storia della scienza, 2018, pp. 77-94. [in Italian, with an abstract in English]

“Descartes’ Bio-Medical Study of Plants: Vegetative Activities, Soul, and Power”, in Early Science and Medicine, vol. 23/5-6, 2018, pp. 509-529. [in English]

“Manipulating Flora: Introduction”, in Early Science and Medicine, vol. 23/5-6, 2018, pp. 413-419.

Introduction: Do Winners Take it All?”, in Society&Politics, vol. 12/1, 2018, pp. 5-10.

“«[P]er experientiam scilicet, vel deductionem». Descartes’ Battle for Scientia in the Early 1630s”, in Historia Philosophica, 15, 2017, pp. 115-133. [in English]

“Libri inutili, compendi e libri ‘primarii’. Descartes tra lettura e scrittura della filosofia” [Useless books, compendii, and libri primarii. Descartes reading and writing philosophy]. Forthcoming in Giornale critico della filosofia italiana, vol. XII, 2016/2-3. Accepted. [in Italian, with an abstract in English].

“La stanza enorme. Descartes, tra vita ritirata e comunità” [The Enormous Room. Descartes, a Retired Life or Life in Community], in “Individui e Società”, numero speciale dei Quaderni della Ginestra, 15, 2015/2, pp. 33-45.

Descartes e il Principe. Il declino della politica nell’ordine della ragione” [Descartes and the Principe. Political decline in the order of reasons], in Intersezioni. Rivista di storia delle idee, XXXIV, 2014, 3, pp. 361-380, [in Italian, with an abstract in English].

“Between Natural History and Experimental Method. Descartes and Botany,” in Society and Politics, vol. 8, no. 2(16)/November 2014, pp. 43-60.

4. Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

“Failures of Mechanization: The Vegetative Power and Early Cartesians, Regius, La Forge, and Schuyl”, in Vegetative Powers: Endowing Bodily Life, ed. by F. Baldassarri, A. Blank, Cham: Springer, forthcoming

“Seeking Intellectual Evidence in Sciences: The Role of Botany in Descartes’ Therapeutics”, in Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences, ed. by J.A.T. Lancaster, R. Raiswell, Cham: Springer, 47-74 (2018). [Here]

“Né l’alchimia, né la chimica. Minerali, pietre, metalli: Descartes, la meccanica dei corpi naturali e la medicina” (Neither alchemy nor chemistry. Minerals, stones, metals: Descartes’ mechanics of natural bodies, and medicine), in Atti del XVI Convegno Nazionale Storia e Fondamenti della Chimica, a cura di M. Taddia, Roma, Edizioni Accademia dei XL, 2016, pp. 243-252. [In Italian, with an abstract in English].

“From Extension to Individual Bodies. Descartes’ Complex Theory of Matter”, in Understanding Matter. Volume 1: Perspectives in Modern Philosophy, ed. by A. Le Moli, A. Cicatello, Palermo, New Digital Frontiers, 2015, pp. 61-74.

La Pietra di Bologna da Descartes a Spallanzani. Sviluppo di un modello scientifico tra curiosità, metodo, analogiaimg_1084, esempio e prova empirica” [The Bologna’s Stone from Descartes to Spallanzani. The development of a scientific model between curiosity, method, analogy, example and proof], in Nel nome di Lazzaro. Saggi di storia della scienza e delle istituzioni scientifiche tra il XVII e il XVIII secolo, a cura di Centro Studi Lazzaro Spallanzani, Bologna, F.Pendragon, 2014, pp. 35-54.

5. Entries of Encyclopedia, Lexicon, Dictionaries

Descartes, René”, in Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. By M. Sgarbi, Cham, Springer, forthcoming (2019).

“Botany and Medicine”, in Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and Sciences, ed. by D. Jalobeanu and Ch. Wolfe, Cham, Springer, forthcoming (2019).

“Anima vegetativa”, in Nouvel Index Scolastico-Cartésien, ed. by I. Agostini et alii, forthcoming (2020).

“Immutatio”, in Nouvel Index Scolastico-Cartésien, ed. by I. Agostini et alii, forthcoming (2020).

Pisanello, Pietro” in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, a cura di Pietro Corsi, edizione Treccani, vol. 84, 2015

6. Reviews

Q. Hiernaux, B. Timmermans, Philosophie du végétal, Paris: Vrin, 2018, on History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, forthcoming.

L.J. Mix, Life Concepts from Aristotle to Darwin: On Vegetable Souls, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, on Hopos: The journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, forthcoming. [in English]

J. Dupèbe (ed. and trans.), Apologie contre Leonhart Fuchs by Michel Servet, Geneva, Droz, 2017, on Renaissance Quarterly, 72.1 (2019): 246-248. [in English]

G. Manning, C. Klestinec (eds.), Professors, Physicians and Practices in the History of Medicine: Essays in Honor of Nancy Siraisi, Cham, Springer, 2017, on Gesnerus, 75/2 (2018): 278-279. [in English]

S. D’Agostino, Esercizi spirituali e filosofia moderna. Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Pisa: ETS, 2017, on Quaestio, 18 (2018): 333-336. [in English]

F. Zampieri, Il metodo anatomo-clinico fra meccanicismo ed empirismo. Marcello Malpighi, Antonio Maria Valsalva e Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Roma, L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2016, on Medical History, 62/3 (2018): 387-89.

D. Antoine-Mahut, S. Gaukroger (eds.), Descartes’ Treatise on Man and its Reception, Switzerland, Springer, 2016, on British Journal for the History of Philosophy, forthcoming (2018).

R. Andrault, La raison des corps. Mécanisme et science médicale, Paris, Vrin, 2016, on Early Science and Medicine, 22/4 (2017): 381-383

C. Secretan, D. Antoine Mahut (ed. by), Les Pays-Bas aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Nouveaux regards, Paris, Honoré Champion, 2015, forthcoming on Nuova informazione bibliografica, XIV/1 (2017). Accepted. [in Italian]

D. Brancher, Quand l’esprit vient aux plantes. Botanique sensible et subversion libertine (XVIe-XVIIe siècles), Genève, Droz, 2015, forthcoming on Renaissance Quarterly, 69/4 (2016): 1476-1477. [In English]

J. Ferdinand (ed. by), From Art to Science. Experiencing Nature in the European Garden 1500-1700, Treviso, ZeL Edizioni, 2016, forthcoming on Journal of Early Modern Studies, 5/2 (2016). Accepted. [in English]

E. Scribano, Macchine con la mente. Metafisica e fisiologia tra Cartesio e Spinoza, Roma, Carocci, 2015, on Nuova Informazione Bibliografica, XIII, 2016, 1, pp. 171-176. [in Italian]

D. van Miert (ed. by), Communicating Observations in Early Modern Letters (1500-1675). Epistolography and Epistemology in the Age of the Scientific Revolution, London-Turin, The Warburg Institute-Nino Aragno Editore, 2013, on Nuncius. Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, vol. 30/3, 2015, pp. 729-733. [In English]

E.-J. Bos, Th. Verbeek, “Conceiving the Invisible. The Role of Observation and Experiment in Descartes’s Correspondence, 1630-1650”, in D. van Miert (ed.), Communicating Observations in Early Modern Letters (1500-1675). Epistolography and Epistemology in the Age of the Scientific Revolution, London-Turin, The Warburg Institute-Nino Aragno Editore, 2013, pp. 161-177; on Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, n°89/1, 2016, pp. 148-150. [in French]

É. Cassan (ed. by), Bacon et Descartes. Genèses de la modernité philosophique, Lyon, ENS Éditions, 2014, 192 pp., on Bruniana & Campanelliana. Ricerche filosofiche e materiali storico-testuali, XXI, 2015/1, pp. 227-229. [In English]

T. Gregory, Principe di questo mondo. Il diavolo in Occidente, Roma-Bari, Editore Laterza, 2013, p. 80, on Nuova informazione bibliografica, XII, 2015, 2, pp. 410-414. [In Italian]

A. Burgio, A. Zamperini, a cura di, Identità del male. La costruzione della violenza perfetta, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2013, p. 233, on Nuova informazione bibliografica, XI, 2014, 3, pp. 643-648. [In Italian]

B. Joly, Descartes et la chimie, Paris, Vrin, 2011, p. 256, on Journal of Early Modern Studies, III, 2014, 2, [in English] pp. 143-147. [In English]

I. Agostini, L’idea di Dio in Descartes. Dalle Meditationes alle Responsiones, Le Monnier-Mondadori, Milano-Firenze, 2010, p. 308 on Divus Thomas, 116, 2013 n° 1, pp. 273-277. [In Italian]

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