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Donato Verardi

Associate Fellow

Research Interests

History of Philosophy | History of Science and Technology | History of Magic & Occult Sciences | Italian Studies | Italian Literature & Language.

donato.verardi@sas.ac.uk

 

Professor Donato Verardi (PhD) is an Historian of Philosophy & Science with a specialisation in the relationship between magic and modern science. His recent work has considered presentations of Aristotle as a magus, as well as the role of technology, arts and material culture in early modern contexts. He coordinates the Series Dellaportiana Studies and Texts of Natural Philosophy (Swiss, Agorà & Co.) and directs the Academic International Journal Arcana Naturae (included in ANVUR Class A Journal List: sector Logic, History and Philosophy of Science).

Selected Books

Aristotelianism and Magic in Early Modern Europe. Philosophers, Experimenters, and Wonderworkers, Bloomsbury, London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford, and Sydney (UK, India, USA, Australia), 2023, 240.

Magical Materials in Renaissance philosophy, Literature, and Art, With Rebakah Compton, Agorà & Co, Lugano, (Swiss), 2022, 214.

La scienza e i segreti della natura a Napoli nel Rinascimento. La magia naturale di Giovan Battista Della Porta, Florence University Press, Florence (Italy) 2018, 200.

Selected Articles

Art and Magic of Animated Statues in the Renaissance Period. The Secret Virtues of Albertus Magnus' Talking Head in Giambattista Della Porta's Natural Magick, in Magical Materials in Renaissance Philosophy, Literature, and Art, Agorà & Company, Lugano 2022, 83-106.

Les confins incertains de la Nature à la fin de la Renaissance. Giovan Battista Della Porta et la science des "secrets", in Les confins incertains de la Nature (XII-XVI siècles), éds. R. Poma, M. Sorokina, N. Weill-Parot, VRIN, Paris 2021, 171-180.

Se i demoni esistono e sono la causa delle malattie. A proposito di un trattato di medicina dogmatica di Giano Matteo Durastante, «Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences», 12-2021 (2)., 220-231. 

Un secret de la nature entre science médicale et demonologie. La vertu occulte du venin de la tarantule chez Giambattista della Porta, «Bulletin d’Histoire et d’Épistémologie des Sciences de la Vie» 2020/2 Volume 27, 121-134.

La philosophie occulte de Corneille Agrippa de Nettesheim et les merveilles du miroir, «Arcana Naturae. Revue d'Historie des Sciences Secrètes», I (2020), 37-49.
 

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