History and philosophy of the body

Short description of the research team

Thematic fields of interest/research areas: History and philosophy of the body

Manager/head of the team: Paola Zanardi, professor of the History of Philosophy

Team members:

  • Marco Bertozzi, Ancient Medicine, Astrology and Melancholy in Renaissance Thought.
  • Marco Bresadola, The healthy and diseased body in early modern medicine and life sciences.
  • Alberto Castelli, The social body: friendship, law, politics and violence in some radical critical thinkers of the 20th century.
  • Andrea Gatti, The body as an aesthetic paradigm.
  • Gionata Liboni, Concepts of health and disease of body and soul in Renaissance medicine.
  • Federica Russo,  Epistemology and methodology of the study of healthy and diseased bodies; Social and biological conditions of healthy and diseased bodies.
  • Silvana Vecchio, The body and its relationship  with the soul in  medieval anthropology, philosophy and religion.
  • Paola Zanardi, Body and mind in eighteenth century British philosophy.


Research infrastructures:

Library “Amleto Bassi” – Department of Humanities, Institute of Renaissance Studies, IT facilities.



Marco Bresadola


Prerequisites of the trainee:

Level of education:  “Marie Curie Individual Fellowship” Action requirements

Research experience: N/A

Required working language: English, French