YEAR OF ENROLLMENT

2015

SHORT BIO

Paolo Rossini is a doctoral candidate in Renaissance Studies at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His research interests lie at the intersection of the history of philosophy, science and mathematics in the Renaissance. He is currently preparing a dissertation entitled Philosophy and Mathematics in the Long Sixteenth Century. This project explores the connections between Renaissance philosophy, mathematics, and science through a consideration of the activities of the Italian philosopher and mathematician Giordano Bruno. His work-in-progress includes a paper on how ancient and modern mathematicians cope with the problem of the continuum, developing a wide range of geometrical atomistic theories. Rossini earned his Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Milan, defending a thesis on The Concept of Matter in the Thought of Giordano Bruno. During his studies, he spent a one-year period of study visiting the Center for the History and Philosophy of Science at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, directed by Christoph Lüthy.

RESEARCH INTERESTS/TOPIC OF PHD PROJECT

Giordano Bruno – Renaissance Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy – History of Atomism.