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Marco Storni

Prisca Amoroso

 

PhD student in Philosophy, Science, Cognition, and Semiotics (PSCS), University of
Bologna (2014-), and in Histoire et philosophie des sciences, École Normale
Supérieure, Paris.

E-mail: marco.storni@ens.fr, marco.storni@gmail.com

Office address:
CIS – Department of Philosophy and Communication
University of Bologna
Via Zamboni 38
40126 Bologna
Italy

Education

(2014-) PhD student. Joint-PhD program: USR 3806 - République des Savoirs, École
Normale Supérieure/PSL, Paris, and Department of Philosophy and Communication,
University of Bologna. Project title: Maupertuis et ses critiques: textes et
controverses [Maupertuis and His Critics: Texts and Controversies]. Supervisors:
Sophie Roux (ENS), Mariafranca Spallanzani (Bologna).

(2012-2014) MA, Department of Philosophy, University of Milan. Final dissertation:
On the Eighteenth-Century Scientific Quarrels: Maupertuis, Basset des Rosiers, and
the Others. Supervisor: Elio Nenci. Adjoint supervisor: Gianfranco Mormino. Grade:
110/110 cum laude.

(2013-2014, fall) Exchange student, Erasmus program. Institute of Philosophy, KU
Leuven, Belgium.

(2009-2012) BA, Department of Philosophy, University of Milan. Final dissertation:
La Vénus physique di Maupertuis e il problema della generazione animale nel XVIII
secolo [Maupertuis’s Vénus physique and the Problem of Animal Generation in the
Eighteenth Century] Supervisor: Elio Nenci. Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

Interests

History of philosophy and science (esp. 17th-18th centuries), intellectual history.

Teaching experience

(2016-2017, fall) Undergraduate course Histoire et philosophie des sciences [History
and Philosophy of Science]. Cycle Pluridisciplinaire d’Études Supérieures (CPES,
www.univ-psl.fr/fr/cpes), PSL Research University/Lycée Henri-IV, Paris. The
course, dealing with Newton’s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, has
been autonomously designed and taught.

(2016-2017, fall) Undergraduate course Introduction à la recherche scientifique
[Introduction to scientific research], with D. Schreiber. CPES, PSL Research
University/Lycée Henri-IV, Paris.

(2014-2015) Member of the educational program Perspectives (www.pesu.ens.fr/
perspectives/), sponsored by École Normale Supérieure, Paris, implying teaching
duties towards high school students..

Publications

“Mathématisme philosophique et langage algébrique entre Wolff et Maupertuis”.
Proceedings of the conference Philosophie et mathématiques au tournant du XVIIIe
siècle: perspectives nouvelles — in: Noctua, 2017 (forthcoming).

“Systematic Thought and the Early French Enlightenment”. Proceedings of the
conference Histories of Failed Synthesis — in: Rivista di storia della filosofia, 2017
(forthcoming).

“La stratégie rhétorique de Maupertuis dans la controverse sur la forme de la Terre”.
Proceedings of the conference Désordres, débats et discordances à l'époque moderne
(XVe-XVIIIe siècles) — in: Cahiers du CIERL, Paris: Hermann, 2017 (forthcoming).

“Maupertuis et la science de la musique”, Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest, 123-1, 2016, pp. 157-178.

“Scienza della vita e materialismo in Maupertuis. (1745-1754)”, Quaderni Materialisti, 12, 2015 [2012/13], pp. 125-135.

Conferences presentations

“Newton et les anciens”. Doctoral seminar Philologie de l’avenir. École Normale
Supérieure, Paris (17.11.2016).

“Mathématisme philosophique et langage algébrique entre Wolff et Maupertuis”.
International workshop Philosophie et mathématiques au tournant du XVIIIe siècle:
perspectives nouvelles. École Normale Supérieure, Paris (30.09.2016).

“Newton in France: The Controversy over the Earth’s Shape”. International conference ‘Feeding on the nectar of the gods’: Appropriations of Isaac Newton’s
thought, ca. 1700-1750. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (05.07.2016).

“Le premier qui ait osé parmi nous se déclarer ouvertement newtonien: il Discorso
sulle figure degli astri di Maupertuis”. Permanent seminar (SeRiC) of the Department
of Philosophy and Communication, Università di Bologna (14.06.2016).

“Newton en France: la controverse sur la forme de la Terre”. Annual meeting of the
research team La République des Savoirs-USR 3608. École Normale Supérieure,
Paris (08.06.2016).

“Mathématisme philosophique et langage algébrique entre Wolff et Maupertuis”.
International workshop Philosophie du langage et langage de la philosophie. École
Normale Supérieure, Paris (03.06.2016).

“Newton versus Descartes: The Controversy over the Earth’s Shape”. Franco-
American Workshop, jointly organized by Princeton University and the École
Normale Supérieure. Princeton University (NJ, USA) (19.05.2016).

“Étude de cas versus longue durée: problèmes de méthode en histoire des sciences et
de la philosophie”. Doctoral seminar Philosophie française contemporaine. École
Normale Supérieure, Paris (17.02.2016).

“Some Considerations on the Relationship between Physics and Metaphysics, with an
Example from the Eighteenth-Century Debate on Newtonian Attraction as an Inherent Property of Matter”. OntoForMat Metaphysical Seminar. University of
Milan (19.11.2015).

“Systematic Thought and the Early French Enlightenment”. Graduate conference
Histories of failed synthesis. University of Turin (13.11.2015).

“Maupertuis’s Argument for Newtonianism”. Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern
Science. Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest
(7.11.2015).

“Mos geometricus et mathématisme philosophique dans la première moitié du XVIIIe
siècle: le débat allemand”. Doctoral seminar Les mathématiques et le monde. École
Normale Supérieure, Paris (15.10.2015).

“Maupertuis’s Argument for Newtonianism: Between Logic and Rhetoric”. Workshop on eighteenth-century natural philosophy and physics, organized by S. Ducheyne. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (16.09.2015).

“La stratégie rhétorique de Maupertuis dans la controverse sur la forme de la Terre”.
XVe colloque “Jeunes chercheurs” du Cercle Interuniversitaire d’Études sur la
République des Lettres (CIERL) Désordres, débats et discordances à l’époque moderne (XVe-XVIIIe siècles). Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, CA) (15.05.2015).

“Ressemblance, hérédité et calcul de probabilités dans la science de la vie de
Maupertuis”. Colloque de physique Fondements et notions fondamentales. École de
physique, UCL Louvain-la-Neuve (26.05.2014).

“Life Science and Materialism in Maupertuis. The Years 1745-1754”, HIW 4th
Graduate Student Conference. Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (28.03.2014).

Book reviews

Recensione di [L. Basso, Agire in comune. Antropologia e politica nell’ultimo Marx,
Verona, Ombre Corte, 2012], Quaderni Materialisti, 11, 2015 [2012/13], pp.223-228.

Recensione di [G. Cambiano, M. Mori, Storia della filosofia contemporanea, Roma
Bari, Laterza, 2014], ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche/ISSN 1826-4654, 94
(12.2014-01.2015).

Recensione di [F. Cerrato, Un secolo di passioni e politica. Hobbes, Descartes,
Spinoza, Roma, DeriveApprodi, 2012], ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche / ISSN
1826-4654, 86 (02.2014).

Recensione di [G. Cosmacini, M. Menghi, Galeno e il galenismo. Scienza e idee della salute, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2011], ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche/ISSN
1826-4654, 80 (06-07.2013).

Recensione di [N. Guicciardini, Newton, Roma, Carocci, 2011], ReF-Recensioni
Filosofiche/ISSN1826-4654, 79 (05.2013).

Recensione di [D. Sedley, Creazionismo. Il dibattito antico da Anassagora a Galeno,
Roma, Carocci, 2012], ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche/ISSN 1826-4654, 77 (03.2013).

Recensione di [F. Schuon, Avoir un centre, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2010], Lo Sguardo-
Rivista Elettronica di Filosofia/ISSN 2036-6558, 10, 2012 (III), pp. 289-292.

Recensione di [M. Priarolo, Il determinismo. Storia di un’idea, Roma, Carocci, 2011], ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche/ISSN 1826-4654, 70 (06.2012).

Recensione di [D. Bolognesi, S. Mattarelli (a cura di), L’Illuminismo e i suoi critici,
Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2011], ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche/ISSN 1826-4654, 66 (02.2012).

Recensione di [P. Cipolletta, Emozioni e pratiche filosofiche. Elisabetta del palatinato
‘consulta’ Cartesio, Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2011], ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche/ISSN
1826-4654, 65 (01.2012).

Seminars and workshop organisation

Organiser of the international workshop Philosophie et mathématiques au tournant
du XVIIIe siècle: perspectives nouvelles [Philosophy and Mathematics at the Turn of
the Eighteenth Century: New Perspectives]. École Normale Supérieure, Paris (30.09.
2016).

Co-organiser with L. Paulizzi (ENS) and G. Margiotto (Neuchâtel) of the
international workshop Philosophie du langage et langage de la philosophie. Le
philosophique face au langage ordinaire, du XVIIe au XXe siècle [Philosophy of
Language, and the Language of Philosophy. Philosophical Language versus
Ordinary Language, 17th-20th Centuries]. École Normale Supérieure, Paris
(03.06.2016).

Co-organiser with J.-D. Thumser (ENS) of the doctoral seminar Les mathématiques
et le monde [Mathematics and the World], École Normale Supérieure, Paris
(10.2015-05.2016). Videos of the presentations available on YouTube.

Editorial boards

(2016-) Vice director of the philosophical journal ReF-Recensioni Filosofiche/ISSN
1826-4654 >(www.recensionifilosofiche.info)

Linguistic skills

(1) Italian: native speaker
(2) English and (3) French: fluent
(4) Spanish and (5) Dutch: beginner
(6) Latin and (7) Ancient Greek: reading knowledge.