Research

I have wide interests in philosophy and history of philosophy but I tend to gravitate around metaphysics, Aristotelian philosophy, Medieval philosophy (both Latin and Arabic) and history and philosophy of science.

My current  projects include:

  • A study of the notion of scientific knowledge in the Latin Middle Ages, including  12th and 13th century thinkers: I’m expanding the scope of my PhD dissertation to include also thirteenth century figures, who, unlike the twelfth century thinkers I studied in my thesis, had more extensive contact with Aristotle’s philosophy of science. The Latin word scientia, indeed, is used after the thirteenth century as the translation of the Greek episteme, Aristotle’s word for science.
  • The role of the body in knowledge in scholastic philosophers:
  • Study of Avicenna’s metaphysics and its reception in both the Arabic and the Latin worlds.