Filippo Del Lucchese : The problem of monstrosity in the 17th century - meaning and function of a metaphor.

On The November 30, 2020

In this seminar, I will introduce the question of monstrosity and the specific form it takes in the 17th century.

I will analyse the philosophical thought of some major philosophers of the first half of the century, such as Descartes, Gassendi, and Malebranche, and I will also speak about the methodology for the study of this topic.

Filippo Del Lucchese is Senior Lecturer in History of Political Thought at Brunel University, London, Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg, and a 2020-2021 Fellow at the Collegium de Lyon.